Taizé prayer – 8pm Thursday 19th January 2023

THE QUEST: WHO ARE YOU TO GOD?

I. OUTLINE

  • 7.45 – 8.00pm: Silence with Taize musical background.
  • 8.00pm – 8.05pm: Warm up by learning 2 songs
  • 8.05pm – 8.10: Sing Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Golden Sequence
  • 8.10pm – 8.15pm: I. Does God know you? – Ps. 139 (Mrs. MOY NG)
  • 8.15pm – 8.18: Silence with Taize musical background.
  • 8.18pm – 8.23: Sing: Lord Jesus Christ – Ps.139
  • 8.23pm – 8:25: II. Does God love you? – Isaiah 43:1-7 (Mrs. NATALIA)
  • 8.25 – 8.28: Silence with Taize musical background.
  • 8.28 -8.33: Sing: Ubi Caritas
  • 8.33-8.36: III. Does God care about you? – Matthew 6: 25-34 (Mrs. MARILYN)
  • 8.36-8.40: Sing: Bless the Lord (Ps 104:1)

II. TAIZE PRAYER

1. WARM UP:

Bless the Lord
Bless the Lord, my soul
And bless God’s holy name
Bless the Lord, my soul
Who leads me into life.

Lord Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us.
Let not my doubts nor my darkness speak to me.
Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us.
Let my heart always welcome your love.

2. Veni Sancte Spiritus

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, from heaven shine forth with your glorious light.
Veni Sancte Spiritus

Come, Father of the poor, come, generous Spirit, come,
light of our hearts.
Veni Sancte Spiritus

Come from the four winds, O Spirit, come breath of God;
disperse the shadows over us, renew and
strengthen your people.
Veni Sancte Spiritus

Most kindly warming light! Enter the inmost depths of our hearts,
for we are faithful to you.
Without your presence we have nothing worthy, nothing pure.
Veni Sancte Spiritus

You are only comforter, Peace of the soul.
In the heat you shade us; in our labour you refresh us,
and in trouble you are our strength.
Veni Sancte Spiritus

On all who put their trust in you and receive you in faith,
shower all your gifts.
Grant that they may grow in you and persevere to the end.
Give them lasting joy!
Veni Sancte Spiritus

3. DOES GOD KNOW YOU?

Psalm 139 – Mrs. Moy NG

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

4. Silence with Taize musical background.

5. Sing: LORD JESUS CHRIST

Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us.
Let not my doubts nor my darkness speak to me.
Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us.
Let my heart always welcome your love.

Lord you have search me and know me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up.

You are acquainted with all my ways.

If I take the wings of the morning;

And set to hide in the farthest place in the sea,

Even there your hand shall follow me.

If I say let the darkness cover me,

Even the darkness is not dark to You,

But night is as bright as the day.

Search me, O God, and know my heart.

And lead me in the everlasting way.

Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us.
Let not my doubts nor my darkness speak to me.
Lord Jesus Christ your light shines within us.
Let my heart always welcome your love.

6. DOES GOD LOVE YOU? – Isaiah 43:1-7 (Mrs. NATALIA)

43 But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush[a] and Seba in your stead.
4 Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”

7. Silence with Taize musical background.

8. UBI CARITAS

“Ubi caritas et amor,
ubi caritas, Deus Ibi Est.”

English Translation via Google Translate
“Where charity and love,
where there is love, God is there.”

9. DOES GOD CARE ABOUT YOU?

Matthew 6: 25-34 (Mrs. Marilyn)

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

10. BLESS THE LORD

Bless the Lord, my soul
And bless God’s holy name
Bless the Lord, my soul
Who leads me into life.

Humble words of thank you

Many thanks to all of you for your time, your great contributions to make this Taize prayer today happened.

May God be with you and bless you, your family and beloved ones always!

Travel safely and see you next time.

With love,

butchivuive

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