Morning Prayer for Wednesday in the 7th week of Easter

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1049
Proper of Seasons: 985
Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1420

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 588
Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 886

Morning Prayer for Wednesday in Week 7 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

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 People of every nation shall come and worship you, O Lord, alleluia.

Psalm 86
The prayer of the poor man in distress

Blessed be God who comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am faithful:
save the servant who trusts in you.

You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,
for I cry to you all the day long.
Give joy to your servant, O Lord,
for to you I lift up my soul.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.

In the day of distress I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
nor work to compare with yours.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvellous deeds,
you who alone are God.

Show me, Lord, your way
so that I may walk in your truth.
Guide my heart to fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart
and glorify your name for ever;
for your love to me has been great:
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.

The proud have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life:
to you they pay no heed.

But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.

O give your strength to your servant
and save your handmaid’s son.
Show me a sign of your favor
that my foes may see to their shame
that you console me and give me your help.

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

God of mercy and goodness, when Christ called out to you in torment, you heard him and gave him victory over death because of his love for you. We already know the affection you have for us; fill us with a greater love of your name, and we will proclaim you more boldly before men and happily lead them to celebrate your glory.

Ant. People of every nation shall come and worship you, O Lord, alleluia.

Ant.2 Our eyes will see the King in all his radiant beauty, alleluia.

Canticle – Isaiah 33:13-16
God’s flawless judgment

What God has promised is for you, for your children, and for those still far away (Acts 2:39).

Hear, you who are far off,
what I have done;
you who are near,
acknowledge my might.

On Zion sinners are in dread,
trembling grips the impious;
“Who of us can live with the consuming fire?
Who of us can live with the everlasting flames?”

He who practices virtue and speaks honestly,
who spurns what is gained by oppression,
brushing his hands
free of contact with a bribe,
stopping his ears lest he hear of bloodshed,
closing his eyes lest he look on evil.

He shall dwell on the heights,
his stronghold shall be the rocky fastness,
his food and drink
in steady supply.

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. Our eyes will see the King in all his radiant beauty, alleluia.

Ant. 3 All people will see the saving power of our God, alleluia.

Psalm 98
The Lord triumphs in his judgment

This psalm tells of the Lord’s first coming and that people of all nations will believe in him (Saint Athanasius).

Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.

The Lord has made known his salvation;
has shown his justice to the nations.
He has remembered his truth and love
for the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth,
ring out your joy.

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp
with the sound of music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
acclaim the King, the Lord.

Let the sea and all within it thunder;
the world, and all its peoples.
Let the rivers clap their hands
and the hills ring out their joy.

Rejoice at the presence of the Lord,
for he comes to rule the earth.
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with fairness.

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 Jesus, you have revealed your justice to all nations. We stood condemned and you came to be judged in our place. Send your saving power on us and when you come in glory bring your mercy to those for whom you were condemned.

Ant. All people will see the saving power of our God, alleluia.

READING Romans 6:8-11

If we have died with Christ, we believe that we are also to live with him. We know that Christ, once raised from the dead, will never die again; death has no more power over him. His death was death to sin, once for all; his life is life for God. In the same way, you must consider yourselves dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.

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. Thanks be to God who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, 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. Thanks be to God who has given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

The Holy Spirit gives witness to our spirit that we are children of God. Let us give thanks to God the Father as we pray:
Father, hear your children.

God of patience and consolation, teach us to be one in mind and heart, following the example of Jesus,
so that we may praise you with one voice and one spirit.
Father, hear your children.

Grant that we may all seek to serve our neighbor,
by doing good and building up a community of love.
Father, hear your children.

Do not let us be led by the spirit of the world, rooted in evil,
but guide us by the Spirit that comes from you.
Father, hear your children.

You search the hearts of all,
lead us always along the way of sincerity and truth.
Father, hear your children.

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

Graciously
grant to your Church,
O merciful God, that,
gathered by the Holy Spirit,
she may be devoted to you with all her heart
and united in purity of intent.
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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19 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Please pray for Scott, a 49-year-old man who just passed away From Covid, and for Michael who is seriously ill with Covid. May the Good Lord extend His healing hands on them as well as their families. Deacon Jim

  2. Dear Holy Spirit, beloved and all powerful friend, please inspire me to do the task I have in front of me today – that I find all the necessary documents and be able to organize them as needed. Thank you much. I ask that you please bless my son Romulo whose birthday we will celebrate this coming week and place him in a function that will bring joy to his heart and help his soul and the soul of others to progress in your love and wisdom. Thank you very much. In the sacred name of Jesus. Amen.

  3. Lord we pray for the Church and all nations in the world. I place my country Nigeria that is in great crisis Lord help us, save your people.

  4. Dear God, free me from all sadness of soul and the heaviness of self-regard, a sadness and weight that precludes real union with others. Give me Your Joy, the principal “emotion” shared by Your Three Persons. Make my love like Yours, self-forgetting. Keep me in in the loop of Your everlasting and ecstatic grace.

    Give me a sense of humor, the power of levity like all Your Saints have. Enable me to fly by taking myself lightly. O Holy Spirit, give me the gift to conquer my dull sadness and heaviness of heart; make me selfless.

    Blessed Mother, bless my Dad whose birthday it is today. May he and my son Joseph, and all my loved ones and friends who have left this world, be in your eternally loving arms now. I surrender myself to you, I surrender Michael to you, take care of everything.

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    May the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    ~Amen~

  5. Thank you lord for your many blessings. Forgive me for all of my sins past, present and future for I am a sinner. Let it be done to me according to your will… Amen

  6. O Lord God thank You for this wonderful world we live in. You are marvelous & merciful who come to our Aid never depart from us . Forgive us our wrong doings which displesase you. Give us courage & right thinking not to displease You. I pray all this in the name of Jesus Christ with Mary & the angels & saints. Amen

  7. May God guide the spacecraft and the astronauts to safety. May the journey be blessed and successful. God pray for the mission and bring everyone home with safety. May it be a colossal success. God bless the launching.

  8. Lord we praise you, we thank you, we glorify you for your great glory. For the help you are giving us each day of our life and especially in this horrible situation we are in. Direct us in the proper way to follow through your grace Amen.

  9. Thank You LORD for this new day.
    Thank You for all the Blessings that You have bestowed upon us.
    May GOD Bless you all today and everyday.

    Pray for the poor souls in purgatory….

  10. Thank Lord for waking me up this morning and thank you for all the graces and blessings of this day Lord Jesus I surrender myself to You …take care of everything

  11. O Lord God Divince Mercy thank you for healing my pains, I could not ask you for more. I honor you Lord, I praise you Lord, I love you Jesus & I shall not do wrong that will despise me. I thank You Jesus with all my heart & shall follow all the days of my live. I always trust in you Jesus. Please heal the whole world with this pandemic covid-19. Amen Alleluia.

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