Praying at Home Today: Monday 11 October 2021
Praying at home today:
Loving the place where God dwells
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.
O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell,
and the place where your glory abides.
Domine, dilexi decorem domus tuae,
et locum habitationis gloriae tuae.
Eternel, j’aime la maison où tu résides,
le lieu où ta gloire habite.
The Liturgy of the Word
I love the house in which you dwell,
and the place where your glory abides.
Being a member of a local church has its benefits. As we participate in the liturgy week by week, or whenever we can, we have the opportunity to see something new in the “house where we dwell”; perhaps a beam of light reveals something we hadn’t noticed before.
For those of us who have been unable to be in church in person but who perhaps have shared in the services through online and other resources, this has been more challenging; perhaps photos of the church building have been helpful, along with personal contact from other members.
Important though our buildings are, however, there is another meaning to “the house in which you dwell”. And of course that’s the understanding that we together are God’s house; furthermore, each of us individually are that house: the Spirit of God dwells within us.
So today the Psalmist calls us to love our church buildings and our fellow members. We are also called to love ourselves, to love myself as
the place wherein the Holy Spirit
makes his dwelling.
Bianco da Siena
trans. Richard Frederick Littledale
Music for reflection
As the Church celebrates the life of Kenneth (Abbot, 600),
we continue our journey in faith today:
- for the people of St Andrews in Scotland and of Ossory in Ireland
- for the Iona Community
- for the Holy Land, with its shared culture and history,
for tolerance and respect
- for all who inspire us.
(In Holy Trinity, Stirling, we invite you to pray today
for The Revd Graham Willey
for Charlie, baptised yesterday, and his family
and for the repose of the soul of Kate Durie.)
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.
since without you we cannot please you:
let the work of your mercy in all things guide our hearts;
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.
In these strange times, we are called to trust
Other worship resources
- Worship resources from Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, Scotland
- Music for reflection
- RSCM: Hymn for the Day and Sunday Self-Service
- Liturgy resources from New Zealand – Aotearoa
- Prayer live from Taizé
- CCC – Christ, Covid, Community (Facebook Group)
- Live-streamed liturgy from Pluscarden Abbey, Scotland
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.