Praying at Home: Monday 15 June 2020

Praying at Home: Monday 15 June 2020

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Here you can find some resources for each day.

I hope these will help you stay in touch with the Church
and to sustain you on your journey through life.


Opening to the Word

You can spend a few moments in silence,
focussing on your breathing
to become more mindful of the present moment
and to open yourself more fully
to God’s presence within you.

In the name of the living God,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Short scripture passage

I will be with you;
I will not fail you or forsake you.

Ita ero tecum:
non dimittam, nec derelinquam te.

Joshua 1:5b

The Liturgy of the Word *

Here are today’s Bible readings.
You can read just one, or all of them if you have time.

Short Reflection

Joshua, the son of Nun, has succeeded Moses as the leader of God’s people.

We read in the final chapter of Deuteronomy that Joshua was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him, the traditional way of passing on this spirit and mission (as we know today from the Sacraments of Confirmation and Ordination).

The Israelites obeyed Joshua, doing as the Lord had commanded Moses.

It was Joshua’s task to complete what Moses had been unable to do: to bring the people of Israel to the land that God had promised them.

But for this to come to pass, they had to be careful to act in accordance with all the law that Moses had commanded them.

Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left,
so that you may be successful wherever you go. 

Moses had given them the Torah, what we know as the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth;
you shall meditate on it day and night,
so that you may be careful to act
in accordance with all that is written in it.

By observing the law of the Lord, they are exhorted:

Do not be frightened or dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’

Prayer Suggestions

Do not be frightened or dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you.

Encouraged by God’s word,
we pray.

We pray for ourselves,
that we may keep God’s word in our mind and heart
throughout this day

We pray for courage to bear witness to the truth;
for strength to accept what we cannot change;
for wisdom to know the difference.

We pray for those who feel they have lost their way.
We pray for those who try to help them.

And as the pandemic continues,
pray for those who work in our countries’ National Health Services.

Pray for essential workers.

Pray for us all.

Music for reflection *

Thou whose almighty Word

The Lord’s Prayer

We can say the Lord’s Prayer in any language or version we choose.
Here it is, in English, Latin and French.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever. Amen.

Pater noster, qui es in cælis;
sanctificatur nomen tuum:
adveniat regnum tuum;
fiat voluntas tua,
sicut in cælo, et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie:
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris:
et ne nos inducas in tentationem:
sed libera nos a malo.

Quia tuum est regnum,
et potestas, et gloria, in saecula.

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
que ton nom soit sanctifié.
Que ton règne vienne.
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd’hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offences
comme nous pardonnons aussi
à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation,
mais délivre-nous du mal.

Car c’est à toi qu’appartiennent le règne,
la puissance et la gloire
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen.

Concluding prayer

O Risen Christ,
you call us to be your people,
your body in this world.

Give us grace to trust in your word,
wisdom to discern your will,
and strength to act accordingly.

* You can find more organ music from Holy Trinity Church, Stirling
on Alistair Warwick‘s website and on SoundCloud

In these strange times, we are called to trust

Other worship resources


* Beginning with the week after Pentecost, the lectionary for weekdays is taken from the Vanderbilt Divinity Library (complementary readings).

In that lectionary, the readings are in the following order: Old Testament reading, Psalm, New Testament reading; we have changed the order to the more usual OT, Psalm and NT.

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects are from the Scottish Episcopal Church, 1982.

Images, unless otherwise stated, are from lockdown, by Alistair Warwick.

Music engraved by The Art of Music.

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