Thomasville Times Enterprise

Opinion

April 19, 2014

‘Kyrie eleison’

“Kyrie eleison” is Greek for “Lord have mercy.” Ladies and gentlemen, this is Easter. This is Resurrection Sunday. Many people you love, respect and cherish are likely lifting their voices in praise, worship and thanksgiving to God as you’re reading this. So am I. Easter/Resurrection Sunday is a religious holiday all about renewal. Today is all about agape love: the love between the saved and unsaved; the love between those at peace and those in conflict; and the love God’s people have amongst themselves. Even those at war observe ceasefires on occasion. Soldiers on battlefields with guns and grenades and other weapons of warfare call truces sometimes. Let’s do that today.

Contemplate the prayers of the people found on pages 383-385 of the Book of Common Prayer:

With all our heart and with all our mind, let us pray to the Lord, saying, “Lord, have mercy.”

For the peace from above, for the loving-kindness of God and for the salvation of our souls, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the peace of the world, for the welfare of the holy Church of God and for the unity of all peoples, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For our bishop and for all the clergy and people, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For our president, for the leaders of the nations and for all in authority, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For this city of Thomasville, for every city and community, and for those who live in them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For seasonable weather and for an abundance of the fruits of the earth, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the good earth which God has given us and for the wisdom and will to conserve it, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For those who travel on land, on water, in the air [or through outer space], let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm, for the widowed and orphans, and for the sick and the suffering, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For your friends and family members and colleagues, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the poor and the oppressed, for the unemployed and the destitute, for prisoners and captives, and for all who remember and care for them, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For all who have died in the hope of the resurrection and for all the departed, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For deliverance from all danger, violence, oppression and degradation, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

For the absolution and remission of our sins and offenses, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

That we may end our lives in faith and hope, without suffering and without reproach, let us pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.

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