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. Yes the LORD has truly risen and is watching over us and showering us with His love and mercy.
    May GOD continue to Bless you all..

  2. O Lord God teach Me to be faithful to the word of God. Convince us that true love ❤️ will not hurt, use, or abuse the one loved . We thank you for our love & we desire to consecrate it to you. We ask this in Jesus’s mighty name. Amen.

  3. With God’s Grace, Lord, let us to learn the Holy Spirits’s quiet inner voice. Let us listen to it attentively, so we can carefully make our way through times of confusion and struggle as we become more faithful disciples of Yours.

  4. May the people of today come to believe the prophets. Let us be open to today’s prophets. Especially may young people be encouraged to give their lives to the service of the Lord. It is a beautiful life! I am celebrating 50 years as a Sister!

    • Dear sister!
      congratulation to your 50th year being a sister!
      connected to you via the bridge of prayers,
      I send you blessings from Vienna, Austria
      Very sincerely
      yours
      Sister Anna O.S.B.CAM Oblate

    • God bless you and I thank you Sister. Pray for me and my loved ones on this special day. Ad multos annos!
      Mary Beth Dillon 3OP

    • Thank you, Sister, for answering God’s call to love and serve God’s people 50 years ago, and your fidelity to that call. May you be blessed with peace and joy as you continue to live out that call.
      Deacon Phil

    • Congratulations, Sister Mary Joseph, on all the years of prayer, dedication and service to the church. You will be well rewarded. All of us have benefitted from your faithfulness, and loving prayer. Thank you.

    • God bless you Sister Mary. I spent 11 years in the Seminary and 7 of those years in vows. It truly is a beautiful life. However, God was calling me to a different form of Community; family. I met y wife 1 1/2 years after I was given exclaustration and we have been married 50 years in December. God is good. Yes I have remained Catholic…..also my wife. May you have many more years of a blessed Religious life.

  5. To him all the prophets testify, saying that everyone who believes in him has forgiveness of sins through his name.

    Thank you, Lord. Alleluia.

  6. O Lord God bless us all my family who are in great grief for the passing of my beloved daughter Alicia who had joined the Father in Heaven. May she RIP. Thank You LordJesus Christ.with Mary & all the angels & saints. Amen.

    • Leticias Yap, I am sorry for your pain in the death of your child. I will say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for her and your family.

    • So sorry for your loss of your daughter. I have prayed for the soul of your daughter and for you and your family. God Bless!

      • Sorry for that your daughter died. As one who has also lost a child, I have some idea of your pain and I will pray for you. My loss was thirty years ago and I still feel the emptiness. Each day that goes by makes it easier to bear. May the Blessed Mother who experienced the same loss hold you in her hands.

    • I am praying for you and your family, Leticias. May Our Mother Mary – who lost Her son – console and encourage you all the days of your life. And may your daughter, now close to the Redeemer, intercede for you and your intentions and the whole family.

  7. “Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore him!”

    Lord…ALL of me: spirit, soul and body.. direct them for your own glory ! Amen

  8. My Lord Jesus, I thank You for the night’s rest. Your Angels surrounded me, led by the Archangel Michael, and defended me from my enemies’ attaches. I can never thank You sufficiently for Your goodness and mercies. Continue to protect me Lord from all the wiles of the enemy and make me always adhere to you Love for me. Amen.

  9. Happy Mothers Day to all mothers that are praying with us today. Mother Mary a most Happy Birthday.
    Today<s reading says, JESUS said I am the way and I will make a place for you w2ith me in Heaven, You know the way and the way is JESUS himself.

    May GOD Bless all Mothers today with special graces….

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