Morning Prayer for Saturday in the 13th week of Ordinary Time or Blessed Virgin Mary

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1049
Proper of Seasons: 817
Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 1086

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 521
Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 706

Morning Prayer for the 5th Sunday 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

Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the king of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear, now to his temple draw near;
Joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who over all things is wondrously reigning;
And, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
Have you not seen all that is needful has been
Sent by his gracious ordaining?

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;
Surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
As with his love he befriends you.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the Amen sound from his people again,
Gladly forever adore Him.

𝄞"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" by Rebecca Hincke • Musical Score • Title: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Text: Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren, Joachim Neunter; Translation: Catherine Winkworth; Tune: 17th c. German; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; Copyright 2016 Surgeworks • Albums that contain this Hymn: Divine Office

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Whoever thirsts will drink freely of life-giving water, 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. Whoever thirsts will drink freely of life-giving water, 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. Whoever thirsts will drink freely of life-giving water, 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. Whoever thirsts will drink freely of life-giving water, 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. Whoever thirsts will drink freely of life-giving water, alleluia.

Ant. 2 Worship the Lord who made the heavens and the earth, springs of water and the mighty sea, 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. Worship the Lord who made the heavens and the earth, springs of water and the mighty sea, 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. Worship the Lord who made the heavens and the earth, springs of water and the mighty sea, 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. Worship the Lord who made the heavens and the earth, springs of water and the mighty sea, 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. Worship the Lord who made the heavens and the earth, springs of water and the mighty sea, alleluia.

Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and exalt him above all for ever.
Blessed are you, Lord, in the firmament of heaven.
Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all for ever.

Ant. Worship the Lord who made the heavens and the earth, springs of water and the mighty sea, alleluia.

Ant. 3 The saints will rejoice in glory, 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. The saints will rejoice in glory, 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. The saints will rejoice in glory, 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

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. The saints will rejoice in glory, alleluia.

READING Acts 10:40-43

God raised up Jesus on the third day and granted that he be seen, not by all, but only by such witnesses as had been chosen beforehand by God—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and to bear witness that he is the one set apart by God as judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets testify, saying that everyone who believes in him has forgiveness of sins through his name.

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

Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us, alleluia, alleluia.
Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us, alleluia, alleluia.

You have risen from the dead,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Whoever lives in me and I in him will yield much fruit, says the Lord, 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. Whoever lives in me and I in him will yield much fruit, says the Lord, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ is the Lord of life, raised up by the Father; in his turn he will raise us up by his power. Let us pray to him, saying:
Christ our life, save us.

Lord Jesus, light shining in the darkness, you lead your people into life, and give our mortal nature the gift of holiness,
may we spend this day in praise of your glory.
Christ our life, save us.

Lord, you walked the way of suffering and crucifixion,
may we suffer and die with you, and rise again to share your glory.
Christ our life, save us.

Son of the Father, our master and our brother, you have made us a kingdom of priests for our God,
may we offer you our joyful sacrifice of praise.
Christ our life, save us.

King of glory, we look forward to the great day of your coming in splendor,
that we may see you face to face, and be transformed in your likeness.
Christ our life, save 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

Almighty ever-living God,
constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us,
that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may,
under your protective care,
bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal.
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 © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

55 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Happy Mother’s Day to all (here and in heaven) who “mother” us: Mother Mary, Moms, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Aunts, Maternal friends, Spiritual Mothers and Patroness saints. In praise and thanksgiving for all these, and others (men) who also “mother” us. Lord bless them as we remember how they blessed us. Amen!

  2. Praise be to the living God of all. On this mother’s day please pray for the soul of my mother. May the Lord of all grant her peace. Grant Grace and protection for mothers of new born children. May she teach them the ways of our Lord and Saviour in word and deed.

  3. To Mary our mother in Heaven we love you and honor you. thank you for being the cause of our joy. Formy mother in heaven, I love yu and look forward to the day that I may see your again. Please carry my prayers to our Lord Jesus Christ.

