‘The Cost of Love’
Daily Reflection for Monday
Listen to the hymn tune below and sing along with the lyrics if you wish to.
Hymn StF 649 : God! When human bonds are broken and we lack the love or skill
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: Psalm 23
The Lord Our Shepherd
Reading: 2 Samuel 18:1-8
Absalom Is Defeated and Killed
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…
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Prayers and Readings:
Prayer in the Morning pages 5-14 from The Methodist Worship Book
and pages 37-52 of The Prayer Handbook 2020/2021 ‘The Earth is the Lord’s’,
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