Morning Prayer - Memorial for Sunday in the 26th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
Proper of Saints: 1403
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1644
Psalms and canticle from Sunday, Week I, 652

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Saints: 1261
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1372
Psalms and canticle from Sunday, Week I, 707

Morning Prayer for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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

Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the Gate, Christ the Heav'nly Way!
Mary the Root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the Grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the Wheat-sheaf, Christ the Living Bread;
Mary the Rose-Tree, Christ the Rose Blood-red!
Mary the Font, Christ the Cleansing Flood;
Mary the Chalice, Christ the Saving Blood!
Mary the Temple, Christ the Temple's Lord;
Mary the Shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the Beacon, Christ the Haven's Rest;
Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mary the Mother, Christ the Mother's Son.
Both ever blest while endless ages run.
Amen.

𝄞"Mary the Dawn" by Kathleen Lundquist • • Title: Mary the Dawn; Album: Sing of Mary; Text: Medieval English text; Music: Gregorian Tone 4, setting by Paul Crossung; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Used with permission • Albums that contain this Hymn: Light in Our Darkness: Music for Advent and Christmas

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 My soul clings to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 63
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. My soul clings to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Ant. 2 Let us rejoice that we have been made sharers in Christ’s passion.

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 forever.
Blessed are you, Lord, in the firmament of heaven.
Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all forever.

Ant. Let us rejoice that we have been made sharers in Christ’s passion.

Ant. 3 It has pleased the Father to reconcile all creation in himself through the blood of Christ.

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. It has pleased the Father to reconcile all creation in himself through the blood of Christ.

READING Colossians 1:24-25

Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endure for you. In my own flesh I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of his body, the church. I became a minister of this church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness.

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

Through you we drink from the wellsprings of salvation, O Blessed Virgin Mary.
Through you we drink from the wellsprings of salvation, O Blessed Virgin Mary.

From the sacred wounds of Christ,
O Blessed Virgin Mary.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Through you we drink from the wellsprings of salvation, O Blessed Virgin Mary.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Rejoice, O sorrowful Mother; after your great sufferings, you shine forth as Queen, enthroned beside your Son.

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. Rejoice, O sorrowful Mother; after your great sufferings, you shine forth as Queen, enthroned beside your Son.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us glorify our Savior, who chose the Virgin Mary for his mother. Let us ask him:
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.

Son of Justice, the immaculate Virgin was the white dawn announcing your rising.
grant that we may always live in the light of your coming.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.

Eternal Word, you chose Mary as the uncorrupted ark of your dwelling place,
free us from the corruption of sin.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.

Savior of Mankind, your mother stood at the foot of your cross,
grant through her intercession, that we may rejoice to share in your passion.
May your mother intercede for us, Lord.

With ultimate generosity and love, you gave Mary as a mother to your beloved disciple,
help us to live as worthy sons of so noble a mother.
May your mother intercede for us, 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 willed that,
when your Son was lifted high on the Cross,
his Mother should stand close by and share his suffering,
grant that your Church,
participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ,
may merit a share in his Resurrection.
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.

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64 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Memorial

  1. Lord Jesus, thank you for giving us the Virgin Mary as our mother through the Apostle John. He welcomed you as a mother, help us to welcome her as our spiritual mother. Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us. Amen

    • Our Most Sorrowful and Holy Mother, Help us to understand the Joy of Your Sorrows and the Sufferings of Christ, that you witnessed as a means for our “Freedom”. Freedom from sin and Freedom from death. Freedom to enjoy the beautiful bounty of “Life Everlasting” with You and God the Father, and His Divine Son; rejoicing forever in endless chorus with all the Angels and Saints. We “Thank You” endlessly. Amen+

  2. I pray some of you will go to Mej.com and learn the truth about Medjugorje. The church has a chance to listen to Our Lady who has appeared here for 38 years . It may be ending soon. It’s not too late to receive special grace.

    • I was so blessed to be able to go to Medjugorje and even had a private meeting with Viska, one of the visionaries. I even have a photo of the two of us together.

