Friday, 13 November 2020

Morning prayers 13th November 2020, 2020年11月13日上午祈禱,Orações matinais 13 de novembro de 2020,



We humbly thank you for this day

Help us not to waste it

But offer our praise to you

Open our hearts and minds 

And give us your presence

To transform our lives and those around us today

 

Song “How shall I sing that majesty”

https://youtu.be/ZCi_t9BoQ3Y

 

Prayer for Gods help

 

Forgive us

We often choose the wrong way

And we are confused, angry and sad

Restore us

Help us to have compassion for ourselves and others

To create a world that is good and just

And to carry your dream within us

 

The Lord’s Prayer in our own language


Reading 1 Corinthians 4

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

 

Our Prayers

We pray for people and situations that are on our hearts today including the aftermath of the election in the US, the new vaccine for Covid, ongoing lockdown, those in schools and hospitals, Greece, Turkey, Belarus, democracy in Hong Kong, Syria, Nigeria and Yemen, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the rise of fascism across our world, our governments, the Rohinga Muslims, Muslims being persecuted in China, protection for key workers, protection for Black and Asian people, for people on low or no incomes, for those with underlying health conditions and those over 60, care for those who are alone and those suffering with depression, protection for asylum seekers and refugees and ensuring that food is reaching the vulnerable…and global warming. 

May we not fail you though we face great dangers Give us your peace, your wisdom and your strength. Amen

 

Closing Responses

 

This is the day that God has made

I will rejoice and be glad in it

I will not offer to God

Offerings that cost me nothing

I will go in Peace

To love and serve my God

And make a difference

Amen

 

With thanks to © Iona Community adapted 

Apologies there is no translation today 


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