Family Home Liturgy: Trinity Sunday (7 June)
Mother/other person lights candle
Ldr: We pray in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Ldr: As we pray today on this solemnity of the Holy Trinity,
we celebrate our Trinitarian faith:
the sacred Oneness of the Father, Son and Spirit.
We also celebrate what it invites of us: the importance of unity.
Let us pray for unity in our homes and in our society
that we may we one in God’s great love.
Our pride creates division; Lord, have mercy. ℟ Lord…
Our indifference creates walls; Christ, have mercy. ℟ Christ…
You invite us to be united; Lord, have mercy. ℟ Lord…
Let us pray…
O Holy Trinity,
Source of unity, justice and peace, we praise you!
Hear our prayer in this time of unrest.
Your power changes hearts.
Give to us:
understanding that puts an end to strife,
mercy that quenches hatred,
courage to seek justice
and forgiveness that overcomes vengeance.
Empower all people to live the law of love. Amen.
A reading from the Second Letter to the Corinthians (2 Cor 13:11–13)
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell.
Put things in order, listen to my appeal,
agree with one another, live in peace;
and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the saints greet you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.
The word of the Lord. ℟Thanks be to God
A reading from the Gospel of John (John 3:16–18)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Those who believe in him are not condemned;
but those who do not believe are condemned already,
because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
The Gospel of the Lord. ℟Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
[reflection: -Think/share about experiences in which you felt
the blessings of unity with God and others.
-Have you ever been hurt by discrimination or prejudice?
-In light of current events, what are ways in which you can be
an instrument of healing and understanding? What actions
might you partake in? ]
We lift up our prayers to the Triune God. Our response, “O God, hear your people”
- We pray for the Church gathered here and throughout our world:
may we always rejoice in our diversity cultures and people
and be united in our call to share the love of Jesus Christ and the Gospel with all people… we pray:
- For all people who, for whatever reason,
do not feel God’s love in their hearts;
may they experience and be renewed by God’s love and mercy… we pray:
- We pray for an end to the ugliness and tragedy of racism
in our hearts, in our nation and in our world;
may the Spirit give wisdom and courage to all people,
especially those in leadership positions,
to sincerely work for peace and justice… we pray:
- We pray for all graduates;
may the rejoice in their accomplishments
and use their gifts and talents for the well-being of our society and world… we pray:
- May God’s love embrace all who are ill or weak,
those who live in fear or anxiety,
those who mourn and all who have died (especially __ ) … we pray:
(anything else to pray for?)
We bind our prayers together in the words that Jesus taught us… OUR FATHER…
You so loved the world, O God,
that you gave your only Son that all might be saved.
Sustain our faith and fill us with your own love and peace.
Joined together in communion with all your people,
may we bless your holy and glorious name.
We lift these prayers to you, O Creator,
in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
with the power of the Holy Spirit,
One God for ever and ever. Amen.
May Almighty God bless us with peace
and protect us from all harm. Amen.