Sabbatical Daily Prayer

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As we enter the New Year and move forward into the months ahead, let us enter into a rhythm of sabbath through daily prayer. If you are a member of Bedford Presbyterian Church, be sure to pick up your copy of The Message provided free of charge to each household of our congregation.If you need a copy delivered to you, contact the church office at (603) 472-5841.

Follow along with the list of daily Psalms to read (link below), and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for weekly reflections.

January – March, 2022

God calls us to a life of prayer – listening and drawing close to the One who sustains our every breath. May you find time, each day, to breathe and to settle into a rhythm of daily prayer and scripture reading. As you pray, you are invited to use the words on this sheet or some of your own choosing.

Opening Sentences
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek God in God’s temple.

Declaration of Faith
To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

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Prayer for Others
Pray for the needs of the world, our nation, our community, and all who are in need of strength, healing, wholeness, peace, comfort, love, and God’s special help.
How can you, in your own loving and faithful way, be an answer to the prayers you pray for others?
How can you, in your own special way, be the answer to someone else’s prayers?

Canticle
Christ, as a light illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield overshadow me.
Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside on my left and my right.
This day be within me and beyond me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak
And in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
This day be within me and beyond me, lowly and meek, yet all powerful.
Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.

Blessing
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.


Adapted from Celtic Daily Prayer, The Northumbria Community (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2002).