Oremus for Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Antiphon (Music: https://tinyurl.com/y75lxfnp)

V. Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.
R. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Unite my heart to fear your name that I may walk in your truth. R.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. R.

As you cause the sun to rise, O God,
bring the light of Christ to dawn in our souls
and dispel all darkness.
Give us grace to reflect Christ’s glory;
and let his love show in our deeds,
his peace shine in our words,
and his healing in our touch,
that all may give him praise, now and forever. Amen. Book of Common Worship

Music: https://tinyurl.com/ycn4djk5

O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will declare your praise.
Make haste, O God, to deliver me;
make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Praise to you, O Christ, Alleluia!

HYMN: Olive Spannaus ©
Tune: Beatus vir https://tinyurl.com/ybh4qvof

1 Lord of all nations, grant me grace
To love all people, ev’ry race;
To see each mortal as I ought,
My kindred, whom your love has brought.

2 Break down the wall that would divide
Your children, Lord, on ev’ry side.
My neighbor’s good let me pursue,
Let Christian love bind warm and true.

3 Forgive me, Lord, where I have erred
By loveless act and thoughtless word.
Make me to see the wrong I do
Will crucify my Lord anew.

4 Give me your courage, Lord, to speak
Whenever strong oppress the weak.
Should I myself as victim live,
Rememb’ring you, may I forgive.

5 With your own love may I be filled
And by your Holy Spirit willed,
That all whose live are touched by mine,
May know your healing touch divine.

PSALMS
For psalms in contemporary language, https://tinyurl.com/y9tjh7rk

Psalm 12 (Anglican Chant: https://tinyurl.com/sjldexv)

1  Help me, Lord, for there is not one godly man left *
 for the faithful are minished from among the children of men.
2  They talk of vanity every one with his neighbour *
 they do but flatter with their lips, and dissemble in their double heart.
3  The Lord shall root out all deceitful lips *
 and the tongue that speaketh proud things;
4  Which have said, With our tongue will we prevail *
 we are they that ought to speak, who is lord over us?
5  Now for the comfortless troubles’ sake of the needy *
 and because of the deep sighing of the poor,
6  I will up, saith the Lord *
 and will help every one from him that swelleth against him,
and will set him at rest.
7  The words of the Lord are pure words *
 even as the silver, which from the earth is tried,
and purified seven times in the fire.
8  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord *
 thou shalt preserve him from this generation for ever.
9  The ungodly walk on every side *
 when they are exalted, the children of men are put to rebuke.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.

Psalm 13 (Anglican Chant: https://tinyurl.com/qpwp7bw)

1  How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever *
 how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2  How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart *
 how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3  Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God *
 lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death.
4  Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him *
 for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice at it.
5  But my trust is in thy mercy *
 and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6  I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me *
 yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.

Psalm 14 (Anglican Chant: https://tinyurl.com/sgyfvnc)

1  The fool hath said in his heart *
 There is no God.
2  They are corrupt, and become abominable in their doings *
 there is none that doeth good, no not one.
3  The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men *
 to see if there were any that would understand, and seek after God.
4  But they are all gone out of the way,
they are altogether become abominable *
 there is none that doeth good, no not one.
5  Their throat is an open sepulchre,
with their tongues have they deceived *
 the poison of asps is under their lips.
6  Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness *
 their feet are swift to shed blood.
7  Destruction and unhappiness is in their ways,
and the way of peace have they not known *
 there is no fear of God before their eyes.
8  Have they no knowledge, that they are all such workers of mischief *
 eating up my people as it were bread, and call not upon the Lord?
9  There were they brought in great fear, even where no fear was *
 for God is in the generation of the righteous.
10  As for you, ye have made a mock at the counsel of the poor *
 because he putteth his trust in the Lord.
11  Who shall give salvation unto Israel out of Sion?
When the Lord turneth the captivity of his people *
 then shall Jacob rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.

PRAYER

God of justice, in Jesus Christ you championed the weak
and befriended outcasts.
Through the shining light of his goodness
you expose hypocrisy.
Give us courage to follow his example,
that we may be faithful disciples
of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Book of Common Worship

THE WORD OF GOD

Reading: Sirach 16:24 – 17:14

Listen to me, my child, and acquire knowledge,
   and pay close attention to my words.
I will impart discipline precisely
   and declare knowledge accurately.

When the Lord created his works from the beginning,
   and, in making them, determined their boundaries,
he arranged his works in an eternal order,
   and their dominion for all generations.
They neither hunger nor grow weary,
   and they do not abandon their tasks.
They do not crowd one another,
   and they never disobey his word.
Then the Lord looked upon the earth,
   and filled it with his good things.
With all kinds of living beings he covered its surface,
   and into it they must return.

