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Wednesday 27th January - 7PM
An Order for Night Prayer
Welcome to all, whether you are joining us live or attending later. You are all welcome as a part of this online community.
The Blessing of Light
A candle is lit
Leader The blessing of God’s light be on this place
on all whom I have seen this day
on all who have come to mind for good or ill.
ALL THE BLESSING OF GOD’S LIGHT IN ALL OUR HOMES
WITHIN OUR WALLS;
WITHIN OUR HEARTS;
WITHIN US ALL.
THE BLESSING OF GOD’S LIGHT IN ALL OUR HOMES.
The Night Prayer Chant
O Lord Almighty
Grant us, grant us
A quiet night, a perfect end.
Our help, is in the name
Of the Lord, the Lord who made
Heaven and earth, heaven and earth.
The Gift of this Day
Leader For the gift of this day now past
All WE GIVE THANKS.
Leader for what we have gained
for how we have grown
for tasks completed
and hearts held.
Leader We give thanks
for conversation and connection*,
for food, fellowship and fun
For the gift of this day now past
ALL WE GIVE THANKS.
Contemplate in the silence the events of the past day that brought you joy.
Leader But not all things bring us joy, so we need to turn our minds to that which has caused us grief or that which we should have done better or avoided.
Leader For the pain of this day now past
ALL WE SEEK HOPE.
Leader In the ways we have failed;
things not done,
people not seen,
the ways we are lessened, or have lessened others,
by the accidents and chance of this past day.
For the pain of this day now past
ALL WE SEEK HOPE.
Contemplate in the silence the things of the past day you wish you could undo. Learn to accept that they have been, but are now past.
Leader Grant us healing. Grant us forgiveness. Grant us tomorrow.
Leader Let hands fall still.
Let minds quieten.
Let the day's pressing needs pass forever from the earth
Be still, drink deep of comfort
O my soul, drink deep of silence*.
In quietness and rest let your hearts be still.
Trust in the Lord.
O God make speed to save us
O Lord make haste to help us.
ALL GLORY TO THE FATHER AND TO THE SON AND TO THE HOLY SPIRIT;
AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, IS NOW, AND SHALL BE FOREVER.
Bible Reading- Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina is a meditative way of reading the Bible and allowing the Holy Spirit to talk to us. We read the passage through three times, each time asking a more in-depth question. In this first slow read through we look for what jumps out at us in terms of a short phrase or one or two words.
We will pause between sections, asking for divine guidance. Read them slowly, pause for a minute and then read them again.
1st time – Notice words
2nd time – A Divine message for you
3rd time – Personal action or response
New Revised Standard Version
The Man with an Unclean Spirit
21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.”
25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority!
He[a] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.
Think about what you have read. Keep a notebook, journal or diary by your side and write down any impressions that come to mind, whatever they may be. Add any questions that rise.
1st read through – look for a few words that jump out to you.
2nd read through – ask what God may be trying to say to you through those words, or others if something else jumps out at you.
3rd read through – seek what God is asking you to do.
Personal prayers – invitation to put prayers online
(Leader and ALL)
Leader: Invitation to share prayers:
In silence, or by typing them on to the screens, voice your own prayers now for your needs, for those of your family and friends, for the wider community and the world. Tonight, pray especially for those who feel lost and abandoned.
Silence is Kept
Leader We offer these prayers to the heart of the Father
through the Son and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Closing Prayers for our Dreams
Leader Dream-walk with us this night.
Bring quiet reassurance to troubled minds
and vision and excitement for new creation.
May all our dreams be sacred to you
and be as gifts which you can sow
in the world of your divine vision.
ALL MAY OUR SLEEP BE ENLIVENING,
INVIGORATING US FOR THE TASKS OF ALL OUR TOMORROWS,
THAT WE MAY BE THE BEARERS OF A NEW CREATION.
We keep silence now as we offer our dreams, our hopes and our fears for our own futures, that The Spirit may whisper to us this night and quicken the life and vision wishing to be born within us.
