05 October 2020

A BEAD AND A PRAYER—INCLUSIVE VERSION




PRAYING


THE CROSS


Our help is in God who is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.

THE INVITATORY BEAD



I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of our God.” Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.

THE TRINITY BEADS

Glory be to the Source of all life, Alpha and Omega.
Glory be to the eternal Word, holy Wisdom, sacred Gospel.
Glory be to the living Presence, Spirit of Truth and Life.

THE CRUCIFORM BEAD (and each of those following)




You, however, are a “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart” to sing the praises of the One who called you out of the darkness into the wonderful, divine light. Once you were “not a people,” but now you are the people of God; once there was “no mercy for you,” but now you have found mercy.

THE WEEK BEADS


All shall be Amen and Alleluia.
We shall rest and we shall see,
We shall see and we shall know.
We shall know and we shall love.
We shall love and we shall praise.
We shall praise and we shall give thanks.
Behold our end which is no end.
(Adapted from St. Augustine as quoted by +Bp. Desmond Tutu)


BACK AT THE CRUCIFORM BEAD

You, however, are a “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart” to sing the praises of the One who called you out of the darkness into the wonderful, divine light. Once you were “not a people,” but now you are the people of God; once there was “no mercy for you,” but now you have found mercy.

THE TRINITY BEADS

Glory be to the Source of all life, Alpha and Omega.
Glory be to the eternal Word, holy Wisdom, sacred Gospel.
Glory be to the living Presence, Spirit of Truth and Life.

THE INVITATORY BEAD
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of our God.” Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.

THE CROSS



Blessed is God and blessed is God’s Realm forevermore. Amen.