A SIMPLE ORDER FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP DURING TRINITY SEASON
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
My heart tells of your word, "Seek my face."
Your face, Lord will I seek.
(from Psalm 27:10)
You may wish to sing or listen to a hymn or spiritual song.
We praise you, O God, we acclaim you as the Lord; all creation worships you, the Father everlasting. To you all angels, all the powers of heaven, the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
(from Te Deum Laudamus)
Read the Psalm set for today. When you have finished pause for a moment to allow God to speak to you.
Sunday 2nd August, Psalm 17: 1-7
Sunday 9th August, Psalm 105: 1-10
Sunday 16th August, Psalm 133
Sunday 23rd August, Psalm 124
Read the Gospel reading for today. Again, when you have finished pause for moment of quiet and listen to what God may be saying.
Sunday 2nd August, Matthew 14: 13-21
Sunday 9th August, Matthew 14: 22-33
Sunday 196h August, Matthew 15: 10-28
Sunday 23rd August, Matthew 16 13-20
Jesus said, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of the bread will live forever.
(John 6: 51a)
Offer to God your thanks and praise for all our good gifts. You might like to name them one by one.
Prayers for others and the world might include the following concerns. Please take a quiet moment between each prayer to pray for particular situations or people known to you.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low:
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
(From St. Patrick's Breastplate)
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.
May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.
Revd. Dick Bradshaw