Morning Prayer - Feast for Wednesday in the 1st week of Advent

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Morning Prayer for the Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist

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

Christ Jesus, Lord, true Light of Light
Begotten Son of God most high,
You sent the Twelve afar to teach
And spread the faith throughout the world.

You sent them special gifts and grace,
And sent them out the world to win
To bring the gospel's truth to all,
Its seed to scatter far and wide.

Appeased by your apostles' prayer,
Be gracious to us Lord, we pray,
Smile down on us as we rejoice
To celebrate their feast today.

By their great merits keep us safe
From every snare of sin and death,
Since we preserve in faithful hearts
The holy teaching they proclaimed.

With face serene look down on us,
Correct us with your loving gaze,
That we may conquer by your grace
The evils that beset our way.

All glory be to you, O Lord,
Beyond the limits of all time,
Who by your true apostles' words,
Lead us, your children, safely home. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 The holy evangelists searched the wisdom of past ages. Through their gospels they confirmed the words of the prophets.

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. The holy evangelists searched the wisdom of past ages. Through their gospels they confirmed the words of the prophets.

Ant. 2 Through the Gospel God called us to believe in the truth and to share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

The Creator… is blessed for ever (Romans 1:25)

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. Through the Gospel God called us to believe in the truth and to share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ant. 3 Many will praise their wisdom; it shall be remembered for ever.

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. Many will praise their wisdom; it shall be remembered for ever.

READING 1 Corinthians 15:1-2a, 3-4

Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and in which you stand firm. You are being saved by it at this very moment. I handed on to you first of all what I myself received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures; that he was buried and, in accordance with the Scriptures, rose on the third day.

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

They proclaimed the Lord’s praises, told of his power to save.
They proclaimed the Lord’s praises, told of his power to save.

And of the wonders he had worked.
They told of his power to save.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
They proclaimed the Lord’s praises, told of his power to save.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Saint Luke gave us the gospel message and proclaimed Christ as the dawn from on high.

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. Saint Luke gave us the gospel message and proclaimed Christ as the dawn from on high.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us sing a song of praise to our Savior, who destroyed the power of death and made clear the path to life and immortality through the Gospel; and let us petition him in humble supplication:
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.

You gave wonderful guidance to your Church through her holy and distinguished teachers,
may Christians rejoice always in the splendid legacy given to your Church.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.

When their holy pastors prayed to you, as Moses had done, you forgave the sins of the people,
through the intercession of these holy pastors continue to sanctify and purify your Church.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.

You anointed your holy ones in the midst of their brothers and called the Holy Spirit down upon them,
fill all the leaders of your people with the Holy Spirit.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.

You yourself are the sole possession of your holy pastors,
grant that those you have redeemed with your blood may remain always in you.
Strengthen your Church in faith and love.

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

Lord God,
who chose Saint Luke
to reveal by his preaching
and writings the mystery
of your love for the poor,
grant that those who already glory in your name
may persevere as one heart and one soul
and that all nations may merit to see your salvation.
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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55 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Feast

  1. St. Luke

    Author of the third Gospel and patron of Doctors, Saint Luke inspires us to fully serve God.

    Prayer; Jesus, Teach me never to limit myself as I seek to reveal you through my words and work.

  2. O Lord God please give more strength to get me through all my heart ache which when I lost my precious daughter Alicia. May the Angel always be at your side. Amen

    • Leticias, I also lost a child. He was only fifteen. I know some of your heartache and pain. My son died in 1989 and there is still pain but the intensity has lessened significantly. I pray that in time your’s will also lessen.

  3. Lord God, who chose Saint Luke to reveal by his preaching and writings the mystery of Your love for the poor, grant that those who already glory in Your name may persevere as one heart and one soul and that all nations may merit to see Your salvation.

    Almighty and merciful Father,

    You inspire and bring to fulfillment every good intention.

    Guide Your people in the way of salvation


    and watch over those who shepherd Your flock

    and those who have left all things to follow You.


    Raise up worthy ministers for Your altars,

    ardent but gentle servants of the Gospel,

    and generous souls who renounce worldly power and profit
    to serve You and their brothers and sisters faithfully


    in the spirit of poverty and humility.


    Inspire our young men and women to respond to your call

    so that your Church might always rejoice


    in plentiful servants for your harvest.

    We ask all these through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.

    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among 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.

  4. St. Luke, intercede for us and the whole world. Pray to God that He may listen and answer all the petitions and intensions of everyone this day.

  5. Lord Jesus, please bring unity to all families divided from results of this world wide virus and vaccines. Love should unite not divide. Holy Mary and all you heavenly saints and angels pray for us. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…….You know our ❤’s. Also please pray that my son-in-law finds a local job and stays near our family. Jesus, Mary, Joseph hear my prayers. My Lord and my God I will praise you forever , please grant me this grace.

  6. I will say some extra prayers for the intentions of those who asked for prayers this morning. May GOD grant their wishes for help and healing.
    May GOD Bless you all..

  7. O Lord God thank you for all the graces & blessings you give to my daughter of her cancer free. I hope & pray that it will be forever safe & free. I ask this through Jesus Christ amen.

  8. Praised be Jesus Christ, True God and True Man!
    Please pray with me to The Holy Trinity through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to heal my dear friend, Charlene, who has gone into surgery a week ago to remove cancer and has suffered 2 additional surgeries, as the doctor nicked an artery and she keeps bleeding internally. Why is this continually happening? Please pray with me, “My dear Jesus, please repair all the cancer and the wounds created by the doctor and bring your dear one, Charlene, back to health, Amen.”

  9. For my cousin Tom who is going through a terrible divorce. Ii involves a lot of lies and misrepresentation . They both need help from our Lord. Please Pray got them both and their son.

  10. St Luke the Evangelist pray for us. O Lord Jesus Christ forgive us our sins & lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Thank you Lord God for all the graces shower upon us. In you I put all our trust whole heartily now & forever amen.

  11. Thank you, Most Loving Divinity, for sustaining us in your presence. Keep us always alive in You so that we love and praise You in all we say and do, and in our Brothers and Sisters. Amen.

  12. Thank you Jesus for giving us life. For all the good and bad in our lives. Whether it is sickness or health we love you. We put everything in your hands. Let it be your will.

  13. Blessings to all who have asked for prayers for themselves or family and friends. May the Divine Physician heal all in mind and body and bless all of the sick in hospitals and nursing homes. St Luke pray for us.

  14. It´s great to be part of the universal catholic community. I think my faith is stronger than before. I enjoy spiritual fruits, and also I enjoy learning english. Thank you for belonging to this blessing!

  15. Thank You Jesus
    For all you have given us
    For all You have withheld
    For all You have permitted
    For all You have prevented
    For all You have forgiven us
    For all You prepared for us
    For the place You are keeping for us in heaven
    For having created us to love You for eternity ……

    • MARY:- Your words are comforting, especially ( for the place you are keeping for us in heaven ) sadly Purgatory is not mentioned too often, I believe we All end up there. As for myself my sinful life will perhaps keep me there a long time. I do know that the Holy Family especially Mother MARY and Joseph, have been the closest to me. The other not mentioned is Our Gurdian Angle, we were told as children to name Him / Her this I did. He has protected me in spite of a sinful life, for so many things..Hopefully Mary we will meet in Heaven let pray for each other. Peace. Fr. Gill

      • Dear Divine Office Family,
        Father Gil, and Steve,

        I pray this prayer, sadly, not often enough. Thank you, Jesus, for another day to …..

        Mary

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