THY KINGDOM COME 2020: Prayer during the day

Wednesday 27th May service at 12.00 phone 0330 606 0403 PIN 546789# from 11.50

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
All      and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
          Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
All      and kindle in us the fire of your love.

Prayer of thanksgiving

Blessed are you, creator God, to you be praise and glory for ever. As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters, bringing light and life to your creation, pour out your Spirit on us today that we may walk as children of light and by your grace reveal your presence.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All      Blessed be God for ever.

The Word of God

Psalm 46

Refrain: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
       1    God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble;
       2    Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea;
       3    Though the waters rage and swell, and though the mountains quake at the towering seas.
Refrain: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
       4    There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.
       5    God is in the midst of her;therefore shall she not be removed; God shall help her at the break of day.
       6    The nations are in uproar and the kingdoms are shaken, but God utters his voice and the earth shall melt away.
Refrain: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
       8    Come and behold the works of the Lord, what destruction he has wrought upon the earth.
       9    He makes wars to cease in all the world; he shatters the bow and snaps the spear and burns the chariots in the fire.
      10  ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.’
Refrain: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
             God of Jacob, when the earth shakes and nations are in uproar, speak, and let the storm be still; through Christ our Lord.
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. Amen.

A Short Reading

28 Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
29 Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. Joel 2:28-29

Response

Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture.

Prayers

Intercessions may include praying for your 5
Prayers may also include the following concerns:

  • God’s royal priesthood, for empowerment by the Spirit
  • Those who wait on God, that they may find renewal
  • All people, that they may acknowledge the kingdom of the ascended Christ
  • The earth, for productivity and for fruitful harvests
  • All who are struggling with broken relationships

 

Some or all parts of the following form of intercession may be used.
Specific petitions may be added, or silence may be kept, at suitable points.

          Through Christ, who ever lives to make intercession for us, let us pray to the Lord.
          Risen and ascended Lord,
All      Hear our prayer.  

          Lift up our hearts to the heavenly places and inspire us to serve you as a royal priesthood:
          Risen and ascended Lord,
All      Hear our prayer.

          Let all peoples acknowledge your kingdom and grant on earth the blessing of peace:
          Risen and ascended Lord,
All      Hear our prayer.

          Send down upon us the gift of the Spirit and renew your Church with power from on high:
          Risen and ascended Lord,
All      Hear our prayer.

          May peace abound and righteousness flourish, that we may vanquish injustice and wrong:
          Risen and ascended Lord,
All      Hear our prayer.

          Help us to proclaim the good news of salvation, and grant us the needful gifts of your grace:
          Risen and ascended Lord,
All      Hear our prayer.

Open prayer may be offered, and silence is kept.

 

The Collect the Seventh Sunday of Easter

O God the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: we beseech you, leave us not comfortless, but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

All      Amen.

Please say the Lord’s Prayer in whichever form you are most comfortable with.
As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

Either

All         Our Father in heaven,
            hallowed be your name, 
            your kingdom come,
            your will be done,
            on earth as in heaven.
            Give us today 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 for ever.
            Amen.

 

 

 

Or 

All         Our Father,  who art in heaven,
            hallowed be thy name; 
            thy kingdom come;
            thy will be done; 
            on earth as it is in heaven.
            Give us this day our daily bread. 
            And forgive us our trespasses,
            as we forgive those who trespass against us.
            And lead us not into temptation; 
            but deliver us from evil. 
            For thine is the kingdom,
            the power and the glory,
            for ever and ever.
            Amen.

Conclusion

          May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten our hearts and minds.
All      Alleluia. Amen.

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