Morning Prayer Trinity 19 – Sunday 18th

Topic: Morning Prayer Trinity 19

Time: Oct 18, 2020 10:50 AM Dublin

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Killiskey Parish Sunday 18th October 2020 @ 11.00am






Opening Hymn: CH6 “Immortal, invisible, God only wise”

Immortal, invisible, God only wise, in light inaccessible hid from our eyes, most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.


Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light, nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might; thy justice, like mountains high soaring above thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.


To all, life thou givest, to both great and small; in all life thou livest, the true life of all; we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, and wither and perish, but nought changeth Thee.


Great Father of glory, pure Father of light, thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight; all laud we would render; O help us to see ’tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.


W Chambers Smith (1824-1908) based on 1 Timothy 1: 17; Psalm 36: 6


If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

                                                                                                                                                       1 John 1: 8, 9


Let us humbly confess our sins unto almighty God.


Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.


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. For thine is the kingdom, The power, And the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

O Lord, open thou our lips and our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.


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.

Praise ye the Lord.

The Lord’s name be praised.


Psalm 99

  • The Lord is king: let the peoples tremble; ♦︎ he is enthroned above the cherubim: let the earth shake.
  • The Lord is great in Zion ♦︎ and high above all peoples.
  • Let them praise your name, which is great and awesome; ♦︎ the Lord our God is holy. 4  Mighty king, who loves justice,       you have established equity; ♦︎    you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

5  Exalt the Lord our God; ♦︎    bow down before his footstool, for he is holy. 6  Moses and Aaron among his priests       and Samuel among those who call upon his name; ♦︎    they called upon the Lord and he answered them. 7  He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; ♦︎    they kept his testimonies and the law that he gave them.

  • You answered them, O Lord our God; ♦︎ you were a God who forgave them       and pardoned them for their offences.
  • Exalt the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill, ♦︎       for the Lord our God is holy.


Glory be to the Father,

and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


A LESSON from the Old Testament  Isaiah 45: 1-7

Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,     whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him     and strip kings of their robes,

to open doors before him—     and the gates shall not be closed:  I will go before you     and level the mountains,

I will break in pieces the doors of bronze     and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness     and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,     the God of Israel, who call you by your name. For the sake of my servant Jacob,     and Israel my chosen,

I call you by your name,

I surname you, though you do not know me. I am the Lord, and there is no other;     besides me there is no god.

I arm you, though you do not know me, so that they may know, from the rising of the sun     and from the west, that there is no one besides me;     I am the Lord, and there is no other.

I form light and create darkness,     I make weal and create woe;     I the Lord do all these things.


After the reading silence may be kept.


Hymn before the Gospel: CH97 “Jesus shall reign wher’er the sun”

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun does his successive journeys run; his kingdom stretch from shore to shore, till moons shall wax and wane no more.


To him shall endless prayer be made, and praises throng to crown his head; his name, like incense, shall arise with every morning sacrifice.


People and realms of every tongue dwell on his love with sweetest song, and infant voices shall proclaim their early blessings on his name.


Blessings abound where’er he reigns; the prisoners leap to lose their chains, the weary find eternal rest, and all who suffer want are blessed.


Let all creation rise and bring peculiar honours to our King, angels descend with songs again, and earth repeat the loud Amen.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) altd.

based on Psalm 72: 12-19  A LESSON

from the Gospels 

Matthew 22: 15-22

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.


After the reading silence may be kept.



The Song of Zechariah    Luke 1: 68-79

  • Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
  • And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
  • As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets which have been since the world began;
  • That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hands of all that hate us,
  • To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
  • To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:

that he would give us,

  • That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
  • In holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life.
  • And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
  • To give knowledge of salvation unto his people, for the remission of their sins,
  • Through the tender mercy of our God whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us,
  • To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet 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.



I believe in God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us

Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon 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.

O Lord, show thy mercy upon us and grant us thy salvation.

O Lord, guide and defend our rulers and mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Endue thy ministers with righteousness and make thy chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save thy people and bless thine inheritance.

Give peace in our time, O Lord, because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

O God, make clean our hearts within us and take not thy Holy Spirit from us.



O God,

forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




God of grace and peace,

We rejoice that you have chosen us, And empowered us by your Spirit.

Lead us, that we may lead others,

Guide us, that we may be the people you would have us be.

Direct us, that we may do what you would have us do. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.


May we show your love and your salvation in our lives,

that the church may ever order its priorities, that it may grow in holiness and in outreach.

We pray for the mission of your church to all who are trapped by materialism.

We remember all who those fooled by the glitter and false promises of our society. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.


We pray for all who hunger for goodness and righteousness, for all who serve you by serving others.

We pray for world leaders and all who influence our future,

for all those who work with the press or broadcasting or in social media, for artists, musicians and writers, for all who seek to care for and improve our environment. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.


May we set a good example by the way we live. Let our homes be places of grace and goodness, of hospitality and holiness.

We pray for good relationships and honest dealings. We remember homes where loved ones are betrayed, where relationships are breaking down. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.


We pray for all who are weak, for the weak-willed and the weak-minded, for all who are led into crime or vice.

We pray for all who work for the rehabilitation of addicts or criminals. We pray for those who have lost their way and are caught up in darkness.

We remember the depressed, the despairing, and all who have lost vision or hope.

We pray for all in sickness, especially for those who have contracted the coronavirus. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.


We entrust to your love and care our friends and loved ones in this world, and those who have departed from our sight.

We pray that we may all at the last share in the joy and peace of your kingdom. Spirit of God, guide and strengthen us.


A Prayer for the President and all in authority

Almighty God, who rulest over the kingdoms of the world; We commend to thy merciful care the people of this land, that being guarded by thy providence, they may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of this State and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, that they may serve thy people faithfully to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Prayer for the Houses of the Oireachtas

Almighty God, source of all authority and wisdom: guide by your Spirit those who represent us in Dáil and Seanad. As representatives of the people keep them humble, as legislators make them compassionate, and as politicians defend their integrity. So may the proceedings of the Oireachtas serve the truth and promote the common good. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the servant Lord. Amen.


A Prayer for the Clergy and People

Almighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels: Send down upon our Bishops and Clergy, and all People committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [* especially those for whom our prayers are desired]; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH493 “Ye that know the Lord is gracious”

Ye that know the Lord is gracious, ye for whom a corner-stone stands, of God elect and precious, laid that ye may build thereon, see that on that sure foundation ye a living temple raise, towers that may tell forth salvation, walls that may re-echo praise.


Living stones, by God appointed each to his allotted place, kings and priests, by God anointed, shall ye not declare his grace? Ye, a royal generation, tell the tidings of your birth, tidings of a new creation to an old and weary earth.


Tell the praise of him who called you out of darkness into light, broke the fetters that enthralled you, gave you freedom, peace and sight: tell the tale of sins forgiven, strength renewed and hope restored, till the earth, in tune with heaven, praise and magnify the Lord.

Cyril Arlington (1872-1955) based on 1 Peter 2: 6-10



A General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants Do give thee most humble and hearty thanks For all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation and all the blessings of this life: But above all, for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; For the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful,

And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips but in our lives; By giving up ourselves to thy service, And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To whom with thee and the Holy Spirit Be all honour and glory, World without end. Amen.


A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom

Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all

evermore. Amen.                                                         2 Corinthians 13: 13