Morning Prayer - Memorial for Saturday in the 13th week of Ordinary Time or Blessed Virgin Mary

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1049
Psalter: Friday, Week II, 1324
Proper of Saints: 1795
Common of Doctors of the Church: 2095

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Psalter: Friday, Week II, 835
Proper of Saints: 1137
Common of Doctors of the Church: 1435

Morning Prayer for Friday in Easter, the Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor

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

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

Your lamp of virtue, work and prayer,
O virgin, pleasing to the King,
Has won you favor in his sight,
Whose glory all the angels sing.

As chosen bride of Spouse divine,
The saints rejoice your face to see,
His love has kept you for his own,
By treasured grace of chastity.

Teach us to live true Christian lives
And help us with your fervent prayers
That we may val’antly resist
The wicked tempter’s evil snares.

True model of a virgin’s life,
May holy Mary beg her Son
To help us exiles here below
Until our course on earth is run.

All glory be to God on high,
Beyond the realms of time and space,
Who added to the bliss above
This virgin’s triumph won by grace. Amen.

𝄞"Your Lamp of Virtue, Work and Prayer" by Kathleen Lundquist, Sara Faux • Title: Your Lamp of Virtue, Work and Prayer; Text: Aptata, virgo, lampade 14th c.; Tr. St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode VIII; Liber Hymnarius; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Accompaniment: Sara Faux; Recording copyright 2017 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Have courage, my son; your sins are forgiven, alleluia.

Psalm 51
O God, have mercy on me

Your inmost being must be renewed, and you must put on the new man (Ephesians 4:23-24).

Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offense.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.

My offenses truly I know them;
my sin is always before me
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is evil in your sight I have done.

That you may be justified when you give sentence
and be without reproach when you judge,
O see, in guilt I was born,
a sinner was I conceived.

Indeed you love truth in the heart;
then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.
O purify me, then I shall be clean;
O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me hear rejoicing and gladness,
that the bones you have crushed may revive.
From my sins turn away your face
and blot out all my guilt.

A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervor sustain me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.

O rescue me, God, my helper,
and my tongue shall ring out your goodness.
O Lord, open my lips
and my mouth shall declare your praise.

For in sacrifice you take no delight,
burnt offering from me you would refuse,
my sacrifice, a contrite spirit,
a humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.

In your goodness, show favor to Zion:
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with lawful sacrifice,
holocausts offered on your altar.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

Father, he who knew no sin was made sin for us, to save us and restore us to your friendship. Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit and heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise and glory before all the nations.

Ant. Have courage, my son; your sins are forgiven, alleluia.

Ant. 2 You go forth to save your people, to save your anointed one, alleluia.

Canticle – Habakkuk 3:2-4, 13a, 15-19
God comes to judge

Lift up your heads for your redemption is at hand (Luke 21:28).

O Lord, I have heard your renown,
and feared, O Lord, your work.
In the course of the years revive it,
in the course of the years make it known;
in your wrath remember compassion!

God comes from Teman,
the Holy One from Mount Paran.
Covered are the heavens with his glory,
and with his praise the earth is filled.

His splendor spreads like the light;
rays shine forth from beside him,
where his power is concealed.
You come forth to save your people,
to save your anointed one.

You tread the sea with your steeds
amid the churning of the deep waters.
I hear, and my body trembles;
at the sound, my lips quiver.

Decay invades my bones,
my legs tremble beneath me.
I await the day of distress
that will come upon the people who attack us.

For though the fig tree blossom not
nor fruit be on the vines,
though the yield of the olive fail
and the terraces produce no nourishment,

though the flocks disappear from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet will I rejoice in the Lord
and exult in my saving God.

God, my Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet swift as those of hinds
and enables me to go upon the heights.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. You go forth to save your people, to save your anointed one, alleluia.

Ant. 3 Zion, give praise to your God; he has brought peace to your borders, alleluia.

Psalm 147:12-20
The restoration of Jerusalem

Come, I will show you the bride of the Lamb (Revelation 21:9).

O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Zion praise your God!

He has strengthened the bars of your gates
he has blessed the children within you.
He established peace on your borders,
he feeds you with finest wheat.

He sends out his word to the earth
and swiftly runs his command.
He showers down snow white as wool,
he scatters hoar-frost like ashes.

He hurls down hailstones like crumbs.
The waters are frozen at his touch;
he sends forth his word and it melts them:
at the breath of his mouth the waters flow.

He makes his word known to Jacob,
to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has not dealt thus with other nations;
he has not taught them his decrees.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

Lord, you established peace within the borders of Jerusalem. Give the fullness of peace now to your faithful people. May peace rule us in this life and possess us in eternal life. You are about to fill us with the best of wheat: grant that what we see dimly now as in a mirror, we may come to perceive clearly in the brightness of your truth.

Ant. Zion, give praise to your God; he has brought peace to your borders, alleluia.