The Lord created human beings out of earth,
   and makes them return to it again.
He gave them a fixed number of days,
   but granted them authority over everything on the earth.
He endowed them with strength like his own,
   and made them in his own image.
He put the fear of them in all living beings,
   and gave them dominion over beasts and birds.
Discretion and tongue and eyes,
   ears and a mind for thinking he gave them.
He filled them with knowledge and understanding,
   and showed them good and evil.
He put the fear of him into their hearts
   to show them the majesty of his works.
And they will praise his holy name,
   to proclaim the grandeur of his works.
He bestowed knowledge upon them,
   and allotted to them the law of life.
He established with them an eternal covenant,
   and revealed to them his decrees.
Their eyes saw his glorious majesty,
   and their ears heard the glory of his voice.
He said to them, ‘Beware of all evil.’
   And he gave commandment to each of them concerning a neighbour.

HYMN: Psalm 14; versified by Marie J. Post ©
Tune: Maple Avenue

1 The foolish in their hearts deny 
the holy God who reigns. 
“There is no God! There is no God!” 
this generation claims. 
Our God looks down on humankind 
with penetrating eye 
to see if there are any wise 
who seek the LORD on high. 

2 He finds that all have turned aside 
from doing what is right, 
that all have strayed, not one does good 
not one within his sight. 
Have they no knowledge, who consume 
God’s own as they eat bread, 
who do not call upon the LORD, 
who will not bow their head? 

3 But they will all be terrified, 
for God is on the throne. 
Though evil ones oppress the poor, 
the LORD will help his own. 
O LORD, send us deliverance, 
restore us, hear our voice. 
When Zion’s restoration comes, 
God’s people will rejoice. 

Reading: 1 Timothy 5:1-10

Do not speak harshly to an older man, but speak to him as to a father, to younger men as brothers, to older women as mothers, to younger women as sisters—with absolute purity.

Honour widows who are really widows. If a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn their religious duty to their own family and make some repayment to their parents; for this is pleasing in God’s sight. The real widow, left alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day; but the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. Give these commands as well, so that they may be above reproach. And whoever does not provide for relatives, and especially for family members, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Let a widow be put on the list if she is not less than sixty years old and has been married only once; she must be well attested for her good works, as one who has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints’ feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to doing good in every way.

HYMN: Psalm 130; versified by Emma Turl ©
Tune: Yr Hur Gân https://tinyurl.com/y85q6xa9

1. From the depths of shame and sorrow,
from my guilt and my despair,
Lord, I cry to you for mercy-
be attentive to my prayer.
All my joy is in your presence,
all my hope is in your word;
more than watchmen wait for morning
waits my soul for you, O Lord!

2. If our sins you still remembered,
how could anyone draw near?
But with you there is forgiveness,
so we come with reverent fear.
With the Lord is love unfailing-
let his people hope in him!
With our God is full redemption,
full atonement for our sin.

Reading: Luke 6:27-31

Jesus said, ‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.’

CANTICLE Isaiah 60:1-19
(Jered McKenna: https://tinyurl.com/y7bbdnal)

Arise shine for your light has come and the glory of God is on you
Arise see when the earth grows dark that the Lord will arise upon you
The Lord will arise upon you

Nations will come to your light lift up your eyes and see
We’ll gather together and come to you
And your love will be all that we know
Your love will be all that we know
The sun will not shine cause you’ll be all the light that we need
and violence will end all the wars that we wage will cease

We will glorify your name
We will glorify your name.

Arise come to the open gates for the Father is welcoming you
Fear not for the Lord brings peace and redemption to all who believe
Redemption to all who believe

Nations will come to your light lift up your eyes and see
We’ll gather together and come to you
And your love will be all that we know
Your love will be all that we know
The sun will not shine cause you’ll be all the light that we need
and violence will end all the wars that we wage will cease

We will glorify your name
We will glorify your name.

THE PRAYERS Book of Common Worship

Eternal God, we rejoice this morning in the gift of life, which we have received
by your grace, and the new life you give in Jesus Christ.
Especially we thank you for
the love of our families . . .
the affection of our friends . . .
strength and abilities to serve your purpose today . . .
this community in which we live . . .
opportunities to give as we have received. . . .

God of grace, we offer our prayers for the needs of others and commit ourselves
to serve them even as we have been served in Jesus Christ. Especially we pray for
those closest to us, families, friends, neighbors . . .
refugees and homeless men, women and children . . .
the outcast and persecuted . . .
those from whom we are estranged . . .
the church in Africa. . . .

(Karin Simmons: https://tinyurl.com/y7vwp7dd)

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;
and forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Grant, O God,
that your holy and life-giving Spirit
may so move every human heart,
that the barriers which divide us may crumble,
suspicions disappear,
and hatreds cease,
and that, with our divisions healed,
we might live in justice and peace;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Book of Common Worship

Music: https://tinyurl.com/y9efvwm5
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen. 2 Cor. 13:14

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