Crowdsourcing Materials for Benediction in Brighton, Dec 2017

Dear All

I’d be really grateful if you might be able to record the following texts (in the usual manner) and email them you me at fr.simonrundell@gmail.com . It only takes about 10 minutes and it will be an important contribution to a special form of Eucharistic Devotion to me, and to many: the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

I am presenting a paper and leading a creative Benediction at a conference in Brighton, UK on Dec 2nd 2017 so I need this material asap please. Apologies for the rush.

I am looking for some mysterious, awe-filled, poetic readings of the following texts…


Crowdsource Script for Brighton 2017

Please read these bits in a somewhat mysterious way, words which we will use as Jesus is revealed

He is here…

You might not be able to spot him… but he is present

Really, literally present… amongst us

The image of the invisible God enfleshed at one time, and now with us in another form.

The form he left us: Body and Blood. Bread and wine.

No less than his real self.

To bring change to our humdrum lives, to transform us, as so surely he himself was transformed

To be amongst us… alongside us… with us…

It may be just a glimpse, a suggestion, an idea, captured in the corner of your eye, but he wants to reveal himself to you…

From the mountain top, to the upper room, to this sacred, holy meeting point between you and him.


Please read the following pieces as if they were poems

O saving victim! opening wide
The gate of heaven to man below,
Our foes press hard on every side-
Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.

All praise and thanks to thee ascend
For evermore, blest One in Three;
O grant us life that shall not end
In our true native land with thee. Amen


Blessed, Praised, Hallowed and Adored,
Be Our Lord Jesus Christ on his throne of Glory
And in the most holy sacrament of the altar


Soul of Christ, sanctify me,
Body of Christ, save me,
Blood of Christ, inebriate me,
Water from the side of Christ, wash me,
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesu, hear me,
Within thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come to thee
That with thy saints I may praise thee
for all eternity. Amen


Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.


Please read this straight through without repetition. This will be done in the editing

Blessed be God.
Blessed be his holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother. ;
Blessed be S.Joseph, her spouse most chaste.
Blessed be God in his Angels and in his Saints.


Please read the following as if it were a poem

Therefore we, before him bending,
This great Sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have there ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes the inward vision clear.

Glory let us give, and blessing
To the Father and the Son.
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever to his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is one. Amen


Thou gavest them bread from heaven.
Containing in itself all sweetness.


O GOD, who in a wondrous Sacrament has left us a memorial of thy passion:
grant that we may so venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood;
that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of thy redemption:
who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.


THANK YOU

Crowdsourcing Prayers for “Thy Kingdom Come”

Again, sorry to bother you with yet another urgent request (they always seen to be last minute!)… but I have been asked to produce some stuff for the Thy Kingdom Come events.

I need you (and as many other people you can rope in) to record these snippets of prayer, slowly, reflectively, just as you would pray them silently in your heart (but out loud, obviously). Please read them all in the usual manner on the voice memo software on your phone and send them to me as soon as you can to fr.simonrundell@gmail.com

If you could read them in one block (it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake, just reread as much as you want to because I will edit the bits I want) with some nice pauses between, then send me a file. It only takes about 4 mins of your time…

Thy Kingdom Come

 

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Give me courage Lord, to be who you want me to be.

Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Please help me to understand what I need to do

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the holy spirit be with us all evermore

Jesus, what should I do next, please give me your guidance

Heavenly Father, please be with them as they go on their journey

Lord, get me out of this

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me: a sinner.

Thank you for your provision and your love

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God: pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen

Lord, help me.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

Father, heal me

Please watch over all those I love: guard and protect them.

Lord have Mercy, Christ have Mercy, Lord have Mercy

Just get me through this, okay?

Lord hear us. Lord graciously hear us.

 

Thank you. I need these in urgently, absolute deadline is the end of May 2017