Listen to or read a short service of prayer for Tuesday 9 June 2020, the Tuesday after Trinity Sunday.
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;
you set me at liberty when I was in trouble;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
How long will you nobles dishonour my glory;
how long will you love vain things and seek after falsehood?
But know that the Lord has shown me his marvellous kindness;
when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.
Stand in awe, and sin not;
commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness
and put your trust in the Lord.
There are many that say, ‘Who will show us any good?’
Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.
You have put gladness in my heart,
more than when their corn and wine and oil increase.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.
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.
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.’Matthew 5.13-16
This is the word of the Lord.
Let us pray, as those who seek to be faithful members of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Keep the Church steadfast in the way of your commandments. Make your people a light to their generation, faithful to the Gospel of love.
Guide all people into the mystery that challenges the wisdom of the world. Show the way of true repentance which does not rest on outward signs but turns back sincerely to obey your will
Inspire us with your love, to bring light to those with whom we live and work. Open our eyes to see where there is need for relief to the hungry body or the clouded mind.
Have compassion on those who are afraid, who feel inadequate for the demands of life. Grant them confidence in the hidden wisdom of your word.
We give thanks for those who have been faithful to your law and shone as lights in their earthly lives. Grant them the fullness of your presence, where true wisdom is revealed.
Honouring the Law of God and seeking true righteousness, we make our prayers to fulfil his commandments.
Almighty and eternal God,
you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:
hold us firm in this faith,
that we may know you in all your ways
and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory,
who are three Persons yet one God,
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. Amen.
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.