Today's Psalms

Prayers and psalms for today

Welcome

30th September

Opening sentences

May the Lord open our minds, hearts and mouths to sing and speak his praise. Amen

Look down from heaven, O Lord, on your people. How small and insignificant we must seem. Like Brownian motion.

But despite our individual, random, needs and wants and failures and successes, you care for each one of us. You constantly sacrifice yourself for all humankind in love

The Psalms

The Lord will not rebuke me, he will calm his rage

O God, do not rebuke me because I have infuriated you; do not punish me in the heat of your anger.

Have mercy on me, Lord - I am weak. Heal me because my whole body aches.

My soul is troubled so much - so, Lord - how long do I wait?

Come back, Lord, return, deliver me, save me for your mercies' sake.

For no one remembers you in death. No one thanks you from the grave.

I am tired of sighing; all night long I make my bed swim as I drench my couch in my own tears.

My eyes grow weak because of my grief; they grow old because of my enemies.

Away from me, all you who do wrong - for the Lord has heard my weeping!

He has heard my prayer, he will receive my requests.

Let those who are against me be troubled, let them be ashamed. Let them turn back and be ashamed - now. Suddenly.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it is, always has been and always will be, through the infinite ages. Amen.

The Lord will not rebuke me, he will calm his rage

Bible Reading Colossians 2:12-15

You were buried with him in baptism, but in that baptism you were also raised with him, by your faith in God's deeds - the God who raised him from the dead. And you, who died because of your wrongdoings and because you were once outside his chosen flock, you he made alive again together with him, with all your sins forgiven. He erased all those things which have been written against us, and he has taken away the paper they were written on and nailed it to the cross. He has taken away the power of leaders and authorities, has shown them up in public, and has triumphed over them, through his cross

Canticle

Under the shadow of his wings we shelter; his holy name is our guide

Bear yourself in the same way as Christ Jesus

He, although he was in the form of God, did not consider that equality with God was something to be aimed at.

Rather, he emptied himself and took the form of a servant, in human appearance.

And being found like a human in looks, he made himself ever more humble, and became subject to death - even the death of the cross.

And so God raised him up, and highly exalted him, and gave him the name which is above every other name.

So that at the name of Jesus, every knee in heaven and on earth should bow down,

And every tongue in every mouth should admit that he is Lord Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God the FatherGlory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it is, always has been and always will be, through the infinite ages. Amen.

Under the shadow of his wings we shelter; his holy name is our guide

Closing Prayers

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

 

May the Lord keep us day and night in his care, safe in the hope of eternal joy. Amen

Today's Service



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