Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Ilderton

Prayers for 18th Sunday after Trinity

10 Oct 2020, 4 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

18th 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 our intolerance;

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

We confess to you Christ our lack of charity;

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

We confess to you Lord our lack of trust;

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

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

Reading – See over.

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

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

Finishing with Collect for 18th Sunday after Trinity

God, our judge and saviour,

teach us to be open to your truth

and to trust in your love,

that we may live each day

with confidence in the salvation which is given

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

The Examen

The Examen, or review of the day, was a daily prayer included by St Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. If offers a practical help to become more attentive to God’s presence and activity in our daily life, finding God in all things, noticing God in our experiences.

*Take a moment to recognise that you are here with the Lord, to have a few miniutes quiet time together.

*Feel the warmth of God’s love as God looks upon you, inviting you into a deeper relationship of love.

*With this loving God, think about the day past.

*What in this day am I thankful for? For what do need to say sorry?

*Ask God to tell me what I was to learn from the day. Begin to think of what you will pray for tomorrow.

*Finally, I ask God for help in being attentive to God in my life tomorrow.

from website www.pathwaystogod.org

A Jesuits in Britian initiative

Salmon in Wooler (if you look carefully!)

Services in October

11th Oct - Holy Comm: Wooler 10am, Doddington 11am,

​ Service ot Word, Ilderton 9am,Kirknewton 11am

18th Oct – Holy Comm: Wooler 10am, Kirknewton 11am

25th Oct – Holy Comm: Ilderton 9am,

Service ot Word: Wooler 10am, Kirknewton 11am,

​BCP Matins: Doddington 11am

1st Nov – Holy Comm: Wooler 10am, Kirknewton 11am

Service ot Word: Ilderton 9am

8th Nov – Holy Comm: Wooler 10am, Doddington 11am

Service ot Word: Ilderton 9am, Kirknewton 11am

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for week of 18th Trinity 11th – 17th October

Have you heard, like I have, that we may be in for a long hard winter - it may be that many storms are on the way. It seems very unfair, doesn’t it, that on top of everything else going on in the world that even the natural world is not working with us right now! I am also sensing that people a finding things generally hard. At the beginning of the Covid crisis I am sure we all felt that this was something that would pass, maybe in 6 months, but that it would pass. Well, 6 months has come and gone, winter is just around the corner and there is no end in sight. In thinking all of this through I was reminded of the word ‘disciple’ and its connection to the idea of discipline. In such uncertain times it is so very easy to get side tracked and distracted – to stop coming back to the habits and practices that in better times hold us and give us stability. But I want to remind you all of the call as a disciple of Jesus Christ, to practice the Way, as Paul called it. We have a rich Christian tradition that has many, many patterns of prayer and worship and it was always meant that some of these practices were part of a daily private prayer life; private prayer and personal worship. So as we move into the 8th month of the Covid crisis I really, really encourage you to go back to your bibles, create that habit of praying, say the daily prayer on the back of this sheet or try The Examen I have included above. What ever encourages you to look for God in the everyday, what ever draws you back to remember how the love of God feels in your daily life. As Teresa reminds us below, in her famous poem – Patience gains all things, God alone suffices.

I know that some of you are really finding things hard, but as Christian believers we have the means to overcome these dark days. As many, many Christians before us, we must draw closer to God in difficult times, trying even harder to remind ourselves of the love of God available to each and every one of us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Rev Suzanne

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psalm 23, Philippians 4.1-9, Matthew 22.1-14

Monday: Psalm 80, 2 Kings 5, Acts 26.1-23

Tuesday: Psalm 87, 2 Kings 6.1-23, Acts 26.24-end

Wed: Psm 119.105-128, 2 Kings 9.1-16, Acts 27.1-26

Thursday: Psalm 92, 2 Kings 9.17-end, Acts 27.27-end

Friday: Psalm 88, 2Kings 12.1-19, Acts 28.1-16

Saturday: Psalm 97, 2 Kings 17.1-23, Acts 28.17-end

Feast of Teresa of Avila, 15th October

Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing disquiet you.

All things are passing,

God never changes.

Patience gains all things

God alone suffices.

Poem – Teresa of Avila 1515-1582