Praying at Home Today: Friday 29 April 2022

Praying at Home Today: Friday 29 April 2022

Praying at home today:
Discerning the mystery of God’s presence

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

The Lord is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Introduction

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 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.

Short reading

And one called to another and said:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.
The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called,
and the house filled with smoke.

Et clamabant alter ad alterum, et dicebant:
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus, Deus exercituum;
plena est omnis terra gloria ejus.
Et commota sunt superliminaria cardinum a voce clamantis,
et domus repleta est fumo.

Ils se criaient l’un à l’autre:
«Saint, saint, saint est l’Eternel, le maître de l’univers!
Sa gloire remplit toute la terre!»
Les montants des portes se sont mis à trembler à cause de la voix qui retentissait
et le temple a été rempli de fumée.

Isaiah 6:3-4

The Liturgy of the Word

Here are today’s Bible readings. You can read just one, or all of them if you have time.

Short Reflection

Picking up on yesterday’s theme of coming into God’s presence, we read about Isaiah’s vision in the Temple.

He recognises his unworthiness to witness this sight and has to be reassured.

Whilst for some people, conversion seems to be a one-off experience, for others, it takes a lifetime to orientate themselves for this new way of life.

It can take one’s whole life to allow ourselves to be in full communion with God. It can be difficult to let go of what holds us back.

And that’s OK.

God’s time is the very best time.

Music for reflection

Prayer Suggestions

In the light of the Risen Christ
and in communion with Catherine of Sienna (1380)
we continue our journey in faith:

  • for the courage to enter daily into the mystery of God’s presence
  • for refugees and migrants seeking a place of safety
  • for the people of southern Madagascar, sorely affected by climate change
    that the wider world will respond to their needs
  • for Stanley

Cycle of Prayer in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

With Holy Trinity, Stirling, in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane,
we invite you to pray today:

  • for the Revd Val Nellist, our Assistant Priest
  • for the College of Bishops
  • for Bishop Ian
  • for the people of St John, Forfar with St Margaret, Lunanhead
    and Elaine Garman
  • for all who work at the Chapel in Glamis Castle
    and Giles Dove

For all who have asked for our prayers.

a moment of silence

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.
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 God:
in your great goodness,
grant that we, as pilgrims through the Easter mysteries,
may hold them fast in our lives;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Easter 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

Praying at Home Today: Friday 29 April 2022

Image of the Paschal Candle at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, by Christoph Wutscher

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 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.

More information

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on Alistair Warwick‘s website and on SoundCloud

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