Please join us for an abridged version of Fr. Chris's "Mid-week Motivation" service, to include noonday prayer. Afterwards, consider a contemplative prayer practice of your own. Fr. Chris suggests the Centering Prayer app by Contemplative Outreach (App Store and Google Play).
AN ORDER OF SERVICE FOR NOONDAY (p. 103 BCP)
Opening Acclamation and Gloria
Psalm 121 p. 104
Romans 12:9-13 (a moment of silence is observed after the reading)
Kyrie ("Lord have mercy") p. 106
The Lord's Prayer p. 106
Salutation and Collect p. 107
Episcopal Peace Fellowship Prayer
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.