Midday Prayer 11.22.09

Invocation

My brothers and sisters,
our help is in the name of the eternal God,
who is making the heavens and the earth.

Eternal Spirit,
flow through our being and open our lips,
that our mouths may proclaim your praise.

(Silence)

Let us worship the God of love.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

Psalm 119:1-7

Blessed are those who are honest in their ways,
who walk in the paths of God’s law.
Blessed are those who treasure God’s wisdom,
who seek God with all their heart.
Those who do no evil deeds
are those who tread the way of justice.
Dear God, you have given command
that we diligently hold to your word.
May my ways be kept steadfast
on the narrow road of your love.
So shall I not be confounded
while I respect the whole of your counsel.
I shall thank you with unfeigned heart
as I learn to be guided by your Spirit.
I shall hold fast to your truths:
do not utterly abandon me.

Reading
2 Corinthians 5:17-18

For anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here. It is all God’s work. It is God who through Christ has won us back and given us a share in this work of reconciliation.

Canticle
A Hymn for Sunday

To God our Father, thanks and praise
For this, the first and dawn of days
The day when thou, creation’s spring
Didst light and life from chaos bring.

The day on which thy well-loved Son
O’er death and hell the triumph won;
The day on which the Spirit came,
Thy gift to us in wind and flame.

All laud to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son to thee;
All glory as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete. Amen.

Prayers

Lord have mercy.
E te Ariki kia aroha mai.
Kyrie eleison.

Christ have mercy.
E te Karaiti kia aroha mai.
Christe eleison.

Lord have mercy.
E te Ariki kia aroha mai.
Kyrie eleison.

Let us be at peace within ourselves.

(silence)

Let us accept that we are profoundly loved
and need never be afraid.

(silence)

Let us be aware of the source of being
that is common to us all
and to all living creatures.

(silence)

Let us be filled with the presence of the great compassion
towards ourselves and towards all living beings.

(silence)

Realising that we are all nourished from the same source of life,
may we so live that others be not deprived
of air, food, water, shelter, or the chance to live.

(silence)

Let us pray that we ourselves cease to be
a cause of suffering to one another.

(silence)

With humility let us pray for the establishment
of peace in our hearts and on earth.

(silence)

May God kindle in us the fire of love
to bring us alive
and give warmth to the world.

Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth;
lead me from despair to hope,
from fear to trust;
lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill our heart,
our world, our universe.

Collect for Midday

Blessed Saviour, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms; grant that all the peoples of the earth may be drawn to your uplifted love; for your kingdom’s sake. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

Blessing

May the Creator
bless us and keep us;
may the beloved companion face us
and have mercy on us;
may the eternal Spirit’s countenance
be turned to us and give us peace;
may the Three in One bless us. Amen.

(silence)

The divine Spirit dwells in us.
Kia noho te Wairua o te Runga Rawa ki a tatou.

Thanks be to God.
Whakamoemititia a Ihowa.++

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