Praying at Home Today: Thursday 8 October 2020
Praying at home today: walking in darkness with the hope of light and redemption
A warm welcome to PrayingAtHome.com, where you can find worship resources for praying at home today or wherever you are.
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.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil; for you are with me
Nam etsi ambulavero in medio umbrae mortis,
non timebo mala, quoniam tu mecum es.
Même quand je marche dans la sombre vallée de la mort,
je ne redoute aucun mal car tu es avec moi.
Psalm 22 (23):4a
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
Walking in darkness
The well-loved 23rd Psalm has a poignant moment:
Though I walk through the vale of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me.
This speaks to us in the very depths of our heart.
God has gone to that dark place,
and walks with us as we enter its shadow
as the light fails.
We feel alone.
And yet God is there with us.