Morning Prayer for Lent

In the time of the virus

 

The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud:
This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him.
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
The Father’s voice was heard from the cloud:
This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him. Listen to him.

 

 

A Prayer for peace

We pray for peace in the Holy Land,
For Syria, Iraq, the Yemen
And all the troubled countries where people’s lives are threatened
or taken from them by violence or war.
We pray for refugees,

And for those who need to show mercy.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Psalm 26: The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

The Lord is my light and my help: of whom then, shall I be afraid?
The strength in my life is the Lord, before whom shall I ever tremble
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

One thing I ask of the Lord:   to live with him for evermore.
O Lord, hear my voice, in mercy answer!   I seek you, dismiss not your servant.
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

Glory to God the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to God the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my help.

 

Let us pray

Loving God,
You gave the light of understanding to your children
Through the lives and words of the prophets,
The holy men and women who heard your voice
And taught your people.
Let us be attentive to your word
And obedient to your will.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

A reading from the prophet Joel 2: 12-13

“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
Rend your heart and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.
Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing

 

Intercessions

 

During this time of Lent we ask that each of us may have the self-understanding and strength to use this season to grow in goodness.
Lord, hear us

We pray for those whose lives are made hard by circumstances beyond their control.
Lord, hear us

We pray for those who feel isolated, neglected, or abused – may the healing power of God renew life and love within them.
Lord, hear us

We pray for people who are preparing for Baptism or for full Communion with the Church at Easter.
Lord, hear us

We pray for all who are affected by the corona virus:
For guidance for those who seek a cure;
for healing for those who are ill;
for comfort for those whose lives are filled with anxiety and confusion.
Lord, hear us

Our Father. . . . . .

Let us pray

Father of us all,
fill us with confidence
when we remember what you have already done for us,
and the love you have shown us.
And give us the grace to rely on your strength
when our lives are difficult,
and the generosity to show others
the goodness that you show us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Blessing

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

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

 

For the support of St Roch

St Roch,
you were noted for your goodness to poor people and your simplicity of life.
The healing power of God was seen in you
and many were comforted and cured of sickness
when you invoked the sign of Christ’s cross.
Be with us as we appeal to God for healing
for ourselves, for those we love,
for our community,
and for all affected by the coronavirus.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

 

Copyright: Introit: from the Gospel acclamation of the 2nd Sunday of Lent.  Music © Kevin Mayhew.
Psalm 26: Words  taken from The Psalms : A New Translation published by William Collins & Co Ltd  © The Grail, England.  Music  © Kevin Mayhew.   Graphic © Netta Ewing.
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