Monday, 6 April 2020

Holy Week Evening Prayer 6th April 2020


In quietness and in darkness
In peace and in confusion
Jesus Christ wants to make his home with us
And meet his friends
He is the Light of Life
He is the hope for the world

Song “My song is love unknown”

Affirmation

Tell everyone who is anxious
Be strong and don’t be afraid
Jesus is the source of Life
He brings light to the world
The light shines in darkness
And the darkness can never put it out.

The Lords Prayer in our own language

Reading Exodus 12v14-15

14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance. 15 For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.

Intercessions

We thank God that Lorna, Nikkis mum is a little better, we pray for Hazel and family Stacey and family. Please add anyone else we know who is ill or needing our prayers…..We pray there will be someone they can turn to at this time to help them. We pray for all who are anxious. Give them your peace and calm in their hearts. Have your hand upon us, our homes and our loved ones. Be with us all we pray this night and every night. In Jesus Name Amen. 

Song “Who am I”

Blessing

The cross we shall take it
The joy we shall share it
The gospel we shall live it
The love we shall give it
The light we shall cherish it
The darkness God shall perish it. Amen

© Iona Community adapted





Holy Week Morning prayers Monday 6th April 2020

The world belongs to God
The earth and all its peoples
How good and lovely it is
To join hands in unity
Love and faith come together
Justice and Peace join hands
If the Lords disciples keep silent
These very stones would shout aloud
God open our lips
And our mouths shall show forth your praise

Song “Said Judas to Mary”

Prayer for Gods help

Make me a clean heart 
And renew a right Spirit within me
Give us again our joy

The Lord’s Prayer in your own language

Reading John 12v1-11

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.Then Mary took about a pint[a] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.[b] He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you,[c] but you will not always have me.”
Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.

Prayers for people and situations you are concerned about.

Ending with…May they not fail you, nor we fail them Amen

A Song “Forty days and forty nights”


Prayer

O Christ the master carpenter who through wood and nails purchased our salvation, wield well your tools in the workshop of your world so that we who come rough hewn to your bench may be fashioned to a truer beauty of your hand. In Jesus name we pray. Amen 

Closing Responses

This is the day that God has made
We will rejoice and be glad in it
We will not offer to God offerings that count as nothing 
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
We will seek peace and pursue it. 
Amen 

© Iona Community adapted





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