Saturday after Trinity Morning Prayer, 13th June 2020

Holy One, open our lips:
and we shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to God, Source of all being,
Eternal Word and Holy Spirit;*
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.  Amen.

Variable Psalms

Saturdays: From Psalm 150 Laudate Dominum 

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord in the holy temple; *
praise God in the firmament of divine power.
Praise the Lord for mighty acts; *
praise God for excellent greatness.
Praise the Lord with the blast of the ram’s-horn; *
praise God with lyre and harp.
Praise the Lord with timbrel and dance; *
praise God with strings and pipe.
Praise the Lord with resounding cymbals; *
praise God with loud-1clanging cymbals.
Let everything that has breath *
praise the Lord. Hallelujah!

CLOSING Isaiah 40

The Lord is the everlasting God,*
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
who does not faint nor grow weary,*
whose understanding is unsearchable,
who gives power to the faint,*
increase of strength to those who have no might.
Even youth shall faint and be weary;*
the young shall fall exhausted.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;* they shall mount up with wings like eagles.
They shall run and not be weary,*
they shall walk and not faint.

READING: Galatians 6:11–18

See what large letters I make when I am writing in my own hand! It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that try to compel you to be circumcised—only that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. Even the circumcised do not themselves obey the law, but they want you to be circumcised so that they may boast about your flesh. May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

From now on, let no one make trouble for me; for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.



We have not put the voice of the voiceless first.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

We have colluded with the structures of greed.
Christ, have mercy upon us.

We have put money first, loving it too much.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

With the prophets and all who have prepared your coming, Lord,
we bless you. Glory to you, O Lord.

With the Virgin Mary, our soul magnifies the Lord.
Glory to you, O Lord.

With the apostles and evangelists, Lord, we give you thanks.
Glory to you, O Lord.

With the martyrs of the faith, Lord, we consecrate our lives to you.
Glory to you, O Lord.

With all the holy witnesses to the Gospel, Lord, we worship you.
Glory to you, O Lord.

With your entire Church, spread across the world, Lord,
we sing your praises. Glory to you, O Lord.

Lord’s Prayer
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.
Do not bring us to the time of trial,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.


Saturdays: God of all eternity, Savior of every life, in the footsteps of the holy witnesses to Christ down through the ages, from the apostles and the Virgin Mary to those of today, enable us to dispose ourselves inwardly day by day to place our trust in the Mystery of the Faith. Amen.

Almighty and Everlasting God, you have given us grace in the profession of true faith to recognise the glory of the eternal Trinity: keep us steadfast in this faith and bring us to see you in your perfect and eternal unity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

God most holy, we give you thanks for bringing us out of the shadow of night into the light of morning; and we ask you for the joy of spending this day in your service, so that when evening comes, we may once more give you thanks, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

The Lord bless us and preserve us from all evil; and bring us to life eternal. Amen.

A priest and poet in the Scottish Episcopal Church, exploring the workings of the Holy Spirit in Banchory .