Morning Prayer for Friday within the Octave of Easter

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Morning Prayer for Friday in the Octave of Easter

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

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords in human vesture,
in the Body and the Blood
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of Light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

At his feet the six-winged seraph;
cherubim with sleepless eye,
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
"Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord Most High!"

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 The splendor of Christ risen from the dead has shone on the people redeemed by his blood, alleluia.

Psalm 63:2-9
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.

Ant. The splendor of Christ risen from the dead has shone on the people redeemed by his blood, alleluia.

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.

Ant. The splendor of Christ risen from the dead has shone on the people redeemed by his blood, alleluia.

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.

Ant. The splendor of Christ risen from the dead has shone on the people redeemed by his blood, alleluia.

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, creator of unfailing light, give that same light to those who call to you. May our lips praise you; our lives proclaim your goodness; our work give you honor, and our voices celebrate you for ever.

Ant. The splendor of Christ risen from the dead has shone on the people redeemed by his blood, alleluia.

Ant. 2 Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb; let us sing a hymn of praise to the Lord our God, alleluia.

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

All you servants of the Lord, sing praise to him (Revelation 19:5).

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.

Ant. Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb; let us sing a hymn of praise to the Lord our God, alleluia.

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.

Ant. Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb; let us sing a hymn of praise to the Lord our God, alleluia.

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.

Ant. Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb; let us sing a hymn of praise to the Lord our God, alleluia.

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.

Ant. Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb; let us sing a hymn of praise to the Lord our God, alleluia.

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. Our Redeemer has risen from the tomb; let us sing a hymn of praise to the Lord our God, alleluia.

Ant. 3 Alleluia, the Lord is risen as he promised, alleluia.

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.

Ant. Alleluia, the Lord is risen as he promised, alleluia.

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.

Ant. Alleluia, the Lord is risen as he promised, alleluia.

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.

Psalm-prayer

Let Israel rejoice in you, Lord, and acknowledge you as creator and redeemer. We put our trust in your faithfulness and proclaim the wonderful truths of salvation. May your loving kindness embrace us now and for ever.

Ant. Alleluia, the Lord is risen as he promised, alleluia.

READING Acts 5:30-32

The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus whom you put to death, hanging him on a tree. He whom God has exalted at his right hand as ruler and savior is to bring repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. We testify to this. So too does the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those that obey him.

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.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. This was the third time Jesus had shown himself to his disciples after he had risen from the dead, 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. This was the third time Jesus had shown himself to his disciples after he had risen from the dead, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us pray to God the Father, who gave us new life through the risen Christ:
Give us the glory of your Son.

Lord our God, your mighty works have revealed your eternal plan: you created the earth, and you are faithful in every generation,
hear us, Father of mercy.
Give us the glory of your Son.

Purify our hearts with your truth, and guide them in the way of holiness,
so that we may do what is pleasing in your sight.
Give us the glory of your Son.

Let your face shine upon us,
that we may be freed from sin and filled with your plenty.
Give us the glory of your Son.

You gave the apostles the peace of Christ,
grant peace to your people, and to the whole world.
Give us the glory of your Son.

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 gave us the Paschal Mystery
in the covenant you established
for reconciling the human race,
so dispose our minds, we pray,
that what we celebrate by professing the faith
we may express in deeds.
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.

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 © 2006-2021 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

21 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Heavenly Father, Sovereign Son, and Spiritual Enlightenment:
    Teach us how to say thanks for being chosen to share in such other worldly beauty, receiving our daily bread in suffering and shame in your Holy Name. The prudent understanding given from eternity would have been far more difficult if it had not been ascertained while praying for the eternal remains of those believed to be lost to COVID-19, by its surviving, suffering remnant placing the crucified in the direct path of salvation and humanity in their eternal debt.

    As my grief upon grief is heaped upon our shared, weak, and weary Chest, Our Heart bursts to make room for more. May every disfunction be welcomed equanimously in gladness and joy that we may marvel at still being among the dead in the presence of the living. A perfected life is enshrined within the prayers of those to whom God remains, but You, Holy Trinity are aware of my short fall, therefore, I ask not for my will, but for THY WILL be done, so, that I remain as I am in cleansing prayer in service to the DIVINE WILL until, You, My Living Redeemer, say, “Come unto me.” Then, may I, as redeemed of the Lord, be able to say, “So, be it.”

