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Midday Prayer

Tuesday & Thursday (12:30 PM EST) – 3.20.20-5.16.20

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Friday – 3/20/20 (Meditation from Prayerbook of the Bible by D. Bonhoeffer)

Tuesday – 3/24/20 (Meditation from Martin Luther’s commentary on the Lord’s Prayer) 

Liturgy for the Day

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The service opens with a short song and a moment of silence

Meditation: Trinity Song

Words & music by Sandra McCracken. Reprinted under CCLI license #11190663.

Holy Father, Son, and Spirit / Holy Communion, Three-in-One

Come with Your peace, with your invitation / Bind us together in holy love

Silence

Invitatory

OfficiantO God, make speed to save us;
PeopleO Lord, make haste to help us.
OfficiantGlory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
PeopleAs it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Opening Hymn: Agnus Dei

Music by Ryan Flanigan. Copyright Common Hymnal Digital / Ryan Flanigan Music. Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing. Reprinted with permission under CCLI License # 11190663

O Lamb of God, 

That takest away the sins 

Of the world, 

Have mercy up-on us. (2x)

O Lamb of God, 

That takest away the sins 

Of the world, 

Grant us thy peace.

PSALM 119:105-112

Beati immaculati

105 Your word is a lantern to my feet*

and a light upon my path.

106 I have sworn and am steadfastly purposed*

to keep your righteous judgments.

107 I am troubled above measure;*

revive me, O Lord, according to your word.

108 Let the freewill offerings of my mouth please you, O Lord;*

and teach me your judgments.

109 My life is always in my hand,*

yet I do not forget your law.

110 The ungodly have laid a snare for me,*

yet I have not strayed from your commandments.

111 Your testimonies have I claimed as my heritage for ever,*

and why? They are the very joy of my heart.

112 I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes always,*

even unto the end.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; *

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Reading

John 12:27-36

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

OfficiantThe Word of the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.

Today, we will begin a short series of meditations on the Lord’s Prayer. We will be using Martin Luther’s commentary on the Lord’s Prayer.

THE PRAYERS

OfficiantI will bless the Lord at all times.
PeopleHis praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us. 
Lord, have mercy upon us.

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,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

OfficiantO Lord, hear our prayer;
PeopleAnd let our cry come to you.
OfficiantLet us pray.

Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the Cross, stretching out your loving arms: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved; for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.

Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his Cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto you for succour. Deliver us, we beseech you, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • For our church. 
  • For our neighbors.
  • For our city (Seek God for the City resource – app available here).
  • For our country. 
  • For our world. 

Closing Hymn: Hear Our Prayer, O Lord

Words: Psalm 143:1 / Music: George Whelpton. Public domain.

Hear our prayer O Lord, Hear Our prayer, O Lord; Incline thy ear to us, And grant us Thy peace

OfficiantLet us bless the Lord.
PeopleThanks be to God.

The Officiant concludes with the following

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Exchange the Peace of God with those around you in your home, and return to your work with glad and thankful hearts.

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