The following is a copy of the service for morning and evening prayer which a member of the ministry team will be saying in their home at the following times:  26 March at 2 pm/29 March at 11 am/2 April at 2 pm.  You are invited to read them at any time or follow the service at the same time as the minister.

The Benefice of Silsoe, Pulloxhill and Flitton Order for Morning and Evening Prayer

Growing as beacons of Christ’s Light in our communities

 (The prayers for this service are taken from Common Worship and Prayers

 for the Church of England (version 2016) and Prayers for the Outbreak: Anon.)


Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

All: and also with you

This is the day the Lord has made.

All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

We have come together in the name of Christ

to offer our praise and thanksgiving,

to hear and receive God’s holy word,

to pray for the needs of the world,

and to seek forgiveness for our sins,

that by the power of the Holy Spirit

we may give ourselves to the service of God;

Let us, therefore, pray together and remember God’s

Presence with is now.

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All: Almighty God,

To whom all hearts are open,

all desires known and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you

and worthily magnify your holy name

through Christ our Lord


The prayers of penitence

God so loved the world

that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ

to save us from our sins,

to be our advocate in heaven,

and to bring us to eternal life:

Let us, therefore, confess our sins in penitence and faith firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace with all:

All: Lord God,

we have sinned against you;

we have done what is wrong in your sight;

we are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love,

cleanse us from our sin;

renew a right spirit within us,

and restore us to the joy of your salvation,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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 May the father of all mercies

cleanse us from our sins

and restore us in his image,

to the praise and glory of his name,

through Jesus Christ our Lord;

All: Amen

Blessed is the Lord,

All: For he has heard our prayer.

Therefore, shall our hearts dance for joy

All: and in our songs we will praise our God.


The collect for the day

(To be found separately on the website)

The Word of God

The Psalm (To be found separately on the website each week)

The Epistle reading (To be found separately on the website each week)

The Gospel reading (To be found separately on the website each week)

This is the word of The Lord

All: Thanks be to God. Amen

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 The Creed

All: I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended to the dead:

on the third day he rose again;

he ascended to heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.


Prayers of intercession (Especially chosen to reflect our current concerns)

Let us pray to the Lord who is our refuge and our stronghold:

For the health and wellbeing of our nation,

that all who are fearful and anxious may be at peace and free from worry:

Lord in your mercy

All: hear our prayer


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For the isolated and housebound,

that we may be alert to their needs

and care for them in their vulnerability

Lord in your mercy

All: hear our prayer

For our homes and families,

our children and young people

the hungry and the lonely

and those who are self-isolating

Lord in your mercy

All: hear our prayer

For a blessing on our community

that our neighbourhoods may be places of trust and

friendship where all are known and cared for

Lord in your mercy

All: hear our prayer

 Give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick

and grant your wisdom to those searching for a cure

Lord in your mercy

All: hear our prayer

We commend ourselves and all those for whom we pray to your mercy and protection loving and wise Father.

Lord in your mercy

All: hear our prayer

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen

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 Gathering our prayers into one, let us pray as Jesus taught us

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. Amen


Closing prayers

 All: Almighty God,

we thank you for the gift of your holy word.

may it be a lantern at our feet,

a light upon our paths

and a strength to our lives.

take us and use us

to love and serve all people

in the power of the Holy Spirit

and in the name of your Son

 Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

 May the Lord watch over us all this day/night

may he smile upon us and be gracious unto us

today and always.

All: Amen

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

All: in the name of Christ. Amen

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