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Act of Worship– to be used for Trinity

8th Sunday after TRINITY

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Come let us worship and fall down and kneel before the Lord, our Maker:

In you we live and move.
In you we have our being.
We are in your love
enfolded in your peace
surrounded by your might.

Open our eyes, Lord,
enlarge our vision.
Open our hearts, Lord,
increase our faith.
Open our minds, Lord,
deepen our knowing.
We are in your love,
enfolded in your peace,
surrounded by your might.
In you we live and move.
In you we have our being.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


We ask your forgiveness, Lord, when we forget your Presence with us, when our faith is tested to the limit and we stumble, when our feet stray from the path and we wander, when our neighbour is in need and we pass by, when the voices of this world drown your whisper, when our response to your generous love for us is puny and weak, Lord, forgive.

May the Lord have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Almighty and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things have done, in whom his world rejoices;
Who from our mother’s arms hath blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
The Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven,
the One eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore;
for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

Holy and strong One.
In our weakness we come to you;
Strengthen us, good Lord.

We bring a church where your people are scattered and isolated yet one in you.
We ask you to guide John, our Archbishop and all who advise him with your
Holy Spirit as we prepare for an uncertain future.
Strengthen us, good Lord.

We bring a world strained and stressed, broken by war and crime,
discouraged by evil, distressed by violence.
We bring friends in loneliness and heartache, in weariness and want,
in fear and anxiety.
Strengthen us, good Lord.

We bring the sick and the suffering, the pained and the despairing
at home and in hospital,
those who suffer in any way as a result of the virus
and all who care for them.
Strengthen us, good Lord.

(Now add those for whom you would particularly like to pray for today)

We pause and join in this act of spiritual communion:

Jesus, Lord of Life, you meet me now, and although I am unable to receive the bread and wine, your Body and Blood in Holy Communion, I ask you to come to my heart. Fill me with your grace that I may evermore dwell in you and you in me. I offer myself to you and thank you for drawing me into your Risen Life with all your people here and everywhere. Amen.

Our Father..........

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all those who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

The Love of Christ surround us
The Light of Christ lead us
The Peace of Christ fill us
The Power of Christ aid us
The Joy of Christ thrill us
The Presence of Christ be with us evermore.

Our thanks again to Canon Arthur Howells for providing the help for us to worship at home during these challenging times.

Following the Bishops’ Guidance, our church buildings remain closed until further notice.

Keep safe everyone.


End of Service

(You are invited to use this Order of Service over the weeks that follow. Here is a list of some appropriate readings which you may like to choose and substitute for the Gospel Reading: Psalm 5: v3, Psalm 16: vv7-11, Psalm 13, Psalm 23, Psalm 90 vv12-17, Psalm 91, Psalm 91, Psalm 139: vv1-17, Psalm 143: vv1-11, St Matthew 11: 25-30, St Matthew 6:25-34, Romans 15;v13, Philippians 4:4-9, Isaiah 43: 1-4. Additionally our hymns provide a rich source for prayer and worship. Common Praise, which we use may be purchased from Amazon or Church House Bookshop, Westminster.)