Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.
The Song of Zechariah - Benedictus
1 Blessèd are you O ′ Lord our ′ God: you have come to your ′ people · and ′ set them ′ free. 2 You have raised up for us a ′ mighty ′ Saviour: born of the ′ house · of your ′ servant ′ David. 3 Through your holy prophets you ′ promised · of ′ old: that you would save us from our enemies, from the ′ hands of ′ all who ′ hate us. 4 You promised to show ′ mercy · to our ′ forbears: and to re′member · your ′ holy ′ covenant. 5 This was the oath you swore to our ′ father ′ Abraham: to set us ′ free · from the ′ hands of · our ′ enemies, 6 free to worship you with′out ′ fear: holy and righteous in your sight ′‿ all the ′ days of · our ′ life. 7 And you, child, shall be called‿ the prophet of the ′ Most ′ High: for you will go before the ′ Lord · to pre′pare the ′ way, 8 to give God′s people knowledge ′ of sal′vation: through the for′giveness ′ of their ′ sins. 9 In the tender compassion ′ of our ′ God: the dawn from on ′ high shall ′ break up′on us, 10 to shine on those who dwell in darkness‿ and the ′ shadow · of ′ death: and to guide our feet ′ into · the ′ way of ′ peace.Luke 1:68-79 (adapted)
Glory to the Father and ′ to the ′ Son: and ′ to the ′ Holy ′ Spirit; as it was in the be′ginning · is ′ now: and shall be for ′ ever. ′
Please remember our Prayer Requests
We pray for all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbours
and for those who are alone.
For this community,
and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.