Morning Prayer 2   for the feast of St Lawrence   August 10th

MP 2 St Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please pr ay for Jean Miele, and for Willie Feehan who died today.

Such are the ones who seek your face,
Who seek your face, O Lord.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever.  Amen.
Such are the ones who seek your face,
Who seek your face, O Lord.

We light the candle for peace as we pray:

Lord, we pray for peace in the Holy Land,
for Afghanistan
and all the 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.

Ps 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.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
O God, you are my God, for you I long.

 

 

Psalm – prayer

Lord God,
you inspired Saint Laurence with so ardent a love
that his life was renowned for the service of your people
and his death for the splendour of his martyrdom.
Help us to love what he loved
and to live as he showed us.
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.

 

We stand for the Collect or the Gloria

Reading

Gospel Verse

Alleluia, alleluia. Speak, O Lord, your servant is listening, alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel

Intercessions:
O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer,
When I call answer me.
O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer,
Come and listen to me.

 

Bellahouston Sanctus

Bellahouston Memorial:

We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your resurrection
until you come, until you come,
until you come again.

Bellahouston Agnus Dei

Communion Verse

Love is of God, in love his love is known.
In those who love the love of God is shown.
Love is of God, in love his love is known.
In those who love the love of God is shown.

 

Benedictus verse 2 (after Communion)

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.

After Mass:
May the Lord bless us,
and keep us from all harm,
and may he lead us to eternal life.