Morning Prayer for Sunday in the 26th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1049
Proper of Seasons: 850
Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 1161

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 533
Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 748

Morning Prayer for Thursday for Week 5 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

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Be exalted, O God, high above the heavens, alleluia.

Psalm 57
Morning prayer in affliction

This psalm tells of our Lord’s passion (Saint Augustine).

Have mercy on me, God, have mercy
for in you my soul has taken refuge.
In the shadow of your wings I take refuge
till the storms of destruction pass by.

I call to you God the Most High,
to you who have always been my help.
May you send from heaven and save me
and shame those who assail me.

O God, send your truth and your love.

My soul lies down among lions,
who would devour the sons of men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows,
their tongue a sharpened sword.

O God, arise above the heavens;
may your glory shine on earth!

They laid a snare for my steps
my soul was bowed down.
They dug a pit in my path
but fell in it themselves.

My heart is ready, O God,
my heart is ready.
I will sing, I will sing your praise.
Awake, my soul;
awake, lyre and harp,
I will awake the dawn.

I will thank you, Lord, among the peoples,
among the nations I will praise you
for your love reaches to the heavens
and your truth to the skies.

O God, arise above the heavens;
may your glory shine on earth.

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

Lord, send your mercy and your truth to rescue us from the snares of the devil, and we will praise you among the peoples and proclaim you to the nations, happy to be known as companions of your Son.

Ant. Be exalted, O God, high above the heavens, alleluia.

Ant.2 The Lord has ransomed his people, alleluia.

Canticle – Jeremiah 31:10-14
The happiness of a people who have been redeemed

Jesus was to die… to gather all of God’s scattered children into one fold (John 11:51).

Hear the word of the Lord, O nations,
proclaim it on distant coasts, and say:
He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together,
he guards them as a shepherd his flock.

The Lord shall ransom Jacob,
he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror.

Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion,
they shall come streaming to the Lord’s blessings:
The grain, the wine, and the oil,
the sheep and the oxen;
They themselves shall be like watered gardens,
never again shall they languish.

Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,
and young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into joy,
I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
I will lavish choice portions upon the priests,
and my people shall be filled with my blessings,
says the Lord.

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 has ransomed his people, alleluia.

Ant. 3 Such is our God, he will be our guide for ever, alleluia.

Psalm 48
Thanksgiving for the people’s deliverance

He took me up a high mountain and showed me Jerusalem, God’s holy city (Revelation 21:10).

The Lord is great and worthy to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain rises in beauty,
the joy of all the earth.

Mount Zion, true pole of the earth,
the Great King’s city!
God, in the midst of its citadels,
has shown himself its stronghold.

For the kings assembled together,
together they advanced.
They saw; at once they were astounded;
dismayed, they fled in fear.

A trembling seized them there,
like the pangs of birth.
By the east wind you have destroyed
the ships of Tarshish.

As we have heard, so we have seen
in the city of our God,
in the city of the Lord of hosts
which God upholds for ever.

O God, we ponder your love
within your temple.
Your praise, O God, like your name
reaches the ends of the earth.

With justice your right hand is filled.
Mount Zion rejoices;
the people of Judah rejoice
at the sight of your judgments.

Walk through Zion, walk all round it;
count the number of its towers.
Review all its ramparts,
examine its castles,

that you may tell the next generation
that such is our God,
our God for ever and always.
It is he who leads 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.

Psalm Prayer

Father, the body of your risen Son is the temple not made by human hands and the defending wall of the new Jerusalem. May this holy city, built of living stones, shine with spiritual radiance and witness to your greatness in the sight of all nations.

Ant. Such is our God, he will be our guide for ever, alleluia.

READING Romans 8:10-11

If Christ is in you the body is dead because of sin, while the spirit lives because of justice. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will bring your mortal bodies to life also, through his Spirit dwelling in you.

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

The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia.

He hung upon the cross for us,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. If you keep my commandments, you will live in my love, 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. If you keep my commandments, you will live in my love, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ rose from the dead and is always present in his Church. Let us adore him, and say:
Stay with us, Lord.

Lord Jesus, victor over sin and death, glorious and immortal,
be always in our midst.
Stay with us, Lord.