READING Wisdom 7:13-14

Simply I learned about Wisdom, and ungrudgingly do I share –
her riches I do not hide away;
For to men she is an unfailing treasure;
those who gain this treasure win the friendship of God,
to whom the gifts they have from discipline commend them.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

Let the peoples proclaim the wisdom of the saints, alleluia, alleluia.
Let the peoples proclaim the wisdom of the saints, alleluia, alleluia.

With joyful praise let the Church tell forth
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Let the peoples proclaim the wisdom of the saints, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. The holy virgin Catherine steadfastly begged the Lord to restore peace to his holy Church, alleluia.

Luke 1:68 – 79
The Messiah and his forerunner

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The holy virgin Catherine steadfastly begged the Lord to restore peace to his holy Church, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ is the Good Shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep. Let us praise and thank him as we pray:
Nourish your people, Lord.

Christ, you decided to show your merciful love through your holy shepherds,
let your mercy always reach us through them.
Nourish your people, Lord.

Through your vicars you continue to perform the ministry of shepherd of souls,
direct us always through our leaders.
Nourish your people, Lord.

Through your holy ones, the leaders of your people, you served as physician of our bodies and our spirits,
continue to fulfill your ministry of life and holiness in us.
Nourish your people, Lord.

You taught your flock through the prudence and love of your saints,
grant us continual growth in holiness under the direction of our pastors.
Nourish your people, Lord.

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.

Concluding Prayer

O God,
who set Saint Catherine of Siena on fire
with divine love in her contemplation of the Lord’s Passion
and her service of your Church,
grant, through her intercession,
that your people, participating in the mystery of Christ,
may ever exult in the revelation of his glory.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

37 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Memorial

  1. Litany for the Church in Our Time
    (for private use only)

    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.
    Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, Divine Founder of the Church,
    Hear us.
    Christ, Who warned of false prophets,
    Graciously hear us.
    God the Father of Heaven,
    Have mercy on us.
    God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
    Have mercy on us.
    God the Holy Spirit,
    Have mercy on us.
    Holy Trinity, One God,
    Have mercy on us.

    Holy Mary, Mother of the Church,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Michael, defender in the day of battle,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Paul, protector of the faithful remnant,
    Pray for us.
    
    Saint Francis of Assisi, rebuilder of the Church,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Anthony, Hammer of Heretics,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Pius V, champion of the Tridentine Mass,
    Pray for us.
    Saint Pius X, foe of Modernism,
    Pray for us.
    
    All ye holy angels and Archangels,
    Pray that we may resist the snares of the devil.

    Saint Catherine of Siena,
    Pray that Christ’s Vicar may oppose the spirit of the world.
    Saint John Fisher,
    Pray that Bishops may have the courage to combat heresy and irreverence.
    Saint Francis Xavier,
    Pray that zeal for souls may be rekindled in the clergy.
    Saint Charles Borromeo,
    Pray that seminaries may be protected from false teachings.
    Saint Vincent de Paul,
    Pray that seminarians may return to a life of prayer and meditation.

    Saint Therese of the Child Jesus,
    Pray that religious may rediscover their vocation of love and sacrifice.
    Saint Thomas More,
    Pray that the laity may not succumb to the Great Apostasy.
    Saint Francis de Sales,
    Pray that the Catholic press may again become a vehicle of truth.
    Saint John Bosco,
    Pray that our children may be protected from immoral and heretical instruction.

    Saint Pascal Baylon,
    Pray that profound reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament may be restored.

    Saint Dominic,
    Pray that we may ever treasure the Holy Rosary.

    Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Spare us, O Lord,
    Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Graciously hear us, O Lord,
    Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us.

    Christ, hear us.
    Christ graciously hear us.

    V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
    R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let us pray:

    Jesus our God, in these dark hours when Thy Mystical Body is undergoing its own crucifixion, and when it would almost seem to be abandoned by God the Father, have mercy, we beg of Thee, on Thy suffering Church. Send down upon us the Divine Consoler, to enlighten our minds and strengthen our wills.

    Thou, O Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived, Who hast promised to be with Thy Church until the End of Time, grant us a mighty faith, that we may not falter; help us to do Thy Holy Will at all times, especially during these hours of grief and uncertainty.

    May Thy Most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Thy Holy Mother be our sure refuge in time and in eternity.

    Amen.

  2. “The soul is in God and God in the soul, just as the fish is in the sea and the sea was in the fish” – – St. Catherine Sienna

    St. Catherine of Sienna, pray for us.

  3. O Lord God thank You for everythings provided us all especially at this time of pandemic. May You always safe us all from this pandemic. St. Catherine of Siena V & D pray for us all & lead us to the right path of life. Alleluia. Alleluia Alleluia.

  4. St. Catherine of Siena, pray for the holy Church, our families & the whole world. Please intercede for us that this pandemic may come to an end! Amen.

  5. St Catherineof Siena keep us safe. Pray for those sick with the Covid-19 so they can go back to their families alive.
    Pray for health professionals. Pray for the world to convert and for churches to open. Pray this pandemic ends. Thanks.

  6. Thank You LORD for this new day, please guide me in the right direction so that I might increase my spiritual life…

    Thank You LORD for all the gifts and graces that you have bestowed upon us..
    Thank You LORD…

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