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 Prayers Resources: The following are prayer resources for you to use in your personal prayers. If you have prayers to share please let us know  by email: office@holytrinity.mb.ca or phone 204.942.7465.



 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE FOR  AUGUST 9TH 2020

 
Be still and know that  I am God, as we draw near in prayer we rest our concerns on Him who told us not to be afraid but trust in Him in all things and to call on Him and we shall be saved. So let us pray…………..
Dear Father,   we are saddened by the grief of those who have suffered from the explosion in Beirut and pray for those  who have lost someone, those who are injured and for families who have missing loved ones. God, be near them in the loss and devastation and bring hope and aid with supplies to the areas.
Hear us Lord.
Father, we pray for relief in the ongoing horror and loss in the Pandemic that besets the world. Give wisdom, direction and guidance to leaders and scientists and those seeking a vaccine to combat it. Give us grace to bear the situation and fill us with hope and good sense to weather it out putting our trust only in you.
Hear us Lord.
Father, we are full of praise and thankfulness that summer is here and we are enjoying flowers and crops and produce. Give us grateful hearts for our bounty so we can share with others. Let us be mindful of those who are without and may creative programs be set up to help combat loneliness, homelessness and poverty.
Hear us Lord.
Father of Peace, we need people to speak up against racism and to rise up and speak up or demonstrate so that hatred, bigotry and violence will cease and instead our brothers and sisters can show us how to understand other cultures, faiths and races and live amicably together.
Hear us Lord.
Dear Father, we bring before you all who are sick in mind and body, those who are suffering, in pain or dying, those who are recovering from surgery, Shirley, Gwen Grieg, Gwen Lowes, Derek, Richard and others we know. We pray also for those who have yet to say final goodbyes to loved ones, For the Grieg and Oramasionwu families and all who mourn. May they rest their cares on you Lord.
Hear us Lord.
Heavenly Father, we pray for the whole wide church and especially for Holy Trinity and our mission, for all parishioners and the diocese. Give health and strength to all clergy and we pray for our own and their families, Primate Linda, Bishop Geoff, Reverends Cathy, Fitz, Donald, and Andrew who joins us in the fall.
Hear us Lord.
Father, you implored us to get out of the boat and trust in you, may we live this week with that trust so we can rest our cares on you, knowing that you have a plan and a purpose for us in our lives, and in good time all will be made known to us.   We pray always in Jesus Name AMEN.
[Offered by Be Buckingham]
 Additional Prayer Resources
 
The Rev'd Jessica Schaap, Missioner for Christian Formation [jschaap@vancouver.anglican.ca], of the Diocese of New Westminster has complied this set of online prayer resources for your exploration and use:
 
1.      DailyPrayer – one of the best apps for praying the daily office. It has a clean attractive format and each day gives you the psalm and lectionary readings so you’re not flipping around with multiple books and/or screens. You can pray the full set of offices from morning, midday evening, and night/compline and you can choose the traditional BCP or the contemporary prayer book of the Church of England called Common Worship.
 
2.      The Daily Office from the Mission of St. Clare – based on the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, this app includes psalms and lection readings as well as text and recordings of chants and hymns used throughout morning, noonday, evening, and night prayer. It’s very easy to use. Bonus if you like the 16th century Coverdale translation of the psalms, you can click and pray them instead.
 
3.      Order of Saint Helena Daily Office - the daily office of the Anglican monastic Order of Saint Helena. The app is plain but simple to use and the sisters have worked diligently over the years to incorporate more gender inclusive and expansive language while hewing to the tradition and flow of the Book of Common Prayer.
 
4.      Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals – based on the popular adaptations of morning, midday, and evening prayer developed by Shane Claiborne and his team in the book of the same name. It’s a pretty straightforward text based app. One nice feature is the songbook that has folksy, accapella recordings of all the hymns used in the daily prayers.
 
 
IGNATIAN PRAYER APPS
 
1.       Pray as you Go – a popular 10-13 minute guided prayer session that gives scripture, questions for reflection, music, and prayer. It’s all audio with soothing voices and based in Ignatian spirituality, which invites us to use our senses and imagination in prayer and relationship with God.
 
 
2.      Reimagining the Examen – based on the book Reimagining the Ignatian Examen by Jesuit priest, Mark Thibodeaux, the app guides you step-by-step through a prayerful review of the day called an examen. You can choose among many different types of examen prayers and choose background music and text size. It helps by inviting us to attend to our bodies and posture as well.
 
