In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Unity Prayer: Enis
My Adorable Jesus
May our feet journey together.
May our hands gather in unity.
May our hearts beat in unison.
May our souls be in harmony.
May our thoughts be as one.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.
Amen.

Litany: Litany for Comfort and Strength Annie / Elaine

God the Father, creator of heaven and earth, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, giver of life, have mercy on us.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three Persons in one God, have mercy on us.

Save us, good Lord, from all sin and wickedness, from pride, hypocrisy
and conceit, from envy, hatred and malice, and all uncharitableness, save us, good Lord.

From sins of thought, word and deed, from the lusts of the flesh, from
the deceits of the world and the snares of the devil, save us, good Lord.

From fire, storm and flood, from disease, pestilence and want, from war
and murder, and from dying unprepared, save us, good Lord.

From all false doctrine, from hardness of heart, from contempt of your
word and commandment, and from the evil of schism.  Save us, good Lord.

In times of sorrow and in times of joy, in the hour of death, and in the
day of judgement, save us, good Lord.

Save us, Lord Christ, by the mystery of your holy incarnation, by your
birth, childhood and obedience, by your baptism, fasting and temptation, save us, Lord Christ.

By your ministry in word and work, by your mighty acts of power, and by your preaching of the kingdom, save us, Lord Christ.

By your agony and trial, by your cross and passion, and by your precious death and burial, save us, Lord Christ.

By your mighty resurrection, by your glorious ascension, and by your sending of the Holy Spirit, save us, Lord Christ.

Hear us, good Lord: govern and direct your holy Church, fill it with love and truth, and grant it that unity which is your will, hear us, good Lord.

Give your Church courage to preach the gospel and to make disciples of all the nations, hear us, good Lord.

Give knowledge and understanding to bishops, priests and deacons, that by their life and teaching they may proclaim your word, hear us, good Lord.

Give all people grace to receive your word and to bring forth the fruit of the Spirit, hear us, good Lord.
 

Bring all who have erred and are deceived into the way of truth, hear us, good Lord.

Guard and bless our rulers, and grant that they may trust in you, and seek your honour and glory, hear us, good Lord.

Bless our country, and give grace, wisdom and understanding to all in authority, hear us, good Lord.

Bless those who administer the law, that they may uphold justice in honesty and truth, hear us, good Lord.

Bless and keep all who maintain peace and safety, hear us, good Lord.

Give to all nations unity, peace and concord, hear us, good Lord.

Strengthen the faithful, comfort and help the faint-hearted, raise up those who fall, and drive out all evil,
hear us, good Lord.

Support and encourage all who are in poverty, unemployed or distressed, protect those whose work is dangerous, and keep in safety all who travel, hear us, good Lord.

Keep fathers, mothers and children united in their family life, and give them wisdom and strength in times of stress, hear us, good Lord.

Heal the sick, care for the old and lonely, and comfort the bereaved, hear us, good Lord.

Remember the poor who long to hear good news: give us the will to strengthen them through acts of generous love, hear us, good Lord.

Show your pity on victims of strife, on the homeless and the hungry, on prisoners, and on all who live in fear, hear us, good Lord.

Forgive our enemies, persecutors and slanderers, and turn their hearts, hear us, good Lord.

Guide and direct all who influence others through the written or the spoken word, and inspire all who serve mankind in science, industry and art, hear us, good Lord.

Bless and keep all your people, hear us, good Lord.

Teach us to use the resources of the earth to your glory, that all may share
in your goodness and praise you for your loving kindness, hear us, good Lord.

Saviour of the world, forgive our sins, known and unknown, things done,
and left undone; grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit that we may
amend our lives according to your holy word, and share with all your people
the joys of your eternal kingdom.

Jesus, Lamb of God,
have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins,
have mercy on us.
Jesus, Redeemer of the world,
give us your peace.

 
 
Reading: Romans – 8: 24 – 39 – Dee

In hope, we already have salvation; in hope, not visibly present, or we should not be hoping — nobody goes on hoping for something which is already visible.

But having this hope for what we cannot yet see, we are able to wait for it with persevering confidence.

And as well as this, the Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness, for, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the Spirit personally makes our petitions for us in groans that cannot be put into words;

and he who can see into all hearts knows what the Spirit means because the prayers that the Spirit makes for God’s holy people are always in accordance with the mind of God.

We are well aware that God works with those who love him, those who have been called in accordance with his purpose, and turns everything to their good.

He decided beforehand who were the ones destined to be moulded to the pattern of his Son, so that he should be the eldest of many brothers;

it was those so destined that he called; those that he called, he justified, and those that he has justified he has brought into glory.

After saying this, what can we add? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Since he did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for the sake of all of us, then can we not expect that with him he will freely give us all his gifts?

Who can bring any accusation against those that God has chosen? When God grants saving justice

who can condemn? Are we not sure that it is Christ Jesus, who died — yes and more, who was raised from the dead and is at God’s right hand — and who is adding his plea for us?

Can anything cut us off from the love of Christ — can hardships or distress, or persecution, or lack of food and clothing, or threats or violence;

as scripture says: For your sake we are being massacred all day long, treated as sheep to be slaughtered?

No; we come through all these things triumphantly victorious, by the power of him who loved us.

For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nothing already in existence and nothing still to come, nor any power,

nor the heights nor the depths, nor any created thing whatever, will be able to come between us and the love of God, known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

Rosary: The Joyful Mysteries  Annie / Kay

Music: M & B

Concluding Prayer & Blessing: Deacon Brin