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Here Is Our Order of Worship
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A prayer attributed to St Patrick: (@470AD) link
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock.
I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me;
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's hosts to save me
Afar and anear,
Alone or in a mulitude.
Christ shield me today
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me,
Christ in the ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through the mighty strength
Of the Lord of creation.
A Prayer by Peter Marshall on Fear link
You know, Father, the things of which we are afraid, the terror by night,
the arrow by day that takes us unawares and often finds us without a vital, ready faith.
We know that you have not promised to surround us with immunity from all the ills to which flesh is heir.
We only pray that when they come, if come they must,
they shall find us unafraid and with adequate resources to meet them.
Give us a constant faith and a steady courage,
that we may neither whimper nor in peevish petulance complain before you.
We thank you that you still rule over the world that you have made.
Kings and emperors come and depart. All the shouting and the tumult,
the screaming hurricanes of time have not deviated you from your path.
Help us to remember, O Christ, that you are victorious-Christus Victor-reigning over all;
that in due time, in your own good time, you will work all things together for good to them that love you,
who are called according to your purpose.
May we find our refuge in that regnant faith, and so face the future without fear.
Give to us your peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.
A prayer by Clement of Rome, early church father, 1st century link
Grant unto us, Lord, that we may set our hope on Thy name
…and open the eyes of our hearts, that we may know Thee.”
“We beseech Thee, Lord and Master, to be our help and succour.
Save those among us who are in tribulation; have mercy on the lowly; lift up the fallen;
show Thyself to those in need; heal the sick; turn again the wanderers of Thy people;
feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners; raise up the weak; comfort the faint-hearted.
Let all nations know that Thou art God alone, and that Jesus Christ is Thy Son,
and that we are Thy people and the sheep of Thy pasture.”
“We praise Thee who art able to do these and better things than these,
through Jesus Christ the High Priest and Guardian of our souls,
through whom be glory and majesty to Thee, both now and
throughout all generations, for ever and ever.
Benediction: ! Thessalonians 3:11-13 NIV-Bible Gateway
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy
in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.