Praying at Home Today: Monday 29 March 2021
Praying at home today:
The scandal of the cross – the mystery of reconciliation
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.
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.
My servant will not cry or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Non clamabit, neque accipiet personam,
nec audietur vox ejus foris.
Calamum quassatum non conteret,
et linum fumigans non extinguet:
in veritate educet judicium.
Il ne criera pas, il ne haussera pas le ton
et ne fera pas entendre sa voix dans les rues.
Il ne cassera pas le roseau abîmé
et n’éteindra pas la mèche qui fume encore,
mais c’est en toute vérité qu’il révélera le droit.
The Liturgy of the Word
Here are today’s Bible readings.
You can read just one, or all four if you have time.
One link to all four readings
Separate links to each reading
Now in this Holy Week, we enter ever more fully into Jesus’ faithful suffering and death.
What riches in today’s readings both in quantity (four each day) and in offering insight!
As usual, if the full set of readings is too much to take, then perhaps just spend a few moments with the Short Reading.
If you have a palm cross or some local greenery (which is, after all, what the original participants used!), then you can keep it out during the course of this week.
You can (re-)listen to Revd Christoph Wutscher’s sermon for the beginning of Holy Week here.
Music for reflection
We pray at home today, bringing before God the needs of our world:
- for all who are suffering
- for refugees and those displaced by violence and war
- for the anxious and for the depressed
- for us all as we journey through this Holy Week.
(In Holy Trinity, Stirling, we invite you to pray today
for the health and well-being of Ambulance Service staff.)
For all who have asked for our prayers.
a moment of silence
Pray for us all
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.
Pater noster, qui es in cælis;
sanctificetur 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 offenses,
comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous laisse pas entrer en 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.
your name is glorified
even in the anguish of your Son’s death.
Grant us the courage
to receive your anointed servant
who embodies a wisdom and love
that is foolishness to the world;
empower us in witness
so that all the world may recognize
in the scandal of the cross the mystery of reconciliation.
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
* 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
Other worship resources
Praying at Home Today: Acknowledgements
The lectionary for weekdays is taken from the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.
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 usually 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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