A MORNING PRAYER

for  Lent in time of sickness 1

From Psalm 90

He will call to me, and I shall answer
With freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me.   He will call to me.

Verse 1: All you sheltered by the Most High, who live in almighty God’s shadow,
say to the Lord ‘my refuge, my stronghold, my God in whom I trust.’

He will call to me, and I shall answer
With freedom and honour and length of days.
He will call to me.   He will call to me.

lent-introit

Let us pray:

Lord, we pray for peace in the Holy Land,
for Syria. Iraq, the Yemen
and all the troubled countries
where people’s lives are threatened or taken from them
by violence or war.
We pray for refugees And for those who need to show mercy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

O God, come to our aid: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm 94: Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

Come and sing with joy to God!  Hail the rock who saves us!
Come before him giving thanks,  praise the God who made us.
Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

Come, adore on bended knee, praise the God who made us!
Praise the shepherd of our flock, praise the hand that leads us.
Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

“Do not put me to the test, doubting like your fathers
In the desert long ago, when they tried my patience!”
Listen to the voice of God.  Harden not your hearts.

Short Reading Isaiah 53:11-12 ©

By his sufferings shall my servant justify many, taking their faults on himself. Hence I will grant whole hordes for his tribute, he shall divide the spoil with the mighty, for surrendering himself to death and letting himself be taken for a sinner, while he was bearing the faults of many and praying all the time for sinners.

Short responsory

Christ was humbler yet, even to accepting death on a cross;
Christ was humbler yet, But God raised him high, But God raised him high
And gave him the name which is above all names.

 

Blest be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who came to us and brought us back from sin;
God raised for us a Saviour who is mighty,
his saviour-Son, from David’s house and line;
God promised this through holy men and women
who spoke for him down through the mists of time.

 

Prayers and intercessions

We give thanks to Christ the Lord, who died on the cross that we might live. Let us pray to him with all our heart.
– Lord Jesus, may your death bring us to life.

Master and Saviour, you have taught us by your life and renewed us by your passion;
do not allow us to grow used to sin.
– Lord Jesus, may your death bring us to life.

You call on us to feed the hungry;
let us deny ourselves some food this day to help our brothers in their need.
– Lord Jesus, may your death bring us to life.

May we accept from your hands this day of Lent;
may we make it yours by deeds of love.
– Lord Jesus, may your death bring us to life.

End the rebellion within our hearts;
make us generous and willing to share.
– Lord Jesus, may your death bring us to life.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. . . . . . . . .

 

Let us pray

Lord, open our hearts to your grace.
Restrain us from all human waywardness
and keep us faithful to your commandments.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm
And may he lead us to eternal life.

 

Prayer for protection against disease

St Roch – Small

St Roch, you were noted for your goodness to poor people and your simplicity of life.
The healing power of God was seen in you and many were comforted and cured of sickness
when you invoked the sign of Christ’s cross.
Be with us as we appeal to God for healing
for ourselves, for those we love, for our community, and for all affected by the coronavirus.
We make our prayer  through Christ our Lord. Amen