Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Doddington

Prayers for 12th Sunday after Trinity

28 Aug 2020, 3 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

12th 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.



Old Testament reading for the day

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 12th Sunday after Trinity

God of constant mercy,

who sent your Son to save us:

remind us of your goodness,

increase your grace within us,

that you thankfulness may grow,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Lord’s Prayer

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

and keep us in eternal life.


Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

St Paul - The Revolutionary

The Apolstle Paul has been painted as a strange cross between a stern old-time street evangelist and an inaccessible academic theologian. He was neither. I think Paul was a revolutionary who saw a new inclusive world dawning and gave his life to help bring it in. The story is told of a bishop who’d recently written a book on Paul’s theology, wryly commenting, ‘Everywhere I go to speak about Paul they serve tea and cakes afterwards accompanied by polite conversation. Everwhere Paul went to speak a riot broke out.”

extract taken from

The Lost Message of Paul – by Steve Chalke

After the rain – The Glen, Kirknewton

***Please Note ***Services through September

30th August –Holy Comm – St Gregs, Kirknewton 11am

6th September – Holy Comm, St Mary’s ,Wooler 11am

13th September – BCP Holy HC, Doddington 11am

​​Service of the Word, Kirknewton, 11am

20th September – Holy Comm, St Mary’s Wooler 11am

27th September – Holy Comm – Kirknewton 11am

Matins, Doddington, 11am

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for week of 12th Sunday after Trinity

Michelle Obama is famous for saying “When they go low, we go high”. This is challenging way to live when the people around you are so very keen to pull you down. And the Obama’s know a thing or two about the ways people try to do just that. But cruciall, they wanted to instil in their two girls a moral code that emphasised, non-retaliation and humility. For some black people this non-reactive way of being was particularly challenging, because of the history of abuse and persecution that of course is a reality for most poor black Americans. I was reminded of this phrase when I read this Sunday’s reading from Romans – particularly the line “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12.21) In this section, Paul is explaining to the Christians in Rome how he wanted them to live – more specifically how he wanted them to live not just as individuals but as a community. At the top of Paul’s list, is the call to love one another - an authentic, humble love. But he goes on to say some quite radical things about how to behave when others treat you badly - when you are persecuted, when you are wronged, when you are faced by your enemies. Paul tells the Romans that they are to bless those who persecute them, rise above wrongdoing and be merciful to their enemies. For Paul these guidelines, this radical hospitality, is fundamentally connected to our Christian practice for one key and abiding reason - in the love and mercy we extend to those around us, we demonstrate our love and trust in God. In rising above the concerns of our day to day relationships we practice the love and discipline required of those who would seek to be disciples of Christ and we leave the rest in God’s hands. I am fortunate that I know little of the persecution suffered by people of colour across the world, but I increasingly thank God for their courage and their witness. Rev Suzanne

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psm 26.1-8, Romans 12.9-end, Matt 16.21-end

Monday: Psalm 98, 2 Sam 11, Acts 8.26-end

Tuesday: Psalm 106, 2 Sam 12.1-25, Acts 9.1-19a

Wednesday: Psalm 111, 2 Sam 15.1-12, Acts 9.19b-31

Thursday: Psalm 115, 2 Samuel 15.13-end, Acts 9.32-end

Friday: Psalm 139, 2 Samuel 16.1-14, Acts 10.1-16

Saturday: Psalm 121, 2 Sam 17.1-23, Acts 10.17-33

Feast of St Aidan 31st August - Collect

Everlasting God,

you sent the gentle bishop Aidan

to proclaim the gospel in this land:

grant us to live as he taught

in simplicity, humility and love for the poor;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN