Morning Prayer Lent 2

In time of sickness

 

Not by bread alone do we live,
but by every word from the mouth of God.

Not by bread alone, not by bread alone,
Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
Glory to the Holy Spirit Now and for ever. Amen.

Introit Not by Bread (1)

A Prayer for peace

Loving Father,
We pray for peace in the Holy Land,
For Syria, 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 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.

 

Let us pray

God of the Covenant
as the 40 days of the Flood
swept away the corruption of the world
to enable your people to make a new beginning
so in the water of Baptism
we are washed clean and born again.
Throughout these days of Lent cleanse our hearts
and let the new life you give us flourish once more
through Christ our Redeemer
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
holy and mighty God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

Short Reading Isaiah 1:16-18 ©

Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean. Take your wrong-doing out of my sight. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow. Come now, let us talk this over, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Responsory
Praise to you,  O Christ, king of eternal glory.
Praise to you,  O Christ, king of eternal glory.
I am the way, the truth and the life.
No-one can come to the Father except through me.
Praise to you,  O Christ, king of eternal glory.
Praise to you,  O Christ, king of eternal glory.


Canticle   Benedictus 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

Christ the Lord has made us into a new creation. He gives them a new birth in the waters of baptism and nourishes them with his word and his body. Let us glorify him in our prayer.

– Renew us, Lord, by your grace.

 

Jesus, you are gentle and humble in spirit;

grant us something of your pity, something of your kindness and something of your patience towards all men.

– Renew us, Lord, by your grace.

 

Teach us to be neighbours to the sad and the needy;

let us imitate you, the good Samaritan.

– Renew us, Lord, by your grace.

 

May the Blessed Virgin, your Mother, intercede for religious women;

through her prayers may they serve you in the Church ever more perfectly.

– Renew us, Lord, by your grace.

 

Grant us the gift of your mercy,

pardon our sins and save us from punishment.

– Renew us, Lord, by your grace.

 

In this time of world-wide contagion and distress
guide those who seek for healing,
those who care for the sick,
and all who are affected by the virus.

– Renew us, Lord, by your grace.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven . . . . . . . . .

Let us pray

As we use this yearly season of grace to prepare for  Easter,
grant, Lord, that our anxieties may be soothed
and our joy may be restored
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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

 

For the intercession 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

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