Morning Prayer - Memorial for Thursday in the 27th week of Ordinary Time or St. Bruno, P or Bl. Marie Rose Durocher, V

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
Psalter: Friday, Week I, 753
Common of Pastors: 1763

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Psalter: Friday, Week I, 759
Common of Pastors: 1426

Morning Prayer for Friday in Ordinary Time, for the Memorial of Saint Padre Pio, Priest

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

This prudent leader, father to his people,
Whose final triumph we rejoice to honor
Rich in true merits, endless joy attaining
Now reigns in heaven.

Generous leader and a zealous master
His holy teaching showed the path of virtue
Seeking to please God with a pure intention
At every moment.

Now let us ask him for his intercession
That his compassion may win us forgiveness
Leading us sinners, penitent and contrite
Home to the Father.

Glory and honor be to God almighty,
Praise in the highest, power and dominion
Who in his wisdom rules and governs all things
His love created. Amen.

𝄞"This Prudent Leader, Father to His People - for a Priest" by Kathleen Lundquist, Sara Faux • Title: This Prudent Leader, Father to His People; Text: from Latin; 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 Lord, you will accept the true sacrifice offered on your altar.

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. Lord, you will accept the true sacrifice offered on your altar.

Ant. 2 All the descendants of Israel will glory in the Lord’s gift of victory.

Canticle — Isaiah 45:15-25
People of all nations will become disciples of the Lord

Every knee shall bend at the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:10).

Truly with you God is hidden,
the God of Israel, the savior!
Those are put to shame and disgrace
who vent their anger against him.
Those go in disgrace
who carve images.

Israel, you are saved by the Lord, saved forever!
You shall never be put to shame or disgrace
in future ages.

For thus says the Lord,
the creator of the heavens,
who is God,
the designer and maker of the earth
who established it,
not creating it to be a waste,
but designing it to be lived in:

I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I have not spoken from hiding
nor from some dark place of the earth.
And I have not said to the descendants of Jacob,
“Look for me in an empty waste.”
I, the Lord, promise justice,
I foretell what is right.

Come and assemble, gather together,
you fugitives from among the Gentiles!
They are without knowledge who bear wooden idols
and pray to gods that cannot save.

Come here and declare
in counsel together:
Who announced this from the beginning
and foretold it from of old?
Was it not I, the Lord,
besides whom there is no other God?
There is no just and saving God but me.

Turn to me and be safe,
all you ends of the earth,
for I am God; there is no other!

By myself I swear,
uttering my just decree
and my unalterable word:

To me every knee shall bend;
by me every tongue shall swear,
saying, “Only in the Lord
are just deeds and power.

“Before him in shame shall come
all who vent their anger against him.
In the Lord shall be the vindication and the glory
of all the descendants of Israel.”

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. All the descendants of Israel will glory in the Lord’s gift of victory.

Ant. 3 Let us go into God’s presence singing for joy.

Psalm 100
The joyful song of those entering God’s temple

The Lord calls his ransomed people to sing songs of victory (Saint Athanasius).

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.

Know that he, the Lord, is God.
He made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Go within his gates, giving thanks.
Enter his courts with songs of praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.

Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.

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

With joy and gladness we cry out to you, Lord, and ask you: open our hearts to sing your praises and announce your goodness and truth.

Ant. Let us go into God’s presence singing for joy.

READING Hebrews 13:7-9a

Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you; consider how their lives ended, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching.

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

On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set my watchmen to guard you.
On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set my watchmen to guard you.

Day or night, they will not cease to proclaim the name of the Lord.
I have set my watchmen to guard you.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set my watchmen to guard you.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. What you say of me does not come from yourselves; it is the Spirit of my Father speaking in you.

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. What you say of me does not come from yourselves; it is the Spirit of my Father speaking in you.

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

Almighty ever-living God,
who, by a singular grace,
gave the Priest Saint Pius
a share in the Cross of your Son
and, by means of his ministry,
renewed the wonders of your mercy,
grant that through his intercession
we may be united constantly to the sufferings of Christ,
and so brought happily to the glory of the resurrection.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
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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53 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Memorial

  1. Beloved Padre Pio, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to thee every day for those who love and venerate thee. Therefore, I ask you to pray for our healing and cures from sickness, earthly and spiritual blessings and peace for body and soul.

    St. Padre Pio, pray for us.

  2. On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set my watchmen to guard you.
    — On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set my watchmen to guard you.

    Day or night, they will not cease to proclaim the name of the Lord.
    — I have set my watchmen to guard you.

    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
    — On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set my watchmen to guard you.

    Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, please send your watchmen to protect Romulo from the rage of the client who assaulted him and Ebony yesterday night at eleven, when they were trying to close the store and the client did not want to leave. Please protect Romulo, and Ebony (and that client as well) so all this event was erased by the Angels of Wisdom. Thank you very much, in the sacred name of Jesus. Amen.

  3. O Lord God have pity on us all who devotedly praying for yor mercy & kindness.Thank you Lord, may we live for ever in your mercy . St. Father Pio P pray for us all . Amen

  4. In honor of St. Padre Pio, let us heed Archbishop Cordileone and start days of prayer and fasting for the defeat of the Women’s Health Protection Act which “is surely the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”

    The Archbishop calls “all Catholics in our country immediately to pray and fast for members of Congress to do the right thing and keep this atrocity from being enacted in the law.”

    “A child is not an object to be thrown away, and neither is a mother’s heart,” he said. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the answer to a woman in a crisis pregnancy is not violence but love. This is America. We can do better.”

    O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

    Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

    Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

    Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’ s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.

    Holy Trinity, One God,
    have mercy on us.

    Holy Mary, Virgin Immaculate, pray for us.
    St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.
    Beloved of God, pray for us.
    Imitator of Jesus Christ, pray for us.
    Good shepherd of the people, pray for us.
    Model for priests, pray for us.
    Light of the Church, pray for us.
    Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.
    Faithful son of St. Francis, pray for us.
    Marked with the stigmata of Jesus, pray for us.
    Patient in suffering, pray for us.
    Helper of the dying, pray for us.
    Director of souls, pray for us.
    Heart of gold, pray for us.
    Apostle of mercy, pray for us.
    Worker of miracles, pray for us.
    Consoler of the afflicted, pray for us.
    Lover of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.
    Helper of souls in doubt and darkness, pray for us.
    Comforter of the sick, pray for us.
    Example of humility, pray for us.
    Source of wisdom, pray for us.
    Mirror of the divine life, pray for us.
    Lover of Jesus Crucified,
    Resigned to the will of God, pray for us.
    Doing good upon earth, pray for us.
    Filled with the spirit of self-sacrifice, pray for us.
    Our help and hope in all our needs, pray for us.
    Vessel of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
    Leading us to Christ, pray for us.
    Our spiritual father and advocate, pray for us.
    Crowned with glory in Heaven, pray for us.

    God our Father, You helped St. Pio of Pietrelcina to reflect
    the image of Christ through a life of charity and self-sacrifice.
    May we follow your Son by walking in the footsteps of
    St. Pio and by imitating his selfless love.

    Amen.

  5. Lord Jesus, thank you for this beautiful, sunny day. Thank you for the gift of my son who celebrates his birthday today. I ask for continual help & guidance in all of his spiritual & temporal needs, most especially that he may go back to the practice of the Faith.
    St. Padre Pio, intercede for us! Amen

  6. To George, Congratulations, my prayers will be with you four men. that so happens to be the same day as
    the Diocese of Evansville, Ind. have their yearly Deacon Retreat, we will remember you in our prayers that day..
    May GOD”s Blessings be placed on you all.
    God Bless you for this commitment to serve GOD and your fellow parishioners and GOD”s faithful flock..
    Deacon Don

  7. READING Hebrews 13:7-9a

    Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you; consider how their lives ended, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching.

  8. O Lord God thank you for your healing mercy & forgiveness for all my offenses in my life. Create in me a clean heart & let the spirit dwell in my heart. Guide me to the right path of life.I pray this in Jesus name through Mary & all theangels & saint. Amen

  9. On Saturday the 26th 4 men in the Diocese of Burlington, VT (including myself) will be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate. Please pray for us as we prepare for this glorious event.

    • Prayers for you and your brothers as you begin this wonderful ministry. We just had 22 men ordained this past month here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
      Deacon Phil

    • My prayer go out to you and the others as you begin this wonderful ministry of service. May the Father bless you on this special day. I wish I could be there but the virus gets me away.

    • Stay faithful to the faith, no matter what! I am a permanent deacon, too. God will bless you always, and devote your entire diaconate to Our Mother Mary! Any man ordained are sons of Mary! God bless.

  10. Lord Jesus, thank you for this new day. Help us to live as children of light, fulfilling Your holy will. May we be freed from the COVID 19 pandemic through the intercession of the Holy Padre Pio. Amen

  11. Papa Pio, pray for us! Bring my hardened heart to God Our Father and ask Him to exchange it for a heart of flesh that can love Him and serve Him and His children here as I was created to. Please and thank you

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