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A Morning Prayer with the Young (6) christian

 no 6 of the series being prepared for christian

Morning Prayer (6) led by Holly of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School
with a verse of Psalm 42 and Doxology sung by Magdalen MacInnes.

Music introduction

Loving God,
whose Son Jesus  was brought up by Mary and Joseph in Nazareth,
strengthen us in our daily living
so that in good days and bad we may know the power of your presence
in our families and in our school.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

Sung: Like the deer that yearns for running streams
so my soul is thirsting for you.
Like the deer that yearnss for running streams
so my soul is thirsting.

A Reading from the Gospel according to Matthew

You must love the Lord your God
With heart and soul, and mind and strength
and your neighbour as yourself.


Prayer and Intercession

We pray for each other:

Intercession 1:

God, help us to show that we are like Christ
by the way we care for our family
And for each other at school.    Lord hear us.

Intercession 2:
God Our Father, we pray for those who are sad today.
Comfort them and bring them hope. Lord hear us.
Intercession 3:
God Our Father, we pray for peace
throughout the world,
especially for refugees.   Lord hear 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, a
s we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

Blessing: May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all harm,
and lead us to eternal life.

St Columba: Feast day the 9th June

Saint Columba christian has a Morning Prayer for the feast day on Friday at 8.00 and every 30 minutes until noon.

A prayer for St Columba Day

High King of Heaven and Father of us all, your servant Columba set forth on his pilgrimage with courage
and established a community built on love and faithfulness to the Gospel.
Grant that we who share his faith may develop a similar spirit of love, courage and faithfulness
and continue to show your presence in this world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


His story

Throughout Scotland, the many churches, schools, medieval wells, bearing the name of Columba , make us wonder who this Man called Saint, Scholar, Prophet of Peace , Pilgrim , and Lover of Justice was.

Most of our knowledge about this popular Saint and Founder of the Abbey at Iona , is gained from the writings of Saint Adamnan or Euanan, who was the ninth Abbot of the  Abbey.  From Adamnan ‘s writings, we gather that Columba or Columcille  was born in Ireland in the year of 521 AD to parents of Royal Race.  He , Columba studied in the monastic schools of Moville, Clonard , and Glasrevin. Later he was ordained Priest. At the age of 25 years , he founded his first monastery at Derry , in Northern Ireland , where he enjoyed writing the manuscripts of the Gospels and Psalms.

Columba was devoted to missionary work and at the age of 42 years, he left his beloved Ireland and travelled to preach the Gospel to the Pagan Picts  in Scotland. He , with twelve disciples landed on the island off the coast of Argyll , known as Iona ..There he founded a monastery and from there he travelled north to Tiree and Orkney . Having taught the clansmen how to live peacefully, King  Brude with his Kingdom was converted to Christianity…
Indeed Columba had fanned the flame of faith again where it had grown cold in the centuries after Saint Ninian’s death in the 5 th century. Many ancient sites, cells and churches in the Orkneys ,and the Hebrides are associated with Columba and his monks.

In the monasteries as in Iona there was a regime of prayer and manual labour . The Holy Eucharist was celebrated on Sundays , probably the only day of the week.. Manual labour was necessary for sustaining life.
After Columba’s death, the monastery at Iona flourished in peace for two centuries…it is generally accepted that the famous book of Kells was a product of Columban monastery and probably begun if not completed on Iona .

Today many pilgrims visit Iona , thanks to its restoration work in the mid 20th century led by the Very Reverend George Mac Leod , who believed that Iona was ‘ a thin Place ‘ between the material and the spiritual. Thus the ecumenical community is a place of worship where harmony and peace exist . Many  today have a great devotion to Columba whose peace and love still prevail especially on the Isle where the white doves of peace are signs of that Great Holy Spirit which permeates the Isle with many gifts for those who go on pilgrimage seeking ‘the thin place ‘ where God is tangible …. Saint  Columba ‘s Feast Day is celebrated on June 9th ….
St Columba pray for us !

the schedule for the week of June 25th 2017  christian is an ecumenical,  internet-based radio which promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches and among  people of faith.

 The christian schedule for the week of 25th June

 The Morning half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until 12.00

08.00 The Morning Prayers each day this week are led by Jean Swinbank, Joe Docherty, Angela McLeod, Hugh Kelly, Pat Graham SND, and Gerry Fitzpatrick

08.15  Morning Prayer at school is led by pupils of Our Lady of the Rosary

08.21: Looking ahead to Sunday 2nd July Canon Hill reflects on Mattew 10: 37-42

08.25: Anne Marie Boyle leads us in a prayer for the sick

12.00 noon: in the Scottish Catholic Observor Bishop John Keenan has a important message. Only authentic fidelity ran resist the spirit of the age. Secondly you may be watching the excellent new series Broken on BBC 1 that stars Sean Bean as a priest in the neglected area of Liverpool.  Watching it I was amazed how transgressive it seemed to hear the words of the Mass spoken with reverence on prime time TV. We have a lengthy and fascinating interview with the writer of the show, Jimmy McGovern.

12.15: A service for the bereaved.

12.30 – 18..00: music from the archives

18.00 – 18.30: The Scottish Catholic Observer and a service for the bereaved

18.30 – 120.00: music from the archives

The evening hour is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00

20.00: Evening Prayer is led by Gerry Fitzpatrick

20.20: Magazine: Journeying with Jonah: the struggle to find yourself. Liz Murphy reads a review of Fr Denis McBride’s recent book.  Joseph McTaggart gives us Pat Cunningham’s  article in Vocation for Justice – ‘Moving beyond Crisis’ and then Henrietta Cullinin’s article on ‘How christians resist the Arms Trade.   Finally  as we approach Sea Sunday on the 9th July, Gerry Fitzpatrick makes an  appeal on behalf of the Apostleship of the Sea.

20.50: Night Prayer is led by Mary Molloy


About Radio Alba

banner6 christian is sponsored by Glasgow Churches Together, by the music committee of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, and by ACTS. We welcome contributions gladly and are particularly keen on promoting material from schools as we continue to develop our service to the community.We have already celebrated three years of providing Morning Prayers, School Morning Prayers, Evening and Night Prayers, prayers for those who mourn, prayers for peace, and a steady flow of news from such as the Scottish Catholic Observer, Life and Work, Sciaf, Open House, Flourish, Mary’s Meals, Vocation Justice, Justice and Peace Scotland, the Comboni Mission magazine, the Focolari, The Little Sisters of the Poor, ‘The Light of the North,’ ‘Africa’ Magazine, Medicines sens Frontieres, the Sailor’s Society and many others . . .

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