St Margaret’s Day Morning Prayer
We thank you. O God, for Margaret our saint,who came to our land from afar,
showing love for you Lord, throughout he short life as a mother and wife of the king.
All glory to God, the Father of all, to the Son and the Spirit give praise.
A patron for us, she gave of herself among the deprived and the poor;
spending much time in prayer,and fasting as well, an example for us in our day.
All glory to God, the Father of all, to the Son and the Spirit give praise.

We ask you, O God, to teach us to pray and work for your kingdom on earth,
giving witness to you in all that we do taking Margaret our saint as a guide.
All glory to God, the Father of all,
to the Son and the Spirit give praise

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 102
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.
My soul give thanks, thanks to the Lord,
All my being bless his holy name.
My soul give thanks, thanks to the Lord,
never forget, never forget, never forget all his blessings.
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.
The Lord is compassion and he is love,
Slow to anger and rich in mercy.
The Lord fills your life with all that is good,
Renewing your strength, crowning your love,
Never forget all his blessings.
The love of the Lord, the everlasting love blesses us all.

Let us pray

Father, we are grateful that your love for your people
Has been seen so powerfully in the life and work of St Margaret.
Renew your grace within us, so that we,
and all our nation,
may always find the good in any situation,
face difficulties that lie before us with courage,
and walk together along our pilgrim way.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Canticle from Ephesians 1: 3-10
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.
Gloria
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of all 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.
The Liturgy of the Word
1st reading Proverbs 31: 10. . . . . . .

Verse

2nd reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13-13

Alleluia, alleluia. This is what the Lord asks of you, this, only this:
to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46

Intercessions:
How precious is your love, O Lord, your everlasting love.
How precious is your love, O Lord, your unfailing love.
New St Andrew Sanctus

Memorial: We proclaim your death, O Lord . . . . .

Agnus: Kelvinhall

Antiphon:

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.

Copyright and Acknowledgements: Hymn to St Margaret (c) Pam Murray;, Psalm 102 : From The Psalms: A New Translation ©
1963 The Grail (England) published by HarperCollins.. Music Gerry Fitzpatrick.. We bless the God and Father: Words (c) Stephen Smyth. . Ps 127 Response © Noel S Donnelly. How Precious : Words and Music (c) Catherine Walker. Graphics © Netta Ewing