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Christ The King
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Please join us for a short service of morning prayer every Wednesday morning at 9.15, live streamed on FB live from the garden. Liturgy below. See you then, Mandy (Lay Reader Minister) x
St Mary Magdalene Church, Tanworth in Arden
Ministry of Prayer, Wholeness and Healing
Wednesday February 24, 9.15am.
Theme: A prayer for Healing and Wholeness
Facebook Live – All are Welcome!
Welcome. Morning prayer liturgy will be released at the start of the week on the Tanworth in Arden Church Facebook and website pages, and then a short live broadcast will take place each Wednesday morning at 9.15.
Themes around the subject of prayer, wholeness, healing, and hope will be offered. All are welcome to join us live, or later.
Please use this Celtic style morning prayer service that is offered in the Spirit of Love, to fit your own personal needs.
Many Blessings, Mandy (Reader Minister)
ORDER OF SERVICE FOR MORNING PRAYER
Leader Thanks be to you, O God, that we have risen this day
All To the rising of this life itself.
- 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 our thoughtless deeds,
And the words with which we wounded.
- silence -
All In you we place our hope,
Give us a clean heart.
Give us Peace and rest.
This day and evermore. Amen
- silence -
Reflection and reading for the week
Prayer for Healing
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
save me O Lord, and I shall be saved;
For you are my praise.
A short and simple prayer we can say each morning or whenever we feel the need. We can offer our self, our problem or a concern we might have up to the Lord, and ask for support.
Support can come through divine means, a person may suddenly provide the help we need, or a situation eventually worked through - and in these we find hope and peace. Many blessings on you.
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.
- silence –
PRAYERS AND INTERCESSIONS
THE MEDITATION PRAYER
Leader Turn again, O God, and give us life,
All That we may rejoice in you.
Leader Give us 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.
Please add your personal prayers.
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.
This is the day that God has made,
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us go in Peace, Hope and Joy
In the name of the Trinity of Love.
Thanks be to God.
Copyright: Some 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
You are welcome to join us this Wednesday evening for a short service of Celtic Night Prayer at 7pm, live streamed on the Tanworth in Arden FB page, website or later.
Please find liturgy below. ALL ARE WELCOME! You are invited to come with your own prayers, and a candle. See you then, Mandy x
Wednesday 24th February - 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
Mark 1, 9-11
At the time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordon.
Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being open and the spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven saying ‘You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased’.
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
Simply to say a huge thank you to everyone who tuned in and attended this morning. Thank you for your cards, gifts, phone messages and most of all for your love.
Back to the packing now, but buzzing with lots of lovely memories.