Woman at the well prayer service
Instructions for how to read imaginative prayers to a group are found here. Listen, taste, smell, feel, and watch what happens. What can you see around you? What are you feeling? It was near the field that Jacob had long ago given to his son Joseph. If you did, you would ask me for the water that gives life.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Jesus Teaches a Samaritan Woman
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I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isaiah b. Morning has broken like the first morning, blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word! Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass, Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where God's feet pass.
Ours is the sunlight! Ours is the morning born of the one light Eden saw play! Praise with elation, praise every morning, God's recreation, of the new day! Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.
Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Lord, open our lips. And our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. As it was in the beginning, is now, And will be forever. Psalm or Coverdale Laetatus sum. Psalm or Coverdale Ad te levavi oculos meos. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.
Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you! They came to Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest. The New Testament Reading 2 Corinthians Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. The Samaritan woman at the well is a figure from the Gospel of John, in John In Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic traditions, she is venerated as a saint with the name Photine also Photini, Photina, meaning "the luminous one".
All that is known of her outside of pious traditions is in the Gospel of John:. Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, 'Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John' although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized he left Judea and started back to Galilee.
But he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well.
It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, 'Give me a drink'. His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.
The Samaritan woman said to him, 'How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria? Jesus answered her, 'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, "Give me a drink", you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it? The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.
Jesus said to her, 'Go, call your husband, and come back. What you have said is true! Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, 'What do you want?
She said to the people, 'Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he? Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman's testimony, 'He told me everything I have ever done. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, 'It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world.
In Eastern Christian tradition, the woman's name at the time of her meeting Jesus is unknown, though she was later christened "Photina". Her continuing witness is said to have brought so many to the Christian faith that she is described as "equal to the apostles". Eventually, having drawn the attention of Emperor Nero, she was brought before him to answer for her faith, suffering many tortures and dying a martyr after being thrown down a dry well.
Prayer O Almighty God, whose most blessed Son revealed to the Samaritan woman that He is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the World; grant us to drink of the well that springs up to everlasting life that we may worship you in spirit and in truth through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
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. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Show us your mercy, O Lord; And grant us your salvation. Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Let your people sing with joy. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; For only in you can we live in safety. Lord, keep this nation under your care; And guide us in the way of justice and truth. Let your way be known upon earth; Your saving health among all nations. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Collect of the Day: The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany O Lord, you have taught us that without love whatever we do is worth nothing; Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts your greatest gift, which is love, the true bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whoever lives is accounted dead before you. Grant this for the sake of your only Son Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We pray for the people of Burma. Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. To my humble supplication Lord, give ear and acceptation Save thy servant, that hath none Help nor hope but Thee alone.
Let us pray now for our own needs and those of others. O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord Jesus, for our sake you were condemned as a criminal: Visit our jails and prisons with your pity and judgment. Remember all prisoners, and bring the guilty to repentance and amendment of life according to your will, and give them hope for their future.
When any are held unjustly, bring them release; forgive us, and teach us to improve our justice. Remember those who work in these institutions; keep them humane and compassionate; and save them from becoming brutal or callous.
And since what we do for those in prison, O Lord, we do for you, constrain us to improve their lot. All this we ask for your mercy's sake. Blessed Lord, you ministered to all who came to you: Look with compassion upon all who through addiction have lost their health and freedom.
Restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset them; strengthen them in the work of their recovery; and to those who care for them, give patient understanding and persevering love.
Parish Prayers as Jesus meets the woman at the well (John 4.5-42)
Jesus had to go through Samaria. He came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, which was near the land Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus was tired from his journey, so he sat down at the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to the well to draw water.
I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isaiah b. Morning has broken like the first morning, blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
The Woman at the Well
Cathedral Choir directed by Frikki Walker. See all episodes from Sunday Worship. Looking out into the body of this beautiful building I am immediately conscious of two things - a multitude of faces … and a multiplicity of spaces. Those spaces though are not empty seats or vacant pews but the spaces full of potential which are created whenever people meet. Rather, God is the well-spring of life, whose abundant grace can satisfy even those most thirsty for love, justice and compassion. Looking over the parapet of the bridge, you can see smooth shallow pools where a heron often stands patiently waiting. But there is also a weir over which the river cascades with noisy vigour. Indeed that is the sense of the phrase - living water is moving water, something that is both quick, and quickening. Both of these dimensions are evident in the gospel reading which we are about to hear but the story also shows us that living water needs a space in which to rise, and from which it can then flow out - and here, that space opens up when a weary man, sitting in the noonday sun, asks a busy woman for a drink, and takes form as she listens and responds.
Woman at the well
Bibles are being translated into different languages, missionaries are going to the least reached and people are finding hope in Christ. Yet, despite all these efforts, there are still many people who have never heard the gospel or the name of Jesus. Although Russia is predominately a Christian country, many ethnic groups live in a desperate need of the gospel. The Tatar people are an ancient nomadic Turkic people group who live mostly in Russia. Over five million of the world's six-and-a-half million Tatar population live within Russia's borders.
Narrator: Jesus came to the Samaritan city, named Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jesus, tired from his journey, was sitting at the well. And then he would have given you living water. Where are you going to get living water?
Women of the Well
What makes this world so lovely is that somewhere it hides a well. I think it comes at a perfect time as after a few weeks of our Lenten journey, we are certainly in need of a well! She is a Samaritan, a race of people the Jews utterly despise as having no claim on their God…and she is also an outcast, one who is looked down upon by her own people. She comes alone in the heat of the day to draw water from the community well.
Jump to navigation. Welcome : Welcome to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you are weary and need rest, welcome. If you are sad and need comfort, welcome. If you are struggling and need victory, welcome. And most certainly, if you recognize yourself as a sinner in need of a Savior, welcome.
Prayer Tip: The Woman at the Well
Please check the reference to make sure it is correct. The Samaritan Woman. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. What you have said is true. Could he possibly be the Messiah? I tell you, look up and see the fields ripe for the harvest. Return to Galilee.
In his gospel, John records a number of dramatic encounters between individuals and Jesus. As he travelled through Samaria once, Jesus stopped by a well to talk with a woman. The conversation that followed his request for a drink is a master class in how to draw people closer to God and to a living faith of their own. The following idea contains suggestions for exploring this Bible story with a children's group or as part of an all-age service.
The Woman at the Well of Living Water
Worship Connection: March 15, 2020