My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road,though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though
I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Wherever you are, you can join us in this day of prayer. From July 2020, it will take place on the first Friday of the month (not Monday, as previously).
The patterns of daily prayer embrace the three key elements of praise, intercession and engagement with Scripture which form the heart of the daily praying tradition of the Church.
Prayer During the Day, Morning and Evening Prayer and Night Prayer provide ways of punctuating each day of the week with praise, prayer and attention to Scripture. Thus, as George Herbert put it, ‘seven whole days, not one in seven’ will we praise God, pray for God’s world and allow ourselves to be formed and re-formed by God’s word.
(From the Church of England website)
How can you take part in this day of prayer and silence?
On the first Friday of every month our chaplain, Debbie Flach, will be praying at the times shown below.
For each prayer time, open the link and see the prayers to use.
There are also links to alternative prayer sites which you might find useful.
You can send a prayer request at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a personal request to email@example.com
You will need to scroll down to the prayer for that time of day.
|Lauds||Morning Prayer: 9 am|
|Terce||Daily Prayer: 10 am|
|Sext||Daily Prayer: 12 noon (2 minutes of prayer for peace before the Office)|
|None||Daily Prayer: 3 pm|
|Vespers||Evening Prayer: 5 pm|
|Compline||Night Prayer: 9 pm (keeping the Great Silence until Lauds if possible)|
You can go directly to this site, and scroll down for the prayer for that time of day:
Other prayer options
The Sacred Space website and app from the Irish Jesuits has multilingual options and can be used for Terce, Sext and None in particular, or at any other time.
AELF (Association Épiscopale Liturgique pour les pays Francophones) If you are comfortable with the French language, use the website or app for all six Offices.