Archive for March 2011

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King   5 comments

An Icon of Jesus

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 29

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/proper-29-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/proper-29-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/proper-29-year-a/

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We come into your courts with praise, O God, and sing in glad adoration.  You fill the temple with your majestic presence; we bow in awe at the sight of your holiness.  Your goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life, as in Christ we shall dwell in your house forever.

Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

Euro Banknotes

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 28:

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/proper-28-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/proper-28-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/proper-28-year-a/

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Redeemer of the nations, great and wonderful are your works.  All that we bring you have provided; only your grace renders our acts worthy of praise.  Receive our tributes as praise and thanksgiving for your benevolent care, and multiply our efforts to your everlasting glory; for we offer our gifts in the name of Jesus Christ, the obedient one.

Prayer of Confession for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

A Girl Begging in India

Image Source = Steve Evans

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:India_poverty.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 28:

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/proper-28-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/proper-28-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/proper-28-year-a/

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Said in unison:

God of consuming fire, treat us not as stubble through the folly of our misdeeds.  We are misled by arrogance as we boast of our goodness; we look with disdain on those less fortunate, and ignore the poverty of our own souls.  Claiming to be among the mighty, we favor those gifted with similar strengths.  As individuals and as a nation, we test your patience.  Yet in Christ you love us still.  Forgive our pride and restore our sanity, so that we may yet serve you.

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

Christ in Majesty, Chartres Cathedral

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 28:

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/proper-28-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/proper-28-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/proper-28-year-a/

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God of righteousness, truth, and justice, who did judge your people according to the statues delivered to Moses, we praise you for the mercy of Christ’s intercession.  In Christ’s name we gather and are assured of your presence; we bow in adoration; we sing of your glory; your word is proclaimed for our guidance and nurture.  Look now with favor on our worship, as in Christ we seek to be faithful.

Posted March 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Pentecost/Ordinary Time 1900s

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Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

French Ten Francs Coin, 1958

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 27

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/proper-27-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/proper-27-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/proper-27-year-a/

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Gracious Comforter, we have sought to render true judgment, show kindness, accompany the sojourner, and devise no evil within our own hearts.  May the tribute we render be worthy of the trust you place in us.  Accept our offerings of praise and thanksgiving, as in Christ’s name we pray.

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

Fire

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 27

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/proper-27-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/proper-27-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/proper-27-year-a/

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You are worthy of all praise, O God; your judgment is sure.  Like a refiner’s fire, you purify your people and temper their desires.  The heat is your love for them; the flame is the Spirit’s power within; the light is the light which illumines the world.  Come, fire from above, and fill our beings, as we worship and adore our maker.

Posted March 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Pentecost/Ordinary Time 1900s

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Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

U.S. $2.50 Coin, 1834

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 26

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/proper-26-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/proper-26-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/proper-26-year-a/

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Chosen to serve you, we bring you our tributes.  You are the God who delivers us; glad praises we sing.  All that we have are gifts of your righteousness.  You plumb our potential, our yield increases; we are stewards of your mercy, called to serve.  Accept these offerings as signs of our faithfulness throughout each day.

Prayer of Confession for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

Anger

Image Source = Petar Pavlov

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anger_Symbol.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 26

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/proper-26-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/proper-26-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/proper-26-year-a/

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Said in unison:

Righteous God, who deem it just to repay with affliction those who mistreat your children, forgive the sins we commit which harm our neighbors.  Temper your vengeance when we claim not to know you.  Ease your wrath when we fail to obey the gospel Christ taught.  Let the glory of your might undergird our endeavors, as through Christ you deliver us from our weakness and shame.  O God, have mercy upon us and fill us with your splendor.

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Note:  The English word “anger” comes from an Old Norse word for grief.  Out of grief, whether or not this grief is justified, we strike out against each other, committing deeds of vengeance and social injustice.  Thus we create more grievances in each other.  Somebody needs to break the chain of grief, if peace is to reign.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MARCH 30, 2011 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT JOHN CLIMACUS, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK AND SPIRITUAL WRITER

THE FEAST OF SAINT INNOCENT OF ALASKA, RUSSIAN ORTHODOX BISHOP OF ALASKA

THE FEAST OF BLESSED JOAN OF TOULOUSSE, CARMELITE NUN, AND SAINT SIMON STOCK, CARMELITE FRIAR

THE FEAST OF KARL RAHNER, ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN

Posted March 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Pentecost/Ordinary Time 1900s

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Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

Kauai, Hawaii

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 26

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/proper-26-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/proper-26-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/proper-26-year-a/

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O God of our salvation, with dread deeds you answer us with deliverance; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.  By your strength you establish the mountains and still the waters.  You calm the troubled breasts of all who put their trust in you.  We shall not cease to give you praise and bless your holy name.

Posted March 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Pentecost/Ordinary Time 1900s

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Prayer of Dedication for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost   4 comments

U.S. $20 Coin, 1904

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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)

Corresponds to Proper 25

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/proper-25-year-c/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/proper-25-year-b/

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/proper-25-year-a/

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Merciful God, teach us to trust you to supply all our needs.  You are the source of manna in our wilderness wanderings, the giver of the bread of life along the pilgrimage of faith.  We bring you our offering with praise and thanksgiving for your constant care and protection.