Praying Together during Remembrance

@St Lukes, Holmes Chapel

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O Lord, open our lips

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Let your ways be known upon earth,

Your saving power among the nations.


Blessed Lord,

Who has caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

Help us so to hear them,

To read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,

That through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

We may embrace and forever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Hearing and responding to the Word of God

Bible readings can be found on the church website and Facebook page.

Read them out loud then finish with this response:

This is the word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.


Psalm 2

Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,

“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.

Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:

“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”

“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You.

Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom then shall I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

Though a host encamp against me,
my heart shall not be afraid,

And though there rise up war against me,
Yet will I put my trust in him.

One thing I have asked of the Lord,
and that alone I seek:

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life.

For in the day of my trouble
he shall hide me in his shelter;

In the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me,
And set me high upon a rock.

Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation,
With great gladness:

I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Luke 1:46ff

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
For he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed;
The Almighty has done great things for me
And holy is his name.

He has mercy on those who fear him,
From generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm
And has scattered the proud in their conceit.

Casting down the mighty from their thrones
And lifting up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
And sent the rich away empty.

He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,
To remember his promise of mercy.

The promise made to our ancestors,
To Abraham and his seed for ever.


Almighty and everlasting God,
we thank you that you have brought us safely
to the beginning of this day.
Keep us from falling into sin
or running into danger;
order us in all our doings
and guide us to do always
what is righteous in your sight;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

O God of truth and justice,
We hold before you those whose memory we cherish,
And those whose names we shall never know.
Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world,
And grant us grace to pray for those who wish us harm.
As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future;
For you are the source of life and hope,
Now and for ever.


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.

May Christ, who has opened the kingdom of heaven,
bring us to reign with him in glory.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


note: you can download a copy of this prayer-sheet for printing here