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Tuesday Healing Service Liturgy

Tuesday Healing Service

12 Noon

Adapted for online or conference call during a time of Pandemic 

Celtic Healing Service (Taken from the Iona Abbey Worship Book)

Greeting:   Please take a few moments to center yourself and come into the presence of the Divine Healer. (Observe a few moments of silent gathering.)

Opening Prayer:

Leader:      If you come to this virtual gathering in certainty or in confusion, in anger or in anguish

All:            This time is for us.

Leader:      If you come in silent suffering or hidden sorrow, in pain or promise

All:            This time is for us.

Leader:      If you come for your own or another’s need, for a private wound or a wound of the world

All:            This time is for us.

Leader:      If you come and do not know why, to be here is enough

All:            This time is for ALL.

Leader:      Come now, Christ of the forgiving warmth, Come now, Christ of the yearning tears, Come now, Christ of the transforming touch

All:            This time is for YOU.

Opening Responses:

Leader:      Loving God, you share with us the care of creation, and call each of us by name. We remember that those who encountered Jesus found acceptance, healing and the possibility of new life, that the disciples, though imperfect human beings, through prayer and touch, helped others to find healing in the power of your Holy Spirit. 

                  So, in the name of the Triune God we pray…..

Leader:      We gather in your presence, God,

All:            In our need, and bringing with us the needs of the world.

Leader:      We come to you, for you came to us in Jesus,

All:            And you know by experience what human life is like.

Leader:      We come with our faith and with our doubts.

All:            We come with our hopes and our fears

Leader:      We come as we are, because you invite us to come,

All:            And you have promised never to turn us away.

Leader:      Jesus said, “So come, you who are troubled and I will give you rest.” So come, you who are burdened by regrets and anxieties, you who are broken in body or in spirit, you who are torn by difficult relationships, by doubt, you who feel deeply within yourselves the divisions of our world, Come… for Jesus invites us to bring him our brokenness. 

Readings  can be inserted here… Gospel for the Day and Reflections

Prayers of the People

Leader:      Loving God, we hold in your healing presence those who suffer pain and ill-health, with their families, friends, and those who care for them.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      Loving God, we hold in your healing presence those who suffer in mind and spirit, and all those who care for them.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      Loving God, we hold in your healing presence the suffering people of our world, and the places where people are experiencing divisions, injustice and violence.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      Loving God, we hold in your healing presence those struggling to overcome addiction or abuse, those supporting and working with them, and all whose suffering has distanced them from those who love them.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      Loving God, we hold in your healing presence those facing bereavement. We also pray for those who have died.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      Loving God, we give you thanks for those who have had health restored and prayers answered.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      We hold in your healing presence and peace those whose needs are not known to us…. And those whose names we do not know, but who are known to you and for whom we have been asked to pray. And we name in our hearts those who are close to us…

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:     In this time of pandemic, Dear God, we hold before you all those who are fearful, those who are sick from the virus, all who are isolated. We pray for those who have lost their jobs and their livelihoods. We lift up the businesses, the non-profit organizations, the civic groups that are hurting. We pray for our cities, towns and communities. We remember the students and their teachers and families. And we especially remember those who are experiencing homelessness and the imprisoned.

All.            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:      May your wisdom, God, guide nurses, doctors, hospital personnel and those who work in every part of our Health systems across the world. We pray for those who work in the coast guard, armed forces, emergency services, and all first responders. And we pray for those who manufacture medicines and medical equipment, researchers and epidemiologists, and government decision-makers at every level.

All:            May they know the deep peace of Christ.

Leader:     Let us pray for the Church. May we find ways to continue the work of ministry and worship in this time of trial.

All:            May we know the deep peace of Christ.

At this time we will name those for whom we have specific requests. We will ask each worshipper, one at a time, to voice the names which are on their minds and in their hearts.

All:            Spirit of the living God, present with us now, enter us body, mind and spirit, and heal us of all that harms us, in Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Leader:      God of compassion and love, we offer you all our suffering and pain. Give us strength to bear our weakness, healing even when there is no cure, peace in the midst of turmoil, and love to fill the space in our lives.  I ask the Holy Spirit to anoint you with God’s deep love and grace. Amen.

Leader:      For loving the world and knowing our names

All:            Thank you God

Leader:      For your strength that fills us and your love that heals us.

All:            Thank you God

Leader:      For your presence here with us today and for your hand that leads us into tomorrow

All:            Thank you God

Leader:      Come bless us, hold us, wrestle with us, warm us in your embrace

All:            For we are your people and you are our God.

Leader:      Glory to God from whom all love flows, glory to Jesus who showed his love through suffering, and glory to the Holy Spirit who brings light to the darkest places. Amen. 

Prayer of Confession: 

Merciful God,

For the things we have done that we regret, forgive us

For the things we have failed to do that we regret, forgive us

For all the times we have acted without love, forgive us

For all the times we have reacted without thought, forgive us

For all the times we have withdrawn care, forgive us

For all the times we have failed to forgive, forgive us

For hurtful words said and helpful words unsaid, forgive us

For unfinished tasks and unfulfilled hopes, God of all time, forgive us and help us to lay down our burden of regret.

Celebrant:   May God have mercy on you, pardon and deliver you from your sins, and give you time to amend your life.  Amen.

The Peace of the Lord   

Leader: The Peace of the Lord be always with you.

All:   And also with you. 

Leader: In the words our Savior taught us we pray

All:  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.

 Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.

 For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,

 now and for ever. Amen.

The Blessing:

Celebrant:    In darkness and in light, as we sleep and when we wake, in rest and in work, in sadness and in joy, may we be aware of your holy presence and mindful of your faithful love.

         I bless you, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Sacred Spirit, the One and the Three. May the light of the Trinity shine bright upon you, may the night call down peace, and when you come into the nearer presence of God may the door be open wide for you to go in to your joy.  

All:   Amen

Dismissal:

Celebrant:    Go in the peace of the Three in One, who is ever present, and be of service to the world! Alleluia, Alleluia

All:   Thanks be to God! Alleluia, Alleluia