Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Doddington

Daily prayer for third week after Trinity

27 Jun 2020, 1:15 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

3rd Sunday after Trinity

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

We pray together in the name of Christ

to offer our praise and our thanksgiving,

we receive God’s holy word,

and pray for the needs of all.

We seek forgiveness for our wrongdoing,

that by the power of the Holy Spirit

we may offer ourselves to the service of God.

We confess to you Lord that we fall short of your Glory, set within our hearts;

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

We confess to you Christ that we fail as we seek to follow in your foot steps;

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

We confess to you Lord that we seek our own good over the wellbeing of others;

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad,

for you will judge the peoples righteously

and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase,

and God, our own God, will bless us.

God will bless us,

and all the ends of the earth shall bow in worship.

The night has passed,

and the day lies open before, us;

let us pray with one heart and mind.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,

so may the light of your presence, O God,

set our hearts on fire with love for you;

now and for ever.

AMEN

Psalm

Old Testament reading for the day

Canticle

A Song of the Covenant

1​Thus says God, who created the heavens,

who fashinoned the earth and all that dwells in it’

2​Who gives breath to the people upon it

and spirit to those who walk in it,

3​‘I am the Lord and I have called you in righteousness,

I have taken you by the hand and kept you;

4​‘I have given you as a covenant to the people,

a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind,

5​‘To bring out the captives from the dungeon

from the prison, those who sit in darkness.

6​‘I am the Lord, that is my name;

my glory I give to no other.’

Isaiah 42.5-8a

New Testament reading for the day

Reading – See over.

Lord, you will guide me with your counsel

and afterwards receive me with glory.

Lord, you will guide me with your counsel

and afterwards received me with glory.

For I am always with you;

you hold me by my right hand.

And afterwards receive me with glory.

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

Lord, you will guide me with your counsel

and afterwards receive me with glory.

from Psalm 73

Prayers, silent or aloud, for others and for the world.

Finishing with Collect for 3rd Sunday after Trinity

God our savioiur,

look on this wounded world

in pity and in power;

hold us fast to your promises of peace

won for us by your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen

Lord’s Prayer

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,

and keep us in eternal life.

Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

In the beginning …….: heaven and earth

Part 2

…. as a result, rather than feeling esoteric and irrelevant, believing in heaven becomes a vital part of the way in which we live out our lives. It challenges us to see the world in which we live not just as this world, but as a world in which heaven and earth exist side by side, in which God can and does intervene and in which God’s justice and love finds its proper place in earth as in heaven. it challenges us to recognise that nowhere on earth is the boundary between heaven and earth so thick that God’s presence cannot be felt.

Excerpt from: Heaven by Paula Gooder

A perfect day

Benefice Zoom service this Sunday.

I shall be leading an online Zoom service of the word this Sunday at 10am. For those that are able and would like to join us please email me and I will forward the link to enable you to join the service.

Email me at: [email protected]

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for week of 3rd Sunday after Trinity

‘Every crisis contains both danger and opportunity. Today I believe we have to slow down our rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand and contemplate the natural world. We need to reconnect with our real surroundings. This is the opportunity for conversion.’

These words, spoken by Pope Francis in a recent interview, seem to mark a key change in thinking, an opportunity, a challenge for Christians across the globe. Most of us, during this time of lockdown, will have drastically reduced the amount of ‘stuff’ we buy on a week by week basis. We stopped using our cars, driving long distances. Airplanes have been grounded, international travel halted dead in its tracks. There have been so many ways in which our habits of consuming the worlds resources have been greatly reduced. And what Pope Francis was particularly highlighting in this interview, was the ways in which this crisis affects the poor. For the homeless ‘staying home’ has not been an option and clearly they are not great consumers. What is so often forgotten in our modern society is just how our ever increasing habits of consumption affect every person on the planet. Pope Francis describes this as time where we can experience ‘conversion’. Whether we realise it or not, the rate at which we consume, that we use the fruits of the earth, has for decades now, either completely outstripped the way in which they are saftley produced, or has created an imbalance that has ever expanding consequenses. What Pope Francis is trying to remind us is that as Christians our duty to protect creation and our relationship to that creation are fundementaly connected not only to our relationships with those who have less than we do, but also to our relationship with God in Christ Jesus. So in this terrible moment of crisis, is a conversion opportunity - an opportunity to reconnect, realighn to re-estalish that right relationship with God in and through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rev Suzanne

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psalm 52, Deut 15.1-11, Acts 27.33-end

Monday: Psalm 71, Isaiah 49.1-6, Acts 11.1-18

Tuesday: Psalm 73, Judges 9.1-21, Luke 15.11-end

Wednesday: Psalm 77, Judges 9.22-end, Luke 16.1-18

Thursday: Psalm 78.1-39, Judges 11.1-11,

Luke 16.19-end

Friday: Psalm 92, 2 Samuel 15.17-21, John 11.1-16

Saturday: Psalm 76, Judges 12.1-7, Luke 17.11-19

Taken from The Ebba Compline –

Northumbria Community

The Son of God be shielding me from harm,

the Son of God be shielding me from ill,

the Son of God be shielding me with power,

the Son of God be shielding me this night.