Morning Prayer - Memorial for St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, V

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 926
Common of Virgins: 1800 (reading, responsory, intercessions)
Proper of Saints: 1452 (concluding prayer)

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 845
Common of Virgins: 1441 (reading, responsory, intercessions)
Proper of Saints: 1276 (concluding prayer)

Morning Prayer for Saturday in Ordinary Time, for the Memorial of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

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 As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

Psalm 92
Praise of God the Creator

Sing in praise of Christ’s redeeming work (Saint Athanasius)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your truth in the watches of the night,
on the ten-stringed lyre and the lute,
with the murmuring sound of the harp.

Your deeds, O Lord, have made me glad;
for the work of your hands I shout with joy.
O Lord, how great are your works!
How deep are your designs!
The foolish man cannot know this
and the fool cannot understand.

Though the wicked spring up like grass
and all who do evil thrive:
they are doomed to be eternally destroyed.
But you, Lord, are eternally on high.
See how your enemies perish;
all doers of evil are scattered.

To me you give the wild-ox’s strength;
you anoint me with the purest oil.
My eyes looked in triumph on my foes;
my ears heard gladly of their fall.
The just will flourish like the palm-tree
and grow like a Lebanon cedar.

Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in the courts of our God,
still bearing fruit when they are old,
still full of sap, still green,
to proclaim that the Lord is just;
In him, my rock, there is no wrong.

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

Take our shame away from us, Lord, and make us rejoice in your saving works. May all who have been chosen by your Son always abound in works of faith, hope, and love in your service.

Ant. As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

Ant.2 Extol the greatness of our God.

Canticle – Deuteronomy 32:1-12
God’s kindness to his people

How often have I longed to gather your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wing. (Matthew 23:37)

Give ear, O heavens, while I speak;
let the earth hearken to the words of my mouth!
May my instruction soak in like the rain,
and my discourse permeate like the dew,
Like a downpour upon the grass,
like a shower upon the crops:

For I will sing the Lord’s renown.
Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
The Rock – how faultless are his deeds,
how right all his ways!
A faithful God, without deceit,
how just and upright he is!

Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children,
a perverse and crooked race!
Is the Lord to be thus repaid by you,
O stupid and foolish people?
Is he not your father who created you?
Has he not made you and established you?

Think back on the days of old,
reflect on the years of age upon age.
Ask your father and he will inform you,
ask your elders and they will tell you:

When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,
when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,
He set up the boundaries of the peoples
after the number of the sons of God;
While the Lord’s own portion was Jacob,
His hereditary share was Israel.

He found them in a wilderness,
a wasteland of howling desert.
He shielded them and cared for them,
guarding them as the apple of his eye.

As an eagle incites its nestlings forth
by hovering over its brood,
So he spread his wings to receive them
and bore them up on his pinions.
The Lord alone was their leader,
no strange god was with him.

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. Extol the greatness of our God.

Ant. 3 How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

Psalm 8
Praise for God’s loving compassion

I affirm that… the Gentile peoples are to praise God because of his mercy (Romans 15:8-9)

How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!

Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes
you have found praise to foil your enemy,
to silence the foe and the rebel.

When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honor you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hands,
put all things under his feet.

All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters.

How great is your name, O Lord our God
through all the earth!

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

Almighty Lord, how wonderful is your name. You have made every creature subject to you; make us worthy to give you service.

Ant. How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

READING Song of Songs 8:7

Deep waters cannot quench love,
nor floods sweep it away.
Were one to offer all he owns to purchase love,
he would be roundly mocked.

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

My heart is ever pleading, show me your face.
My heart is ever pleading, show me your face.

I long to gaze upon you, Lord.
Show me your face.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
My heart is ever pleading, show me your face.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Truly I say to you, unless you change your lives and become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

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. Truly I say to you, unless you change your lives and become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ is the spouse and crowning glory of virgins. Let us praise him with joy in our voices and pray to him with sincerity in our hearts:
Jesus, crown of virgins, hear us.

Christ, the holy virgins loved you as their one true spouse,
grant that nothing may separate us from your love.
Jesus, crown of virgins, hear us.

You crowned Mary, your mother, queen of virgins,
through her intercession, let us continually serve you with pure hearts.
Jesus, crown of virgins, hear us.

Your handmaids were always careful to love you with whole and
undivided attention, that they might be holy in body and spirit,
through their intercession grant that the lure of this passing world may not distract our attention from you.
Jesus, crown of virgins, hear us.

Lord Jesus, you are the spouse whose coming was anticipated by the wise virgins,
grant that we may wait for you in hope and expectation.
Jesus, crown of virgins, hear us.

Through the intercession of this saint and virgin we commemorate today,
who was one of the wise and prudent virgins,
grant us wisdom and innocence of life.
Jesus, crown of virgins, hear 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

O God,
who open your Kingdom
to those who are humble and to little ones,
lead us to follow trustingly
in the little way of Saint Theresa,
so that through her intercession
we may see your eternal glory revealed.
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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90 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Memorial

  1. blessings, good health and happiness to all Carmelites on this Holy Day when we remember St. Therese, proponent of “The Little Way.” May we all follow her example, creating a better world in the process.
    Mary
    OCDS

  2. St. Therese of the Child Jesus, send me and my family a rose from the heavenly garden and send it to us as a message of your love.
    St. Therese, happy Feast to you. Thank you for your intercession for us and the whole world.

  3. St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us! Happy feast day to you! Thank you for your intercession & for being my sister in heaven! Amen

    • Mighty God, we come to You on behalf of John Leonard and his seemingly hopeless situation. He needs help, fast! Point out to him the road to follow, for You are the God who saves. Let him put put hope in You. Remember him in the light of Your compassion and unfailing love. Turn to him and have mercy, for he is deep distress. His problems go from bad to worse; save him and his family from destruction.

      John, Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to Jesus with
      faith: Thy will be done, You take care of my situation. He will
      intervene as does a doctor and He will accomplish miracles when these are needed. Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say to Him, take care of it.

      John, say the Surrender Novena 3 times a day, PLEASE!

      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!
      O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! ………… Ad infinitum…..

      • Brothers and sisters let us please, please, pray for the situation in Ukraine and with Russia. That almighty God will bring an end to this sad,and tragic situation and what menaces the world with victory and freedom. That president Putin’s be brought to a humiliating end.
        May Our Lady of the Rosary, our Lady of Victory in this month of hers hear and speedily answer our prayers Amen!!!
        Dear God please hear our prayers for the world and suffering humanity and thank you very much for all your continued blessings inspire of everything

    • John,
      I offer the Serenity Prayer for you and all the people involved in this family problem…

      God grant me the serenity’s to accept the things I cannot change;
      The courage to change the things I can;
      And the wisdom to know the difference.

      I would also offer this for your consideration. You might consult with a licensed family therapist or some other professional who has experience in dealing with the nature of the problem that your family is experiencing. (For example, alcoholism, some other addiction, an acting-out adolescent, etc.). Consultation with someone else who is qualified might help you discern “the wisdom to know the difference” between what you can change, and what you can’t. In God’s good time, God’s Peace which the world cannot give, will be there for you, no matter what happens in the short run and the long run. That is the promise of the Resurrection. Meanwhile, I will hold all of you in my heart.
      Deacon Phil

      • St. Theresa of the child Jesus pray with us for the situation in Ukraine and what menaces the world. Pray for God’s suffering children everywhere and pray for good health, financial breakthrough and the grace to grow in holiness for us God’s children. AMEN!!!

  4. Lord you are our light and our hope. As you showed Saint Theresa of Child Jesus the little ways that she followed. Draw us to yourself to follow that same route to get to you. Through love and kindness to our fellow human beings to get to our destination in heaven.

  5. St Therese, I love you. Pray for a holy retreat this weekend. God open up the eyes of of all who are blinded to the evil in our world. Give all faith in our creator God and redeemer. Jesus, Mary, Joseph I love you save souls! Thank you Lord for so many blessings in our lives.

  6. The final burial of Alicia will be on October 12, 2021 on the day of their wedding anniversary. Hope everything will be alright. May She RIP. St Therese of Lisieux V & D pray for us all. Amen

  7. God the Father of goodness and mercy, may your sanctifying grace sustain us to fulfill your holy will. Through the intersection of Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus, help us to always be faithful to You, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen

  8. The Act of Oblation to Merciful Love
    June 9, 1895

    O MY GOD! Blessed Trinity, I desire to Love you and make you Loved,
    To work for the glory of the Holy Church
    By saving souls on earth and by liberating those suffering in purgatory.
    I desire to accomplish your will perfectly
    And to reach the degree of glory that you have prepared for me in Your Kingdom.
    I desire, in a word, to be Holy, but I feel my powerlessness
    And I beg you, O my God! to be yourself my Holiness!

  9. St. Therese of the Child Jesus, I love and thank you for your intercession. Please continue to listen to my petitions. I prayed to you for my son to find the right employment for him. He is scheduled to have a job interview on Tuesday. Praise the Lord!

  10. St. Therese of Lisieux, please pray for my daughter Theresa that she may find a full time job that is suitable for her. Thank you that she found a bigger flat. May she be able to cope with her everyday tasks!
    Happy Feast day, St. Therese! I love you & I thank you! Amen.

  11. Carmelite prayer to St Therese of Lisieux “St. Thérèse, Flower of fervor and love, please intercede for us.
    Fill our hearts with your pure love of God.
    As we approach and celebrate your feast day,
    make us more aware of the goodness of
    God and how well He tends His garden.

    Instill in us your little way of doing
    ordinary things with extra-ordinary love.
    Give us the heart of a child who wonders
    at life and embraces everything with loving enthusiasm.
    Teach us your delight in God’s ways
    so that divine charity may blossom in our hearts.

    Little Flower of Jesus, bring our petitions
    (mention in silence here)
    before God, our Father.
    With your confidence, we come before Jesus
    as God’s children,
    because you are our heavenly friend.
    As we celebrate the Feast Day of your
    homecoming in heaven, continue to
    shower roses and grace upon us.
    Amen”

    HAPPY FEAST DAY

  12. Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus help me to follow the little ways you followed. May the Lord grant me the grace to persevere to the end Amen.

  13. St Therese please help me to continue and be able to feed my Liza and her daughter Ovic in the Philippines. Please make it possible for me to be with them soon, i love them both so very much.

  14. Praise and thanks to the Lord for this 43rd anniversary of my profession as a Secular Franciscan (3rd Order) and the life it gives me!

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