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EASTER 2020

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH AT HOME

Introduction to the Prayer

Lord, open our lips.

And we shall praise your name

Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Serve the Lord with gladness.

Come before him, singing for joy.

Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.

Know that he, the Lord, is God.

He made us, we belong to him,

we are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.

Go within his gates, giving thanks.

Enter his courts with songs of praise.

Give thanks to him and bless his name.

Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.

Indeed, how good is the Lord,

eternal his merciful love.

He is faithful from age to age.

Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, 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.

Christ the Lord has promised us the Holy Spirit: come, let us adore him, alleluia.

THE PSALMS†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††Psalm 26(27)

I am sure I shall see the Lordís goodness in the land of the living.

The Lord is my light and my help;

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

before whom shall I shrink?

 

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,

for this I long,

to live in the house of the Lord,

all the days of my life,

to savour the sweetness of the Lord,

to behold his temple.

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;

have mercy and answer.

Of you my heart has spoken:

ĎSeek his face.í

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.

 

I am sure I shall see the Lordís goodness in the land of the living.

Scripture Reading†† ††††††††††††††††Acts 1:12-14

A longer reading may be used here. TheGospel Reading could be read.

The apostles all joined in continuous prayer

After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers

.A time of silence may follow to reflect on Godís word.

The Gospel Canticle

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.

Christ our Lord urged us to pray and the Holy Spirit came to fill our hearts and minds.

May the Holy Spirit plead for us.

Eternal shepherd, give to the pastors of your Church wisdom and understanding; may they lead your faithful people in the way of salvation.

May the Holy Spirit plead for us.

Heavenly Christ, you are rich in mercy and compassion; do not forget the poor and the needy you have left behind on earth.

May the Holy Spirit plead for us.

By the power of the Holy Spirit you were conceived of the Virgin Mary; preserve in religious women the spirit of loving service.

May the Holy Spirit plead for us.

Christ, our priest, you give glory to the Father in the Holy Spirit; unite all people together in your hymn of praise.

May the Holy Spirit plead for us.

Grant to the dead the glorious freedom of Godís sons and the completion of bodily redemption.

May the Holy Spirit plead for us.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

Please remember these people in your prayers

OurFather, 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.

Amen.

The Concluding Prayer of the Sunday is then said.

Lord God,

we believe that the Saviour of mankind

is enthroned with you in majesty.

Listen to our prayer,

and, according to his promise,

let us feel his presence among us

to the end of time.

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.

 

 

 

Whispers in the Loggia: May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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