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    The Deanery of  Radnor and Builth

    Morning Prayer

    The 9th Sunday after Trinity

    August 9th 2020 

    Led by Rev Rachael Storer

    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen

    One thing I have asked of the Lord,

    this is what I seek:

    That I may dwell in the house of the lord

    all the days of my life;

    to behold the beauty of the Lord

    and to seek Him in His temple.

    Call:             Who is it that you seek?

    Response:  We seek the Lord our God.

    Call:             Do you seek him with all your heart?

    Response:  Amen. Lord have mercy.

    Call:             Do you seek Him with all your soul?

    Response:  Amen. Lord have mercy.

    Call:             Do you seek Him with all your mind?

    Response:  Amen. Lord have mercy.

    Call:             Do you seek Him with all your strength?

    Response:  Amen. Christ have Mercy.

    Hymn led by Adeline Jennings

    Let there be love

    Let there be love shared among us

    Let there be love in our lives

    Now let your love sweep this nation

    Cause us oh Lord to arise

    Give us a fresh understanding

    Of the new love that is real

    Let there be love shared among us

    Let there be love

    2) Let there be joy

    3) Let there be peace

    4) Let there be love

    Dave Bilborough 1979 Kingway’s  Thankyou Music

    Declaration of faith

    To whom shall we go?

    You have the words of eternal life,

    and we have believed and have come to know

    that you are the Holy One of God.

    Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

    Collect for the day

    Almighty God,

    who sent your Holy Spirit

    to be the life and light of your Church:

    open our hearts to the riches of your grace,

    that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

    in love and joy and peace;

    through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

    who is alive and reigns with you

    and the Holy Spirit,

    one God, now and for ever.

    The Word of the Lord

    1 Kings 19. 9-18

    At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’

    He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’ Then the Lord said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.’

    Psalm 85. 8-13

    I will listen to what the Lord God will say :

    for he shall speak peace to his people and to the faithful,

        that they turn not again to folly.

    Truly, his salvation is near to those who fear him :

    that his glory may dwell in our land.

    Mercy and truth are met together :

    righteousness and peace have kissed each other;

    Truth shall spring up from the earth :

    and righteousness look down from heaven.

    The Lord will indeed give all that is good :

    and our land will yield its increase.

    Righteousness shall go before him :

    and direct his steps • in the way.

    Matthew 14. 22-33

    Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’

    Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’

    Sermon by Rev Petra Goodband

    Prayers PG

    Leader: Let us join in prayer on this day of remembrance for Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to recall the past, to be challenged in the present, and to seek hope for the future.

    All: O God of power, gracious in love, you gave humankind responsibility to care for all the earth. But often we put our faith in military power even though you call us to build a community of trust and love.

    Leader: By both our actions and inactions, by our participation in the systems of society, we often become agents of violence and destruction.

    All: O God of all, transform the death and despair in the symbols of Hiroshima and Nagasaki into ones of hope and resolve that nuclear weapons must never again be used to kill and destroy.

    Leader: Let Hiroshima and Nagasaki be beacons leading us to find ways to live together in peace. May we not be just peace lovers, but peacemakers.

    All: O God of infinite possibilities, transform our hearts and minds. Give us courage to use our skills and technology to transform weapons that destroy into gifts that cherish all of life.

    Leader: Isaiah said: “It shall come to pass that the peoples shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.”

    All: O God, finally after 75 years, make your vision our vision so that “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” O God, forgive, transform, and bring your peace. Amen.

    Adapted from a prayer written by Susan Adams, a missionary in Japan for 13 years. Source: Wider Church Ministries, UCC, Cleveland.

    Intercessions led by Rev Janet Day

    Canticle

    Christ, as a light

    Illumine and guide me.

    Christ. as a shield

    Overshadow me.

    Christ under me;

    Christ over me;

    Christ beside me

    on my left and my right.

    This day be within and without me,

    Lowly and meek, yet all powerful.

    Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;

    in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.

    This day be within and without me,

    Lowly and meek, yet all powerful.

    Christ as a light;

    Christ as a shield;

    Christ beside me

    on my left and my right.

    Hymn led by Adeline Jennings

    Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

    Make me a channel of Your peace

    Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love

    Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord

    And where there’s doubt, true faith in You

    Oh Master, grant that I may never seek

    So much to be consoled as to console

    To be understood as to understand

    To be loved as to love with all my soul

    Make me a channel of Your peace

    Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope

    Where there is darkness, only light

    And where there’s sadness, ever joy

    Oh Master, grant that I may never seek

    So much to be consoled as to console

    To be understood as to understand

    To be loved as to love with all my soul

    Make me a channel of Your peace

    It is pardoning that we are pardoned

    In giving to all men that we receive

    And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

    Sebastian Temple (b.1928) based on the prayer of St Francis 1967 OCP

    Publications.

    The Blessing

    May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,

    Wherever He may send you.

    May He guide you through the wilderness,

    Protect you through the storm.

    May He bring you home rejoicing

    at the wonders He has shown you.

    May He bring you home rejoicing

    once again into our doors.

    In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

    Morning Prayer from  Celtic Daily Prayer . The Northumbria Community