Today the Church celebrates St Bernard, abbot and doctor of the church, during ordinary time.

Daily Prayer


Oh God, make speed to save us.

Oh Lord, make haste to help us.

You, O God, are the well of life.

When we look to you, we shall see the light.

Psalm 49

Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:

(For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.

Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approve their sayings. Selah.

Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.

He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

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

Scripture Readings

First Reading

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

Isaiah 49:1-4

Second Reading

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28-28

Prayers for Monday in ordinary time

Let us pray to the Lord

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Please remember in your prayers today, – for the worldwide anglican communion

L'Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda

Please remember in your prayers for the diocese

North Cheltenham Team Ministry - Pittville, All Saints, Swindon, Elmstone Hardwicke

Benefice - Up Hatherley

Benefice - Blolckley, Bourton on the Hill

Benefice - Chipping Campden, Ebrington

Please remember in your prayers for our benefice

Doug Mears, Michelle Koster

Local Councils Slimbridge (Chairman, Graeme Hawkins), Hinton (Chairman, Roy Jellings), Hamfallow

St John's Road

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    Let us pray to the Lord
    that this day may be holy, good and joyful.

    Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

    Let us pray to the Lord
    that we may offer to God our worship and our work.

    Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

    Let us pray to the Lord that in the pleasures and pains of life, we may know the love of God in Christ and be thankful.

    Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

    Let us pray to the Lord that we may be bound together by the Holy Spirit in the communion with all the saints.

    Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

    Let us pray to the Lord to entrust one another and all our life to Christ.

    Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

    Collect for Monday in ordinary time after Alcuin of York, 804

    Eternal light, shine into our hearts.
    Eternal goodness, deliver us from evil.
    Eternal power, be our support.
    Eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.
    Eternal pity, have mercy upon us,
    that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
    we may seek uyour face
    and be brought by your infinite mercy to your holy presence,
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


    The Lord's Prayer

    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.
    Lead us not into tempation,
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.



    May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.


    Let us bless the Lord.