Sunday 6 March 2022
Kyrie eleison – Lord have mercy.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Song 26- In our darkness there is no darkness
Song 1- Within our darkest night….
Psalm 27 : Of David.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Song 2 – Wait for the Lord whose day is near,
Song 50 – 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.
Reading: The Armour of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should…..23 Peace to the brothers and sisters,[c] and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
“Silence makes us ready for a new meeting with God. In silence, God’s word can reach the hidden corners of our hearts. In silence, it proves to be “sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit” (Hebrews 4:12). In silence, we stop hiding before God, and the light of Christ can reach and heal and transform even what we are ashamed of.” >(Brother Alois)
Almighty God, we pray for the leaders of all nations, that you will guide them in the ways of justice, freedom, truth and peace. We pray for those who are forced to bear arms that they may have discipline, compassion and discernment. We pray for the wounded and the captive, the grieving and the homeless, the separated and the fearful. May they, in their trials, know your love and support. We pray that you will turn the hearts of all to kindness, friendship, empathy and humanity. Amen
Holy God, from whom all thoughts of goodness and peace proceed; kindle we pray the true love of peace, wisdom and grace. Guide and protect all those who work to bring your kingdom to fruition and those who work tirelessly to restore our relationship with you, through Jesus, our advocate and salvation. Amen
Eternal God, hear our prayers for all who strive for peace and fight for justice.
Help us all to work for a better tomorrow. We commend to you those lives lost and broken in terror and conflict. We ask that you will bring us all, in the end, to the peace of your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
We pray for peace in the Ukraine and around the world, between individuals, countries and wherever tensions and conflicts may arise. Gracious God, we pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia.
The Lord’s Prayer
This version is in Ukrainian:
Song 53 – Donna la Pace Signore
Give peace Lord, to those who trust in you
Song 15- Ubi Caritas
Where there is charity and love, God is to be found…
A Prayer for Ukraine: