Praying at Home Today: Thursday 5 May 2022
Praying at home today:
I will give you a new heart
The Lord is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
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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.
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.
I will give them a new heart,
and put a new spirit within them;
I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh
and give them a heart of flesh,
so that they may follow my statutes
and keep my ordinances and obey them.
Then they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Et dabo eis cor unum,
et spiritum novum tribuam in visceribus eorum:
et auferam cor lapideum de carne eorum,
et dabo eis cor carneum,
ut in praeceptis meis ambulent,
et judicia mea custodiant, faciantque ea,
et sint mihi in populum, et ego sim eis in Deum.
Je leur donnerai un seul cœur
et je mettrai en eux un esprit nouveau.
Je retirerai de leur corps le cœur de pierre
et je leur donnerai un cœur de chair.
Ainsi ils pourront suivre mes prescriptions,
garder et respecter mes règles.
Alors ils seront mon peuple et je serai leur Dieu.
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
This beautiful passage from Ezekiel is often associated with the season of Lent.
However, as part of the renewal brought about by Jesus’ resurrection, it is also most appropriate for Eastertide.
Originally intended for the people of Israel, it now applies to all of God’s people and, by extension, to all humankind.
Allowing our stony hearts to become hearts of flesh can take a lifetime and yet it is already achieved. We become what we need to become.
We are the change we want to see.
We are God’s people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, called into God’s marvellous light.
Music for reflection
In the light of the Risen Christ
we continue our journey in faith:
- for all enabling the local government elections
and that successful candidates will work tirelessly for their communities
- 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 Lucinda
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 HTKidZ and Sarah and Alistair Shaw
- for the College of Bishops
- for Bishop Ian
- for the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles and Bishop Keith
- for the people of All Saints, St Andrews
and Alasdair Coles, Malcolm Aldcroft, David Day, Giles Dove,
Anne Haselhurst, Ian Michael and Bob Harley
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.
Other worship resources
You can find more organ music from Holy Trinity Church, Stirling
on Alistair Warwick‘s website and on SoundCloud
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