Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Kirknewton

Prayer for second Sunday after Trinity

20 Jun 2020, 5 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

2nd 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 2nd Sunday after Trinity

Faithful Creator,

whose mercy never fails:

deepen our faithfulness to you

and to your living Word,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 1

The starting point, then, for our reflection on heaven must be a recognition that heaven and earth are bound closely together: created together and redeemed together. It is easy to assume that heaven is far away because it feels far away. But the biblical tradition suggest that heaven is created alongside earth and, though veiled from earth, is very close to it. This affects – or should affect – the way in which we think about it. Heaven cannot be seen simply as our desination after death. It is integrally related to our lives now. The events of earth are bound up with those of heaven. The two are intertwined and have been since the dawn of time.

Excerpt from: Heaven by Paula Gooder

Foxgloves and ferns

Deanery Resources. Rev Louise and Rev Tony have been streaming resources for their congregations over the lockdown period. Rev Louise is streaming a live service every Sunday at 10am and Rev Tony is streaming morning prayer. If you would like to join them the link for Rev Tony is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBBN7OcMSoGNxKKq470zuVw

Contact Rev Louise at the address below and she will send you the link: [email protected]

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for week of 2nd Sunday after Trinity

It seems as if things may be changing for us over the next few weeks. Many of you will know that St Mary and St Michael, Doddington, St Gregory’s, Kirknewton and St Marys, Wooler are now open for personal prayer. It is also likely that we will take the first steps towards worshipping in our buildings again during July. We are as a benefice talking to each other and trying to follow the guidelines – it is so important to us that you all stay safe and that as we take each one of these steps we do so as carefully as we can. But most importantly you must move forward in a way that feels comfortable, at a speed that is right for you – please do not feel pressured into doing anything sooner than you feel is appropriate. However, in the meantime there will next Sunday be a Zoom Service of the Word for our Benefice. If you would like to be part of that please let me know and I will email the link. It is very simple, if you are new to this online form of worship, give it a go!

The Gospel reading from Matthew this Sunday reminds us: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father.” (Matt 10.29)

Each one of us is loved and presious in the sight of God and as we begin to return to some kind of ‘normal’ life, we can look around us and try to be so very thankful for the smallest of blessings. In such uncertain times it is maybe these small treasures that keep us in touch with the unbandant love of the Father for each and every one of us. Love and prayers Rev Suzanne

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psalm 49, Deuteronomy 11.1-15, Acts 27.1-12

Monday: Psalm 44, Judges 2, Luke 13.1-9

Tuesday: Psalm 48, Judges 4.1-23, Luke 13.10-21

Wednesday: Psalm 50, Malachi 3.1-6, Luke 3.1-17

Thursday: Psalm 57, Judges 6.1-24, Luke 14.1-11

Friday: Psalm 51, Judges 6.25-end, Luke 14.12-24

Saturday: Psalm 68, Judges 7, Luke 14.25-end

Prayer response from Anglican daily Prayer

In the darknewss of unknowing,

when our love seems absent,

draw near to us, O God,

in Christ forsaken,

in Christ risen,

our Redeemer and our Lord. Amen