Preparing your home for participating in the live-streamed service.
Pick a place where you will be as free from as many distractions as you can. A TV in the background will never let you listen to the service, or God. So do your best to rearrange a spot.
Set your laptop, iPad or phone into a good position on a table. Clear everything else off. If you have a candle, put that near you. An Icon is great, too.
When ready, we will pray together the following prayer adapted from the Book of Common Prayer, p. 567:
Throughout time, Almighty God has moved people to set apart places to pray, to worship, and meeting with God.
Let us pray.
Almighty God, we thank you for making us in your image, for making your presence known, and for calling us to know you. We set apart this time and this place for your worship. Sanctify it all, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. May all we do here be to your glory. Through Christ we pray, Amen.
At this time, light your candle.
When the service ends, thank God for being present. Blow out the candle and cross yourself in the name of the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.