Morning Prayer for Saturday in the 2nd week of Ordinary Time or St. Vincent, De & M or Blessed Virgin Mary

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I:
Ordinary: 653
Proper of Seasons: 213
Psalter: Monday, Week II, 820

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 70
Psalter: Monday, Week II, 793

Morning Prayer for Monday of the 2nd Week of Advent

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

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, praising Thee their sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Saviour, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the mighty chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.

𝄞"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" by Johanna Montealto • Title: Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee; Text: Henry J. van Dyke, 1907. Music: Hymn to Joy, from the 9th Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven; adapted by Edward Hodges, 1824; Artist: Johanna Montealto; Recording copyright 2016 Surgeworks

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

Psalm 42
Longing for the Lord’s presence in his Temple

Let all who thirst come; let all who desire it, drink from the life-giving water (Revelation 22:17).

Like the deer that yearns
for running streams,
so my soul is yearning
for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for God,
the God of my life;
when can I enter and see
the face of God?

My tears have become my bread,
by night, by day,
as I hear it said all the day long:
“Where is your God?”

These things will I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I would lead the rejoicing crowd
into the house of God,
amid cries of gladness and thanksgiving,
the throng wild with joy.

Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

My soul is cast down within me
as I think of you,
from the country of Jordan and Mount Hermon,
from the Hill of Mizar.

Deep is calling on deep,
in the roar of waters;
your torrents and all your waves
swept over me.

By day the Lord will send
his loving kindness;
by night I will sing to him,
praise the God of my life.

I will say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
oppressed by the foe?”

With cries that pierce me to the heart,
my enemies revile me,
saying to me all day long:
“Where is your God?”

Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

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 in heaven, when your strength takes possession of us we no longer say: Why are you cast down, my soul? So now that the surging waves of your indignation have passed over us, let us feel the healing calm of your forgiveness. Inspire us to yearn for you always, like the deer for running streams, until you satisfy every longing in heaven.

Ant. When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

Ant.2 Lord, show us the radiance of your mercy.

Canticle – Sirach 36:1-5, 10-13
Prayer of entreaty for the holy city, Jerusalem

This is eternal life: to know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3).

Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
and put all the nations in dread of you!
Raise your hand against the heathen,
that they may realize your power.

As you have used us to show them your holiness,
so now use them to show us your glory.
Thus they will know, as we know,
that there is no God but you.

Give new signs and work new wonders;
show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.
Gather all the tribes of Jacob,
that they may inherit the land as of old.
Show mercy to the people called by your name;

Israel, whom you named your first-born.
Take pity on your holy city,
Jerusalem, your dwelling place.
Fill Zion with your majesty,
your temple with your glory.

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. Lord, show us the radiance of your mercy.

Ant. 3 The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

Psalm 19A
Praise of the Lord, Creator of all

The dawn from on high shall break on us… to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78,79).

The heavens proclaim the glory of God
and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
and night unto night makes known the message.

No speech, no word, no voice is heard
yet their span extends through all the earth,
their words to the utmost bounds of the world.

There he has placed a tent for the sun;
it comes forth like a bridegroom coming from his tent,
rejoices like a champion to run its course.

At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;
to the furthest end of the sky is its course.
There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.

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

To enlighten the world, Father, you sent to us your Word as the sun of truth and justice shining upon mankind. Illumine our eyes that we may discern your glory in the many works of your hand.

Ant. The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

READING Isaiah 2:3b

Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
That he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.
For from Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

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

Your light will come, Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.
Your light will come, Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.

You will see his glory within you;
the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Your light will come, Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. The Lord proclaims: Repent, the kingdom of God is upon you, alleluia.

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. The Lord proclaims: Repent, the kingdom of God is upon you, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

To Christ our Redeemer, who will come again to free from the power of death all those who return to him, let us humbly pray:
Come, Lord Jesus!

As we proclaim your coming, Lord,
cleanse our hearts of every vain desire.
Come, Lord Jesus!

Lord, may the Church which you founded,
proclaim your greatness to all peoples.
Come, Lord Jesus!

