Morning Prayer - Solemnity for Monday in the 14th week of Ordinary Time or St. Elizabeth of Portugal, HW Underpriv or Independence Day

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
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Proper of Saints: 1486
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Morning Prayer for the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

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

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 You shall name the child John, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Psalm 63:2-9
A soul thirsting for God

Whoever has left the darkness of sin yearns for God.

O God, you are my God, for you I long;
for you my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.

For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.

On my bed I remember you.
On you I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.

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 shall name the child John, and many will rejoice at his birth.

Ant. 2 In the spirit and power of Elijah, he will go before the Lord to prepare a people worthy of him.

Canticle – Daniel 3:57-88, 56
Let all creatures praise the Lord

All you servants of the Lord, sing praise to him (Revelation 19:5).

Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.
Angels of the Lord, bless the Lord.
You heavens, bless the Lord.
All you waters above the heavens, bless the Lord.
All you hosts of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Sun and moon, bless the Lord.
Stars of heaven, bless the Lord.

Every shower and dew, bless the Lord.
All you winds, bless the Lord.
Fire and heat, bless the Lord.
Cold and chill, bless the Lord.
Dew and rain, bless the Lord.
Frost and chill, bless the Lord.
Ice and snow, bless the Lord.
Nights and days, bless the Lord.
Light and darkness, bless the Lord.
Lightnings and clouds, bless the Lord.

Let the earth bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.
Mountains and hills, bless the Lord.
Everything growing from the earth, bless the Lord.
You springs, bless the Lord.
Seas and rivers, bless the Lord.
You dolphins and all water creatures, bless the Lord.
All you birds of the air, bless the Lord.
All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord.
You sons of men, bless the Lord.

O Israel, bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.
Priests of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Servants of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Spirits and souls of the just, bless the Lord.
Holy men of humble heart, bless the Lord.
Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael, bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.

Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and exalt him above all for ever.
Blessed are you, Lord, in the firmament of heaven.
Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all for ever.

Ant. In the spirit and power of Elijah, he will go before the Lord to prepare a people worthy of him.

Ant. 3 You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.

Psalm 149
The joy of God’s holy people

Let the sons of the Church, the children of the new people, rejoice in Christ, their King (Hesychius).

Sing a new song to the Lord,
his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its maker,
let Zion’s sons exult in their king.
Let them praise his name with dancing
and make music with timbrel and harp.

For the Lord takes delight in his people.
He crowns the poor with salvation.
Let the faithful rejoice in their glory,
shout for joy and take their rest.
Let the praise of God be on their lips
and a two-edged sword in their hand,

to deal out vengeance to the nations
and punishment on all the peoples;
to bind their kings in chains
and their nobles in fetters of iron;
to carry out the sentence pre-ordained;
this honor is for all his faithful.

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, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way.

READING Malachi 3:23-24

Lo, I will send you
Elijah, the prophet,
Before the day of the Lord comes,
the great and terrible day,
To turn the hearts of the fathers to their children,
and the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike
the land with doom.

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

He will be great in the eyes of the Lord and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
He will be great in the eyes of the Lord and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

He will go before the Lord to prepare a people worthy of him.
And he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
He will be great in the eyes of the Lord and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. The mouth of Zechariah was opened, and he spoke this prophecy: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel.

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 mouth of Zechariah was opened, and he spoke this prophecy: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel.

INTERCESSIONS

In faith let us call upon Christ who sent John to prepare for his coming:
Dawn from on high, break upon us.

Your coming caused John the Baptist to leap for joy in his mother’s womb,
help us to rejoice at your coming among us.
Dawn from on high, break upon us.

Through the life and preaching of the Baptist, you showed us the way to repentance,
turn our hearts to follow the commandments of your kingdom.
Dawn from on high, break upon us.

You willed that your coming among men should be announced by John the Baptist,
send new heralds to proclaim you throughout the world.
Dawn from on high, break upon us.

You wished to be baptized by John in the Jordan to fulfill all that the Father required,
help us to do the Father’s will.
Dawn from on high, break 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.

Concluding Prayer

Grant,
we pray, almighty God,
that your family may walk in the way of salvation and,
attentive to what Saint John the Precursor urged,
may come safely to the One he foretold, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who lives and reigns with you and 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.

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111 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Solemnity

  1. In faith let us call upon Christ who sent John to prepare for his coming:
    Dawn from on high, break upon us.

    Your coming caused John the Baptist to leap for joy in his mother’s womb,
    — help us to rejoice at your coming among us.
    Dawn from on high, break upon us.

