Morning Prayer - Feast for St. Andrew, Ap

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Morning Prayer for the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

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 gave 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 Two men followed the Lord from the beginning; one of these was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.

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. Two men followed the Lord from the beginning; one of these was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter.

Ant. 2 The Lord loved Andrew and cherished his friendship.

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. The Lord loved Andrew and cherished his friendship.

Ant. 3 Andrew said to his brother Simon: We have found the Messiah, and he brought him to Jesus.

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. Andrew said to his brother Simon: We have found the Messiah, and he brought him to Jesus.

READING Ephesians 2:19-22

You are strangers and aliens no longer. No, you are fellow citizens of the saints and members of the household of God. You form a building which rises on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is fitted together and takes shape as a holy temple in the Lord; in him you are being built into this temple, to become a dwelling place for God in the Spirit.

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

You have made them rulers over all the earth.
You have made them rulers over all the earth.

They will always remember your name, O Lord,
over all the earth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
You have made them rulers over all the earth.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. I bow before the cross made precious by Christ, my Master. I embrace it as his disciple.

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. I bow before the cross made precious by Christ, my Master. I embrace it as his disciple.

INTERCESSIONS

Beloved friends, we have inherited heaven along with the apostles. Let us give thanks to the Father for all his gifts:
The company of apostles praises you, O Lord.

Praise be to you, Lord, for the banquet of Christ’s body and blood given us through the apostles,
which refreshes us and gives us life.
The company of apostles praises you, O Lord.

Praise be to you, Lord, for the feast of your word prepared for us by the apostles,
giving us light and joy.
The company of apostles praises you, O Lord.

Praise be to you, Lord, for your holy Church, founded on the apostles,
where we are gathered together into your community.
The company of apostles praises you, O Lord.

Praise be to you, Lord, for the cleansing power of baptism and penance that you have entrusted to your apostles,
through which we are cleansed of our sins.
The company of apostles praises you, O 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

We humbly implore your majesty,
O Lord, that, just as the blessed Apostle Andrew
was for your Church a preacher and pastor,
so he may be for us a constant intercessor before you.
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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25 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – Feast

  1. God to you be the glory and power. Thank you for the gift of the Apostles to the church. May St. Andrew pray for us and the whole Church.

  2. O Lord God help us to be faithful to your church & never let us be astray & stay always close to you inthe name of the Father & the Holy Spirit. St. Andrew Ap. Pray for us all. Amen.

  3. Dear Heavenly Father we are grateful that You sent the Holy Light of Jesus Christ into our hearts. Thank you for illuminating us so that we can see and understand our need for salvation. Use us so that our little lights may shine brightly in this sin-darkened world. May our lights help others to find their way to You. In the Mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen and Amen.

    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. Thank you Jesus for another wonderful and blessed day. May God’s mercy and grace be upon all today. May the souls in Purgatory be one day closer to seeing your smiling face O Lord. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. St. Andrew intercede for us.

    Deacon DeWayne

  5. Our daughter died of cancer 14 yrs ago today…leaving 3 little girls, and husband. Pray for her soul, and in Thanksgiving that her girls have grown up well, 2 married,1 off to college, and their daddy is ok. God bless and guide them into the Holy Catholic Church. They’re Mormon.

  6. Thank You LORD for the new day, Please guide us along the path of Holyness. Thank You LORD..

    St. Andrew please pray for me and my family, that we may be faithful to our Almighty GOD. and spread the LOD”s word to others.

  7. O Lord God Guide me to the right path of life. Goodness &,kindness will follow me all the days of my life. I shall be with the Lord as long as I Live. Amen.

  8. Today starts the Christmas novena. Pray this 15 times through Christmas Eve.

    Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

    • Heavenly Father, we are sick in body but healthy in spirit through your love and our faith in you. Help us to bear the cross of our human condition. May we imitate Jesus on the cross, ever-patient and loving in our suffering. Amen.

  9. “As soon as you try to please Him in everything and have an unshakable trust He purifies you every moment in His love and He lets no sin remain. And then you can be sure that you will not have to go to Purgatory” – St Thérèse of the Child Jesus

    Jesus Christ Son of the living God, have mercy on me. Let me become what you planned for me. Amen

  10. Lord Jesus through the intercession of st Andrew, help us to be faithful always to your word. Grant me and family safety and and security from all the snares of the devil. May the love of Jesus overflow in our family in Jesus name I make this prayerAmen

  11. We are now Preparing for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Never was it a time in history that a Holy King was born for our redemption. We must take heed in the glorification of our Saviour.

  12. O Lord God allow your healing hand to heal me. Touch my soul & my heart with your courage & infinite love for all. Bring me health in body & spirit O Lord Most loving heart of Jesus that I may serve you with all my strength now & forever, all I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

  13. Today in the invitatory, WE READ THAT JESUS IS KING OF
    THE APOSTLES, REMEMBER JESUS IS ALSO OUR KING. WE SHOULD SHOW HIM A KING’S RESPECT AND
    GIVE HIM THE HONOR AND PRAISE THAT HE DESERVES. THANKS BE TO GOD
    Deacon Don

  14. Dear Jesus Mary & Joseph, thank you for your love & guidance. Please keep our families espcially our children safe & healthy. Amen.

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