TIME AFTER PENTECOST
In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
In the morning: Psalm 32
In the evening: Psalm 116
Read one or more of the following lessons:
In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus
In the evening: Magnificat
Prayer of the Day
Watch, dear Lord, with those who work or watch or weep, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous. In your love give us all this, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Pray for all those who need our prayer
For the neglected and those who have no one to pray for them
For an awareness of our mortality
For fellowship with the saints
For the peace of the world
For those who through times of darkness keep alive the light of learning
For the gift of perseverance in prayer
For the Iona Community of the Church of Scotland
The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.