Lent quiet hour on Lady Day
posted by: Joan Vine | on: Sunday, 28 March 2021, 13:55
A beautiful service on Zoom was held on 25th March, Led by: Rev’d Rod and DP Judith. The service began with an introduction and an opening prayer. There were four reflections: three taken from Luke 1 & 2 and one from John 2, all accompanied by Music.
The first reflection tells of Mary and her encounter with the angel who told of the pregnancy she would endure for God, and the peace within herself after she had obeyed God’s wish for her.
The second reflection recounts Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, taken from Luke 1: 46-55, here we think of the Magnificat – Mary’s song of Praise and how strong she must have been at such a young and innocent age. Who else can we recall on Lady’s Day who is quiet and humble yet very strong in character?
The second reflection was followed by the Hymn: 'Tell out I my soul'…
The third reflection comes from Luke 2: 41-52 Telling of Mary scolding Jesus for staying behind in the Temple… Each time we hear this reading, I am sure we must all be struck by the anguish felt by Mary and Joseph, it is palpable, and something I think many of us can relate to. Being a woman and a mother-figure, the mind goes into overdrive when we feel that our charge is nowhere to be found so it is without hesitation that we rage at the found child both in anger and huge relief.
Reflection four tells of the Wedding in Cana, from John 2: 1-5… I so love this one! A mother and her son; guests at a wedding celebrating love. But the unthinkable happens; the wine runs out, a social disaster and a very great source of embarrassment to the newly-married couple. Mary, knowing her son turns to Him for help and although he respectfully declines His sassy mother bustles in and overrides her son’s reluctance and of course like most of our sons, even today, will end up doing as their mother askes of them – Just wonderful!
Following the intersessions, we said together The Mary Sumner Prayer: All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen
If you would like to read the full copy please see the link below that can be downloaded… it is well worth the read = Judith x
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