Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Ilderton

Prayers for 11th Sunday after Trinity

22 Aug 2020, 5 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

11th 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 our inability to see the beauty that surrounds us:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

We confess that we are weak to pressures and demands that distract us:

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

We confess our lack of trust in your promise of abundant life:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,

to you be glory and praise for ever.

As your dawn renews the face of the earth

bringing light and life to all creation,

may we rejoice in this day you have made;

as we wake refreshed from the depths of sleep,

open our eyes to behold your presence

and strengthen our hands to do your will,

that the world may rejoice and give you praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God forever.

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

1. Go up to a high mountain,

herald of good tidings to Zion:

lift up your voice with strength,

herald of good tidings to Jerusalem.

2. Lift up your voice, fear not;

say to the cities of Judah, ‘Behold your God!’

3. See, the Lord God come with might,

and his arm rules.

4. Behold, his reward is with him,

and his recompense before him.

5. God will feed his flock like a shepherd,

and gather the lanbs in his arms;

6. He will carry them in his breast,

and gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 40.9-11

New Testament reading for the day

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;

and be not wise in your own sight.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;

and be not wise in your own sight.

In all your ways acknowledge him

and he will make straight your paths.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the

Holy Spirit.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart:

and be not wise in your own sight.

from Proverbs 3

Reading – See over.

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

Finishing with Collect for 11th Sunday after Trinity

God of glory,

the end of our searching,

help us to lay aside

all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,

and to give all that we have

to gain the pearl beyond all price,

through our Saviour Jeuss 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.

God of all time

Psalm 139

God of all time,

I believe that my past, present and futue are in your hands

God of all places,

I believe that there is nowhere I may go

where you are not there before me.

God of all life,

I believe that the vastest movements of the cosmos

and the most intimate throughts of the human heart

are both of concern to you.

God of all experience,

I believe that the heights and depths of human aspiration and anguish

are known alike to you.

Help me to find my voice and to sing my song:

in the time that you ahe given me

in the places that I find myself

in the life that is mine to live.

Taken from Praying Like a Woman

by Nicola Slee

Busy Bee

***Please Note ***Services over the coming weeks

23rd August – 11am Doddington Matins,

10am Outdoor HC Wooler

30th August – 11am HC Kirknewton

13th Sep – 11am Doddington HC, 11am SOW – Kirknewton

27th Sep – 11am Doddington Matins, 11am Kirknewton HC

*HC=Holy Communion – SOW= Service of the Word

More dates next week!

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for week of 11th Sunday after Trinity

My bookshelves are home to a random but arguably precious collection of objects – apart from books of course! There are various small icons; Madonna and Child, the woman anointing Jesus’ feet - pens, candles, a paper weight, an eagles feather and one of the more unlikely of my bookcase items, a sea bean. I found the sea bean on a remote beach on the island of Baleshare in the Outer Hebrides. Maybe some of you have found one in the past. In appearance the bean looks like a flattened conker, mahogany brown, with a tough, shiny skin – it sits perfectly in your hand. Entada Gigas, a type of flowering pea, grows in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and Southern America – so this tough little seed has travelled thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean to land finally on a remote Hebridean beach. We will never know how long that journey took or what adventures it encountered along the way. As I hold this beautiful, shiny little bean in my hand I am awed by the scale of the story it might tell and beatings it will have taken in gathering them. And yet here it is, resilient and still holding within it the potential to bring life if given the right conditions in which to grow. I am sure that Jesus knew or at least suspected the hardship, the devastation, the heartbreak that lay ahead for Peter when he was given the unenviable task of being the ‘rock’ on which the church would be built. I am also fairly sure that Peter would have felt unprepared for the task which had been bestowed upon him.

Apparently inside the sea bean is a pocket of air – it is this pocket that enables it to float and not succumb to the ravages of the ocean. I believe our pocket of air is the knowledge, the certainty, that we are loved beyond imagining. That even during the worst of storms the love of God, through Jesus Christ can and will, if we allow it, save us from the tempest and keep us afloat, ready to bring the life and light of Christ to the world. Rev Suzanne

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psalm 138, Isaiah 51.1-6, Matthew 16. 13-20

Monday: Psalm 86, Genesis 28.10-17, John 1.43-end

Tuesday: Psalm 87, 2 Samuel 5.1-12, Acts 7.1-16

Wednesday: Psalm 119.105-128,2 Sam 6.1-19,

Acts 7.17-43

Thursday: Psalm 92, 2 Sameel 7.1-17, Acts 7.44-53

Friday: Psalm 88. 2 Samuel 7.18-end, Acts 7.54-8.3

Saturday: Psalm 97, 2 Samuel 9, Acts 8.4-25

The Church celebrates Ebba on 25th August.

May the Father of heaven

have care of my soul,

His loving arm about my body,

through each slumber

and sleep of my life.

Taken from the Ebba Compline – Northumbria Community.