Your law is a light to our eyes,
let it protect those who trust in you.
Come, Lord Jesus!

You allow the joys of your coming to be foretold to us by your Church,
may we receive you with eager devotion.
Come, Lord Jesus!

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

May our prayer of petition
rise before you, we pray, O Lord,
that, with purity unblemished,
your servants may come, as we desire,
to celebrate the great mystery
of the Incarnation of your Only Begotten 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.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Come Lord Jesus do not delay. Help us to welcome you when you come. Do not found us unprepared. Your grace O Lord we are begging for all our days so that we will not loose sight of you. Be with us always and deliver us from the hands of the devil Amen.

  2. O Lord God anoint us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit & refresh’ our body, soul & spirit. May the sign of Your Holy Cross drives away all evil spirit from us. In the name of the Father & of the Son & of the Spirit. Amen

  3. O God, our only God, Inspire us to yearn for You always, like the deer for running streams, until You satisfy every longing in heaven.

    Shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and guide our feet into the way of peace.

    Loving Father, touch us now with Your healing hands, for we believe that Your will is for us to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit. Bathe us in the Most Precious Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet.

    Cast anything that should not be in us. Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ Precious Blood.

    Let the fire of Your healing love pass through our entire bodies to heal and make new any diseased areas so that we will function the way You created us to function.

    Touch also our minds and emotions, even the deepest recesses of our hearts. Saturate our entire being with Your presence, love, joy, and peace and draw us ever closer to You every moment of our lives.

    And Father, fill us with Your Holy Spirit and empower us to do Your works so that our lives will bring glory and honor to Your Holy Name.

    O Jesus, make us surrender ourselves and everything to You; take care of everything.

    O good St. Nicholas,
    you who are the joy of the children,
    put in our hearts, the spirit of childhood,
    which the gospel speaks, and teach us to seed happiness around us.
    You, whose feast prepares us for Christmas,
    open our faith to the mystery of God made man.
    You good bishop and shepherd,
    help us to find our place in the Church
    and inspire the Church to be faithful to the Gospel.

    O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children, sailors and the helpless,
    watch over those who pray to Jesus, your Lord and theirs,
    as well as over those who humble themselves before you.
    Bring us all in reverence to the Holy Child of Bethlehem,
    when true joy and peace are found.

    Hail, Mary, full of grace,
    the Lord is with thee.
    Blessed art thou amongst 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. Lord God, be gracious and merciful. Hear my petitions… for the end of the pandemic
    Please pray that my son may find the right job for him and all the unemployed.

  5. Alleluia. Thanks be to God for another wonderful and blessed day. Prepare the way ,repent and believe in the Gospels. Come Lord Jesus Come. May everyone day be blessed and may we see God in everything and everybody. Amen.

    Deacon DeWayne

  6. Asking for your prayers for my sick mum my two brothers who are drunkards that the Holy Spirit may Take charge of our family. praying for unity love and mutual understanding that the conflicts and suffering which we encounter each moment that the Lord May covers by his precious blood and we may overcome Through Christ.

    • Praying for your family, May God give you peace and healing through surrender to His Holy Will. O Jesus we surrender ourselves and the lives of those we love to You, take care of everything.

    • Dear Titus,
      The first part of this prayer is prayed at meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and AlAnon. I pray this pryer for your families and urge you to consider going to AlAnon…it’s a wonderful, spiritual support group for families who have an alcoholic family member. Alcoholism is not a moral failure, it is a disease…and it can be treated. Here’s the prayer…
      God grant me the serenity
      to accept the things I cannot change;
      courage to change the things I can;
      and wisdom to know the difference.

      Living one day at a time;
      enjoying one moment at a time;
      accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
      taking, as He did, this sinful world
      as it is, not as I would have it;
      trusting that He will make all things right
      if I surrender to His Will;
      that I may be reasonably happy in this life
      and supremely happy with Him
      forever in the next.
      Amen.

      Deacon Phil

  7. May God reward you for the good work you help others to pray in reflection and deep contemplation. God bless the work of your hands and for the proclamation of the word of God to the whole world thanks

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