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Lord of All Hopefulness   Leave a comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Jan Struther (1901-1953)

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1.  Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,

whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,

be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,

your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

2.  Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,

be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,

your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

3.  Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,

be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,

your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

4.  Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,

be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,

your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

The Fleeting Day is Nearly Gone   1 comment

Above:  St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Carrollton, Georgia, July 17, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Father Charles P. Price (1920-1999), an Episcopal priest, theologian, and liturgist

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1.  The fleeting day is nearly gone;

we harvest what the morning sowed.

Now grant us undiminished strength

to stand and do what sill remains.

2.  At prayer time near the Temple gate,

Apostles made a lame man walk.

They gave him healing in your Name;

now give us grace to walk your way.

3.  With “It is finished” on your lips,

at that ninth hour you died for us.

Inspire us by hour dying breath

to live for you and do your will.

4.  O God, creation’s ruling force,

O Jesus, crucified for us,

O Spirit, bringing power and health,

we praise and bless you every hour.

The Golden Sun Lights Up the Sky   1 comment

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro, Georgia, July 31, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Father Charles P. Price (1920-1999), an Episcopal priest, theologian, and liturgist

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1.  The golden sun lights up the sky,

imparting vigor to the day.

Amid our customary round,

we offer you our prayer and praise.

2.  At the third hour you took your cross,

you stumbled, Lord, beneath its weight.

Now help us bear our daily load

and strive to follow where you lead.

3.  At the third our your faithful band

was clothed with power on Pentecost.

Bestow your Spirit on us now,

and give us strength to do your will.

4.  O God, creations’s ruling force,

O Jesus, crucified for us,

O Spirit, love’s life-giving ray,

we praise and bless you every hour.

We Come to You for Healing, Lord   2 comments

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley, California

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Words (in 2002) by the Reverend Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. (1923-2007), a minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1976-1989)

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1.  We come to you for healing, Lord,

of body, mind, and soul,

and pray that by, your Spirit’s touch,

we may again be whole.

2.  As once you walked through ancient streets

and reached toward those in pain,

come, risen Christ, among us still

with power to heal again.

3.  You touch us through physicians’ skills,

through nurses’ gifts of care,

and through the love of faithful friends

who lift our lives in prayer.

4.  When nights are long with wakefulness,

through days when strength runs low,

grant us your gift of patience, Lord,

your calming peace to know.

5.  We come to you, O loving Lord,

in our distress and pain,

in trust that through our nights and days

your grace will heal, sustain.

Thank You, God   2 comments

Image Source = Infrogmation

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Thank you, God,

for the rain

for the sunshine

for the clouds

for the morning

for the midday

for the afternoon

for the evening

for the night

for the moon and the stars

for friends

for family

for music

for peace and quiet

for good books

for good movies

for good food

for yesterday

for today

for help we have received

for help we have given

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Thank you, God,

for everything good.

Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 26, 2011 COMMON ERA

PROPER 8, THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, YEAR A

http://blogatheologica.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/thank-you-god/

Psalm 121 (TANAKH: The Holy Scriptures)   Leave a comment

Summer Afternoon

Image in the Public Domain

Prayer Source = TANAKH:  The Holy Scriptures (1985), of the Jewish Publication Society

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A song for ascents.

I turn my eyes to the mountains;

from where will my help come?

My help comes from the LORD,

maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot give way;

your guardian will not slumber;

See, the guardian of Israel

neither slumbers nor sleeps!

The LORD is your guardian,

the LORD is your protection

at your right had.

By day the sun will not strike you,

nor the moon by night.

The LORD will guard you from all harm;

He will guard your life.

The LORD will guard your going and coming

now and forever.

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost   6 comments

Dusk at Sao Paulo, Brazil

Image in the Public Domain

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/2012/07/21/proper-9-year-c/

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

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

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God of the dawn, we arise to the hope of your redeeming grace.  God of the dusk, we rest secure in assurance that you neither slumber nor sleep.  God of the noonday sun, we dwell in the midst of your unfailing mercy.  You are above us, beneath us, and throughout all creation.  Through the abundance of your encompassing love we worship and praise your glorious name.

Prayer of Confession for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/seeds-of-destruction/

Watch Over Those Who Work While Others Sleep   Leave a comment

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live:  Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A Midday Litany   1 comment

Summer Afternoon

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From A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), of The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia:

Let us be at peace within ourselves.

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Let us accept that we are profoundly loved and need never be afraid.

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Let us be aware of the source of being that is common to us all and to all living creatures.

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Let us be filled with the presence of the great compassion towards ourselves and towards all living beings.

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Realising that we are all nourished from the same source of life, may we so live that others be not deprived of air, food, water, shelter, or the chance to live.

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Let us pray that we ourselves cease to be a cause of suffering to one another.

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With humility let us pray for the establishment of peace in our hearts and on earth.

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May God kindle in us the fire of love to bring us alive and give warmth to the world.

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; lead me from hate to love, from war to peace.  Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.

Posted August 14, 2010 by neatnik2009 in A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), All Day/Sleep 1900s

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Noonday Prayers   Leave a comment

The Sun

Image Source = Lykaestria

From the Book of Common Prayer (1979), of The Episcopal Church:

Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us, according to your will, to comfort us in all afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung on the cross, stretching out your loving arms:  Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved; for your tender mercies’ sake.  Amen.

Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant Saint Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles:  We pray you to illumine the world with the radiance of your glory, that all nations may come and worship you; for you live and reign for ever and ever.  Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, “Peace I give to you; my own peace I leave with you:”  Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly City, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever.  Amen.

Posted August 13, 2010 by neatnik2009 in All Day/Sleep 1900s, The Book of Common Prayer (1979)

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