Prayer at Home

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A simple way to pray at home:

  • maybe light a candle – but keep safe!
  • settle yourself with a couple of minutes of silence
  • some opening words: O God make speed to save us; O Lord make haste to help us.
  • read one or more of the Bible passages referenced below
  • say the Collect prayer below
  • say the Lord’s Prayer
  • bring your own thanks and petitions to God
  • say the Grace

Note that throughout you will be saying ‘us’ and ‘our’, even if you are alone, because our prayers are always in communion with others.

Prayer resources online:

Monday morning contemplative prayer is continuing by email or phone – contact Sue Caunt suecaunt38@gmail.com if you wish to be included in this.

A Prayer if you miss receiving Communion:
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament, I love you above all things, and I desire you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you now sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my soul. As though you were already there, I embrace you and unite myself wholly to you; permit not that I should ever be separated from you. Amen.

A Prayer for during the Coronavirus crisis:
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Collect for 7th Sunday of Easter
O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Readings for 7th of Easter, Sunday 24 May

Morning:
Acts 1: 6-14 (p.1092)
John 17: 1-11 (p.1085)

Evening:
2 Samuel 23: 1-5 (p.330)
Ephesians 1: 15-23 (p.1173)