Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Thursday 23rd July

‘Honouring the Father’

Daily Reflection for Thursday

Play video to hear Rev John’s introduction

Listen to the hymn tune below and sing along with the lyrics if you wish to.

Hymn StF 582: Eat this bread and never hunger

Eat this bread and never hunger,
drink this cup and never thirst;
Christ invites us to the table
where the last become the first.

Asking for a cup of water,
Jesus touched forbidden ground;
and the woman, with a question,
told the world what she had found.

Walking down a desert highway,
Jesus healed a man born blind;
soon the man became a witness
to the truth we seek and find.

Weeping for his friend at graveside,
Jesus felt the pain of death;
yet he knew God’s power to waken:
living water, living breath.

Daniel Charles Damon (born 1955)
© 1993 Hope Publishing Company.
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: 100

A Hymn of Praise

Reading: John 9:1-12

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind


Rev Tony Taylor

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.)

  Silent Prayer

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.

Lord’s Prayer

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.

Final Prayer

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

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