Lent Morning Prayer 1

This is a pastoral version of a substantially sung morning prayer for parish use.
Collect (c) ICEL. Versions of the Canticle from the Letter to the Ephesians and the Benedictus (c) Stephen E Smyth. Music of O God, come to our aid is (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick and is available on this website. Noel Donnelly’s version of Ps 94 is available in Psalms of the Seasons, published by Kevin Mayhew. The settings of the two canticles and ‘How precious is your love’ are available on this website and from St Mungo Music, 5 Beech Avenue, Glasgow G41 5BY
How Precious (c) Catherine Walker (St Mungo Music).

Introit: 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.

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.

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

Glory to the Father. . . . .

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

Let us pray

Give us the grace, Lord, to continue the works of penitence we have begun:
So that the Lenten observance we have taken upon ourselves
May be accomplished in sincerity of heart.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Canticle from the Letter to the Ephesians 1:3ss

We bless the God and Father of Jesus for he has blessed us freely in Christ.
He chose to lavish spiritual blessings from highest heaven. All this through Christ.

Long before founding all of creation, God made his plan and chose us in Christ,
that we be holy, blameless and loving, children adopted. All this through Christ.

God’s will is always that we might love him, source of all graces, witnessed in Christ;
love manifested, gift of redemption, pardon for sinners. All this through Christ.

Out of his wisdom God chose to tell us his loving purpose set forth in Christ:
Time has its fullness, God and creation will be united. All this through Christ.

We pause for a moment of reflective prayer.

The collect of the Mass of the day

Mass continues as usual:

Reading

The Gospel acclamation:
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory. Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God.
Not by bread alone, not by bread alone, not by bread alone. Praise to you . . . . .

Gospel

After the intercessions:

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

Sanctus – Memoruial – Doxology – Agnus Dei

Communion antiphon:
As the deer longs for running streams so I long, so I long, so I long you you.

After communion: a verse of the Benedictus (tune Finlandia)

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.

© Introit words © ICEL; music Gerry Fitzpatrick. Ps 94: Noel S Donnelly © Kevin Mayhew. How precious © Catherine Walker. Benedictus © Stephen E Smyth