Praying at Home Today: Saturday 7 May 2022
Praying at home today:
God’s overflowing love for us
The Lord is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
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.
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.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Parasti in conspectu meo mensam
adversus eos qui tribulant me;
impinguasti in oleo caput meum:
et calix meus inebrians, quam praeclarus est!
Tu dresses une table devant moi,
en face de mes adversaires;
tu verses de l’huile sur ma tête
et tu fais déborder ma coupe.
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
No short measures!
Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, and probably quoting an early Christian hymn, includes the line:
In [Christ Jesus]Ephesians 1:7-8a
we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of his grace
that he lavished on us.
Of course, the early followers of the Way would have known the psalms from their youth, and perhaps the image of the overflowing cup will have been in the mind of the writer.
This is both a comfort and a challenge:
nothing can separate us from God’s love;
at the same time, we are called to love more openly, more generously,
to become more like Christ.
Music for reflection
In the light of the Risen Christ
we continue our journey in faith:
- for health and strength in our daily lives
- for the family of Margaret Wilson
- 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 Samantha
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 our sides-people who welcome us all and our visitors
- for the College of Bishops
- for Bishop Ian
- for the people of the Highland Perthshire Group
(Holy Trinity, Pitlochry, St Andrew, Strathtay,
St Adamnan, Kilmaveonaig, All Saints’, Kinloch Rannoch)
and Liz Baker, Lay Reader Lesley Whitwood, Ordinand Rachael Wright
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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