Prayer During the Day
    Monday, 6 April 2020
Monday of Holy Week
    O God, make speed to save us.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
    My trust is in you, O Lord.
All   I have said ‘You are my God.’
Psalm 31.14
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or
    We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
    Holy God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.
    We glory in your cross, O Lord,
and praise and glorify your holy resurrection:
for by virtue of the cross
joy has come to the whole world.
from the Liturgy of Good Friday
The Word of God
    Either, Monday Psalm 43
    Or, on any day Psalm 22.1-11
    Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.

Psalm 43

1  Give judgement for me, O God,
      and defend my cause against an ungodly people; 
   deliver me from the deceitful and the wicked.

2  For you are the God of my refuge;
      why have you cast me from you, 
   and why go I so heavily, while the enemy oppresses me?

3  O send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, 
   and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling,

4  That I may go to the altar of God,
      to the God of my joy and gladness; 
   and on the lyre I will give thanks to you, O God my God.

5  Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul, 
   and why are you so disquieted within me?

6  O put your trust in God; 
   for I will yet give him thanks,
      who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

Come, creator Spirit, light and truth;
bring us to the altar of life
and renew our joy and gladness
in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Psalm 22.1-11

Refrain: Be not far from me, O Lord.

1  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, 
   and are so far from my salvation,
      from the words of my distress?

2  O my God, I cry in the daytime,
      but you do not answer; 
   and by night also, but I find no rest.

3  Yet you are the Holy One, 
   enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

4  Our forebears trusted in you; 
   they trusted, and you delivered them.

5  They cried out to you and were delivered; 
   they put their trust in you and were not confounded.

6  But as for me, I am a worm and no man, 
   scorned by all and despised by the people.

7  All who see me laugh me to scorn; 
   they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,

8  ‘He trusted in the Lord; let him deliver him; 
   let him deliver him, if he delights in him.’

9  But it is you that took me out of the womb 
   and laid me safe upon my mother’s breast.

10  On you was I cast ever since I was born; 
   you are my God even from my mother’s womb.

11  Be not far from me, for trouble is near at hand 
   and there is none to help.

Refrain: Be not far from me, O Lord.

Restless with grief and fear,
the abandoned turn to you:
in every hour of trial,
good Lord, deliver us,
O God most holy, God most strong,
whose wisdom is the cross of Christ.

    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
    Either, Monday
    Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.’
Mark 8.31-35
    Or, on any day in Passiontide
    I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.
Galatians 2.19b,20a
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
    Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5.10
    Prayers may include these concerns:
    The suffering Church
    The oppressed peoples of the world
    All who are lonely
    All who are near to death
    All who are facing loss
    A form of intercession found here may be used.
    Either, the following prayer is said
    Soul of Christ, sanctify me,
body of Christ, save me,
blood of Christ, inebriate me,
water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me:
hide me within your wounds
and never let me be separated from you.
From the wicked enemy defend me,
in the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you,
so that with your saints I may praise you
for ever and ever.
Anima Christi (14th century)
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
    Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
      sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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 Saviour give us peace.