Leader: The Blessing
We say together:
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
And the love of God
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
Be with us all, evermore, Amen
Ministry of Prayer, Wholeness and Healing
MORNING PRAYER LITURGY
Theme of the week: Receiving Healing Through God’s Peace
Welcome from St Mary Magdalene Church, Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire.
A service of morning prayer will take place each Wednesday morning from 9.15 – 9.45am. As in-church services are suspended, a service sheet with weekly reflection is being offered online. You are invited to follow the service at 9.15am from the comfort of your own home, or at a time that suits your personal needs.
Please incorporate your personal prayers within the service.
All are welcome! Please use this morning prayer service offered in the Spirit of Love to fit your own personal needs.
Many Blessings, Mandy (Reader Minister)
ORDER OF SERVICE FOR MORNING PRAYER
Wednesday 27the January 2021
Theme: Receiving Healing Through God’s Peace
Leader Thanks be to you, O God, that we have risen this day
All To the rising of this life itself.
Leader Be the purpose of God between us and each purpose,
All The hand of God between us and each hand.
Leader The pain of Christ between us and each pain,
All The love of Christ between us and each love.
- silence -
THE OPENING PRAYER
Leader O God of life,
All Eternity cannot hold you,
nor can our words catch
the magnificence of your kindness.
Yet in the space of our small hearts
And in silence, you can come close to us.
- silence -
Leader O God of life,
grant us your forgiveness
All For our wastefulness,
For all we left unattended,
For our thoughtless deeds,
And the words with which we wounded.
- silence -
All In you we place our hope,
Our great hope, our living hope,
This day and evermore. Amen
- silence -
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid’.
At the end:
All Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and shall be for ever.
Leader This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
DISCUSSION, MEDITATION OR REFLECTION
Receiving Healing through God’s Peace
When we are going through difficult times, be it emotional, psychological, physical or spiritual, it can be easy to feel despondent. This can test our faith. We may pray and seek support from a higher source (God). We may ask for help, not really understanding how our request will be answered. The good news is we can pray and offer our concerns up to God. And we can sit with God, in silent prayer, asking for peace, stillness and understanding. We do not know how our prayers will be answered, or when, but we can trust they will be heard, and in some way healing, and understanding, will occur. Receiving Peace in the most difficult of situations can be received as a form of healing.
- Sit for a moment and ask God to provide you with stillness and peace.
- You may want to ask God for wholeness or healing. This may refer to a concern, a physical or emotional issue, or an area of your life that is bothering you.
- What might you need to do to support what you have asked for?
- How might receiving God’s divine Peace support you through your day?
- silence –
THE MEDITATION PRAYER
Leader Turn again, O God, and give us life,
All That your people may rejoice in you.
Leader Make me a clean heart, O God,
All And renew a right spirit within me.
Leader Give us again the joy of your help,
All With your Spirit of freedom sustain us.
Prayers are said for:
The day ahead, for our prayer focus.
The local church, the diocese, the wider church and the world.
For community and supporting one another. Places of education, businesses, charities and care services.
The sick, of body, mind and spirit.
For health and healing.
Leader Bless to us, O God,
The sun that is above us,
The earth that is beneath us,
The friends who are around us,
Your image deep within us.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
Leader As our Saviour taught us, so we pray.
All Our Father in heaven
hallowed be your name
your kingdom come
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever.
Leader This is the day that God has made,
All We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader We will not offer to God
All Offerings that have cost us nothing.
Leader Go in peace and serve the Lord,
All We will seek peace and pursue it.
Leader In the name of the Trinity of Love
All One God in perfect community. Amen
Leader Let us bless the Lord
All Thanks be to God.
Copyright: Much of the material used in this order of prayer originates or is inspired by the Wild Goose Community on Iona. For further information contact Wild Goose Publications, Iona Community, Fourth Floor, Savoy House, 140 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow, G51 3BA