Praying at Home Today: Thursday 20 January 2022

Praying at Home Today: Thursday 20 January 2022

Praying at home today:
Bearing fruit for God through our faithfulness to one another


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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!


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.

Short reading

In the same way, my friends,
you have died to the law through the body of Christ,
so that you may belong to another,
to him who has been raised from the dead
in order that we may bear fruit for God.

Itaque fratres mei,
et vos mortificati estis legi per corpus Christi:
ut sitis alterius,
qui ex mortuis resurrexit,
ut fructificemus Deo.

De même, mes frères et sœurs,
vous aussi vous avez été mis à mort par rapport à la loi
à travers le corps de Christ
pour appartenir à un autre,
à celui qui est ressuscité
afin que nous portions des fruits pour Dieu.

Romans 7:4

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

Prayer Suggestions

In communion with all who seek to do God’s will,
we continue our journey in faith today:

  • for all facing change at this time
  • for Sally and John
    and for William
  • for all who inspire and encourage us on our journey in faith.

In Holy Trinity, Stirling, part of the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane,
we invite you to pray today

  • for our governments in Holyrood and Westminster
  • for the College of Bishops
  • for the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney and its bishop, Anne
  • for Bishop Ian
  • for the people and clergy of St Michael, Elie with St John, Pittenweem:
    Steve Butler.

For all who have asked for our prayers.

a moment of silence

Verbum caro factum est.
Et habitavit in nobis.
Alleluia!

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.

The Lord’s Prayer

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

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.
Amen.

La Prière du Seigneur (2017)

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.

L’Église Catholique de Paris

Concluding prayer

Almighty and eternal God,
ruler of heaven and earth:
mercifully hear the prayers of your people,
and grant your peace to our times;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Epiphany 2

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

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; 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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