Praying at Home Today: Wednesday 4 May 2022
Praying at home today:
Here I am, send me!
The Lord is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
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 I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’
And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’
Et audivi vocem Domini dicentis:
Quem mittam? et quis ibit nobis?
Et dixi: Ecce ego, mitte me.
J’ai entendu le Seigneur dire:
«Qui vais-je envoyer et qui va marcher pour nous?»
J’ai répondu: «Me voici, envoie-moi!»
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
Our first reading today, of Isaiah’s vision, is a longer version of that which we read last week.
Not only does the prophet experience this vision but he is able to express his unworthiness to have experienced this sight.
But he does have this experience, and an encounter with one of the seraphs, who touches his tongue with a burning coal, declaring that Isaiah has been freed of his sinfulness.
Then, hearing the voice of God asking who will be sent (missio), he says, ‘Here am I, send me!’
It is in this spirit, that the Apostle Paul responded to God’s call to him to go out to the non-Jewish communities all over the known world and to bring the good news of Jesus’ life, saving death and resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Through that mission, we too have been brought to faith.
Music for reflection
In the light of the Risen Christ
we continue our journey in faith:
- for those who build places of beauty and places of safety
- for refugees and migrants
especially those who have come to our communities
that we may welcome them warmly, giving hope in place of fear
- for Chirolee32 that s/he will soon be better
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 those who clean our church
- for the College of Bishops
- for Bishop Ian
- for the people of St Saviour, Bridge of Allan
and Interim Pastor Nerys Brown and Lay Readers Nick Price and Sue White
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.
– 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.
who, in the death and resurrection of your Son,
have raised up this fallen world:
may we and all your people,
whom you have saved from the gates of everlasting death,
rejoice in your eternal presence;
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.
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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