The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Join us in prayer and follow today’s readings with our written service for home worship on the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

This service includes the readings for today, prayers and intercessions, a psalm, hymns and an anthem. Should you wish to listen to our sermons, you can find recent sermons here.

O Lord, save the King.
And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Opening Prayer

O God, the maker and redeemer of all mankind, grant us, with thy servant QUEEN ELIZABETH and all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of thy Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection; that in the last day, when all things are gathered up in Christ, we may with them enjoy the fullness of thy promises; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. 


Further Prayers

O Lord our Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting God, by whom
kings reign and princes decree justice: We remember before thee our late
Sovereign Lady QUEEN ELIZABETH, in thankfulness for the blessings
which thou hast bestowed upon us by her reign; for the example she set
of unwearied devotion to duty; for her steadfast courage; and for the love
and loyalty borne to her by a great family of peoples in all parts of the
world. And we beseech thee to give us grace that, having these thy mercies
in remembrance, we may with one heart and one mind set forward the
welfare of this land, and hasten the coming of thy kingdom of peace and
goodwill among men; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: deal
graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn, the members of the
Royal Family, this Nation and all Nations of the Commonwealth, that
casting every care on thee, we may know the consolation of thy love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Opening Hymn

Hymn 436 – Praise my Soul


The Readings

Anthem: The Lord’s my Shepherd – Howard Goodall


Hymn 457 – The King of Love my shepherd is


The Intercessions

Almighty God, we come before you with our worries, our anxieties and our fears. As we place our burdens before you, help us to learn from you and to trust in you, so that we may find the rest that you have promised.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Faithful God, we thank you for our Chaplaincy in Haarlem. May the doors be wide open to receive all who need human love, fellowship and the care of our heavenly Father. We pray that our worship week by week, will be a blessing to those who gather here in your name.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father God, we give our deepest thanks for the remarkable and dedicated life of The Queen, for her service to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and for her faith in you. Be close to all of us who mourn, that we may find comfort and hope in your love. And we pray for our new King and ask for your blessing on his reign and the life of our nation.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Everlasting God, we pray for all whose livelihood and way of life are threatened by current economic problems caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Give courage to all who face changes in life. Help them to see opportunities in change and take on challenges with optimism.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Loving God, on this particular day we remember the victims of 9-11 and the families who mourn the loss of their loved ones. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
Merciful God, we pray for the areas in the world which are affected by climate change: the famine in Ethiopia, the floods in Bangladesh and China and many other places. Grant wisdom to the world leaders to find solutions which bring about relief.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Gracious God, we pray for those who are suffering in body, mind or spirit. May your compassion be sensed and felt by the sick and the lonely, the poor and the oppressed. In our community we pray for those on the church prayer list.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

In the quietness, let us take moment for our own personal prayers.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen


Closing Hymn

Concluding Prayer

Almighty God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world,
and disposest of them according to thy good pleasure,
and who hast now called thy Servant our Sovereign Lord the King to the Throne of this Realm: let thy wisdom be his guide, and let thine arm strengthen him; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love,
and all those virtues that adorn the Christian Profession, flourish in his
days. Direct all his counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare
of his people; and give us grace to obey him cheerfully and willingly for
conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests,
may disappoint his cares for the public good; let him always possess the
hearts of his people, that they may never be wanting in honour to his
Person, and dutiful submission to his Authority; let his Reign be long and
prosperous, and crown him with immortality in the life to come;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

May God in his infinite love and mercy bring the whole Church, living and departed, to a joyful resurrection and the fulfilment of his eternal kingdom, and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.