A Morning Prayer for the feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus

8th November

There is a similar Morning Prayer on radioalba.org christian on  the feast at 8.oo am and every subsequent 30 minutes until noon.

 

I bow my knees: Canticle from Ephesians

 I bow my knees before the Lord our God. Each fam’ly comes from God:
The Spirit strengthen yours with inner power. May Christ dwell in your hearts!
May you be filled now, filled with the fullness of God.
May you be filled now, filled with the fullness of God.

The Spirit strengthen you with inner power. May Christ dwell in your hearts.
By faith may you be rooted and based in love and know the love of Christ.
May you be filled now, filled with the fullness of God.
May you be filled now, filled with the fullness of God.

Let us pray

God our Father,
You called John Duns Scotus to serve you
in the simplicity of life of the Franciscans
and in the search for understanding.
May we be encouraged to follow Christ more faithfully
as we see both simplicity and wisdom in Blessed John.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. A
men

 

Psalm 115:  I will walk in the presence of God.

I trusted when I felt afflicted, I walk in the sight of the Lord,
And even in the face of death, I will walk in the presence of God.
I will walk in the presence of God.

Your servant, Lord, is ever trusting. My bonds you have loosened with care
I offer thanks and sacrifice, I will walk in the presence of God.
I will walk in the presence of God.

My vows to God I keep with gladness, I dwell in the house of my Lord.
My promises I will fulfill. I will walk in the presence of God.
I will walk in the presence of God.

 Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit both now and for ever. Amen.
I will walk in the presence of God.

 

 

Short reading    2 Corinthians 12:9-10

I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong.

 

Canticle   Benedictus Verse 4

 And you, my child, are favoured by the Most High:  you shall be called a prophet of our God.
You shall go forth as herald from the Lord,  and shall prepare the ways on which he comes.
You shall make known the wonders of salvation to everyone called chosen by the Lord.

 

Prayers and Intercessions

Let us raise our eyes to Christ.
For his people he was born; he died; he rose from the dead.
We trust in him, and pray:
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

Blessed are you, Jesus, saviour of mankind.
By your death and resurrection we are redeemed.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

You promised to give water welling up into eternal life:
pour out your Spirit over the whole human family..
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

You sent your disciples to preach the Good News to the nations:

help us all to be glad of the gift of faith.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

 John Duns Scotus grew up in our own country.
Let all our children thirst like him for knowledge and understanding.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.


Our Father, who art in heaven . . . . . . . .

 

Lord God, light of the faithful and shepherd of souls,
who gave blessed John Duns Scotus to your people
to strengthen them by his teaching
and encourage them by his example,
grant that we may always rejoice in the faith which he taught
and follow in the way he walked.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
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.
Amen

 

 
Canticle: I bow my knees. A version of Ephesians 3: 14-19: Words and music © Noel Donnelly. Psalm 115 : Words and music © Noel Donnelly © Kevin Mayhew. Benedictus: words © Stephen E Smyth; music © Gerry Fitzpatrick.