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12th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2020

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 calls all those he has redeemed to sing a hymn of victory” (St Athanasius).

We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: 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.

Know that he, the Lord, is God.

We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: come, let us adore him, 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.

We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: come, let us adore him, 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.

We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: 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.

We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: come, let us adore him, alleluia.

THE PSALMS                           Psalm 68(69)

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

It is for you that I suffer taunts,
that shame covers my face,
that I have become a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my own mother’s sons.
I burn with zeal for your house
and taunts against you fall on me.

This is my prayer to you,
my prayer for your favour.
In your great love, answer me, O God,
with your help that never fails:
Lord, answer, for your love is kind;
in your compassion, turn towards me.

The poor when they see it will be glad
and God-seeking hearts will revive;
for the Lord listens to the needy

and does not spurn his servants in their chains.
Let the heavens and the earth give him praise,

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.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

Scripture Reading                                        Romans 5:12-15

The gift considerably outweighed the fall

Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned.  Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given.  There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.

Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall.  If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.

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

The Gospel Canticle

Every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid,’ says the Lord

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
It 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.

Every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid,’ says the Lord

Prayers and Intercessions.

Other petitions may be added to those given.

To the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time, now, and for ever.

We praise you, O God: we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

We bless you, Lord, creator of the universe: we were sinners, in need of your grace:

yet now you have called us to live in knowledge and service of you.

We praise you, O God: we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

Your Son has shown us the way.

As we follow in his steps, may we never wander from the path that leads to life.

We praise you, O God: we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

We celebrate today the resurrection of your Son:

in suffering and in gladness, may it bring us deep joy.

We praise you, O God: we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

O Lord, give us the spirit of prayer and praise:

let us always and everywhere give you thanks.

We praise you, O God: we acknowledge you to be the Lord.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

Please remember these people in your prayers

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.    Amen.

The Collect of the Sunday is then said.

Grant, O Lord,

that we may always revere and love your holy name,

for you never deprive of your guidance

those you set firm on the foundation of your love.

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.

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.

If you are in church on Sunday Morning the Blessed Sacrament will be on the high Altar – look at the Blessed Sacrament while you say this Prayer. Jesus is there.

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

 

If you are able to come to church this Sunday when it is open for private prayer you can print this order of prayer and use it individually in church, or you can continue to use it at home.

If you print it and bring it to church please take it away with you when you leave church.

Some people may prefer to access it on their phones etc., please feel free to do this even in church.