O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.

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

Let your mercy be known through all the earth.

I will exalt you, God my king,
for ever
bless your name.
I will bless you
every day,
for ever
praise your name.

Great is the Lord, highly
to be praised,
great be
yond our reach.

Age to age pro
claims your works,
recounts your
mighty deeds.
I ponder your splen
dor and glory
and all your won
derful works.

They reveal your
fearful power,
I tell of
your great deeds.
They recall your
ample goodness,
sing your justice.

Gracious and merciful
is the Lord,
slow to anger,
full of love.
The Lord is good in
every way,
merciful to
every creature.

Let your works
praise you, Lord,
your faith
ful ones bless you.
Let them proclaim your glo
rious reign,
let them tell
of your might.

Let them make
known to all
your might and glo
rious reign.
Your dominion
lasts for ever,
your rule for all

The Lord is faithful in
every word
and gracious in
every work.
The Lord sup
ports the fallen,
those bowed down.

The eyes of all
look to you,
you give them food
in due time.
You open
wide your hand
to feed all
living things.

The Lord is just in
every way,
loving in
every deed.
The Lord is near to
those who call,
who cry out
from their hearts.

God grants them
their desires,
hears their
cry and saves them.
Those who love God are
kept alive;
the wicked, the
Lord destroys.

I will sing
the Lord’s praise,
let all flesh bless God’s Name,
holy, both now
and for ever.

READING: Romans 8:1-2, 10-11

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, that God who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.

Let your Spirit find a dwelling place in us, O God.

I acclaim the greatness of the Lord,
I delight in
God my savior,
who regarded my
humble state.
Truly from this day on
all ages will
call me blest.

For God, wonder
ful in power,
has used that
strength for me.
Holy the name
of the Lord!
Whose mercy embraces the faithful,
one generation
to the next.

The mighty arm of God
scatters the proud in
their conceit,
pulls tyrants from their thrones,
and raises
up the humble.
The Lord
fills the starving
and lets the
rich go hungry.

God rescues
lowly Israel,
recalling the prom
ise of mercy,
the promise made
to our ancestors,
to Abraham’s
heirs for ever.

Let us bring all our prayers and those of the world before our God who loves us:
Spirit of Jesus, dwelling within us, hear our prayer.

For the church and all who minister in Christ’s name, that we may remain strong in our faith and zeal for spreading the Good News, we pray:

For world leaders and politicians, that they may not get caught up in the pursuit of priorities that hinder justice, we pray:

For the victims of chemical dependency, that they may find the strength to deal with this problem through God’s love for them, we pray:

For our community, that we may strive to live lives rooted in the gospel and our mercy tradition, we pray:

For those who will die today, that they may be greeted by the angels and saints welcoming them home, we pray:



Spirit of God, dwell in our hearts. Through your transforming power help us to respond more courageously to the gospel challenges calling us to practical love for our sisters and brothers. Inspired by the example of Catherine McAuley may we carry the Good News of your mercy to our world. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

May the God of mercy bless and protect us all. Amen.
May the God of peace comfort us in times of trial. Amen.
May the God of love shine forth in our lives. Amen.