Monday, 2 November 2020

Evening Prayers November 2nd 2020, 2020年11月2日晚禱,Вечерние молитвы 2 ноября 2020,



We stand

Against injustice

And hope for a better world

Where everyone is housed

And fed

A world of abundance

Bless us on that journey

 

Hospitality 

https://youtu.be/mW2dqH1OnYU

 

You entrusted the earth to us

And we have destroyed it

The forests are burning

Animals are dying

Our world is sick

Forgive us

Restore our vision and help us to act bravely to save this precious world

 

We say the Lord’s Prayer in our own language

 

Reading Psalm 12

 

Help, my God, for no one is faithful anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
Everyone lies to their neighbour;

    they flatter with their lips
    but harbour deception in their hearts.

May the Lord silence all flattering lips
    and every boastful tongue—
those who say,
    “By our tongues we will prevail;
    our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?”

“Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan,
    I will now arise,” says the Lord.
    “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
    like silver purified in a crucible,
    like gold refined seven times.

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe
    and will protect us forever from the wicked,
who freely strut about
    when what is vile is honoured by the human race.

 

Our prayers

 

We pray tonight for those in lockdown, for children and teaching staff, for doctors and health workers, for people who are isolated and exhausted, for wise decisions by government, for the people of Bolivia, Belarus, Syria, Yemen, Armenia, Thailand, Nigeria and Hong Kong, for the unrest in the US and the chaos in the UK and for those countries we never hear about, and those we know who need our help and prayers and who we carry in our hearts tonight. 

 

Send you Spirit to heal bodies, minds and spirits and help people to turn away from what harms them. Let your angels be beside them and us at this time and protect us. In Jesus Name we pray.  

 

Closing Responses

 

Bless to us 

The moon that is above us

The earth that is beneath us

Friends and family around us

Your image within us

And the rest that is before us. 

 

 Amen. 

 

©Iona Community and Janet Morley adapted


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