Prayer in the style of Taizé - The Season of The Spirit, 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, September 27 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            Veni Sancte Spiritus


Come Holy Spirit

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


A Song            Laudate Omnes Gentes


Laudate Omnes Gentes

Laudate Dominum

Laudate Omnes Gentes

Laudate Dominum


Praise, all people

Praise to God

Praise all people

Praise to God


A Psalm        Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16  RCL Year A – September 27, 2020  


A Song          I am sure I shall see 


Lectio Sacra        


From your hand, creating God, come the shape of the land, the warmth of fire, the mystery of shadows, the feel of skin. From your mouth, mighty Spirit, flow the sound of thunder, the whisper of rain, the stillness of dawn, the humming of night. May I touch, O God; O Spirit, may I hear.


― Jan L. Richardson, Sacred Journeys: A Woman's Book of Daily Prayer


A Song                     Nada te Turbe


Nada te turbe, nada te espante

Quien a Dios tiene, nada le falta

Nada te turbe, nada te espante

Solo Dios basta.


Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten

Those who seek God shall never go wanting
Nothing can trouble, nothing can frighten

God alone fills us


The Gospel     Matthew 21: 23-32   RCL Year A -  September 27, 2020  


Silence           8 minutes


A call to prayer               Kyrie Eleison  (Tune: Largo from the New World Symphony)


Responding and Deepening    You are invited to offer spoken intercessions


Conclude your spoken prayers with this unison prayer by Brother Roger: 


Jesus Christ, Love of all loving, you were always in me and I did not know it. You were there, and I kept on forgetting you. You were in my heart of hearts and I was looking elsewhere. Even when I remained far from you, you kept on waiting for me. And the day is coming when I can tell you: Risen Christ, you are my life: I belong to Christ, I am Christ’s. Amen.  


Song               In Manus Tuas   


In Manus tuas Pater, comendo spiritus meum


Into your hands Father, I commit my spirit


Closing Prayer   (Speak a prayer or blessing)


A Song         The Kingdom of God