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EASTER 2020

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH AT HOME

Introduction to the Prayer

O God, come to our aid.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.
Amen.  Alleluia.

THE PSALMS                           Psalm 15

Show us, Lord, the path of life

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.

I say to the Lord: ‘You are my God.

O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup;

it is you yourself who are my prize.’

I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel,

who even at night directs my heart.

I keep the Lord ever in my sight:

since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.

And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad;

even my body shall rest in safety.

For you will not leave my soul among the dead,

nor let your beloved know decay.

You will show me the path of life,

the fullness of joy in your presence,

at your right hand happiness for ever.

Show us, Lord, the path of life

Scripture Reading    1 Peter 1:17-21

A longer reading may be used here.  The Gospel Reading could be read.

If you are acknowledging as your Father one who has no favourites and judges everyone according to what he has done, you must be scrupulously careful as long as you are living away from your home.  Remember, the ransom that was paid to free you from the useless way of life your ancestors handed down was not paid in anything corruptible, neither in silver nor gold, but in the precious blood of a lamb without spot or stain, namely Christ; who, though known since before the world was made, has been revealed only in our time, the end of the ages, for your sake.  Through him you now have faith in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory for that very reason – so that you would have faith and hope in God.

A time of silence may follow to reflect on God,s word..

The Gospel Canticle

It was necessary that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, alleluia.

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord,+ the God of Israel!
He has visited his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
in the house of David his servant,
as he promised by the lips of holy men,
those who were his prophets from of old

A saviour who would free us from our foes,
from the hands of all who hate us.
So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
and his holy covenant remembered.

He swore to Abraham our father to grant us,
that free from fear, and saved from the hands of our foes, that we might serve him in holiness and justice
all the days of our life in his presence.

As for you, little child,
you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.
You shall go ahead of the Lord
to prepare his ways before him,

To make known to his people their salvation
through forgiveness of all their sins,
the loving-kindness of the heart of our God
who visits us like the dawn from on high.

He will give light to those in darkness,
those who dwell in the shadow of death,.
and guide us into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.  Amen.

It was necessary that Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, alleluia.

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Prayers and Intercessions.

Other petitions may be added to those given.

Let us pray to Christ, the author of life.  God raised him from the dead, and he himself will raise us to life by his own power.

Christ, our life, save us.

Christ, you are the light that drives out darkness and draws people to holiness;

let us make this day a living hymn of praise.

Christ, our life, save us.

Lord, you followed the way of suffering, even to the cross;

grant that we may die with you and come to life with you.

Christ, our life, save us.

Our master and our brother, you have made us a kingdom of priests to serve God our Father;

let us offer you with joy the sacrifice of praise.

Christ, our life, save us.

King of glory, we look forward to the day of your coming,

then we shall see your face and share in your splendour.

Christ, our life, save us.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

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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.

The Concluding Prayer of the Sunday is then said.

Lord God,
grant your people constant joy
in the renewed vigour of their souls.
They rejoice because you have restored them
to the glory of your adopted children:
let them look forward gladly
in the certain hope of resurrection.
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.

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION.

Even if we cannot be at mass and receive Holy Communion, we can always make a Spiritual Communion. God will always fill our hearts with his grace if we ask.

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.   Amen.

Copyright © 1996-2020 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd.  The Office Hymn is from Hymns for Prayer and Praise © The Panel of Monastic Musicians 1996. It is ised under the Parishes Calmas Liscense. All rights reserved. This service taken from the provisions for a Service of the Word in Common Worship. The Eucharust is always the Principal Service of the day