 
 
MEDITATION APP
 
1.      Centering Prayer – an easy-to-use introduction and timer for contemplative prayer. You can set opening and closing prayers, many from Fr. Thomas Keating, founder of Centering Prayer, or from the tradition of the church. You can set the amount of time you wish to sit in silence and have a bell rung to open and close the time.
 
 
DEVOTIONAL APPS
 
 
1.      D365.org – based on the daily print devotional for youth, this simple app offers a brief prayer, a scripture passage, a short reflection, a closing prayer and sending. Users have the option to play music in the background with each day’s devotion.
 
 
2.      3 Minute Retreat - a time of calm with a brief passage from scripture, reflection, a question, and a closing blessing. The text is accompanied by image and meditative music. Produced by Loyola press, a Jesuit publisher. The Jesuits are really into the app realm it seems.
 
 
Easter Day Collect
O Risen Christ,
Your agony on the cross
Was the birth pangs of a new creation;
Give us the courage of the women
Who first discovered your empty tomb,
That we may marvel with them
At the wonder and glory of your resurrection
And proclaim that glory to others;
In the name of the Source, the Word and the Spirit. Amen.
credit: from “Women’s Uncommon Prayers”

An Easter Psalm
C1: Hail, O Resurrected Hope, spilling over the hills of our grief
like the blush of a new day dawning.
C2: Hail, Sudden Sabbath Surprise, spark of fire in our verbal ash,
cognitive flash like the fleeting glimmer of recognition in a newborn baby’s eyes.
C1: The Word is risen, the miracle continues, sing amen, alleluia!
C2: The Song is risen, the music continues, sing amen, alleluia!

C2: Happy the feet that dance the Good News in the civilized streets of the nations.
C1: Happy the heart that hears and tells of Easter at all the village wells, country pumps,
steel cells, ghetto dumps, where so much of life lies buried.

C1: Praise the One Who is raised to life, let the trumpets break their silence in articulated creeds.
C2: Praise the One Who raises to life a community of believers with a fanfare of impossible deeds.
C1: Christ is the One Who gives wings to our freedom, lifting our inner selves higher than wild birds borne by the will of the wind.
C2: Christ is the free fall of faith unencumbered by guidelines or more guarantees.

C1: Hail, O One Who is warm to our touch, neither death nor doubt can contain You.
C2: Hail, O One Who eludes our touch, only by faith can we know You.
credit: from M.T. Winter “Woman Word”

 
Easter Dancer
 
The Cree word for “peace” - chiyamayitamowin - is “a description of the moment in the spring when after a rain, all is fresh and green as the sun emerges...as though ...all of creation is gathering its forces to surge forward to grow, blossom and push toward fruition with the single focus of becoming all it was meant to be.”
 
credit: Caleb Lawrence
 
 
Earth Dancer,
 
on this day of days
 
You change your clothes of mourning
 
for a robe of rejoicing,
 
Your shirts, green as the spring grass,
 
sparkle with dew drops in the rising sun,
 
and blossoms of morning glory
 
spill from your apron as You swirl.
 
Erase from us the fear of death
 
in all its forms:
 
that, opening to new life,
 
we bloom and grow in the warmth
 
of your love;
 
Mother of All, Risen One, Spirit of Joy; Amen
 
credit: from M.K.S. Schmitt “Seasons of the Feminine Divine”

 
Easter Blessing
 
May the God who shakes heaven and earth,
 
whom death could not contain,
 
who lives to disturb and heal us,
 
bless us with power to go forth
 
and proclaim the gospel; Amen.
 
          credit : Janet Morley “All Desires Known”
 
 


Blessing in the Chaos

To all that is chaotic
in you,
let there come silence.

Let there be
a calming
of the clamouring,
a stilling
of the voices that
have laid their claim
on you,
that have made their
home in you,

that go with you
even to the
holy places
but will not
let you rest,
will not let you
hear your life
with wholeness
or feel the grace
that fashioned you.

Let what distracts you
cease.
Let what divides you
cease.
Let there come an end
to what diminishes
and demeans,
and let depart
all that keeps you
in its cage.

Let there be
an opening
into the quiet
that lies beneath
the chaos,
where you find
the peace
you did not think
possible
and see what shimmers
within the storm.

From “The Cure for Sorrow” J.Richardson
see janrichardson.com for more wonderful blessings





 



 
 
Haewook Kim, Holy Trinity’s pianist,
has created a set of hymn recordings for Youtube. Included here are three that you might use for encouragement
for your prayers and/or meditation. The lyrics are on the recording and move with the musical recording of Haewook at the piano.
Please enjoy.
Stay With Us
In the Bulb There is A Flower
Give To Us Laughter