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A Service of Prayer and Readings in the Home | Barn Church Kew

Preparation

We meet in the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Praise

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

Psalm The psalm for the day can be found at the ‘Morning Prayer tab’ at https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/joinus-daily-prayer

or make use of the following Psalms:

Psalm 19; Psalm 126; Psalm 17: 1-8; Psalm 48; Psalm 133; Psalm 23; Psalm 63: 1-8 3

Readings

The readings set for the day can be found at the ‘Morning Prayer tab’ at https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-andworship/join-us-daily-prayer

or select your own readings such as reading through a Gospel.

We affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God:

Though he was divine, he did not cling to equality with God, but made himself nothing.

Taking the form of a slave, he was born in human likeness.

He humbled himself and was obedient to death, even the death of the cross.

Therefore God has raised him on high, and given him the name above every name:

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 cf Philippians 2.6-11

Prayers

Prayers may include these concerns: All who are in any kind of need; those serving and caring for others; the leaders of the nations; the natural world and the resources of the earth; the local and wider church.

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.

Amen.

From St Patrick’s Breastplate

We pray as Jesus taught us.

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.

The Conclusion

May God who made both heaven and earth bless us. Amen.

© The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004 All of the official Common Worship publications are published by Church House Publishing.