A Morning Prayer with Mass for the  11th January

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the rising of the sun to its setting, Great is the name of the Lord.
High above the heavens is his glory.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

 

We light our candle for peace and say together:

Lord God,
we pray for the Holy Land,
For Syria and the Yemen
and all the troubled counties of the Middle East and Africa,
where peoples lives are threatened or taken from them
by violence or war.
We pray for refugees
and for all who need to show mercy.

 

O God, come to our aid:    O Lord, make haste to help us
Glory to the Father . . . . .

 

 Psalm 66: May he bless us and keep us, may he give us his peace.

God, be gracious and bless us, let your face shed its light on us.
So may your ways be known on the earth, all nations find your help.
May he bless us and keep us, may he give us his peace.

 Let the nations exult with joy for you rule us with justice.
Let all the peoples praise you, O God, let all the peoples praise.
May he bless us and keep us, may he give us his peace.

 

We pause for a short time of private prayer then continue with the Gloria of the Mass

 

Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to people of good will.

 

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
Amen

To welcome the Gospel we sing

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage; we saw his star as it rose.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

The Intercessions:

To Christ be honour and glory.
He came to create a new man, reborn in mind and heart.
Let us pray that his saving will may be fulfilled:
May your birth renew our lives.

 

In your humanity you revealed to us your Godhead;
grant that we may recognize you in the worship of your Church.
May your birth renew our lives.

 

Through the Immaculate Virgin you came to live with us:
help us, by her prayers, to share your life with the Father.
May your birth renew our lives.

 

You are the source of eternal life;
come to us today in your word and in the bread and cup
which is your presence among us
May your birth renew our lives.

 

We adore you as the holy child of Bethlehem;
help us to attain the maturity and full vigour of your life.
May your birth renew our lives.

 

We pray for our own intentions:
for the sick,
for May Scott and all our dead, and for those who mourn
May your birth renew our lives.

 

May the souls of the faithful departed . . . . . . . . . . .

 

With the Gifts:

How precious is your love, O Lord, your everlasting love.
How precious is your love, O Lord,  Your unfailing love.

How precious is your love, O Lord, your everlasting love.
How precious is your love, O Lord,  Your unfailing love.

Sanctus

Memorial

Agnus Dei

Communion

I come that you may have life, life to the full,
says the Lord.
I come that you may have life, life to the full,
Says the Lord.

After communion: a verse of the Benedictus

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.

 

After Mass:

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

 

 

Copyrights: From the Rising: from Ps 113:3.    Psalm 66 : Words  taken from The Psalms : A New Translation published by William Collins & Co Ltd  ãThe Grail. Music ãGerry Fitzpatrick.  How Precious: Catherine Walker © Kevin Mayhew.  Words of the Benedictus: a version © Stephen Eric Smyth.  graphic © Netta Ewing. Music – words covered by Calamus  lic: 0262 & CCL lic no: 74396