Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Holy Week Tuesday 7th April 2020 Morning Prayers

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 “Be thou my vision”

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 12v20-36

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honour the one who serves me.
27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”
Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
34 The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”
35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

Prayers for people and situations you are concerned about.

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

A Song “My soul is satisfied”

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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