Come to us in the power of your victory,
and show our hearts the loving kindness of your Father.
Stay with us, Lord.

Come to heal a world wounded by division,
for you alone can transform our hearts and make them one.
Stay with us, Lord.

Strengthen our faith in final victory,
and renew our hope in your second coming.
Stay with us, 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

O God,
by whose grace, though sinners,
we are made just and,
though pitiable, made blessed,
stand, we pray, by your works,
stand by your gifts,
that those justified by faith
may not lack the courage of perseverance.
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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18 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. God bless each and everyone on this page and may the eternal light of Christ grow within them in order to shine upon our world. In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen.

  2. I will turn their mourning into joy,
    I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
    I will lavish choice portions upon the priests,
    and my people shall be filled with my blessings,
    says the Lord.

  3. Thank You LORD for the return of internet so that I am able to do the Liturgy of the Hours today.
    Thank You LORD for all the Blessings and Graces that You have bestowed upon me… May God bless YOU ALL TODAY AND EVERYDAY.
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    ALL PRAISE, HONOR AND GLORY TO OUR Almighty GOD.

  4. The National Day of Prayer is observed on the first Thursday in May each year, and is a day in which people of all faith traditions join together in prayer for our nation.

    Here is a lovely prayer for peace – perfect for today – by Pope St. John Paul II, which you can find in Catholic Prayers for All Occasions:

    “O God, Creator of the universe, who extends Your paternal concern over every creature and guides the events of history in the goal of salvation, we acknowledge Your fatherly love when you break the resistance of mankind and, in a world torn by strife and discord, You make us ready for reconciliation.

    Renew for us the wonders of Your mercy: send forth Your Spirit that He may work in the intimacy of hearts, that enemies may begin to dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands and peoples may encounter one another in harmony. May all commit themselves to the sincere search for true peace which will extinguish all arguments, for charity which overcomes hatred, for pardon which disarms revenge.”

    Blessed Mother, save America!!!!

  5. Friends in Christ,
    My heart is always moved by the beauty of the prayers and supplications offered up to our Heavenly Father. May God, in infinite compassion and wisdom, grant all wishes that further our advance on our road to Heaven.

  6. Our Father we thank you for your love & the many good things you have given us. Help us to show gratitude by loving each other aasyou love us. Help us to grow daily in wisdom & grace. Amen.

  7. We ask our great and merciful Father to have mercy on the souls of those who will be called home to Him today.
    Deacon Hartzell

  8. I pray for the healing of Jocelyn L. who is suffering from a speech impairment after recovering from Covid & losing her youngest son, thru Jesus Christ our Lord, amen!

    • I join you in your prayers for healing of both her body and her heart. Many of us know that there is no greater loss than the death of a child or grandchild. All we can do is stand in solidarity of heart, mind and spirit with those who suffer such great losses, knowing that God can and will heal everything in due time.
      Deacon Phil

  9. “All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.”

    Lord, we give thanks for being created. Help us to be what you envisioned us to be: in your likeness. Amen

  10. I pray for our world and country that our leaders will make decisions to protect and lead with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  11. I give thanks to God for the gift of my ancestors and parents who have all gone before me but gave to me life on this day….I am grateful for the gift of great health so I may continue to be a servant of and testament to our risen Christ in my ministry as a Deacon to the people. Come Holy Spirit, continue to guide me in all that I think, say and do in this life so I may be a shining example of your love to all those I may encounter. Alleluia and Amen.

  12. O Lord God thank you for guidance in our successful trip to Chicago.everything just come into order & our safety returned to Canada. Forgive us our mistakes. Safe us & strengthen our body, soul & spirit, All I ask this thru Christ Jesus Christ your son with the power of the Holy Spirit one God forever & ever amen.

  13. Every one of us will have to give an account of himself before God. Therefore we must no longer pass judgment on one another. —-Rom14:12-13
    Reflection. Do not seek to pass judgment on things that do not concern you. Our Savior does not want you to do so. He reserves this judgment to Himself.
    Prayer. Lord Jesus, let me never take it upon myself to judge others. Enable me to leave all judgment to you, for you are the all knowing and all powerful judge.

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Liturgy of the Hours for September 26