Prayer During the Day on Monday
    Monday, 27 September 2021
Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660 [Lesser Festival]
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
All
  be acceptable in your sight, O Lord,
my strength and my redeemer.
   
Psalm 19.14
     
   
Praise
 
     
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or
     
    I bind unto myself today
the strong name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.
Of whom all nature hath creation;
eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.
   
from St Patrick’s Breastplate
     
   
The Word of God
 
     
   
Psalmody
     
    Either, on any Monday Psalm 126
     
    Or, Week 2 Psalm 65
     
    Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
   

Psalm 126

Refrain: The Lord has indeed done great things for us.

1  When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, 
   then were we like those who dream.

2  Then was our mouth filled with laughter 
   and our tongue with songs of joy.

3  Then said they among the nations, 
   ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’

4  The Lord has indeed done great things for us, 
   and therefore we rejoiced.

5  Restore again our fortunes, O Lord, 
   as the river beds of the desert.

6  Those who sow in tears 
   shall reap with songs of joy.

7  Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed, 
   will come back with shouts of joy,
      bearing their sheaves with them.

Refrain: The Lord has indeed done great things for us.

Lord, as you send rain and flowers
even to the wilderness,
renew us by your Holy Spirit,
help us to sow good seed in time of adversity
and to live to rejoice in your good harvest of all creation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

     
    (or)
     
   

Psalm 65

Refrain: Be joyful in God, all the earth.

1  Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; 
   to you that answer prayer shall vows be paid.

2  To you shall all flesh come to confess their sins; 
   when our misdeeds prevail against us,
      you will purge them away.

3  Happy are they whom you choose
      and draw to your courts to dwell there. 
   We shall be satisfied with the blessings of your house,
      even of your holy temple.

4  With wonders you will answer us in your righteousness,
      O God of our salvation, 
   O hope of all the ends of the earth
      and of the farthest seas.

5  In your strength you set fast the mountains 
   and are girded about with might.

6  You still the raging of the seas, 
   the roaring of their waves
      and the clamour of the peoples.

7  Those who dwell at the ends of the earth
      tremble at your marvels; 
   the gates of the morning and evening sing your praise.

8  You visit the earth and water it; 
   you make it very plenteous.

9  The river of God is full of water; 
   you prepare grain for your people,
      for so you provide for the earth.

10  You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; 
   you soften the ground with showers and bless its increase.

11  You crown the year with your goodness, 
   and your paths overflow with plenty.

12  May the pastures of the wilderness flow with goodness 
   and the hills be girded with joy.

13  May the meadows be clothed with flocks of sheep 
   and the valleys stand so thick with corn
      that they shall laugh and sing.

Refrain: Be joyful in God, all the earth.

May the richness of your creation, Lord,
and the mystery of your providence
lead us to that heavenly city
where all peoples will bring their wealth,
forsake their sins and find their true joy,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

     
    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 Two
    Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body. Honour the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. My child, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves the one he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
   
Proverbs 3.7-12
     
    Or, on any Monday
    Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’
   
Matthew 11.28
     
   
Response
 
     
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
     
    Jesus said, I am the true vine.
All
  My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit.
   
John 15.1a,8
     
   
Prayers
 
     
    Prayers may include these concerns:
     
    The media and the arts
    Farming and fishing
    Commerce and industry
    Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger
    All who are unemployed
     
    A form of intercession found here may be used.
     
    Either, the following prayer is said
     
    Eternal light, shine into our hearts,
eternal goodness, deliver us from evil,
eternal power, be our support,
eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance,
eternal pity, have mercy upon us;
that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy
      to your holy presence,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
   
Alcuin of York (804)
     
     
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
     
    Merciful God,
whose servant Vincent de Paul,
by his ministry of preaching and pastoral care,
brought your love to the sick and the poor:
give to all your people a heart of compassion
that by word and action they may serve you
      in serving others in their need;
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 bless the work of our hands.
All
  Amen.