    As we ask for the healing of St. Raphael the Archangel in heart, being, strength, and mind to continue to persevere and remain in love, and remain in God, and God remains in us, let us remain in love for our neighbor as ourself.

    Let us recognize enlightenment from the Holy Spirit to love one another as the Father loves the Son, and the Son loves us, His Precious Body and Blood.
    In the Gift of Fortitude, may we pray without ceasing for the living and the dead. AMEN.

  2. We praise & thank you
    O Lord God for being his source of love ,peace, & joy. I worship You & praise , honor You all the days of our life. Amen

  3. For the Lord takes delight in his people.

    Thank You, Lord, make us remember this phrase always; You delight in us.

    We shout for joy, we rejoice: You take delight in us.

    You delight in us. You delight in us. You delight in us.

    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.

  4. Thank you Knights of Columbus for last nights online Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity membership presentation – 4-16-2020. Very nicely done! Thank You!
    “Viva Jesus”

  5. Thank You LORD for this new day. Please guide me today and everyday to do Your will and to proclaim Your Glory.
    May GOD Bless everyone that prays today.
    Please pray for the sick and the homeless today.
    Than You our Almighty GOD.
    GOD is Good, Loving and has compassion on us.

  6. O Lord God heal me & strengthen my body, soul & spirit. Come Lord Jesus Cover me with thee precious blood, & let your Holy Spirit to guide me to the right path of life. We praise you Lord, we adore you Lord, we thank you Lord, we love you Lord Jesus & we shall keep you commandments faithfully the whole days of our life. We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen Aleluia.

  7. Dear psalmgirk. I, too, am alone although I am blessed not to have any serious health issuea. I’m 72 and both my chidren are living at a distance. One is a healthcare provider in NYC, the other a cashier at a large grocery store in Richmond, VA. We have started making daily facetime phone calls. Being able to see their faces while we talk has been very cimforting. I don’t know if you could do this but it may help until you can bevreunited. Praying for a comfort for your family.

  8. Be assured that I am praying for psalm girl’s mom and all others who are lonely during this CoVid pandemic. Remember we are never alone …. God is always with us.

  9. Please pray for my dear mother who is living alone, disabled from a stroke and widowed last year. She is housebound and we cannot visit due to Corona. Thank you.

    • Dear Jesus, be with psalmgirl’s Mom who is living alone, a stroke victim, and who can not have visitors because of the pandemic. May she know that she is not alone because You and all of heaven is with her. Comfort her with Your presence, love, and the splendor of your resurrection. And bless psalmgirl, a faithful daughter, who wants the best for her Mom. Bless her for honoring and loving her Mom.

      And please please Jesus, end the pandemic because we are missing the Sacraments and Holy Masses. We love You dear Jesus, and thank You for Your abiding love.

    • I feel your pain my mother is also a stroke victim and can’t walk or talk but she’s in a nursing home where we can’t visit, see her either. I pray everyday for people alone without their loved ones at their side. I pray also for those that care for the sick in this time of pandemjc. Lord Have Mercy !

      I will pray a Salve Regina for you and your family today.

      Jesus ,Mary and ,Joseph save souls !
      Deacon Joseph

  10. Praised be the Lord!
    I want to thank the team from DivineOffice.org for providing the chanted Morning Prayer. It has been of great help, especially now that we are in quarantine and need something beautiful to lift our hearts.

  11. May God bless us all during this difficult time humanity is going through. It is very sad seeing a lot of brothers and sisters to suffer. We ask Jesus Christ for his blessing and the light of the Holy Spirit to continue our journey. God bless.

  12. Praise the Lord for He is good. O Lord God please help my daughter to ease her painful pain which she is suffering. Please give her good health, all I ask this thru Christ Jesus Christ your only son with the power of the Holy Spirit forever, Thank you Lord. Amen.

  13. If on any particular day we do nothing more then give a little joy to a neighbor, that day will not be wasted. For we have succeeded in giving comfort to an immortal soul.

    Blessed Contardo Ferrini

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