Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name be glory, because of Your lovingkindness and truth
Prayer of the Bible
Lord, the earth is yours and all its fullness, the world and all who dwell in it. You have founded it on the seas, and establish it on the waters. Therefore I will not lift up my soul to an idol but I will seek your face.
(Free expression of praise and thanksgiving to God)
Confession of Sin
Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
(Time of silence for confession of sin)
The Words of Jesus
Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’
(Think deeply on these life-giving words of Jesus)
Prayers for Ourselves and Others
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
(Time to bring before God our own needs and the needs of others)
The arms of God be around my shoulders,
The touch of the Holy Spirit upon my head,
The sign of Christ’s cross upon my forehead,
The sound of the Holy Spirit in my ears,
The fragrance of the Holy Spirit in my nostrils,
The vision of heaven’s company in my eyes,
The conversation of heaven’s company on my lips,
The work of God’s church with my hands,
The service of God and my neighbor in my feet,
A home for God in my heart, and to God, the Father of all,
I give my entire being. Amen.
-St. Fursey (567-650)