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EASTER 2020

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH AT HOME

Introduction to the Prayer

Lord, open our lips.

And we shall praise your name.

Psalm 99 (100)

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.
Know that he, the Lord, is God.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

He made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Go within his gates, giving thanks.
Enter his courts with songs of praise.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

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.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

THE PSALMS†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psalm 22(23)

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures
where he gives me repose.

Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.

He guides me along the right path;
he is true to his name.

If I should walk in the valley of darkness
no evil would I fear.

You are there with your crook and your staff;
with these you give me comfort.

You have prepared a banquet for me
in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;
my cup is overflowing.

Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
all the days of my life.

In the Lordís own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.

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. Alleluia. Alleluia

Scripture Reading†† 1 Peter 2:20-25

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

The merit, in the sight of God, is in bearing punishment patiently when you are punished after doing your duty.

This, in fact, is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and left an example for you to follow the way he took. He had not done anything wrong, and there had been no perjury in his mouth. He was insulted and did not retaliate with insults; when he was tortured he made no threats but he put his trust in the righteous judge. He was bearing our faults in his own body on the cross, so that we might die to our faults and live for holiness; through his wounds you have been healed. You had gone astray like sheep but now you have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

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

The Canticle The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of 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.

 

Prayers and Intercessions.

Other petitions may be added to those given.

Let us pray to Christ, who rose from the dead to restore our life.

Ever-living Christ, hear us.

Jesus, you are the stone rejected by the builders but you have proved to be the keystone of Godís house;

make us living stones in the temple of your Church.

Ever-living Christ, hear us.

You are the faithful and true witness, the first-born from the dead; may the Church never cease to proclaim you to the world.

Ever-living Christ, hear us.

.Through your death and resurrection you took the Church to yourself as a bride:

cherish her, and keep her faithful, and prepare her for the day of your coming.

Ever-living Christ, hear us.

You are the first and the last, you were dead and now you are alive ;may all the baptized be faithful unto death and gain the crown of glory.

Ever-living Christ, hear us.

You are the light and joy of the city of God;

shine on the faithful departed that they may reign for ever.

Ever-living Christ, hear us.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

Please remember these people in your prayers

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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.

Almighty, ever-living God,

bring us to the joy of your heavenly city:

so that we, your little flock,

may follow where Christ, our Good Shepherd,

has gone before us by the power of his resurrection.

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