The Anglican Churches in the Monmouth Area

The Anglican Churches in the Monmouth Area

Prayer for the second Monday of the month

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All Day

Canticle

1    The wilderness and the dry land shall rejoice,  ♦
the desert shall blossom and burst into song.
2    They shall see the glory of the Lord,  ♦
the majesty of our God.
3    Strengthen the weary hands,  ♦
and make firm the feeble knees.
4    Say to the anxious, ‘Be strong, fear not,
your God is coming with judgement,  ♦
coming with judgement to save you.’
5    Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened,  ♦
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
6    Then shall the lame leap like a hart,  ♦
and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy.
7    For waters shall break forth in the wilderness,  ♦
and streams in the desert;
8    The ransomed of the Lord shall return with singing,  ♦
with everlasting joy upon their heads.
9    Joy and gladness shall be theirs,  ♦
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 35.1,2b–4a,4c–6,10
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000 and published by  Church House Publishing.

Psalm 95

1    O come, let us sing to the Lord;  ♦
let us heartily rejoice in the rock of our salvation.
2    Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving  ♦
and be glad in him with psalms.
3    For the Lord is a great God  ♦
and a great king above all gods.
4    In his hand are the depths of the earth  ♦
and the heights of the mountains are his also.
5    The sea is his, for he made it,  ♦
and his hands have moulded the dry land.
6    Come, let us worship and bow down  ♦
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7    For he is our God;  ♦
we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
8    O that today you would listen to his voice:  ♦
‘Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
on that day at Massah in the wilderness,
9    ‘When your forebears tested me, and put me to the proof,  ♦
though they had seen my works.
10  ‘Forty years long I detested that generation and said,  ♦
“This people are wayward in their hearts;
they do not know my ways.”
11  ‘So I swore in my wrath,  ♦
“They shall not enter into my rest.”’
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000 and published by  Church House Publishing.