Prayer During the Day on Sunday
    Sunday, 20 September 2020
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’
All
  Your face, Lord, will I seek.
   
Psalm 27.10
     
   
Praise
 
     
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or
     
    We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
   
from Te Deum Laudamus
     
   
The Word of God
 
     
   
Psalmody
     
    Either, on any Sunday Psalm 19
     
    Or, Week 1 Psalm 20
     
    Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
   

Psalm 19

Refrain: The commandment of the Lord is pure
and gives light to the eyes.

1  The heavens are telling the glory of God 
   and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

2  One day pours out its song to another 
   and one night unfolds knowledge to another.

3  They have neither speech nor language 
   and their voices are not heard,

4  Yet their sound has gone out into all lands 
   and their words to the ends of the world.

5  In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun, 
   that comes forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber
      and rejoices as a champion to run his course.

6  It goes forth from the end of the heavens
      and runs to the very end again, 
   and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

7  The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; 
   the testimony of the Lord is sure
      and gives wisdom to the simple.

8  The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart; 
   the commandment of the Lord is pure
      and gives light to the eyes.

9  The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever; 
   the judgements of the Lord are true
      and righteous altogether.

10  More to be desired are they than gold,
      more than much fine gold, 
   sweeter also than honey,
      dripping from the honeycomb.

11  By them also is your servant taught 
   and in keeping them there is great reward.

12  Who can tell how often they offend? 
   O cleanse me from my secret faults!

13  Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins
      lest they get dominion over me; 
   so shall I be undefiled,
      and innocent of great offence.

14  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
      be acceptable in your sight, 
   O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Refrain: The commandment of the Lord is pure
and gives light to the eyes.

Christ, the sun of righteousness,
rise in our hearts this day,
enfold us in the brightness of your love
and bear us at the last to heaven’s horizon;
for your love’s sake.

     
    (or)
     
   

Psalm 20

Refrain: We will call on the name of the Lord our God.

1  May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, 
   the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

2  Send you help from his sanctuary 
   and strengthen you out of Zion;

3  Remember all your offerings 
   and accept your burnt sacrifice;

4  Grant you your heart’s desire 
   and fulfil all your mind.

5  May we rejoice in your salvation
      and triumph in the name of our God; 
   may the Lord perform all your petitions.

6  Now I know that the Lord will save his anointed; 
   he will answer him from his holy heaven,
      with the mighty strength of his right hand.

7  Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, 
   but we will call only on the name of the Lord our God.

8  They are brought down and fallen, 
   but we are risen and stand upright.

9  O Lord, save the king 
   and answer us when we call upon you.

Refrain: We will call on the name of the Lord our God.

Merciful God,
purify our hearts in the flame of your Spirit
and transform our toil into an offering of praise,
that we may reject the proud rule of might
and trust in Christ alone,
for he is our Lord for ever and ever.

     
    Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
     
All
  Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
     
   
Short readings
 
     
    Week One
    In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
   
Genesis 1.1-5
     
    Or, on any Sunday
    Wisdom says, ‘I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.’
   
Proverbs 8.30,31
     
   
Response
 
     
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
     
    Jesus said, I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
All
  Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.
   
John 6.51a
     
   
Prayers
 
     
    Prayers may include these concerns:
     
    The universal Church
    Bishops, synods and all who lead the Church
    The leaders of the nations
    The natural world and the resources of the earth
    All who are in any kind of need
   
    A form of intercession found here may be used.
     
    Either, the following prayer is said
     
    Christ be with me, Christ within me,
    Christ behind me, Christ before me,
    Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
    Christ to comfort and restore me,
    Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
    Christ in hearts of all that love me,
    Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
All
  Amen.
   
from St Patrick’s Breastplate
     
     
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
     
    God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
      upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
AllAmen.
     
    The Lord’s Prayer is said.
     
    (Either)
     
    As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
     
All
  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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.
     
    (or)
     
    Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us
     
All
  Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.
     
   
The Conclusion
 
     
    May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.
All
  Amen.