  3. Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for your shepherds’ and flock to be forever united in heaven to praise the God forever.. Intercede to turn the heart of the most hardened and misled hearts especially our priests, bishops, cardinals and leaders. Please intercede for all the prayers in the hearts of God’s faithful. Amen

  4. Our Lady of Sorrows. Pray for my sister who lost her 25 year old daughter. Please ask your son to give courage to the whole grieving family, look with compassion on all afflicted families, help the sick, the lonely and those seeking the fruit of the womb

  5. My mother died 7 years ago on this Feast Day at 96 years of age. I believe that Mom, like our Blessed Mother, sorrows for all of her children who have left the Church and cling to false gods of politics, sports, celebrities, etc. turning their backs on Jesus – our true source of eternal happiness! May the soul of my mom and all the faithfully departed rest in peace.

  6. Our lady of Sorrows pray for those on the east coast suffering through the hurricane, Pray for all the victims of abuse in the church , the poor,the homeless ,the unborn victims of abortion, for those suffering from the results of violence in our schools ,for the end of terrorism, for the sick and the elderly in hospitals and nursing homes, the hungry, the addicted, families , marriage between man and wife, for grandparents raising grandchildren, for those without hope, the laity of the Church and pray for our Holy Father Pope Francis and all the clergy.

    Jesus ,Mary and Joseph I love you save souls!

    Deacon Joseph Valdez

    • Oh loving Mother of Sorrows, I love you and adore you. I give myself to Jesus through you. I offer you all my pain and discomfort to bind to His Sacred Cross, but if it is in the will of our Sweet Jesus, please give me some relief and healing. If not I continue to try to do the will of our Lord, in this state of my life and in your Sacred Heart . Help me to open my Heart to you more and more each and every very day. In Jesus name. Amen

  7. O Lord God Jesus Christ help me to alievate our sorrows for passing of our dear daughter. Forgive us all our sins & lead us to everlasting life . Thank you my Mother Lady of Sorrows pray for us all amen.

  8. Our Lady of Sorrows,thank you for being our mother,
    Help the Catholic Church with their ongoing problems &let us all pray for all Priests, Bishops, Cardinals especially for Pope Francis, may God bless them.

  9. Our Lady of Sorrows pray for us! Thank you for being our Mother! Please help us in all our needs especially those who are suffering right now because of natural calamities. May get all the help & support they need. In the name of Jesus, amen!

  10. Please keep a friend and his family in your prayers. He is dying of brain cancer. May he rest in the arms of our Lord and may the BVM be with his wife through this trying time. God bless you all.

  11. Dear tlenseigne,as an r.n. Was in exact same state while in hospital.just offer it to God.now is the time to suffer loss of control and let God be in charge.think of the agony in the garden and ask the Lord to help you . I am sorry for your troubles and will pray for you.I did learn that we have to let go let .God.It did bring me closer to god and I realized the many ways that aim blessed.

  12. Please pray for me I have been in hospital for over 3weeks had 3 surgeries and struggling with depression as I have so many tubes in me all from a rare disease called Achalasia. Just the fact that I have to have a nurse do everything for me is a real struggle I am a medical person and know the challenges so don’t want to ask for help as much as I should. Pride ful still pls help by praying for me to realize the gift of this suffering

  13. Thank you and God’s blessings and graces rest upon you for providing us all here with this most beautiful ancient prayer. May I ask here all to please pray for a old school friend Dan M who is in stage 4 cancer and COPD. I know he’s Catholic and now and then seen him, bUT for consolations and healing of body and spirit and possible needed conversion.

  14. The Blessed Mother means so much to me. I’ve been praying the Rosary for over a week, asking her to intercede for me with the Father, so that I may know His heavenly will.

  15. Dear Mother Mary, Sorrowful Mother, you understand the suffering of a mother for her children, I love you and Am grateful to Jesus for His gift to us., you.
    I come to you asking for a successful surgery for my daughter and return to the Church.
    I pray with all humility that through your intercession not only my request be granted but in addition a great increase of conversions of hearts change the ways of the world. Amen

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Liturgy of the Hours for September 26