Prayer During the Day on Tuesday
    Tuesday, 28 September 2021
    O God, make speed to save us.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
    To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
  O my God, in you I trust.
Psalm 25.1a
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise, or
    I am giving you worship with all my life,
I am giving you obedience with all my power,
I am giving you praise with all my strength,
I am giving you honour with all my speech.
    I am giving you love with all my heart,
I am giving you affection with all my sense,
I am giving you my being with all my mind,
I am giving you my soul, O most high and holy God.
    Praise to the Father,
Praise to the Son,
Praise to the Spirit,
The Three in One.
adapted from Alexander Carmichael,
Carmina Gadelica (1900)
The Word of God
    Either, on any Tuesday Psalm 17.1-8
    Or, Week 2 Psalm 25
    Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.

Psalm 17.1-8

Refrain: Deliver me, O Lord, by your hand.

1  Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; 
   listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

2  Let my vindication come forth from your presence; 
   let your eyes behold what is right.

3  Weigh my heart, examine me by night, 
   refine me, and you will find no impurity in me.

4  My mouth does not trespass for earthly rewards; 
   I have heeded the words of your lips.

5  My footsteps hold fast in the ways of your commandments; 
   my feet have not stumbled in your paths.

6  I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; 
   incline your ear to me, and listen to my words.

7  Show me your marvellous loving-kindness, 
   O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand
      from those who rise up against them.

8  Keep me as the apple of your eye; 
   hide me under the shadow of your wings,

Refrain: Deliver me, O Lord, by your hand.

Generous Lord,
deliver us from all envious thoughts,
and when we are tempted by the desire for wealth,
let us see your face;
for your abundance is enough to clothe our lack;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Psalm 25

Refrain: Remember, Lord, your compassion and love.

1  To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
      O my God, in you I trust; 
   let me not be put to shame;
      let not my enemies triumph over me.

2  Let none who look to you be put to shame, 
   but let the treacherous be shamed and frustrated.

3  Make me to know your ways, O Lord, 
   and teach me your paths.

4  Lead me in your truth and teach me, 
   for you are the God of my salvation;
      for you have I hoped all the day long.

5  Remember, Lord, your compassion and love, 
   for they are from everlasting.

6  Remember not the sins of my youth
      or my transgressions, 
   but think on me in your goodness, O Lord,
      according to your steadfast love.

7  Gracious and upright is the Lord; 
   therefore shall he teach sinners in the way.

8  He will guide the humble in doing right 
   and teach his way to the lowly.

9  All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth 
   to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

10  For your name’s sake, O Lord, 
   be merciful to my sin, for it is great.

11  Who are those who fear the Lord? 
   Them will he teach in the way that they should choose.

12  Their soul shall dwell at ease 
   and their offspring shall inherit the land.

13  The hidden purpose of the Lord is for those who fear him 
   and he will show them his covenant.

14  My eyes are ever looking to the Lord, 
   for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

15  Turn to me and be gracious to me, 
   for I am alone and brought very low.

16  The sorrows of my heart have increased; 
   O bring me out of my distress.

17  Look upon my adversity and misery 
   and forgive me all my sin.

18  Look upon my enemies, for they are many 
   and they bear a violent hatred against me.

19  O keep my soul and deliver me; 
   let me not be put to shame, for I have put my trust in you.

20  Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, 
   for my hope has been in you.

21  Deliver Israel, O God, 
   out of all his troubles.

Refrain: Remember, Lord, your compassion and love.

Free us, God of mercy,
from all that keeps us from you;
relieve the misery of the anxious and the ashamed
and fill us with the hope of peace;
through 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 Two
    They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
Isaiah 35.2c-6
    Or, on any Tuesday
    Great crowds came to Jesus, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them.
Matthew 15.30
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
    Jesus said, I am the light of the world.
  Whoever follows me will have the light of life.
John 8.12
    Prayers may include these concerns:
    All who are sick in body, mind or spirit
    Those in the midst of famine or disaster
    Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice
    Those who are bereaved
    All who work in the medical and healing professions
    A form of intercession found here may be used.
    Either, the following prayer is said
    Eternal God,
the light of the minds that know you,
the joy of the hearts that love you,
and the strength of the wills that serve you:
grant us so to know you
that we may truly love you,
so to love you that we may truly serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
after Augustine of Hippo (430)
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
    Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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 Christ our redeemer bring us healing and wholeness.
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