Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Kirknewton

Daily prayer

14 Nov 2020, 5 p.m.
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Daily Prayer for week of

2nd Sunday before Advent

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

We confess to you our rage at those around us:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

We confess to you our destruction of that which we love:

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

We confess to you our petty lack of tolerance:

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


Old Testament reading for the day

A Song of Trust in God

<div>1. As the deer longs fo the water brooks, </div>

so longs my soul for you, O God.

<div>2. My soul is athirst for God, even for the living God;</div>

when shall I come before the presence of God

<div>3. My tears have been my bread day and night,</div>

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

<div>4. Now when I think on these things, I pour out my soul:</div>

How I went with the multitude

and led the procession to the house of God,

<div>5. With the voice of praise and thanksgiving,</div>

among those who kept holy day.

<div>6. Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul,</div>

and why are you so disquieted within me?

<div>7. O put your trust in God;</div>

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.

Finish with Collect for 2nd Sunday before Advent

Heavenly Lord,

you long for the world’s salvation:

stir us from apathy,

restrain us from excess

and revive un us new hope

that all creation will one day be healed

in 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

On Pubilc Witness and Responsibility

We are the ones who cry out in hope and indignation, because the world is not right. The world is its desert hunger, its fearful injustice, its destablilising storms of finance and sexuality, its captivity, its brutality, its inhumanity needs a vioice for the cry of advocacy. And we are designated to be the ones who speak insistently to God on behalf of the world, that the world may be changed.

taken from Walter Bruggeman –

A Gospel of Hope

Misty Mornings

Services in November

Sadly as we have returned to lockdown we will now have a Zoom service at 10am this Sunday. Plans are in the pipeline for the coming weeks. Please email for the link if you would like to join the service; [email protected]

Cheviot Benefice

Prayers and readings

for 2nd Sunday before Advent

Jesus once told a story of a wealthy landowner who was preparing for a long journey. He called his three servants and divided his money between them, each according to their ability. To one servant he gave five talents, meaning a sum of money, to the second servant two talents, and to the third servant one talent. Why is life like that? I don’t know. We are all equal in the eyes of God, but when it comes to our abilities, we are as different as different can be. God simply did not make us all the same. There are some people who can handle five talents; there are some who can only handle one. There are some people who have great intellectual capabilities, and some who do not. There are some who have physical prowess and attractive looks, and there are some who do not. The important thing to remember is that each servant was given something. No one was left idle. You may not be a five –talent person, but you have some talent. We all do, and personally, I think that there are more one and two talent people than five talent people. However, I won’t deny that there are some people who have it all. How many say “If only”? If only I had a better voice, I would love to sing in a choir; If only I had the ability I would love to be a teacher; If only I had more money etc. Perhaps when we complain that we wish we had more we should listen to what Jesus is saying – use the gifts I have given to you. Stop worrying about what you don’t have and concentrate on what you do have. We are all caught up in a situation which is unprecedented, but I would ask you to ask yourself are you doing what you can, where you are, with what you have? Rev. Judith

Daily bible readings for this week;

Sunday: Psalm 90 1-11, 1 Thess 5.1-11, Matt 25.14-30

Monday: Psalm 47, Daniel 8.1-14, Revelation 10

Tuesday: Psalm 52, Daniel 8.15-end, Revelation 11.1-14

Wed: Psalm 56, Daniel 9.1-19, Revelation 11.15-end

Thursday: Psalm 62, Daniel 9.20-end, Revelation 12

Friday: Psalm 63, Daniel 10.1-11.1, Revelation 13.1-10

Saturday: Psalm 68, Daniel 12, Revelation 13.11-end

Collect for the Feast of Hilda, abbess 680 – 19th Nov

Eternal God,

who made the abbess Hilda to shine

like a jewel in our land

and through her holiness and leadership

blessed your Church with new life and unity:

help us, like her, to yearn for the gospel of Christ

and to reconcile those who are divided;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen