Noonday Prayer and Meditation
July 15, 2020
Welcome to Christ Cathedral
“We meet people where they are, serve ALL, and live together in Christ’s love.”
An Order of Service
My brothers and sisters,
our help is in the name of the eternal God,
who is making the heavens and the earth.
flow through our being and open our lips,
that our mouths may proclaim your praise.
Officiant and People
Let us worship the God of love.
The following Psalm is said
O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger;
do not punish me in your wrath.
For your arrows have already pierced me,
and you hand presses hard upon me.
There is no health in my flesh, because of your indignation;
there is no soundness in my body, because of my sin.
For my iniquities overwhelm me;
like a heavy burden they are too much for me to bear.
My wounds stink and fester
by reason of my foolishness.
I am utterly bowed down and prostrate;
I go about in mourning all the day long.
My loins are filled with searing pain;
there is no health in my body.
I am utterly numb and crushed;
I wail, because of the groaning of my heart.
O Lord, you know all my desires,
and my sighing is not hidden from you.
My heart is pounding, my strength has failed me,
and the brightness of my eyes is gone from me.
My friends and companions draw back from my affliction;
my neighbors stand afar off.
Those who seek after my life lay snares for me;
those who strive to hurt me speak of my ruin
and plot treachery all the day long.
But I am like the deaf who do not hear,
like those who are mute and do not open their mouth.
I have become like one who does not hear
and from whose mouth comes no defense.
For in you, O Lord, have I fixed my hope;
you will answer me, O Lord my God.
For I said, “Do not let them rejoice at my expense,
those who gloat over me when my foot slips.”
Truly, I am on the verge of falling,
and my pain is always with me.
I will confess my iniquity
and be sorry for my sin.
Those who are my enemies without cause are mighty,
and many in number are those who wrongfully hate me.
Those who repay evil for good slander me,
because I follow the course that is right.
O Lord, do not forsake me;
be not far from me, O my God.
Make haste to help me,
O Lord of my salvation.
At the end of the Psalm is said
Glory to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
A Reading from Matthew (25:31-46)
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
People Thanks be to God.
The Officiant then begins the Prayers
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
O God of many names,
lover of all peoples;
we pray for peace
in our hearts and homes,
in our nations and our world;
the peace of your will,
the peace of our need.
Dear Christ, our friend and our guide,
pioneer through the shadow of death,
passing through darkness to make it light,
be our companion that we may fear no evil,
and bring us to life and to glory.
O God of peace and justice,
of holiness and love;
knit us together in mind and flesh,
in feeling and in spirit,
and make us one,
ready for that great day;
the fulfilment of all our hopes,
and the glory of Jesus Christ.
Keep us in the spirit of joy and simplicity and mercy.
Bless us and those you have entrusted to us,
in and through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant Saint Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles: We pray you to illumine the world with the radiance of your glory, that all nations may come and worship you; for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray
Officiant and People
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
The divine Spirit dwells in us.
People Thanks be to God.
Officiant May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff
The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas
The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean
The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith, Assisting Priest
Mr. Hentus van Rooyen, DMA, Music Director and Organist
Mr. Matthew Schwan, Choir Director
Ms. Lindsey Decker, Financial Administrator
Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator
Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager
John Wood- Sr. Warden
Carolyn Peterson- Jr. Warden
Ginger Wooten- Clerk
Boo Hodges, MD