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

Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia.

The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did
in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah
they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, 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.

Ant. The holy virgins praise their Lord and King; come, let us join in their worship, alleluia.

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265 thoughts on “Invitatory

  1. May we walk in the way of the Lord and follow the ways of the Holy ones who went before us. God Is love so let us live in love.

  2. I was blessed to be able to start my education with the Sisters of Charity in Billings, Montana in the 1950s. They taught us to open our little hearts and our spirits to Jesus daily. Amen.

  3. St. Scholatisca, St. Benedict, we bless and honor and thank you both for your holy lives. You responded to God’s love so generously and joyously and He refused you nothing. Please intercede on our behalf and ask God to give us a sensitivity to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit and the grace to do all that He wills.

    Please help us make a strong and valiant stand against the evils in our culture and may there be effective Catholic and Christian Action against things like the last Super-bowl Halftime show. Dear Mother, St. Joseph, and St. Michael, all of heaven, deliver us from all evil. Amen.

  4. May each day be filled with the prayers of the Saints for our world today as it was in their day. Amen

  5. May St. Agnes intercedes for Religious men and women, and all those who goes by the Agnes now all the days of our life Amen.

  6. Mother Cabrini pray for us.

    It is also All Saints Day for the Carmelites. Let us give thanks to the Lord for all the marvelous Carmelite Saints.

    Praise be Jesus Christ now and forever.

    • Yes let us remember all those great and small alike who revitalized the Catholicfaith and their Order with their hard work and devotion to Jesus Christ through Our Lady of Carmel and St Joseph. May they ray for us and our family and friends and ours and their intentions. Especially for increased vocations to the priesthood and Religious life, including our ocds communities-young and old alike.

  7. Dear Holy Mother Saint Teresa of Jesus, thank you for your teachings and constant intercession, guidance and love to all our Carmelite family! Pray for us and the whole world. Feliz Dia Santa Madre del Carmelo Descalzo!

  8. Thanksgiving and gratitude to you Lord Jesus Christ.
    St.Teresa of Avila pray for us.

  9. St. Teresa of Avila,

    Please help straighten out our messy world at this time. We need your help. Beg our Lord to help us reform and come back to HIM.

  10. Dear St. Theresa please remember the deceased members of the Third Order of Mt. Carmel, St. Bridget’s chapter and
    for tests I will be taking next Monday. Thank you St. Theresa
    for all your blessings. Please pray for our country especially
    our children.

  11. On this memorial in honor of Saint Theresa of Liseaux, Doctor of the Church, we remember Patricia Forbes and all those who devoted themselves to Saint Theresa during their earthly lives. May they rest in peace.

  12. Happy Feast Day to Sister Tereslina M.C. St Therese of Child Jesus. Pray for us. Immaculate Heart of Mary. Cause of our joy. Pray for us.

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