Praying at Home Today: Tuesday 11 May 2021
Praying at home today:
Keeping God's commandments for a fuller life
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. Everything’s optional!
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.
Christ is risen, alleluia.
He is risen indeed, alleluia.
Take care, or you will be seduced into turning away,
serving other gods and worshipping them.
Cavete ne forte decipiatur cor vestrum, et recedatis a Domino,
serviatisque diis alienis, et adoretis eos.
Veillez bien sur vous-mêmes: ne vous laissez pas persuader, dans votre cœur,
de vous détourner pour servir d’autres dieux et vous prosterner devant eux.
The Liturgy of the Word
As the escalating violence around the Al-Aqsa mosque intensifies, our readings remind us how easy it is for ordinary people to be swayed and led astray by false prophets.
Genocide is not too strong a word for what is happening.
Criticism of the State of Israel is not anti-semitism but a calling out of injustice and national apostasy.
Many Israelis are horrified by what is being done in their name.
Yet the world turns its back on people who are betrayed.
We suffer with them.
And we must challenge those in power to act.
We are all made in God’s image and likeness.
We are all part of the Communion of Saints, regardless of religion.
So it matters to us what is happening in Haram Al-Sharif.
Pray for peace and justice and human rights to be respected.
Music for reflection
In this Christian Aid week,
as the Church celebrates the life and work of Thomas Rattray (Bishop, 1743),
we pray at home today for the needs of our world.
- For all helped by Christian Aid
- for all affected by the climate emergency.
(In Holy Trinity, Stirling, we invite you to pray today
for our Altar Servers, Brian, Mike & Suzanne
and for a generous response to Christian Aid’s e-envelope appeal.)
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.
from whom all good things arise:
grant such grace to those who call on you,
that, by your inspiration,
we may ponder those things that are right,
and, by your guidance, do them;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
world without end.
Returning to the world
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
In these strange times, we are called to trust
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 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.