Praying at Home Today: Thursday 26 May 2022

Praying at Home Today: Thursday 26 May 2022

Praying at home today:
Where Christ has gone, we hope to follow

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

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


A warm welcome to, 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.
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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

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him,
so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
you may know what is the hope to which God has called you,
what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of God’s power for us who believe,
according to the working of his great power.

Ut Deus, Domini nostri Jesu Christi Pater gloriae,
det vobis spiritum sapientiae et revelationis in agnitione ejus,
illuminatos oculos cordis vestri,
ut sciatis quae sit spes vocationis ejus,
et quae divitiae gloriae haereditatis ejus in sanctis,
et quae sit supereminens magnitudo virtutis ejus in nos,
qui credimus secundum operationem potentiae virtutis ejus.

Je prie que le Dieu de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ,
le Père de gloire, vous donne un esprit de sagesse
et de révélation qui vous le fasse connaître.
Je prie que Dieu illumine les yeux de votre cœur
pour que vous sachiez quelle est l’espérance qui s’attache à son appel,
quelle est la richesse de son glorieux héritage au milieu des saints
et quelle est l’infinie grandeur de sa puissance,
qui se manifeste avec efficacité par le pouvoir de sa force envers nous qui croyons.

Ephesians 1:17-19

The Liturgy of the Word

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

Music for reflection

Prayer suggestions

In the light of the Risen and Ascended Christ,
we continue our journey in faith:

  • that the eyes of our hearts may be enlightened,
  • that we may know the hope to which God has called us
  • that we may discover the riches of God’s glorious inheritance among the saints,
    the immeasurable greatness of God’s power for all who believe
  • for the families and colleagues of the victims at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde

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 unity of Christendom
  • for the College of Bishops
  • for Bishop Ian
  • for the Central Fife Centre of Mission
    the people of St Luke, Glenrothes with St Finnian, Lochgelly
    Gerry Dillon, Gareth Benson, Ordinand Ross Stirling-Young and Lay Minister Edith Matthewson

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.

L’Église Catholique de Paris

Concluding prayer

Almighty God:
grant that we, who believe that your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended to the heavens,
may already dwell in spirit with him there;
for he 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.

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

church building with trees and shrubs in Hamilton, Scotland


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, from Biblia Sacra Vulgata, are in the Public Domain.
  • French Bible texts, mainly from Version Segond 21, are 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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Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

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