A Covid-19 liturgy for young people.
Lesley Mouat, Chaplain at St Matthew’s, Masterton, prepared DIY chapel services for students at home during the lockdown, and sent them out through their school app. Be sure to watch the video!
Put yourself into a space where you can be still and quiet for 5 to 10 minutes.
If your parents will allow – light a candle (please remember to put it out carefully before you leave your chapel service) and settle into silence for a moment.
A Pilgrim Song
131 God, I’m not trying to rule the roost,
I don’t want to be king of the mountain.
I haven’t meddled where I have no business
or fantasized grandiose plans.
2 I’ve kept my feet on the ground,
I’ve cultivated a quiet heart.
Like a baby content in its mother’s arms,
my soul is a baby content.
3 Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope.
Hope now; hope always!
Now watch the following video
- What I am most thankful for today?
- How might I make take to be deliberately thankful over the next days and weeks?
Pray:– say aloud –
who created us for and from love,
in this time of social distancing
hold us close in your arms.
Comfort those who are afraid,
enliven those who are bored,
give courage to those who are distressed,
and warm those who feel the cold touch of loneliness.
Breathe in, with and through us
as we walk through uncertainty into a new future
knowing that you are with us now and await us there.
In the name of Christ the Beloved we pray.
Remember to blow out any candles you may have lit.