Tuesday Office

TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER

LISTEN

Sit comfortably, away from distractions.
Listen to the sounds around you, and acknowledge them.

Deepen your breathing.
Focus on God.
Offer him your thanks and praise.
Ask Him to be part of your day.

REFLECT

When it seems appropriate, read a passage of scripture.

Reflect upon what you have read.

Give God time to speak to you.

Ask: what can I learn from this passage about God’s grace
and about the way that I should live my Christian life?

PRAY

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be forever. Amen.

Loving God, I offer you today,
my thoughts, words and actions.
Help me to heed the promptings of your Spirit,
to recognize your Son in those I encounter,
and to be a witness for your kingdom.
Help me to share your healing touch,
your words of encouragement,
your smile of friendship,
your helping hand.

Give me, O Lord, firm faith,
unwavering hope, perfect love.
Pour into my heart the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and spiritual strength,
the spirit of knowledge and true godliness,
and the spirit of your holy fear.
Alcuin (735-804)

This morning, I pray for:
My family and friends ….
Those with whom I work ….
Those who rely on me ….

I pray for those in need ….
The sick ….
The lonely ….
The unloved ….

I pray for those who are struggling to find a job ….
Those who are in financial difficulty ….
Those whose relationships are in turmoil ….
I pray for… (any other needs)

Be within me to strengthen me,
without me to preserve,
over me to shelter,
beneath to support,
before me to direct,
behind me to bring back,
round about me to fortify.
Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626)

CONCLUDE

God of grace and glory give us the mind, the heart,
and the strength to live for you.
Walk with us and work through us that we may be
faithful in prayer, grow in holiness and draw many to you.
As we walk in the power of the Spirit
transform us into the likeness of Christ, to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen

TUESDAY EVENING PRAYER

LISTEN

Focus on God.
Quietly express your love for Him.

Focus on yourself.
Commit to God all that has happened during the day.
Offer him your thanks and praise for the good things; confess the mistakes you have made and receive his forgiveness.
As you breath out, imagine letting go of any negative emotions or memories.
As you breathe in, imagine letting in the gentle breeze of God’s Spirit:
all that is honourable, just, pure, pleasing and good.
Breathe out.
Breathe in.
Be still.

REFLECT

When it seems appropriate, begin to read a passage of scripture.

Reflect upon what you have read. Give God time to speak to you.

Ask: what can I learn from this passage about God’s grace and about the way that I should live my Christian life?

PRAY

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be forever. Amen.

Loving God,
forgive me if I have hurt, or failed, or disappointed
anyone today.
Forgive me if I have said,
or done, or thought, unworthy things.

I ask you to:
sustain me in the way of truth,
guide me in the path of peace,
and infuse me with the values of your kingdom.
Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart
which no unworthy affection may drag downwards.
Give me an unconquered heart
which no tribulation can wear out.
Give me an upright heart
which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside.
Bestow upon me also, O Lord my God,
understanding to know you,
diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you,
and a faithfulness that may finally embrace you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thomas Aquinas (c.1225-74)

This evening I pray for:
My own needs …
The needs of others ….
The needs of people throughout the world ….
I also pray for… (any other needs)

Light eternal, shine in my heart,
power eternal, deliver me from evil:
wisdom eternal, scatter the darkness of my ignorance.
Grant that I may ever seek your face,
with all my heart and soul and strength;
and, in your infinite mercy,
bring me at last to your holy presence,
where I shall behold your glory
and possess your promised joys.
Alcuin (735-804)

CONCLUDE

God of grace and glory give us the mind,
the heart, and the strength to live for you.
Walk with us and work through us that we may be
faithful in prayer, grow in holiness and draw many to you.
As we walk in the power of the Spirit
transform us into the likeness of Christ, to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen