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Prayer During the Day Lent Tuesday 27 February 2024


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O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry;
hold not your peace at my tears.

Psalm 39.13


A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or

Jesus, like a mother you gather your people to you;
you are gentle with us as a mother with her children.

Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness;
through your gentleness we find comfort in fear.

Your warmth gives life to the dead,
your touch makes sinners righteous.

Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us;
in your love and tenderness remake us.

In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness,
for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us

Anselm (1109)

The Word of God


Either, Tuesday Psalm 6


Or, on any day Psalm 51.1-10

Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.

Psalm 6
Refrain:Turn again, O Lord, and deliver my soul.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in your wrath; ♦
neither chasten me in your fierce anger.

2 Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am weak; ♦
Lord, heal me, for my bones are racked.

3 My soul also shakes with terror; ♦
how long, O Lord, how long?

4 Turn again, O Lord, and deliver my soul; ♦
save me for your loving mercy’s sake.

5 For in death no one remembers you; ♦
and who can give you thanks in the grave?

6 I am weary with my groaning; ♦
every night I drench my pillow
and flood my bed with my tears.

7 My eyes are wasted with grief ♦
and worn away because of all my enemies.

8 Depart from me, all you that do evil, ♦
for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord has heard my supplication; ♦
the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 All my enemies shall be put to shame and confusion; ♦
they shall suddenly turn back in their shame.

Refrain:Turn again, O Lord, and deliver my soul.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the tears shed in your earthly life
be balm for all who weep,
and may the prayers of your pilgrimage
give strength to all who suffer;
for your mercy’s sake.


Psalm 51.1-10
Refrain:The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.

1 Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; ♦
according to the abundance of your compassion
blot out my offences.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness ♦
and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my faults ♦
and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against you only have I sinned ♦
and done what is evil in your sight,

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5 So that you are justified in your sentence ♦
and righteous in your judgement.

6 I have been wicked even from my birth, ♦
a sinner when my mother conceived me.

7 Behold, you desire truth deep within me ♦
and shall make me understand wisdom
in the depths of my heart.

8 Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean; ♦
wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

9 Make me hear of joy and gladness, ♦
that the bones you have broken may rejoice.

10 Turn your face from my sins ♦
and blot out all my misdeeds.

Refrain:The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit.

Take away, good Lord, the sin that corrupts us;
give us the sorrow that heals
and the joy that praises
and restore by grace your own image within us,
that we may take our place among your people;
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

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.

Short readings

Either, Tuesday
Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable garland, but we an imperishable one. So I do not run aimlessly, nor do I box as though beating the air; but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9.24-end

Or, on any day in Lent
Jesus said, ‘There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.’

Luke 15.7


Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will receive mercy.

Matthew 5.7


Prayers may include these concerns:

¶ Those preparing for baptism and confirmation
¶ Those serving through leadership
¶ Those looking for forgiveness
¶ Those misled by the false gods of this present age
¶ All who are hungry

A form of intercession found here may be used.

Either, the following prayer is said

Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to seek for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do your will.

Ignatius of Loyola (1556)

Or, the Collect of the day is said

King of glory, king of peace,
who called your servant George Herbert
from the pursuit of worldly honours
to be a priest in the temple of his God and king:
grant us also the grace to offer ourselves
with singleness of heart in humble obedience to your service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The Lord’s Prayer is said.


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.


Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

The Conclusion

May God bless us and show us compassion and mercy.

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