Prayers

Step by Step guide for Readers

Posted by on Monday, 24 December, 2012
  1. For the weekend masses the Reader will proceed from the sacristy with the Eucharistic ministers.
  2. The Reader carries the Lectionary, to the left of the shoulder, so that the congregation can concentrate on the Word of God.
  3. The Reader walks up to the ambo and places the Lectionary on the ambo returning to join the rest of the procession at the foot of the Altar.
    Everyone bows to the Altar and then takes their seat at the front.
  4. After the opening prayer, the Reader approaches the Altar, bows and walks round the ambo to commence reading.
  5. The First Reading should be announced as follows:
    A Reading from (for example) The Book of Wisdom.
    After this reading the Reader says ‘THE WORD of THE LORD ‘.
  6. The Responsorial psalm. DO NOT SAY, THE RESPONSE IS.
    Simply repeat the response and do so after each stanza with the congregation.
  7. The Second Reading should be announced as follows:
    A Reading from (for example) the 1st. Letter of St. Peter.
    Again, after this reading, the Reader says ‘ THE WORD of THE LORD
  8. The Gospel Acclamation. DO NOT SAY any of the following.
    Please stand for the gospel / acclamation or this is the gospel acclamation.
    Simply begin with the Alleluia.
  9. After the gospel Acclamation, turn, face the Priest and bow.
    He will bow also. Then return to your seat.
  10. The prayers of the faithful follows the Creed and it is usual for the Reader to read these prayers. This however will be discussed in the Sacristy before mass.
    When the Reader is reading the prayers of the faithful you leave your seat at the end of the Creed.
    Do not bow to THE ALTAR, APPROACH THE AMBO AND WAIT UNTIL THE PRIEST HAS SAID THE OPENING PRAYER.
    Then read the prayers, normally six prayers, and then the Priest will pray for the dead.
    During this time turn and face the Priest.
    After these prayers the Reader returns to their seat without bowing to the Priest or the Altar.
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Gospel Melody (Destiny’s Child)

Posted by on Monday, 19 April, 2010

Thank you, Lord, hallelujah
You’ve been so good to me
Thank you, Lord, hallelujah
I’m grateful for my blessings

I’m grateful for my struggles
Trials and tribulations I’ve been through
I’ve realized no one can love like You do

Thank you, Lord, hallelujah
I feel your presence near
Thank you, Lord, hallelujah
I won’t hold back my tears

I gave you my trust
And you took me out of the dark rain
My Lord I survived it
I give You the praise

Lord, You’ve been so good
You’ve been so good to me
I’m so grateful for my blessings
Givin You all the praise

Lord, You’ve been so good
You’ve been so good to me
I’m grateful for all of my blessings
Giving You all the praise

Jesus loves me, oh yes He does
Jesus loves me, oh yes He does
Jesus loves me, oh yes He does
For the Bible tells me so
So… so, ohhh… so..
(My Jesus loves me, I know)

A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men
A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men
A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men
A-a-a-men, a-a-a-a-men

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Because You Love Me

Posted by on Monday, 19 April, 2010

A popular song by Diane Warren, as a tribute to her father for his encouragement, that I tried to adapt as I prayer.

For all those times you stay by me
For all the truth that you make me see
For all the joy you bring to my life
For all the wrong that you make right
For every dream you make come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful Lord
You’re the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You’re the one who sees me through it all

You are my strength when I am weak
You are my voice when I can’t speak
You are my eyes when I can’t see
You see the best there is in me
Lift me up when I can’t reach
You give me faith ‘coz you believe
I’m everything I am
Because you love me

You give me wings and make me fly
You touch my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You say no star is out of reach
You stay by me and I stay tall
I have your love I have it all
I’m grateful for each day you give me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I am blessed because you love me

You are always there for me
The tender wind that carries me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You are my inspiration
Through the lies you are the truth
My world is a better place because of you

I’m everything I am
Because you love me

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