‘The New Prophet’
Daily Reflection for Monday
Listen to the hymn tune below and sing along with the lyrics if you wish to.
Hymn StF 671: Because the Saviour prayed
Because the Saviour prayed that we be one
and taught his friends to say, ‘Your will be done’,
we sense God’s call as in God’s sight we dare
commit ourselves in answer to Christ’s prayer.
Our narrow loyalties have had their day-
these separate ways, demeaning Christ the Way;
we own the sorry scars that paved the past,
yet gladly seek the road God made to last.
We are our Saviour’s body, Christ the head,
first born of God, first risen from the dead.
Dismembered, we debase his holy will;
united, his intention we fulfil.
So guide us, Lord, and take us by the hand,
and show us how to love and understand;
reveal, within the differences we share,
the pattern of your glory, grace and care.
And when our journey here has reached its end
and strangers are the pilgrims you intend,
may we, with gratitude for all you’ve given,
enjoy you in the harmony of heaven.
John L Bell (born 1949)
© 2002 WGRG, c/o Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland. www.wildgoose.scot
Words used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 882296
Sung by Niamh Prior
Venite (Psalm 95)
Come, let us sing to the Lord…
The Prayer of the Morning
Blessèd are you, Lord our God…
Psalm of the Day: 74:1-17
A Prayer for National Deliverance
Reading: John 7:14-24
Jesus at the Festival of Shelters
Diane and Michael
Te Deum Laudamus
A Song of the Church
Prayers of Intercession
Let us offer our prayer
with all God’s people
through Jesus Christ our Lord
who ever lives to pray for us.
We pray for the needs of the world…
We pray for the Church…
We pray for all in trouble or distress…
We pray for all who make a new beginning today…
(Other petitions may follow.)
God of compassion and mercy,
listen to our prayer.
May what we ask in Jesus Christ your Son
be done according to his word, who said,
‘Ask, and you will receive,
Seek, and you will find,
Knock, and the door will be opened to you.’
To you, merciful God,
Through your Son,
In the life-giving Spirit,
Be glory and praise for ever. Amen.
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.
Lord our God…
Prayers and Readings used with permission:
Prayer in the Morning pages 5-14 from The Methodist Worship Book
and pages 37-52 of The Prayer Handbook 2019/2020 ‘Responding to the Gospel’,
both of these publications © Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes. The Methodist Church in Britain