Saturday Mid-Day Prayer for Easter Season

April 19

MId-Day Prayer from Daily Prayer for All Seasons

Join us to pray live via Zoom videoconference at 11:00 a.m. ET at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/99717122965?pwd=SVA5UTRuT2prRUMvdnJvU3V0Q3hGZz09


We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us
from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the
kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he
has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal
joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Opening Prayer

Alleluia! Risen Lord, come be with us,
and teach our hearts to live in you. Alleluia!

Jesus, divine companion: As the day unfolds, give us strength to understand and eyes to see, as you teach us to walk the soft earth, related to all that lives. Amen.

Praise

A Song of Wisdom (Wisdom 10:15-19, 20b-21)

Wisdom freed from a nation of oppressors *
a holy people and a blameless race.
She entered the soul of a servant of the Lord, *
withstood dread rulers with wonders and signs.
To the saints she gave the reward of their labors, *
and led them by a marvelous way;
She was their shelter by day *
and a blaze of stars by night.
She brought them across the Red Sea, *
she led them through mighty waters;
But their enemies she swallowed in the waves *
and spewed them out from the depths of the abyss.
And then, Lord, the righteous sang hymns to your Name *
and praised with one voice your protecting hand;
For Wisdom opened the mouths of the mute *
and gave speech to the tongues of a new-born people.

Scripture

We have been buried with Christ by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might
walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4

Meditation

I asked my Lord, and he listened to me.
-St. Scholastica (d. 543)

Where do we ask for God’s wisdom today?

Prayers

Risen Christ, open our hearts to your grace and truth.
may we walk in newness of life.
Teach us to love others in the power of the Spirit.
may we walk in newness of life.

[feel free to add your own intercessions or thanksgivings]

Strengthen us as witnesses to your love.
may we walk in newness of life.

Lord’s Prayer

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. 
Save us from the time of trial, 
     and deliver us from evil. 
For the kingdom, the power, 
     and the glory are yours, 
     now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer

God our Deliverer, by water and the Holy Spirit we have been buried with Christ and raised to the new life of grace: Give us inquiring and discerning hearts, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.

Going Out:

Alleluia! Risen Lord, come be with us,
and teach our hearts to live in you. Alleluia!

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