Prayer During the Day on Sunday
    Sunday, 5 September 2021
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
    O God, make speed to save us.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
    My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’
  Your face, Lord, will I seek.
Psalm 27.10
    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
    Either, on any Sunday Psalm 19
    Or, Week 3 Psalm 115.1-13
    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.


Psalm 115.1-13

Refrain: The Lord has been mindful of us and he will bless us.

1  Not to us, Lord, not to us,
      but to your name give the glory, 
   for the sake of your loving mercy and truth.

2  Why should the nations say, 
   ‘Where is now their God?’

3  As for our God, he is in heaven; 
   he does whatever he pleases.

4  Their idols are silver and gold, 
   the work of human hands.

5  They have mouths, but cannot speak; 
   eyes have they, but cannot see;

6  They have ears, but cannot hear; 
   noses have they, but cannot smell;

7  They have hands, but cannot feel;
      feet have they, but cannot walk; 
   not a whisper do they make from their throats.

8  Those who make them shall become like them 
   and so will all who put their trust in them.

9  But you, Israel, put your trust in the Lord; 
   he is their help and their shield.

10  House of Aaron, trust in the Lord; 
   he is their help and their shield.

11  You that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; 
   he is their help and their shield.

12  The Lord has been mindful of us and he will bless us; 
   may he bless the house of Israel;
      may he bless the house of Aaron;

13  May he bless those who fear the Lord, 
   both small and great together.

Refrain: The Lord has been mindful of us and he will bless us.

Living God,
defend us from the idols which our hearts enthrone,
that we may not go down into silence
but be raised to our heaven of heavens
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
  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 Three
    The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the sabbath. But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.’ For this reason the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the sabbath, but was also calling God his own Father, thereby making himself equal to God.
John 5.15-18
    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
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
    Jesus said, I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
  Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.
John 6.51a
    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.
from St Patrick’s Breastplate
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
    Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
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.
    The Lord’s Prayer is said.
    As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
  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.
    Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught 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,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
The Conclusion
    May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.
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