Praying at Home Today: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Praying at Home Today: Tuesday 10 November 2020

Praying at home today: continue to stand firm in the Lord
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.

If this is your first visit to this website, then you might like to read about the common elements and the suggested structure for each day’s prayer.
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We follow the Track 2 “related” Old Testament reading and psalm (or equivalent response).

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

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.
Amen.

Short reading

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all,
just as we abound in love for you.

Vos autem Dominus multiplicet, et abundare faciat caritatem vestram in invicem, et in omnes,
quemadmodum et nos in vobis.

Que le Seigneur fasse grandir et déborder l’amour que vous avez les uns pour les autres et pour tous les hommes,
à l’exemple de celui que nous avons pour vous!

1 Thessalonians 3:12

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

Short Reflection

A Lament for the Country

On Ash Wednesday, we read the second chapter of Joel, and the text in today’s reading, naturally, is reminiscent of that.

The country is in lament.

Hear this, O elders,
give ear, all inhabitants of the land!
Has such a thing happened in your days,
or in the days of your ancestors?

Tell your children…

Wake up, you drunkards…

The fields are devastated,
the grain is destroyed,
the vine withers…

And so the people are called to repentance and prayer:

Sanctify a fast,
call a solemn assembly…
and cry out to the Lord.

Paul’s letter of hope

The Apostle Paul is writing to the people of Thessalonika, encouraged by reports from Timothy of their faith.

…abound in love for one another and for all.

He tells them to love one another, as this is the beginning of holiness, but it is not complete until they love the whole human race. 

Such is the call to us also, not only to love those who are lovable but also those whom we find difficult to love, indeed whom we may dislike.

Such a love is a share in Christ’s redemptive act of self-giving

pro vobis et pro multis.

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Prayer Suggestions

On this day when the Church celebrates Leo the Great (Bishop & Teacher), we pray at home today, bringing before God the needs of the world.

  • we remember the anniversary of Kristallnacht, when many Jewish people were killed and arrested and businesses and homes destroyed
  • we pray that through our lives and by our prayers, God will re-member our broken human family
  • we continue to pray for the United States at this critical time
  • and we pray for businesses affected by the pandemic and economic and political uncertainty.

(In Holy Trinity, Stirling, we invite you to pray today
for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector.)

We pray for all who have asked for our prayers.

a moment of silence

Pray for us all.

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.
Amen.

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 God,
our refuge and strength,
the very author of devotion:
hear the prayers of your Church;
and grant that what we seek in faith
we may in fact obtain;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.
Amen.

Returning to the world

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Benedicamus Domino.
Deo gratias.

Thank you for joining us in praying at home.
Oremus pro invicem.

In these strange times, we are called to trust

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France
* 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.

You can buy The Complete Chronicles of Narnia at Bookshop.org

Praying at Home Today: Acknowledgements

* Beginning with the week after Pentecost, the lectionary for weekdays is taken from the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Currently, we’re following the related 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.

English Bible texts are usually 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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