Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Noon Day Prayer
Theme:  Redemption

  Redemption is word most of us associate either with coupons or the church.  To redeem a coupon, you hand it over and you get the value of the coupon credited to your bill. For Christians, Christ himself is our coupon.  He covers the debts of our sin.  We hand over our hearts and our souls to Christ and he redeems us from sin and adds value to our lives, helping us to seek reconciliation and peace. 

Come, let us to God together in the company of believers
For the works of our God are unparalleled,
revealing glory and majesty.
Our God is full of grace and mercy,
whose righteousness never fails.
So come and pray, all you who revere the Lord,
for reverence and awe is the foundation of true wisdom.
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 44:21-23
Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant;
I formed you, you are my servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.
I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud,
and your sins like mist;
return to me, for I have redeemed you.
Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it;
shout, O depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it!
For the Lord has redeemed Jacob, and will be glorified in Israel.
Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the deeds of the Lord! *
They are studied by all who delight in them.
O Lord, your work is full of majesty and splendor,
and your righteousness endures forever.
You make your marvelous works to be remembered;
you are gracious and full of compassion.
You give food to those who fear you;
you are ever mindful of your covenant.
You have shown your people the power of your works
in giving them the lands of the nations.
The works of your hands are faithfulness and justice;
all your commandments are sure.
They stand fast for ever and ever,
because they are done in truth and equity.
You send redemption to your people; you commanded your covenant for ever;
holy and awesome is your name.
Redemption in Christ offers us peace and mercy.
Where in your life are you seeking peace and mercy?
Where in your life can you offer peace and mercy to others?
Center us now, O God,
on your presence among your people,
(silent prayer) Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Enliven us in the church to do and to be the gospel of Christ.
Guide us to pay attention to the Spirit’s urgings,
and awaken us to live faithfully as your people
in a changing, often hurting world.
We pray for Trinity and for the church universal.
(silent prayer)
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
We pray for those around us who need
care and compassion and hope.
We pray that you would help us to be your instruments
of healing, peace and redemption.
(silent prayer)
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
Give us an ongoing awareness of those in need around the world
In the midst of natural disasters and economic distress and political uncertainty help us to seek wisdom
and to speak for peace and for justice.
We pray for our country and for the peoples of the world.
(silent prayer)
Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer
As we lift up our hearts desires,
our soul’s deep needs,
our hungers, fears and failures.
Hear our our prayers and listen to your voice.
(silent prayer)
Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.
And we pray as Jesus teaches us:
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, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.