  4. On this Mothers Day I pray that God will comfort all those mothers who have lost children to gun violence, and that God will inspire those in elected office to enact legislation to mitigate the tragic killing of our children.
    Deacon Phil

  5. O Lord God Thank you for everythings you gave me. I felt totally well for my all good feelings especially my numbness of my both hands. Thankyou Lord Jesus I pray that I will always do all your commanments faithfully. I love Lord Jesus. All I ask this in the name of Jesus with the Holy spirit
    one God your son forever & ever. Amen Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia.

    • Lord Jesus, I come to you in prayer this morning as we shower your mother and all mothers with our sincere and heartfelt love for all they have given us and our children.

      Keep us in your good grace as we praise the Blessed Trinity and offer glory to your majesty, most high Lord.

      Amen, amen I say to you, you are indeed the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

  6. Mother of Jesus, thank you for being obedient, patient and understanding. God asked you to give up your son and you did not argue or protest you did it willingly. Thank you! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

  7. Let us pray for all Mothers today especially those who are sick, have lost love ones due to covid 19 , that our Lord may be merciful to all.

    • To our Eternal Mother intercede for us and help us lead our lives pleasing to Your Son. Our Lady be with us always to pray for us to guide us , to be our moral compass and assure us to willingly say our daily Fiat to whatever life throws our way. offers m Today as we honor and remember our own mother no longer with us for two yefor miss her great love ,comfor family is reminded of ou earthly and loving mother has passed whom we miss and love.that you will always be beside us to guide us, nd lead usd strengthen our Fiat to whatever life gi had the midst of what life will give u

      • i apologize i had touched a wrong key and sent it. i havent slept yet and its another day, i keep on thinking of my mother whom i miss especially today and was always there beside me and never left me during my entire military career. To all of you out there please honor, love and take loving care of your mothers who are still with you , we have only one and once she’d passed she will no longer be there waiting for you, no longer hearing her voice.miss her presence and the comfort and gentle love.

      • May the Lord bless your mother with His grace as she lives in His eternal kingdom. May He bless your heart do you may always feel the warmth and love of your mother, especially when you need it most.
        Deacon David

  8. Every one who believes in Jesus has forgiveness of sin through His name…that is such powerful statement and such a beautiful statement knowing I can be forgiven of my sins.

  9. I rise in thanksgiving for 60 blessed years of marriage. May God hear all our prayers as we praise Him with heartfelt Thanks and long for the grace to live as Christ all the moments of life. May peace reign in the hearts of all who are one in the Lord and be a shining light proclaiming the Gospel.

  10. I ask for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Deacon Ralph Grieme, Diocese of Covington, KY, who went to the Lord Saturday morning.

  11. Thank you whoever has been choosing the hymns, lately! It’s so much easier for me get through the office when I recognize the hymn for the morning prayer!!!

  12. O Lord God forgive us all our sins, safe us all from condemnation thru Christ Our Lord amen.Thank you for everything & may you bless us all.

  13. When I entered Diaconate Formation I found this to add much time to my prayer life but now have come to love Liturgy of the Hours as a beautiful way to live life and bring in the joys of the start of my day. The Lord continues to teach me. Jesus, I trust in you.
    Blessings to all from Milwaukee,
    John

    • This month I will celebrate 35 years of Diaconal service. Through those years God has continually called me deeper into His Love in every aspect of my life. It could not have happened without constant growth in prayer, of which the LOH is the bedrock. Thank you to all who make this possible and who pray with me each day. Blessing from San Diego, Deacon Jim

    • I have been a deacon now for 40 years. When We was ordained we promised to do the Morning and Evening prayers of the DF. I do all the Office except for midday and it has helped me to grow in my faith.

    • Yes Diane I will pray for your sister Patricia. May Jesus welcome her with loving arms into His heavenly kingdom.

  14. Praying Morning Prayer here, listening to the birds outside my window, in otherwise perfect silence….this is heavenly!

    • Sister Mary Joseph – Please pray for all Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Religious Sisters and Brothers, that we will grow in humility and holiness.

  15. May the Lord bless us,
    protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
    With best wishes from London
    Sydney Xavier

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