Praying at Home Today: Friday 25 March 2022
Praying at home today:
Mary discovers that she is to be the mother of the Saviour
We hope these readings, prayers, music and 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.
Then Mary said,
‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord;
let it be with me according to your word.’
Then the angel departed from her.
Dixit autem Maria:
Ecce ancilla Domini:
fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
Et discessit ab illa angelus.
«Je suis la servante du Seigneur.
Que ta parole s’accomplisse pour moi!»
Et l’ange la quitta.
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
From ashes to the living waters of rebirth,
on this feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to Mary
we continue our journey in faith:
- that our faith may be renewed during these forty days and forty nights
- that, like Mary, we may trust in God’s call for us today
- for the Society of Mary and other communities honouring the Mother of God
- for Fr Brian Ventham
- for an end to conflict
and that peace and justice will prevail.
Cycle of Prayer in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
With Holy Trinity, Stirling, part of the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane,
we invite you to pray today:
- to be obedient to our conscience
- for the College of Bishops
- for Bishop Ian
- for the Diocese of Moray and Bishop Mark
- for the people of St Columba, Stanley
and Carrie Applegath, Lay Reader Graham Martin-Bates
- for the work of The Bield at Blackruthven
and Robin Anker-Petersen
For all who have asked for our prayers.
a moment of silence
God of impossibilities,
you chose to enter human flesh
through the one who called herself lowly.
Teach us who daily receive announcements of Christ’s coming
to live as Mary did,
trusting in your power
to bring your desire to fulfilment. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
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.
– 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.
– 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.
we rejoice in your salvation,
for your Spirit brought to life in Mary
the one who saves your people from their sins.
Send your Spirit on your church
to quicken all that is barren in us,
that we may give birth to Christ
for our world today. Amen.
The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
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
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 mainly from Version Segond 21, copyright © 2007 Société Biblique de Genève by Société Biblique de Genève; Deuterocanonical (Apocryphal) 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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