Service of Taize
Thursday, January 14th
Taizé worship involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings, and prayers for healing. The style of prayer practiced at Taizé has attracted many worshipers from around the globe and from many different denominations.
Please join us the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
(Due to Covid-19 restrictions our church is now closed.
We will inform you when in-church Taize resumes)
At the beginning of the service, you are invited to light a candle – to affirm a personal vow, to pray for someone or a particular situation, to invite the light of Christ to shed light on your path, and to receive illumination.
Light of the world,
you greet me this morning with new possibilities.
Shine brightly, I pray,
until I see into the dark places of this world,
and into the dark places of my own life.
I want to follow you in paths of justice,
speak up with you for liberty,
and bend with you toward the brokenhearted,
even the broken places within myself.
I trade in my faint spirit for your mantle of praise—
and with my whole being
I will rejoice in you. Amen.
Let us now sing O Lord Hear My Prayer
Prayers of Intercession
God who restores,
you have done great things for us and we rejoice!
So often you have filled us with laughter,
even turning tears of sadness into shouts of joy.
You send prophets, who point the way to justice
and show the way to you.
We thank you for sending good news to us
and repairing so much that we have devastated.
In this season of light,
we lift up in prayer so many who wait in darkness:
people oppressed by poverty and discrimination,
by political upheaval or dangerous rulers;
people imprisoned wrongly
and also those imprisoned justly.
Right what is wrong among us and in us
and restore us to you,
Make the brokenhearted whole again;
comfort those who mourn;
repair our ruined cities.
In all the jostling and jingling of these days,
do not let us lose sight of you
or those whom you especially came to serve:
people who are in need of healing,
people who are overlooked or underserved,
the ones who are lost,
and the ones we have made to feel little and least.
Light of the world,
live among us always,
full of grace and truth. Amen.
Let us now sing Jesus, Remember me:
The Lord bless us and keep us. The Lord make his face shine
on us and be gracious to us. The Lord look upon us with favor and grant us peace. Amen.