“Virtual” act of Spiritual Holy Communion for Wednesday 13th May 2020

"Virtual" Holy Communion Wednesday 13th May 2020

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Message from our Padre, David Osborn:

 

Good Afternoon, thank you for joining us for our regular Wednesday afternoon act of Holy Communion.

As we come together virtually, in the presence of our Lord, take a little time after our Communion to pray for all effected by the virus pandemic, pray also for family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

This Sunday, I will be holding our service by PodCast, I shall post details in our News section on the website and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Please join us on Sunday at 11.00.

God Bless you and your family

David Osborn

Act of Spiritual Communion

First settle yourself quietly without distractions.

Turn the phone and TV off.

You might want to play quiet, reflective music in the background.

You may want to light a candle as a focus.

You could even set up a ‘prayer corner’ with any religious images, statues, candles etc.

Be still, and know that God is with you.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Now call to mind your sins and make this act of contrition:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Ask God for his forgiveness:

May the Lord in all his mercy, grant me forgiveness of my sins, deliver me from evil, and bring me to the joy of eternal life.

Amen.

At this point read the Opening Prayer (Collect) for the day – or for the previous Sunday if you have this available from a pewsheet or online. If not, then use this general prayer:

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever.

Amen.

Now read the Gospel of the day or of the previous Sunday. If you have no access to online resources or no current pewsheet, you may read one of the following Gospel passages:

 
 

Ephesians Chapter 5 verses 1 to 14

Psalm 147 verses 1 to 11
Praise the Lord!
How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the broken-hearted,
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the downtrodden;
he casts the wicked to the ground.
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre.
He covers the heavens with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives to the animals their food,
and to the young ravens when they cry.
His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;
but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.