Thy Kingdom Come

Ascension Day 13th May to Pentecost 23rd May.

Every day during this period we are going to have a short service (max 30 mins) of

Night Prayer at 8pm on Zoom. That’s this week!

(The only exception to this is Monday 17th May when there is a PCC meeting)

Please contact the Vicar for a zoom link

 

We also invite you to think of 5 people and to commit to pray for them each day during this 10-day period.

 

NIGHT PRAYER for Thy Kingdom Come

8pm on Zoom

Thursday 13th May to Saturday 22nd May Ascension to Pentecost Eve
Preparation

Alleluia.The Holy Spirit, the Advocate,
shall teach you all things. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

All Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord
All who made heaven and earth.
All Most merciful God,
we confess to you,
before the whole company of heaven and one another,
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed
and in what we have failed to do.
Forgive us our sins,
heal us by your Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

OR

Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.


Amen.


O God, make speed to save us.
All O Lord, make haste to help us.
All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.


Alleluia.

The Word of God


Psalm 86 v 1 -18
Refrain: All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord.
1 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and in misery.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am faithful;
save your servant, for I put my trust in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God;
I call upon you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. [R]
5 For you, Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer
and listen to the voice of my supplication.
7 In the day of my distress I will call upon you,
for you will answer me. [R]
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord,
nor any works like yours.
9 All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wonderful things;
you alone are God. [R]
11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name.
12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
and glorify your name for evermore;
13 For great is your steadfast love towards me,
for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave. [R]
14 O God, the proud rise up against me
and a ruthless horde seek after my life;
they have not set you before their eyes.
15 But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion,
slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.
16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me;
give your strength to your servant
and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a token of your favour,
that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed;
because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.
All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Psalm 104 v1 & 21-33
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul.

O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!
21 You appointed the moon to mark the seasons,
and the sun knows the time for its setting.
22 You make darkness that it may be night,
in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

23 The lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God.
24 The sun rises and they are gone
to lay themselves down in their dens.
25 People go forth to their work
and to their labour until the evening.
26 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
27 There is the sea, spread far and wide,

and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.

28 There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan
which you have made to play in the deep.

29 All of these look to you

to give them their food in due season.
30 When you give it them, they gather it;

you open your hand and they are filled with good.
31 When you hide your face they are troubled;

when you take away their breath,
they die and return again to the dust.

32 When you send forth your spirit, they are created,

and you renew the face of the earth.
33 May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;
may the Lord rejoice in his works;


All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Reading
The servants of the Lamb shall see the face of God, whose name will be on their
foreheads. There will be no more night: they will not need the light of a lamp or the
light of the sun, for God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.


Revelation 22.4,5

I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.

The old shall dream dreams and the young shall see visions. Joel 2:28
Responsory
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
All Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
All Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Keep me as the apple of your eye.

All Hide me under the shadow of your wings.
All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.


Gospel Canticle (Nunc dimittis)

All Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:

your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people;
A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now:
and shall be for ever. Amen.


Luke 2.29-32

Prayers

Alleluia. The Lord is risen, alleluia,
as he promised to you. Alleluia, alleluia.
Time to pray for the 5 people you have chosen to pray for during this 10-day period


Intercessions

All Save us, O Lord, while waking,
and guard us while sleeping,
that awake we may watch with Christ
and asleep may rest in peace.

The Collect for the day


The Lords 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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.


The Conclusion

In peace we will lie down and sleep;

All for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,

All for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning,
All so do we look for you, O Christ.

Christ our ascended King pour upon you the abundance of his gifts
and bring you to reign with him in glory;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

All Amen.

Daily Collects
Thursday 13 May
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens,
so we in heart and mind may also ascend
and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever

Friday 14 May
Almighty God, who in the place of the traitor Judas
chose your faithful servant Matthias
to be of the number of the Twelve:
preserve your Church from false apostles
and, by the ministry of faithful pastors and teachers,
keep us steadfast in your truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Saturday 15 May
Almighty God,
by triumphing over the powers of darkness
Christ has prepared a place for us in the new Jerusalem:
may we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection,
praise him in the eternal city
of which he is the light;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Sunday 16 May
O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Monday 17 May /Tuesday 18 May
Almighty God,
by triumphing over the powers of darkness
Christ has prepared a place for us in the new Jerusalem:
may we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection,
praise him in the eternal city
of which he is the light;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Wednesday 19 May
Almighty God,
who raised up Dunstan to be a true shepherd of the flock,
a restorer of monastic life
and a faithful counsellor to those in authority:
give to all pastors the same gifts of your Holy Spirit
that they may be true servants of Christ and of all his people;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Thursday 20 May
God of wisdom, eternal light,
who shone in the heart of your servant Alcuin,
revealing to him your power and pity:
scatter the darkness of our ignorance
that, with all our heart and mind and strength,
we may seek your face
and be brought with all your saints to your holy presence;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Friday 21 May/Saturday 22 May
Almighty God,
by triumphing over the powers of darkness
Christ has prepared a place for us in the new Jerusalem:
may we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection,
praise him in the eternal city
of which he is the light;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.