Prayer at the end of the semester





Song 19




Good God,

we should live together.

Pay attention to each other and be for each other.

Take each other seriously and accept each other.

that's the job

that you have given to each and every one of us.

Live together

trusting in you

We have experienced and experienced in the past weeks.

This has encouraged us and made us happy.

We thank you for that.



Song 26


Disruption - is good

 Interruption in the summer semester (open the chocolate)

• What did you like to interrupt your day-to-day study life with this semester?

Break up the chocolate and eat one half
• What did you do well during your break?

Eat second half of the chocolate
• What break will I allow myself tomorrow?

Interruption is good

The return of the disciples and the feeding of the five thousand (Mk 6, 30ff.)
30 The apostles gathered again with Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught.
31 Then he said to them, Come to a lonely place where we are alone, and rest a little! Because they did not even find time to eat, so many were the people who came and went.
32 So they went by boat to a lonely area to be alone. 




Disruption - is annoying

Interruption is good. This applies to the semester break and every short break. That's why we do ... (phone rings) ... No, not now ... not again ... yeah ... you're disturbing ... it can not be that important ... call back later ...

So, where was I? Now I totally lost the thread. It's annoying to be interrupted all the time. Since I can not concentrate, can not control, but only has to respond. I have to coordinate two activities. This creates stress, needs more concentration, restricts my freedom.

I may be forced to interrupt, a disruption breaks over me. The old is no longer valid. I have to give up the familiar, adapt to the new situation, learn something new, say goodbye to the old. But I was already fully occupied with the old and everything went so well. And now a new beginning, which I had not chosen. The death of a person can be such a disruption, the breaking off of a relationship, a career change or even the end of the study. The end of this week's exams is a glimmer of hope, and yet some people said last week, too bad the semester is over. We should have settled in so nicely here now. In upheavals, mourning work is appropriate, conscious farewell to become free for a new beginning. But the disruption seldom leaves us time for that.

Interruption as upheaval, as termination, as burglary, as a break in life. When you stand in such interruptions, it feels stressful, uncomfortable, unwelcome. In such interruptions, religion is an anchor in life for some people: everything stays as it was. There are eternal truths, centuries-old traditions, well-kept rites. But I have to disappoint you: The Bible does not tell of a God who keeps us from upheaval, but who keeps us in upheavals.




Disruption - God interrupts (Gen12: 1-4a)

God interrupts.

God interferes in our lives.

At that time like today.

At that time he did that with Abraham. This is reported in Genesis 1.


1And the Lord said to Abram, "Go out of your country, and of your kin, and out of your father's house, into a land which I will show you."

2And I will make you a great people, and I will bless you, and make you a great name, and you shall be a blessing.

3I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

4And Abram went out, as the LORD had said unto him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he moved out of Haran.


God interferes. He challenges Abraham to leave.

Departure and arrival, trust and doubt - these are experiences that we too know, that shape and interrupt our everyday life.

This includes hope and resignation,

and for us Christians the question about God,

after his good wish for our lives, or-biblically said-after his blessing for us.

No different with Abraham.

He too knows about these experiences. In his life story, we can discover how things can go in everyday life with such experiences. We can learn how God intervenes, breaks our daily lives and what it means to trust in God. And we can be certain in his life's journey how this trust will not be disappointed.


3 sentences.

First, note:

Those who, like Abraham, believe that God interrupts and intervenes in our lives, can never say that the ultimate thing is already behind me.


There is always a new future: It does not matter whether we have passed tests, whether a dreamlike love has broken, whether an application was unsuccessful. Anyone who expects that God interrupts, intervenes - he can and may hope for the future.

And one or the other can wait without losing hope.



Second, remember:

We, you and I are blessed with Abraham. This blessing applies to us, whether it seems that way to us or whether it looks completely different in our lives.

"Blessing is a power that is always there, [...]."


It is the same God who interrupts Abraham's daily life and drives to leave

and from which, however, the promise emanates. Secondly, the blessing.

With blessing we Christians associate good for our lives. And we have an indefinite idea that it can be something important, something very valuable for our everyday lives as well as for our entire life.

Blessing is different for each and every one of us.

Some say:

"Blessing means to me: I feel accepted by God. I feel in myself that God says "YES" to me as I am with my gifts and talents, with my mistakes and weaknesses. And in the morning, when I look at myself in the mirror, then I can say to myself: I am satisfied with myself and my everyday life! "


Someone else could say:

"For me blessing means that I have a degree that I enjoy doing and that fulfills me, which, to me, is a very special sign of blessing. I hope and wish that in my later life and in my daily life I can pass on the blessing I have received to the people around me. "


And a third person might say:

"Blessing means to me that God gives me strength and protection.


Blessing is a power that is always there, [...] -

that is how Abraham experienced it, even though it was often not easy.

We can also hear that for ourselves. This also applies to us:



Thirdly, note:

Being a blessing is the answer to the blessing I received myself.

