A Morning Prayer (The Year) with Mass (7)
As we light our candle for peace we pray:
Lord, We pray for peace in the Holy Land,
for Syria 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.
Psalm 17: I love you, Lord my strength.
I love you, Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress, my saviour,
My God is the rock where I shelter, my shield my mighty help. I love you, Lord my strength.
The Lord is worthy of praise, He saves me from all my foes,
Long life to the Lord, God my Saviour, All praise to God who saves. I love you, Lord my strength.
I thank you, Lord, for your love. I praise you for all your kindness,
I love you, O God, for your goodness, I love you, Lord my strength. I love you, Lord my strength.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever more. I love you, Lord my strength.
Let us pray
God of the promise to Abraham, and of the Covenant with Moses,
you have triumphed in the raising of Christ from the dead.
Let us and all your people be filled with hope
as we thank you with new hearts and new spirits
through Christ our Lord.
Collect or Glory to God
Before the Gospel
Alleluia, alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia. God loved the world so much he
gave us his only son so that all who believe in him may have eternal life.
Alleluia, alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Preparation of the Gifts
Verses from the Canticle in the Letter to the Ephesians
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.
Jubilee Memorial: When we eat this bread, and drink this cup,
we proclaim your death,O Lord, until you come,
we proclaim your death,O Lord, until you come.
Jubilee Agnus Dei
This is my will, my one command, That love should dwell among you all.
This is my will that you should love, as I have shown that I love you.
Benedictus (verse 2)
The Saviour comes to free us from our foes from evil hands, from those who wish us ill.
So God’s great love for all his chosen people is thus fulfilled; in these our present times.
God’s sacred oath, his covenant most holy, is called to mind, his promises made true.
May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm;
and may he lead us to eternal life.
Copyrights: Music of the verse from Ps 42 ‘Like the Deer’ (c) Gerry Fitzpatrick. Words and music of Ps 17 (c) Noel S Donnelly. Words of the Benedictus © Stephen E Smythe. Graphics © Netta Ewing. The Introit is sung by the St Mungo Singers;and Psalm 17 is sung Noel S Donnelly as in the Morning Prayers series on radioalba.org christian.