Praying at Home Today: Tuesday 22 September 2020
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We hope these readings, prayers, music and the short reflection will help you stay in touch with the Church and to sustain you on your journey through life.
We follow the Track 2 “related” Old Testament reading and psalm (or equivalent response).
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.
Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go.
Et ero custos tuus quocumque perrexeris.
Je suis moi-même avec toi, je te garderai partout où tu iras.
The Liturgy of the Word *
Here are today’s Bible readings.
You can read just one, or all three if you have time.
One link to all three readings
Separate links to each reading
God’s presence with Jacob
Jacob was dreaming. He saw a ladder (or stairway) between earth and heaven with angels ascending and descending.
And standing over him, as he slept, was the Lord God, who told him of the covenant he was making with him and his people – to be with him wherever he went, and to bring him back home “for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you”.
And Jacob awoke and recognised that God had been with him and that this place was Bethel (beth-el), the House of God: the gate of heaven.
As we pray at home today,
we give thanks for those places and times when we have experienced God’s presence with us.
Even in the storms of life,
caused by so much uncertainty and matters beyond our control,
we can catch a glimpse of God’s abiding presence,
and be thankful.
(In Holy Trinity, Stirling, we pray today
for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Coordinator at Holy Trinity.)*
We pray for all who have asked for our prayers.
a moment of silence
Pray for us all.
* Yesterday’s reference to Holy Trinity’s Prayer Diary should have asked us to pray that giving to charities is sustained.
Music for reflection *
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.
you invite us to live in your presence
and to witness to that presence
in those we encounter today.
Fill us with your love, we pray.
Returning to the world
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Thank you for joining us in praying at home.
Oremus pro invicem.
In these strange times, we are called to trust
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Praying at Home Today: Acknowledgements
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.
English Bible texts 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.
Latin Bible texts are from Biblia Sacra Vulgata, and are in the Public Domain.
French Bible texts are from Version Segond 21, copyright © 2007 Société Biblique de Genève by Société Biblique de Genève.
Images, unless otherwise stated, are from lockdown in Scotland, by Alistair Warwick.
Music engraved by The Art of Music.
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