Praying at Home Today: Tuesday 23 November 2021
Praying at home today:
The pearl of great price
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.
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.
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid;
then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls;
on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Et Jesus dicebat:
Simile est regnum caelorum thesauro abscondito in agro: quem qui invenit homo, abscondit,
et prae gaudio illius vadit, et vendit universa quae habet, et emit agrum illum.
Iterum simile est regnum caelorum homini negotiatori, quaerenti bonas margaritas.
Inventa autem una pretiosa margarita, abiit, et vendidit omnia quae habuit, et emit eam.
Le royaume des cieux ressemble [encore] à un trésor caché dans un champ.
L’homme qui l’a trouvé le cache et, dans sa joie,
il va vendre tout ce qu’il possède et achète ce champ.
Le royaume des cieux ressemble encore à un marchand qui cherche de belles perles.
Lorsqu’il a trouvé une perle de grande valeur, il est allé vendre tout ce qu’il possédait et l’a achetée.
The Liturgy of the Word
Here are today’s Bible readings. You can read just one, or all of them if you have time.
One link to all the readings
Separate links to each reading
Music for reflection
In communion with Clement of Rome (bishop and martyr, c100) and all who seek God,
we continue our journey in faith today:
- for those who suffer unjustly
- for Rebecca and Andrew
- for all who inspire and encourage us on our journey.
(In Holy Trinity, Stirling, we invite you to pray today
for Pope Francis
and for Alistair Warwick, Director of Music, the Choir and Music Group and Laura, our Organ Student.)
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.
Almighty and everlasting God,
whose will it is to restore all things
in your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King:
grant that the peoples of the earth,
now divided and enslaved by sin,
may be freed and brought together under his gentle and loving rule;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
The Reign of Christ
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
There are several books by Brother Roger of the Taizé Community from many booksellers.
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; Deuterocanonical texts are taken from Association Épiscopale Liturgique pour les pays Francophones.
Images, unless otherwise stated, are by Alistair Warwick.
Music engraved by The Art of Music.
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