Prayer in the style of Taizé - The Season of Pentecost, 2020

During this time of national sheltering and because your health and safety are important to us, until further notice the Threshold will not gather at the church on Sundays. On Sunday, August 2 at 5pm, you are invited to pray from home, following this order of service and using the audio and video clips to sing in a Taize style. Even though we cannot see each other, through our intent we can be with each other in community.

Prayer in the Style of The Taizé Community
The Threshold - Denver, CO

With audio clips from the community in France and video clips of Brad singing selected songs with friends at the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, The Republic of Georgia.


At the Taize community in France, participants sing in many languages during the week-long program. At the Threshold, we continue that globally-focused tradition. You may want to print this order of service to follow the English words for the songs in other languages.

A Song        See, I Am Near


                       You are invited to light candles as signs of your intentions and prayers 

A Song         Nothing can ever come between us


A Psalm        Psalm 17:1-7, 16  RCL Year A – August 2, 2020  

Song             Fiez-vous en Lui

Fiez-vous en Lui, ne craignez pas.
La paix de Dieu gardera vos coeurs.
Fiez-vous en Lui. Alleluia. Alleluia!

Trust in him and do not fear.
God’s peace will ptrotect your hearts.
Alleluia, alleluia!


Lectio Sacra    Praying by Mary Oliver


It doesn't have to be

the blue iris, it could be

weeds in a vacant lot, or a few

small stones, just

pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don't try


to make them elaborate, this isn't

a contest but a doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.

A Song           Mane Nobiscum


Mane Nobiscum, Domine Jesu Christe
Stay with us, Lord Jesus Christ

The Gospel     Matthew 14:13-21   RCL Year A –  August 2, 2020

Silence           8 minutes

A call to prayer               Kyrie Eleison


Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy

Responding and Deepening    You are invited to offer spoken intercessions

Conclude your spoken prayers by speaking this prayer from Brother Roger of Taize...

God of every human being, when we have a simple longing to welcome your love, a flame rises up little by little deep in our souls. May we respond with our love. Amen

Song           Il Signore ti ristora


Il Signore ti ristora. Dio non allontana
Il Signore viene ad incontrarti, viene ad incontrarti


God's love will restore us

God never will reject us

Our God rises up to meet us

Always comes to meet us

Closing Benediction (Speak these words to each other or, if you are worshiping alone this morning, read them aloud.)

Would you only love those who love you?
Almost anybody can do that, with no need for the Gospel.
But Christ calls you to love even those who hurt you and to pray for them.

                                                                             Brother Roger of Taizé  


Song               El alma que anda en amor   


The soul filled by love neither tires others nor grows tired.