Pray With Us

We put ourselves in the presence of God as we listen to some music.



Leader:     Giver of Life, giver of nights & days, giver of

          this moment now, open our lips

All:        that we may speak truthfully.

Leader:     Open our hearts

All:        that we may love wholeheartedly.

Leader:     Open our whole being

All:        that we may act courageously – acting in the name of the Father, Son & Spirit.

Please sing the hymn ’Seek ye first’.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness,

And all these things shall be added unto you; Allelu,Alleluia!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek & you shall find;

Knock & it shall be opened unto you; Allelu, Alleluia!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Please listen to or join in the refrain of Psalm 61 

(Light in Our Darkness)



In God alone is my soul at rest; He alone is my rock, my strength;

In God alone is my soul at rest; He alone is my rock, he is my strength.


Please sing the second psalm as indicated.

Cantors: Let God bless us;

    Let his face shed its light upon us.

Side 1:      O God be gracious & bless us and let your face shed

 its light upon us.

                So will your ways be known upon earth and all

 nations know your saving help.

All:  (refrain)  Let the peoples praise you, O God;

                  Let all the peoples praise you.

Side 2:    Let the nations be glad & exult for you rule the world with justice.

With fairness you rule the peoples, you guide the

      nations on earth.

All:  (refrain) as above.

Side 1;      The earth has yielded its fruit for God our God has blessed us.

                May God still give us his blessing till the ends of the earth revere him.

All:        (refrain) as above.

All:  Glory be to the Father and to the Son,

      And to the Holy Spirit,

      As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,

      World without end, Amen.

All:        Let God bless us;

Let his face shed its light upon us.

Reading:    1 Peter 5 5b-7

Wrap yourselves in humility to be servants of each other,

because God refuses the proud and will always favour the

humble.  Bow down, then, before the power of God now, and he

will raise you up on the appointed day; unload all your worries

onto him, since he is looking after you.

Silent or shared spoken reflection ad lib


After saying the antiphon together we will hear a setting of

 the Magnificat – (S. the Ps 5) – please join in if you wish.

All:        Show the power of your arm Lord; put down the proud and exalt the lowly.



Refrain:        My soul rejoices in God my Saviour; my

                     spirit finds its joy in God, the living God.


My soul proclaims your mighty deeds.
My spirit sings the greatness of your name.

Your mercy flows throughout the land
and ev’ry generation knows your love.

You cast the mighty from their thrones
and raise the poor and lowly to new life.

You fill the hungry with good things.
With empty hands you send the rich away.


Just as you promised Abraham,
you come to free your people, Israel.



Reader:  By the lives we live, by our compassion, may Christ the

              healer enter people’s lives ……silence …… we sing


All: Through our lives & through our prayers, your kingdom


Reader:   Despite, & through, all the mystery of pain in people’s

               lives, may we all come to experience resurrection   ……

              silence …… we sing,

All: Through our lives & through our prayers, your kingdom


Reader:  Holy Spirit, come with healing power, into our lives, &

              into the lives of those amongst whom we live …silence

              …….we sing together,

All: Through our lives & through our prayers, your kingdom


Reader:  Earth cries out for peace; oppressed people cry out

             for justice – may we play our part in answering these

             cries  ……silence …… we sing together,

All: Through our lives & through our prayers, your kingdom


Reader:     We pray for people who have died today & those who will die tonight –

We also remember those whose anniversaries of death occur tomorrow including …………..:

Pause for people to add silently or aloud any further intentions.

Leader begins the Our Father….

Leader:     Lord God whose name is holy and whose mercy is proclaimed in every generation: receive our prayer made on behalf of all your people.

We make our prayer through Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.

All:        Amen.

Leader:     As evening draws in & darkness comes near,

All:        we too prepare to take our rest.

Leader:     We have had time with God & with each other.

All:        We have sung God’s song & rejoiced in God’s beauty.

Leader:     The day is almost ended & we shall depart in peace.

All:        Thanks be to God.

All:        May God, the artist of creation, who paints nature in rainbow colours, & humanity in rich diversity,

keep us in safety & bless us.   Amen.