    Through the life and preaching of the Baptist, you showed us the way to repentance,
    — turn our hearts to follow the commandments of your kingdom.
    Dawn from on high, break upon us.

    You willed that your coming among men should be announced by John the Baptist,
    — send new heralds to proclaim you throughout the world.
    Dawn from on high, break upon us.

    You wished to be baptized by John in the Jordan to fulfill all that the Father required,
    — help us to do the Father’s will.
    Dawn from on high, break upon us.

    Hail, Mary, full of grace,
    the Lord is with thee.
    Blessed art thou amongst women
    and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us sinners,
    now and at the hour of our death.
    Amen.

  2. He will be great in the eyes of the Lord and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
    — He will be great in the eyes of the Lord and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Saint John the Baptist, please pray for us and all those who show us the way. May they be blessed. Thank you for Romulo’s gift to Erich – which is a gift of mercy to me as well. Thank you! Bless his heart. Saint John the Baptist, please thank the Holy Spirit for me – for I was born when my mother was declared unable to have a baby (she had almost died and had only one lung.) She prayed to St Thérèse to intercede for her to have that baby – and I was born on September 30th, the day St. Thérèse went to heaven. Un grand merci! Thank you very much! To all souls who intercede for us in heaven. Amen, Alleluia.

    • Today my mother’s birthday and name day, i ask for help in emulating her example of goodness in the world. She was not perfect but that made her example of how to live more powerful. Sv. Janez Krstnik, prosi za nas. St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
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  3. Happy birthday, St. John the Baptist!

    Lord, have mercy on us,
    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, hear us.
    Christ, 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 Ghost,
    Have mercy on us.
    Holy Trinity, One God,
    Have mercy on us.

    Holy Mary,
    Pray for us.
    Queen of Prophets,
    Pray for us.
    Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.

    St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, pray for us.
    St. John the Baptist, glorious forerunner of the Sun of Justice,
    St. John the Baptist, minister of Baptism to Jesus,
    St. John the Baptist, burning and shining lamp of the world,
    St. John the Baptist, angel of purity before thy birth,
    St. John the Baptist, special friend and favorite of Christ,
    St. John the Baptist, heavenly contemplative, whose element was prayer, pray for us.
    St. John the Baptist, intrepid preacher of truth, pray for us.
    St. John the Baptist, voice crying in the wilderness,
    St. John the Baptist, miracle of mortification and penance,
    St. John the Baptist, example of profound humility,
    St. John the Baptist, glorious martyr of zeal for God’s holy law,
    St. John the Baptist, gloriously fulfilling thy mission,
    Pray for us.

    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 takes away the sins of the world,
    Have mercy on us.
    Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.

    V. Pray for us, O glorious St. John the Baptist,
    R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let Us Pray.
    O God, Who hast honored this world by the birth of Saint John the Baptist,
    grant that Thy faithful people may rejoice in the way of eternal salvation,
    through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

    R. Amen.

  4. St. John the Baptist, forerunner of Jesus pray for us that we may repent & recognize that the Kingdom of God is at hand right now in our very midst. Help us to focus in Jesus amidst the uncertainties & changes of this fleeting world! Amen

  5. Through the intercessions of St. John may we always be guided by the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. St. John pray for us.

  6. Saint John the Baptist pray for our Pope, Pope Francis and the entire church of Christ. Pray for all the children of God all over the world and for the condition of the things happening today in America and all over the world. We pray for peace and justice and respect for human dignity. Help all the leaders in different parts of the world Amen.

  7. Almighty God we thank you for your love; fill us with the joy that John the Baptist felt when he jumped for joy in the womb of Elizabeth in the midst of your presence. May the joy of your presence cast out all fear and let us trust you that you are our light.

  8. O Lord God thank you for your healing mercy & forgiveness for all offences in my life & many ways I have displeased You in thoughts, words& action. Create in me a clean heart & let the Spirit dwell in this heart. Guide me to the right path that leads only to you. I ask this all in the name of Jesus through Blessed Mary with all the angels & saints. Amen

  9. We Pray, Saint John the Baptist, O Holy Prophet of The Divine and descendant of the Holy Prophet Elijah; Help us to renew The Baptismal Strengths given to us at Baptism by The Holy Spirit, so as to always incorporate them into our daily lives in order that we may live as faithful followers of Christ Jesus. Amen+

  10. Praying the Canticle of Zechariah today is so meaningful. The first words he spoke after being mute….praise of God and recognition of the role of his son, John. May I do likewise!

  11. Jesus forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. And lead ALL souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy. Amen. May God bless us all.

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