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Prayer for Tuesday 30 June 2020

Listen to or read a short service of Prayer for Tuesday 30 June 2020, the Tuesday after the Third Sunday of Trinity.

Listen to or read a short service of Prayer for Tuesday 30 June 2020, the Tuesday after the Third Sunday of Trinity.

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Praise

God our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Psalm 5.8-14

Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness,
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before my face.

For there is no truth in their mouth,
in their heart is destruction,
their throat is an open sepulchre,
and they flatter with their tongue.

Punish them, O God;
let them fall through their own devices.
Because of their many transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them sing out their joy for ever.
You will shelter them,
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
For you, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
and with your favour you will defend them as with a shield.

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.

Reading

When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A gale arose on the lake, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him up, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, you of little faith?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. They were amazed, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?’

Matthew 8.23-27

This is the word of the Lord.

Reflection for Tuesday 30 June 2020, on Matthew 8.23-27

Prayers

For the peace that comes from above, let us pray to the Lord.

Give peace to the Church and take away all that may hinder her ministry. Grant to her people the holiness that shall be a refuge and a new hope for all the troubles of the world.

Calm, we pray, the storms that rage in the world. Let your word of peace bring an end to the wars and anger that divide nations, and the bitterness that sets people against one another.

Grant that we may hear the voice of Christ and feel his protection in our own lives, and help us to make it known to all whose lives touch ours. Where any strife or hurt troubles our community, may it be overcome so that all may live in harmony.

Have compassion on those who have no stability in their lives, who are tossed about by every passing fancy that brings no rest. Protect all sailors and all who travel by sea, bringing them in safety to the end of their journeys.

Receive in your mercy the souls of those who have passed from the perils of this world and come to the further shore where all is calm. Give them peace and rest, and the new life that begins when their first voyage is over.

May our prayers be accepted through Christ, whose word is healing and calm.

Father, give to us, and to all your people,
in times of anxiety, serenity;
in times of hardship, courage;
in times of uncertainty, patience;
and at all times a quiet trust in your wisdom and love,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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. Amen.

The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore.
Amen.