Prayer During the Day on Wednesday
    Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Henry, John, and Henry Venn the younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines, 1797, 1813 and 1873 [Commemoration]
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    Make me to know your ways, O Lord,
All
  and teach me your paths.
   
Psalm 25.3
     
   
Praise
 
     
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise, or
     
    You, Christ, are the King of glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.
When you took our flesh to set us free
you humbly chose the Virgin’s womb.
You overcame the sting of death
and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
   
from Te Deum Laudamus
     
   
The Word of God
 
     
   
Psalmody
     
    Either, on any Wednesday Psalm 48
     
    Or, Week 1 Psalm 2
     
    Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
   

Psalm 48

Refrain: We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God.

1  Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, 
   in the city of our God.

2  His holy mountain is fair and lifted high, 
   the joy of all the earth.

3  On Mount Zion, the divine dwelling place, 
   stands the city of the great king.

4  In her palaces God has shown himself 
   to be a sure refuge.

5  For behold, the kings of the earth assembled 
   and swept forward together.

6  They saw, and were dumbfounded; 
   dismayed, they fled in terror.

7  Trembling seized them there;
      they writhed like a woman in labour, 
   as when the east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish.

8  As we had heard, so have we seen
      in the city of the Lord of hosts, the city of our God: 
   God has established her for ever.

9  We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God, 
   in the midst of your temple.

10  As with your name, O God,
      so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; 
   your right hand is full of justice.

11  Let Mount Zion rejoice and the daughters of Judah be glad, 
   because of your judgements, O Lord.

12  Walk about Zion and go round about her;
      count all her towers; 
   consider well her bulwarks; pass through her citadels,

13  That you may tell those who come after
      that such is our God for ever and ever. 
   It is he that shall be our guide for evermore.

Refrain: We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God.

Father of lights,
raise us with Christ to your eternal city,
that, with kings and nations,
we may wait in the midst of your temple
and see your glory for ever and ever.

     
    (or)
     
   

Psalm 2

Refrain: The Lord is the strength of his people, a safe refuge for his anointed.

1  Why are the nations in tumult, 
   and why do the peoples devise a vain plot?

2  The kings of the earth rise up,
      and the rulers take counsel together, 
   against the Lord and against his anointed:

3  ‘Let us break their bonds asunder 
   and cast away their cords from us.’

4  He who dwells in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; 
   the Lord shall have them in derision.

5  Then shall he speak to them in his wrath 
   and terrify them in his fury:

6  ‘Yet have I set my king 
   upon my holy hill of Zion.’

7  I will proclaim the decree of the Lord; 
   he said to me: ‘You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.

8  ‘Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance 
   and the ends of the earth for your possession.

9  ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron 
   and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.’

10  Now therefore be wise, O kings; 
   be prudent, you judges of the earth.

11  Serve the Lord with fear, and with trembling kiss his feet, 
   lest he be angry and you perish from the way,
      for his wrath is quickly kindled.

12  Happy are all they 
   who take refuge in him.

Refrain: The Lord is the strength of his people, a safe refuge for his anointed.

Most high and holy God,
lift our eyes to your Son
enthroned on Calvary;
and as we behold his meekness,
shatter our earthly pride;
for he is Lord for ever and ever.

     
    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 One
    The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion — to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.
   
Isaiah 61.1-3a
     
    Or, on any Wednesday
    The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
   
Habakkuk 2.14
     
     
   
Response
 
     
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
     
    Jesus said, I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
All
  No one comes to the Father except through me.
   
John 14.6
   
Prayers
 
     
    Prayers may include these concerns:
     
    The social services
    All who work in the criminal justice system
    Victims and perpetrators of crime
    The work of aid agencies throughout the world
    Those living in poverty or under oppression
     
    A form of intercession found here may be used.
     
    Either, the following prayer is said
     
    O Lord our God,
grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart;
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
and so finding, may love you;
and so loving, may hate those sins from which
      you have delivered us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
   
Anselm (1109)
     
     
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
     
    Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
      whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
      to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
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 grant to the world justice, truth and peace.
All
  Amen.