PRAYERS AT HOME
WHEN GATHERING FOR MASS
IS NOT POSSIBLE
Mass will be celebrated Tuesday – Friday at 10:00am and will be available via webcam. You can join us by going online to our website live stream: www.kingscourtparish.ie
During this time, Weekend Masses are celebrated at 6p.m. on Saturday and at 11a.m. on Sunday.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
“In truth I tell you once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.” Mt: 18:19-20
As you light the candle pray:
Lord Jesus you came as a light
that shines in darkness and a light
that darkness cannot overpower
enlighten our hearts and minds to
your presence in our midst.
Act of Penance
For the times when we have failed to love God
and to love each other
we ask for God’s forgiveness.
Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.
We pray (Pause for Silent Prayer)
Almighty and merciful God
look with compassion on our affliction,
and so lighten your children’s burden and
confirm our faith
that we may always trust without hesitation
in your fatherly providence.
Through Christ our Lord. men
Listening to God’s Word
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 what he knows to be right.
If I walk in the darkness, no evil would I fear.
I know that he will be there,
with his crook and with his staff.
The Lord has prepared, such a banquet for me.
Surely goodness and kindness
shall follow after me.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
all the days of my life. (Psalm 23)
A Reading from the Gospel According to Matthew
“At that time Jesus exclaimed,
‘Come to me, all you who labour and are
overburdened, and I will give you rest.
Shoulder my yoke and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.'”
The Gospel of the Lord – Thanks be to God
If you have internet access, you can replace this Gospel reading with the relevant daily readings which are available on www.catholicbishops.ie
(Pause for a moment of silent reflection on the Gospel)
We bring our needs and prayers before our heavenly Father.
We pray for our world at this time
(Pause for silent prayer)
Lord grant healing and comfort to those
who are afflicted by the Coronavirus.
We pray for our health professionals, our
carers, and clergy who are working
with those who are sick. (Pause)
Lord protect them and strengthen them as they
care in your name.
We pray for our civil leaders (Pause)
Lord inspire them to make wise decisions
in these days.
We pray for our Scientists (Pause)
Lord enlighten them as they work
to understand what is happening –
guide their work as they strive to find ways to treat and protect us.
We pray for those who are anxious in these days (Pause)
Lord ease their fears and grant them the
consolation of your presence.
We pray for those who suffer in any way
at this time – the poor, the hungry,
the homeless – those who suffer from persecution,
war, violence – those who are depressed, lonely or sad (Pause)
Lord help them in their need.
We pray for our families and friends
(by name) – Lord protect them and look after them.
We pray for a spirit of charity among our
fellow country men and women (Pause)
Lord, at this time of national crisis, help the
people of Ireland to be generous and to look
out for and care for each other.
We pause to pray for our own private
intentions. (Pause to mention intentions)
Lord hear my prayer.
We pray for our loved ones who have died (Pause)
Lord enfold them ever more
closely in your loving embrace.
Father, we ask you to hear these our prayers
and if it be your will to answer
them for we make them in faith and love and
trust thorough Christ our Lord, Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
As God’s family we pray as Jesus himself taught us:
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
While we cannot receive communion at this
time we can still make an act of Spiritual
Communion in which we express our faith in
Jesus and in his presence in the Eucharist and
invite him to unite himself with us.
Act of Spiritual Communion
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.
(Pause for silent prayer)
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and thanksgiving be every moment thine! X3
Let us Pray (Pause for silent prayer)
You know the anguish of the sorrowful,
You are attentive to the prayers
of the humble. Hear your people who cry
out to you in their need, And strengthen their hope
in your lasting goodness;
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Prayer of Blessing
St Michael, the Archangel,
Protect and Pray for us. Amen.
The Lord bless us and keep us;
The Lord make his face shine on us
and be gracious to us; The Lord turn
his face toward us and give us his peace
both now and forever. Amen.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Remember to extinguish the lighting candle
O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone
who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thy
intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to thee do I come; before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy
hear and answer me.
St Patrick’s Breastplate
I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me.