Online Taizé Service for March 2021

As I enter into prayer today, I rest for a moment in the confidence that – whatever may seem wrong with the world, or with me, or with my life – God’s love redeems it all.

The Lord has visited his people and redeemed them.

Wait for the Lord

Wait for the Lord, whose day is near,
Wait for the Lord, Keep watch, Take heart.

Give peace Lord, to those who trust in you

Dona la Pace Signore, a chi confida in te
Dona la Pace Signore, dona la pace.

Psalm 91

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

3  Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

4  He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5  You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

6  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7  A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8  You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9  If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10  no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11  For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12  they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13  You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14  “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15  He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honour him.

16  With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation

Nada te turbe

Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten.
Those who seek God, shall never go wanting.
Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten,
God alone fills us.

Nada te turbe, nada te espante
quien a Dios tiene nada le falta
Nada te turbe, nada te espante
sólo Dios basta
St Theresa of Avila

1 Corinthians 1 v 22 – 25

22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

Kristus, din Ande

Jesus, your spirit in us, is a wellspring of life everlasting.

Kristus, din Ande i oss är en källa med porlande vaten

Silence

When in Prayer,
Human language cannot express well what we have deep within ourselves
We do not worry.
In a prayer made of silence only
We rest in God
With the body
With the soul
With the spirit.

Br Alois of Taizé

Mon âme se repose

In God alone my soul can find rest and peace,
In God, my peace and joy.
Only in God, my soul can find its rest,
Find it’s rest and peace.

Mon âme se repose en paix sur Dieu seul
de lui vient mon salut
Oui, sur Dieu seul mon âme se repose
Se repose en Paix

O Lord, thank you that although you love me as I am . . .
You love me too much to leave me as I am!

O Lord hear my prayer

O Lord hear my prayer, O Lord hear my prayer,
When I call, answer me
O Lord hear my prayer, O Lord hear my Prayer
Come and listen to me.

The Lord’s Prayer

Laudate omnes gentes

Sing praises all you peoples
Sing praises to the Lord

Laudate omnes gentes
Laudate Dominium

Singt dem Herrn

Sing to God with joyful hearts,
Praise the Lord for evermore,
Praise the Lord for evermore.

Singt dem Herrn ein neues lied
Lob singt ihm allezeit
Lob singt ihm allezeit

The UK Blessing.

Amen

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