Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Kirknewton

Prayers for All Saints Week

1 Nov 2020, 1 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

All Saints

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

We confess to you our persistent arrogance:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

We confess to you our lack of humility:

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

We confess to you our failiure of compassion:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Blessed are you, Sovereign God,

ruler and judge of all,

to you be praise and glory for ever.

In the darkness of this age that is passing away

may the light of your presence which the saints enjoy

surround our steps as we journey on.

May we reflect your glory this day

and so be made ready to see your face

in the heavenly city where night shall be no more.

Blessed be God, Father , Son and Holy Spirit

Blessed be God for ever.

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

A Song of Trust in God

1. As the deer longs fo the water brooks,

so longs my soul for you, O God.

2. My soul is athirst for God, even for the living God;

when shall I come before the presence of God

3. My tears have been my bread day and night,

while all day long they say to me, ‘Where is now your God?

4. Now when I think on these things, I pour out my soul:

How I went with the multitude

and led the procession to the house of God,

5. With the voice of praise and thanksgiving,

among those who kept holy day.

6. Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul,

and why are you so disquieted within me?

7. O put your trust in God;

for I will yet give him thanks,

who is the help of my countenance, and my God.​ Psalm 42.1-7

New Testament reading for the day

Reading – See over.

I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord,

my lips shall proclaim your faithfulness.

The heavens bear witness to your wonders;

I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord.

The assembly of your saints proclaim your truth;

my lips shall proclaim your faithfulness.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;

I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord,

my lips shall proclaim your faithfulness.

from Psalm 89

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

Finishing with Collect for All Saints

Almighty God,

you have knit together your elect

in one communion and fellowship

in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:

grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints

in all virtuous and godly living

that we may come to those inexpressible joys

that you have prepared for those who truly love you;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

Who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. 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

How I Go to the Woods

Ordinarily I go to the woods alone, with not a single

friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore

unsuitable.

I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds

or hugging the old balck oak tree. I have my way of

praying, as you no doubt have yours.

Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit

on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,

until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost

unhearable sound of the roses singing.

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If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much.

taken from Devotions: by Mary Oliver

Stormy skies

Services in October and November

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

Service of Word: Ilderton 9am

8th Nov - Remembrance Sunday –

Holy Comm: Wooler 10am, Doddington 11am

Service of Word: Ilderton 9am, Kirknewton 11am

11th Nov – Act of Remembrance, St Mary’s Church 11am 15th Nov – Holy Comm: Wooler 10am, Kirknewton 11am

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for All Saints 1st November – 7th November

This Sunday we remember All Saints Day. Traditionally, these are the Saints mentioned in the Bible like Saint John, but there have been others in more recent times. What is a Saint you may ask? The historic definition is “one whose life is worthy of imitation by all in Christendom”. This is difficult to understand, but others add that a sense of humour is required, along with having performed miracles. “She/he is a Saint”, we may say, but what do we mean? Well, we usually have in mind a person whose goodness, unselfishness and love, is unmistakeable – someone like Mother Teresa who worked with those in most need in Calcutta. God’s true saints are the first to admit that they are far from being worthy of the title. Why? Because those who live closest to God disclaim any resemblance to the goodness, love and compassion that He showed in his short life. A saint is one who is goodness incarnate and righteousness in the flesh. A saint always lives for others, and helps them in whatever way they can. I would say that a saint is able to look life in the face and go about their business without flinching. We need saints in to-day’s world – saints who will go into the world and help others without wanting any reward for themselves. We have seen these people in the past eight months or so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors, nurses, and all who work in our hospitals and health centres. Key workers of all kinds who go to work day after day to help us all live through these difficult times. Perhaps Marcus Rashford could be called a saint through his work to help children get Free School Meals during school holidays. He has been recognised by the government, but I am sure that God is working with him – a very modern day “saint”. Rev. Judith

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psalm 34.1-10, 1 John 3.1-3, Matt 5.1-12

Monday: Psalm 2, Daniel 1, Revelation 1

Tuesday: Psalm 5, Daniel 2.1-24, Revelation 2.1-11

Wed: Psalm 9, Daniel 2.25-end, Revelation 2.12-end

Thursday: Psalm 15, Daniel 3.1-18, Revelation 3.1-13

Friday: Psalm 16, Daniel 3.19-end, Revelation 3.14-end

Saturday: Psalm 18.31-end, Daniel 4.1-18, Revelation 4

Alternative Collect for All Saints Day

God of holiness,

your glory is proclaimed in every age:

as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,

inspire us to follow their example

with boldness and joy;

through jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen