Morning Prayer Saturday 1st November 2014 as on radioalba.org christian

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Introduction to All Saints Day read by Sr Maureen Coyle, SND

Morning Prayer led by Stephen Eric Smyth FMS
with music by the St Mungo Singers and cantor Grace Buckley.

 

Verse from Ephesians 1

Blest be God the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
He destined us in love to be heirs through Jesus Christ
according to his purpose, the purpose of his will,
to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us,
bestowed on us in the Beloved, which he freely bestowed on us.
Blest be God the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Let us pray

God, our Father,
the love you have for us is seen in the lives of the saints,
the men and women who throughout the ages
have loved you and their neighbour.
Give us a deep sense of gratitude for their example
And a yearning for you and for all that is holy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Psalm 62 : O God, you are my God, for you I long.

O God, you are my God, for you I long, for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you, my God, like a dry weary land without water.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and glory,
for your love is better than life itself; my lips will speak your praise.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

On you I muse throughout the night, on my bed I remember you,
for you have been my refuge and your right hand holds me fast.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

Short reading Ephesians 1:17-18

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give you a spirit of wisdom and perception of what is revealed,
to bring you to full knowledge of him.
May he enlighten the eyes of your mind
so that you can see what hope his call holds for you,
what rich glories he has promised the saints will inherit.

 

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.

Prayers and Intercessions

O God, you are the crown of all the saints.
With joy we bring you our prayers: Lord, us to salvation.

God, from whom all holiness flows, your grace shines out through the saints:
Lord, us to salvation.

Loving God, you have given us the saints as witnesses to your Son:
Help us to learn from their example.
Lord, us to salvation.

O God, in Jesus we are close to those who have gone before us;
increase our faith so that we may serve you as they do.
Bring us salvation through the intercession of the saints.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Sung:
You alone are holy and you alone are Lord,
And you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.

You alone are holy and you alone are Lord,
And you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Let us pray

Almighty, ever-living God,
we are celebrating with joy
the triumph of your grace in all the saints.
With so vast a multitude praying for us,
may we receive from you
the fulness of mercy we have always desired.
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.

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

 

© Verse from Ephesians 1: © Noel S Donnelly.
Ps 62: words taken from The Psalms: A New Translation © The Grail, England; music © Gerry Fitzpatrick.
Verse of the Benedictus: versified by Stephen Eric Smyth FMS.
You alone: words taken from the Glory to God in The Missal; music arranged by John Bell WGRG.
The Blessing: taken from the Prayer of the Church; music Gerry Fitzpatrick.