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April 29: Noonday Prayer

Please join us on Facebook Live at noon on April 29 for Fr. Chris's "Mid-week Motivation" service, to include noonday and contemplative prayer. (Fr. Chris suggests the Centering Prayer app by Contemplative Outreach, found in the App Store and Google Play.)

AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR NOONDAY (p. 103 BCP)


Opening Acclamation and Gloria


Hymn #209


Psalm 119, Vv. 105-112 p. 772


Romans 12:9-13 (followed by a brief reflection)


Kyrie ("Lord have mercy") p. 106


The Lord's Prayer p. 106


Salutation and Collect p. 107


A Prayer During Time of Anxiety (Adapted from the Episcopal Peace Fellowship)

Eternal God, You abide though all things change. We are anxious and fearful, and we turn our hearts to You,

looking to You and leaning on Your strength.

It is written (Psalm 84:5):

"Blessed is the one whose strength is in You."

Bless us now with faith and courage. Help us to feel that You are with us, steadying and sustaining us with the assurance that we are loved.

Be with us and bring us hope, that in the days to come, our aspirations may be fulfilled for our good,

and the good of those we love who depend on us.

Banish our fears with the sense that you are always present,

to uphold and sustain us, as it is written (Isaiah 41:10)

"Have no fear, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with the power of My righteousness." Amen.


Dismissal


An Introduction to Contemplative or Centering Prayer in the Christian Tradition

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