Midday Prayer

Prepared by the Reading Boiler Room community

[Begin with silence to reflect on the morning past and the afternoon coming].

All: In the name of the Father,

And of the Son

And of the Holy Spirit

Amen.


SENTENCES:

Leader: The Spirit of God the Master is upon us

Because he has anointed us

He has sent us to preach good news to the poor

All: Here I am, Lord, send me

Leader: He has sent us to heal the broken hearted

All: Here I am, Lord, send me

Leader: He has sent us to announce freedom for all captives

All: Here I am, Lord, send me

Leader: He has sent us to pardon all prisoners

All: Here I am, Lord, send me

Leader: God is announcing the year of His grace

All: Here I am, Lord, send me

Leader: A period of silent reflection may be held

 

INTERCESSIONS

Leader: God’s plan of redemption is at work in our world:

All: He brings bouquets of roses instead of ashes


[Silence. Bring prayers for redemption].


Leader: He sends messages of joy instead of news of doom

 

[Silence. Bring prayers for the Broken].

 

Leader: He seeks a praising heart instead of a languid spirit

 

[Silence Bring prayers for the Church].

 

Leader: God rebuild the ancient ruins Renew the ancient paths

Bring renewal to the broken.

Bring refreshing to the desert.

Bring redemption to the lost.

Son of man, can these bones live?

Lord, you alone know.

 

[Dedication prayer (Isaiah 60 quotes)]:

 

The whole earth is wrapped in darkness

All people sunk in deep darkness

But God rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you

Come to us Lord Jesus, we will go with you Lord Jesus

Put your face in the sunlight.

God’s bright glory has risen for you

Come to us Lord Jesus, we will go with you Lord Jesus

Not long ago we were despised, out of the way, unvisited, ignored.

But now God has put us on our feet.

The outcast has become the great tribe, the weakling has become strong He promises “I am God. At the right time I will make it happen”

Praise you Lord. You come to us when we call on you.

You call each one of us to follow you.

You send us to the world.

You are faithful, we will follow you.


Amen

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