Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources

Visual Commentary on Scripture

https://thevcs.org

(The Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS) is a freely accessible online publication that provides theological commentary on the Bible in dialogue with works of art. It helps its users to (re)discover the Bible in new ways through the illuminating interaction of artworks, scriptural texts, and commissioned commentaries. The VCS combines three academic disciplines: theology, art history, and biblical scholarship. While the project’s main commitment is to theology, it is responsibly informed by the latter two disciplines. Each section of the VCS is a virtual exhibition comprising a biblical passage, three art works, and their associated commentaries. The curators of each exhibition select artworks that they consider will open up the biblical texts for interpretation, and/or offer new perspectives on themes the texts address. The commentaries explain and interpret the relationships between the works of art and the scriptural text. The virtual exhibitions of the VCS aim to facilitate new possibilities of seeing and reading so that the biblical text and the selected works of art come alive in new and vivid ways.)

 

Celtic Daily Prayer:

We pray for all who have contracted Covid-19. Be with them and their loved ones and bring healing to their bodies. We pray for all medical staff and emergency services as they look after the physical health, worries and concerns of their patients, especially the vulnerable and particularly those who have reduced contact with the outside world. Let us be good neighbours, looking out and after each other. We remember the work of scientists, discovering and testing vaccines for this disease, and we pray for all of us, caught up in our everyday lives with the effects of these outbreaks.

Bless your world Lord, and help us to be blessings to one another, in Jesus name. Amen

 The Celtic Daily Prayer Service

Opening Sentences.

We meet 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.

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.

All: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Psalm for the day – Choose one to use

N.T. Reading for the day – see chart or readings on Church website

Meditation of the day – a time of pausing to reflect on the reading

2 Forms of Prayer

Morning Prayer – Common Worship

This is the day that the Lord has made.

All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

(or)

O Lord,open our lips

All: and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Give us the joy of your saving help

All: and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit.

A Psalm may be read

A reading from Scripture – see chart for those not on internet 0r follow weeks readings on Church website

A time of reflection

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is said.

1 Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, ♦ who has come to his people and set them free.

2 He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, ♦ born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through his holy prophets God promised of old ♦ to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us,

4 To show mercy to our ancestors, ♦ and to remember his holy covenant.

5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: ♦ to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6 Free to worship him without fear, ♦ holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, ♦ for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8 To give his people knowledge of salvation ♦ by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9 In the tender compassion of our God ♦ the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, ♦ and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and shall be forever. Amen.

Intercessions

Collect for the weekuse prayer book if have one or if on the internet via Church website

The Lord’s prayer

The Grace.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God

and of the Holy Spirit be with us all , Now and evermore. Amen

Diocesan prayer

Every Blessing, Lord God, carer of all people, creator, sustainer and healer;

Prayers – ending with

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name;

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done; On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, As, we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

The power and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen

Canticle

Christ as a light

Illuminate and guide me

Christ as a shield

O’ershadow 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.

Amen.

Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with us,

Where He may send us,

May He guide us through the wilderness,

Protect us through the storm.

May He bring us home rejoicing

At the wonders He has shown us,

May He bring us home rejoicing

Once again into our doors.

Amen.