Praying at Home: Saturday 27 June 2020

Praying at Home: Saturday 27 June 2020

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and to sustain you on your journey through life.

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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 reading

If there is repentance, you must forgive.

Si poenitentiam egerit, dimitte illi.

S’il reconnaît ses torts, pardonne-lui.

Luke 17:3b

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

In the Old Testament reading today we hear of Hananiah the prophet.

He has all the right credentials.

He uses the correct formulae:

Thus says the Lord.

I will …

And for a while, even Jeremiah is fooled by him.

Hananiah promises the people that in two years they will be released from Babylon and the kingdom restored.

In fact, and as Jeremiah had foretold at great personal cost, it was to be 70 years that they were in exile.

It’s not until Jeremiah has heard directly from God that he recognises that Hananiah is wrong.

Is Hananiah a false prophet?

Not in the usual sense.
But he is wrong.

And therein lies a tale for us.

Just because certain people appear plausible,
have the ear of the powerful,
and say what people want them them to say,
this doesn’t mean that they are right.

Let’s hope and pray that the current pandemic doesn’t last that long (even though its ramifications will be felt for many a long year).

Prayer Suggestions

We pray for our world:
thankful for its beauty,
for the generosity of so many people;
for those parts ravaged by war and persecution.

We pray for the people of Zimbabwe,
for the people of Palestine
and the people of Yemen.

We pray for those nearer to us who have been affected by violence.

We pray for those who work for reconciliation in our broken human family.

We pray for those who are seriously ill
those who worry about them
and those who care for them.

We pray that we may do our part to keep others safe from the virus.

We pray for our politicians seeking to guide a path of safety for us,
for scientists who try to advise them;
we pray for those who work in our countries’ National Health Services,
for essential workers,
for those in care homes,
for all of us.

Music for reflection *

“Where God the Lord stands with us not”,
a paraphrase of Psalm 123 (124),
the theme of which is the need of help against raging enemies.

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

Lord Jesus
you are the way, the truth and the life;
through your Holy Spirit
lead your people into all truth
that we may truly live in your name.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Benedicamus Domino.
Deo gratias.

Thank you for joining us today.
Oremus pro invicem.

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

There are several books by Brother Roger of the Taizé Community from many booksellers (Amazon link)

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. Currently, we’re following the complementary readings (Track 2).

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.

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

Music engraved by The Art of Music.

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