A SIMPLE ORDER FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP DURING THE KINGDOM SEASON
O Lord, open our lips.
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Your faithful servants bless you.
They make known the glory of your kingdom.
You may wish to sing or listen to a hymn or spiritual song.
O God, Blessed are you, Sovereign God,
ruler and judge of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
In the darkness of this age which is passing away
may the light of your presence which the saints enjoy
surround our steps as we journey on.
May we reflect your glory this day
and so be made ready to see your face
in the heavenly city where night shall be no more.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Read the Psalm set for today. When you have finished pause for a moment to allow God to speak to you.
Sunday 1st November (All Saints' Day), Psalm 34: 1-10
Sunday 8th November, Psalm 70
Sunday 15th November, Psalm 90: 1-8, 12
Sunday 22nd November, Psalm 95: 1-7
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 1st November (All Saints' Day), Matthew 5: 1-12
Sunday 8th November, Matthew 25: 1-13
Sunday 15th November, Matthew 25: 14-30
Sunday 22nd November, Matthew 25: 31-end
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