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The Rhythm of Life Book

One of the wings of Eden Wild Goose is about prayer and discipleship.

 

What is prayer?


There is no simple, satisfactory definition of prayer but perhaps at its heart is the idea of relationship with God, or being in communion or communication with God.
 
There are many books written on prayer and probably not one of them can fully claim to have prayer 'buttonholed'. We can come to prayer in any number of ways, through the formal means of Sunday Church prayers, to simply sitting silently and consciously, enjoying that seascape or sunset.
 
And yet, for all its flexibility and availability very few of us would claim to find prayer easy. Maybe that is not surprising since understanding God is not possible for our finite minds. God is mystery. That's why it can be helpful to have a simple tool like our current book at our disposal, to help us and guide us when we feel at a loss but somehow know we want to connect and reach out beyond ourselves. 

We have chosen a book that can be used at anytime of any day. With this can link with others in daily prayer through  'The Rhythm of Life' Celtic Daily Prayer book by David Adam SPCK. It is mostly scripture and prayer and can be used in a variety of ways.

Available free from Graeme Skinner, however any donation will enable us to pass a copy on to another person. It costs £8.

The Rhythm of Life insert leaflet
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This is an example of the words.
You may wish to use it all, or focus on a small part

The Rhythm Of Life
Page 10 Resurrection


Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Alleluia!
 
(Silence)
 
Rejoice, heavenly powers!
Sing, choir of angels! Alleluia!
Christ our King is risen. Alleluia!
Exult, all creation! Rejoice,
O earth, in shining splendour! Alleluia!
Christ our King is risen. Alleluia!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Christ our King is risen. Alleluia!
Darkness vanishes forever!
Christ dispels
the darkness of our night! Alleluia!
Christ our King is risen. Alleluia!
 
Psalm 100
 
Christ is risen. Alleluia!
 
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
 
Know this; The Lord himself is God;
he himself has made us and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
 
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and call upon his name.
 
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
 
Christ is risen. Alleluia!
 
John 11.25-6
Jesus said…
‘I am the resurrection and the life.
Those who believe in me,
even though they die,
will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me
will never die.’
 
The song of Christ's glory
 
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
Christ Jesus
was in the form of God:
but he did not cling
o equality with God.
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
He emptied himself,
taking the form of a servant,
and was born in our human likeness.
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
Being found in human form
he humbled himself:
and became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross.
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
Therefore God
has highly exalted him:
and bestowed on him a name
above every name;
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow:
in heaven and on earth
and under the earth;
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord:
to the glory of God the Father.
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
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.
 
At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow.
 
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon 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.
 
That we may rejoice
in the resurrection,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That we may know
that you have conquered death,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That we may know
that you have triumphed over the grave,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That those in doubt and despair
may see your light,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That those who are troubled in mind
may know your peace,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That those in pain and distress
may know your presence,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That those caring for
the terminally ill
may know your power,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
That those who mourn
may discover the joy of life eternal,
Risen Christ, give us hope.
 
Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy
gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge
of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened
and sustained
by his risen life
and serve you continually
in righteous and truth;
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.
Amen.
 
The God of hope,
who brought again from the dead
that great Shepherd of the sheep,
Jesus Christ,
fill us with all joy and peace
in believing.

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