Prayer During the Day on Tuesday
    Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Barnabas the Apostle
    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 3 Psalm 36
    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 36

1  Sin whispers to the wicked, in the depths of their heart; 
   there is no fear of God before their eyes.

2  They flatter themselves in their own eyes 
   that their abominable sin will not be found out.

3  The words of their mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit; 
   they have ceased to act wisely and to do good.

4  They think out mischief upon their beds
      and have set themselves in no good way; 
   nor do they abhor that which is evil.

5  Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens 
   and your faithfulness to the clouds.

6  Your righteousness stands like the strong mountains,
      your justice like the great deep; 
   you, Lord, shall save both man and beast.

7  How precious is your loving mercy, O God! 
   All mortal flesh shall take refuge
      under the shadow of your wings.

8  They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house; 
   they shall drink from the river of your delights.

9  For with you is the well of life 
   and in your light shall we see light.

10  O continue your loving-kindness to those who know you 
   and your righteousness to those who are true of heart.

11  Let not the foot of pride come against me, 
   nor the hand of the ungodly thrust me away.

12  There are they fallen, all who work wickedness. 
   They are cast down and shall not be able to stand.

    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
    As Jesus walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’
John 9.1-5
    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
    Bountiful God, giver of all gifts,
who poured your Spirit upon your servant Barnabas
and gave him grace to encourage others:
help us, by his example,
to be generous in our judgements
and unselfish in our service;
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.