O God, strength of those who hope in you

graciously here our pleas,

and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing,

grant us always the help of your grace,

that in following your commands

we may please you by our resolve and our deeds.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.


GOSPEL READING: Mark 4: 26-34


Recorded from the Sacred Heart Church, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.