And God's blessing is passed down through people: once through Abraham, then through many Christians and people around the world to this day. Through you and me and so many who would never say that.


It does not always have to be great actions or great ways that we can go for other people. Often they are unconventional ideas, sometimes small, everyday steps that change the face of our world. Sometimes the blessing in the big name and the great progeny is visible to all, but sometimes completely hidden, so that we barely notice it.


God interrupts our everyday life and promises us good things. Or, biblically, blessings.

That's a nice break.


Song 694,1-4


Intercessions designed (picture disruption)


Lord's prayer

Our father in Heaven.

Blessed be your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will will happen,

as in heaven on earth.

Our daily bread Give us today.

And forgive us our guilt,

as well as we forgive our guilty party.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For yours is the kingdom and the power

and the glory forever.



Song 277




God be before you,

to show you the right way.


God be beside you,

to embrace you.


God be behind you,

to save you.


God be above you,

to bless you.


So bless you the friendly god ()

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.




Have it all (Jason Mraz)



Holy Mass in English language


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

The Lord be with you.

A. And also with you.



Lord / Christ, have mercy.



P. This is the Word of the Lord.

 A. Thanks be to God



P. The Lord be with you.  

A. And also with you.

P. A reading from the holy gospel according to N.

P. This is the gospel of the Lord.

A. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


The Apostels´creed


I believe in God,

 the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,

God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived

 by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

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,

he is seated

at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come 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.



Prayer over the gifts 

P. Pray ... To God, the almighy Father.

A. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good, and the good of all his Church.



P. The Lord be with you.

 A. And also with you

P. Lift up your hearts.

A. We lift them up to the Lord.

 P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

A. It is right to give him thanks and praise.


P. Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

A. Christ has died,  Christ has risen, Christ will come again. 



Our Father

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 the kingdom, the powe, and the glory are yours, now and forever.


Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you takes away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. / grand us peace.

P. This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

A. Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.



P. The Lord be with you.  

A. And also with you.

P. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Go in the peace of Christ.

A. Thanks be to God. 




P.Im Namen des Vater und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes.  - Amen.

Der Herr sei mit euch.

A. Und mit deinem Geiste.



 Herr / Christus erbarme dich



P. Wort des lebendigen Gottes.

A. Dank sei Gott. Gospel



P. Der Herr sei mit euch.

A.  Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. . Aus dem heiligen Evangelium nach N.

P:Evangelium unseres Herrn Jesus Christus.

A. Lob sei dir Christus.


Das apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis

Ich glaube an Gott,

den Vater, den Allmächtigen,

den Schöpfer

des Himmels und der Erde.

Und an Jesus Christus, seinen eingeborenen Sohn,

unsern Herrn,


durch den Heiligen Geist,

geboren von der Jungfrau Maria,

gelitten unter Pontius Pilatus,


gestorben und begraben,


in das Reich des Todes,

am dritten Tage

auferstanden von den Toten,

aufgefahren in den Himmel;

er sitzt zur Rechten Gottes,

des allmächtigen Vaters;

von dort wird er kommen,

zu richten die Lebenden und die Toten.

Ich glaube an den Heiligen Geist,

die heilige christliche Kirche,

Gemeinschaft der Heiligen,

Vergebung der Sünden,

Auferstehung der Toten

und das ewige Leben.



P. Betet, ... Gott, dem allmächtigem Vater, gefalle.

A. Der Herr nehme das Opfer an aus deinen Händen zum Lob und Ruhme seines Namen, zum Segen für uns und seine ganze heilige Kirche.



P.  Der Herr sei mit euch..

A.  Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. Erhebet die Herzen.

A. Wir haben sie beim Herrn.

P.  Lasset uns danken dem Herrn, unseren Gott.

A. Das ist würdig und recht. ...


P. Geheimnis des Glaubens

A. Deinen Tod, o Herr verkünden wir,  und deine Auferstehung preisen wir,bis du kommst in Herrlichkeit.


Vater unser

Vater unser im Himmel, geheiligt werde dein Name. Dein Reich komme, dein Wille geschehe, wie im Himmel, so auf Erden. Unser tägliches Brot gib uns heute und vergib uns unsere Schuld, wie auch wir vergeben unseren Schuldigern. Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung, sondern erlöse uns von dem Bösen. ... Denn dein ist das Reich und die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit in Ewigkeit. Amen.


Lamm Gottes

Lamm Gottes, du nimmst hinweg die Sünde der Welt: erbarme dich unser. / gib uns deinen Frieden.

P. Seht das Lamm Gottes, das hinwegnimmt die Sünde der Welt.

A. O, Herr ich bin nicht würdig, dass du eingehst unter mein Dach. Aber sprich nur ein Wort, so wird meine Seele gesund.



P.  Der Herr sei mit euch.

A. Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. Es segne euch der allmächtige Gott, der Vater, der Sohn und der Heilige Geist.Gehet hin in Frieden.

A. Dank sei Gott.