Archive for August 2010

Invitation to Confession of Sin Followed by the Confession of Sin   1 comment

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Ireland

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Prayer Source = Evening Prayer Two from the Book of Common Prayer (2004), of the Church of Ireland

The priest says:

Beloved in Christ,

we come together to offer to Almighty God

our worship and praise and thanksgiving,

to confess our sins and to receive God’s forgiveness,

to hear his holy word proclaimed,

to bring before him our needs and the needs of the world,

and to pray that in the power of his Spirit

we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.

The people kneel and keep silence.

Heavenly Father,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour

in thought and word and deed,

through negligence, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault;

by what we have done

and by what we have failed to do.

We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past;

and grant that we may serve you in newness of life

to the glory of your name.  Amen.

The priest says:

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy on you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Treasure of All Goodness   1 comment

The following is how A Late Evening Office, from the Book of Common Prayer (2004), of the Church of Ireland, begins:

Blessed be our God for all time, now and forever more.  Amen.

Glory to you, our God, glory be to you,

Holy Spirit, Comforter,

treasure of all goodness and giver of life,

come and dwell in us,

cleanse us from all sin,

and in your love bring us to salvation.

Holy God, holy and strong,

holy and immortal,

have mercy on us.

The 2004 Irish Prayer Book is available online:

http://ireland.anglican.org/index.php?do=worship&id=12

Scatter the Darkness of Our Hearts   1 comment

I have found the 2004 Book of Common Prayer of the Church of Ireland online in PDF format.  The Irish outdid themselves.  One of their liturgies is “A Late Evening Office,” from which I take the following prayer verbatim.

KRT

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Lord Almighty,

come and scatter the darkness of our hearts

by the light of your presence;

that we may know you

the Light of the world

and the one true God,

blessed this night and forevermore.  Amen.

An Evening Absolution   1 comment

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The following absolution comes from Evening Prayer Two, from the Book of Common Prayer (2004), of the Church of Ireland.  This is the absolution for when no priest is present.

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Merciful Lord,

grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,

that we may be cleansed of all our sins,

and serve you with a quiet mind;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Seeds of Destruction: Prayer of Confession for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost   6 comments

Seeds

Image Source = Sanjay Acharya

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Brown_Flax_Seeds.jpg)

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Corresponds to Proper 9

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/proper-9-year-a/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/proper-9-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/proper-9-year-c/

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Said in unison:

You who make all things new, look with mercy as we confess our sin.  The seeds of destruction find fertile soil within us; we nurture them to fruition.  We pluck the yield and find it delightful; we rejoice in the evil harvest we have sown.  Save us from our love of sinning, O God.  Teach us to sow your Holy Spirit, and reap eternal life.

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-seventh-sunday-after-pentecost/

Prayer of Dedication for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-seventh-sunday-after-pentecost/

Posted August 25, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Pentecost/Ordinary Time 1900s

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We Fail to Correct Injustice: Prayer of Confession for the Sixth Sunday After Epiphany   6 comments

Colored Water Fountain, U.S. South, Twentieth Century

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Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985), p. 42

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Said in unison:

Forgive our vain repetitions, O God of mercy, for our deeds do not match our words of belief.  We mouth pious slogans but fail to correct injustice.  We claim to be righteous, while practicing bigotry and rejecting others.  We glory in your gifts that bring success or comfort, yet we deny neighbors their right to prosper.  Help us to confess Christ risen for all people, and forgive our failure to translate faith into action.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/sixth-sunday-after-the-epiphany-year-b/

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/sixth-sunday-after-the-epiphany-year-a/

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-sixth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Dedication for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-sixth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Posted August 24, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 1900s

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Forgive Our Lack of Love: Prayer of Confession for the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany   6 comments

Statue of Reconciliation, St. Michel’s Cathedral, Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Image Source = Rebecca Kennison

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UK_Coventry_Statue-of-Reconcilliation.jpg)

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985), p. 38

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Said in unison:

If love is patient, why are we irritable?  If love is kind, why are we hostile?  If love is not jealous or boastful, why do we flaunt our achievements in the presence of others?  O God, in Jesus you have shown love which forgives imperfection; only in him can we forsake childish ways.  Forgive our lack of love, and have mercy upon us.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/fourth-sunday-after-the-epiphany-year-b/

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/fourth-sunday-after-the-epiphany-year-a/

Prayer of Dedication for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-fourth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-fourth-sunday-after-epiphany/

Posted August 24, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 1900s

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