8 November   Blessed John Duns Scotus  1266 – 1308

 

 

 

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.

a prayer for peace:

Lord,
We pray for peace in the Holy Land,
for Syria, the Yemen
and all the other troubled countries
where people’s lives are spoiled or taken from them
by violence or war.
We pray for refugees,
and for generous hearts 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 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 fulfil. 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.

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 his life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

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.

  Reading Philippians 3: 3-8

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Come to me, learn from me, you that labour with burdens too great.
Come to me, learn from me, gentle and humble in heart.   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel from Luke 15: 1-10

 

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 young people  thirst like him for knowledge and understanding.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

 

During November we sing:
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God,rest in peace, rest in peace.

Let us pray

 

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 ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Jubilee  Sanctus – Memorial – Doxology – Agnus Dei

Communion: Father, I pray for them: may they be one in us
so that the world may believe it was you who sent me, it was you who sent me.

After Communion

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.

 

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 (c) Noel Donnelly.  Psalm 115 : Words and music ©  Noel Donnelly.  Benedictus: words © Stephen E Smyth.  Graphic © Netta Ewing.