Morning Prayer for Corpus Christi

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
Proper of Seasons: 614
Psalms and Canticle from Sunday, Week I, 688

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 656 and 707

Morning Prayer for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

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

You are my Lord and my God
and I love you

Alone and rejected, His agony begins
He accepts the chalice of dying for my sins

Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus
Will you let me stay
Share a sip from your cup
Watch with you and pray

Betrayed and abandoned
Dragged into a hall
Though scourged by Roman Soldiers,
Our sins hurt you most of all

Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus
Defended by so few
So much blood from your wounds
How can I comfort you

You are my Lord and my God
And I love you

The crown of the thorns
is forced upon your head
I turn to face the guilty
I see my sins instead

Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus
In your suffering
In your tears, in your blood
You stand as Christ the King

Embracing your cross
You start towards Calvary
Crushed by so much evil
You turn to look at me

Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus
Did I hear you call
Asking me to stay by you
To help you if you fall

You are my Lord and my God
And I love you
You are my Lord and my God
And I love you

Raised on the hilltop
It seems though all has failed
For our salvation, Jesus,
For us you were nailed

Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus
I have come to stay
As you die upon your cross
Trembling you say

Love (me), why don't you love (me)
Please love (me)

Love me, I call out
Why don't you love me
I reach out
Please love me
Oh how I long for your love

Love me, I call out
Why don't you love me
I reach out these hands to you
Please love me
Oh how I long for your love

Love me, I call out
Why don't you love me
I reach out these hands to you
Please love me
Oh how I long for your love

You are my lord and my God
And I love you.

You are my lord and my God
And I love you.

𝄞"My Lord And My God" by Anthony Carnesi • Title: My Lord and My God; Text: Anthony Carnesi (1948-2005); Music: Anthony Carnesi; Artist: Anthony Carnesi; (c) Margaret J Van Nostrand; Used with permission.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 You fed your people with the food of angels; you gave them bread from heaven, 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.

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.

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.

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. You fed your people with the food of angels; you gave them bread from heaven, alleluia.

Ant.2 Holy priests will offer incense and bread to God, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Holy priests will offer incense and bread to God, alleluia.

Ant. 3 I will give to the one who is victorious the hidden bread and a new name, 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.

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.

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. I will give to the one who is victorious the hidden bread and a new name, alleluia.

READING Malachi 1:11

From the rising of the sun, even to its setting,
my name is great among the nations;
And everywhere they bring sacrifice to my name,
and a pure offering;
For great is my name among the nations,
says the Lord of hosts.

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

You bring forth bread from the earth, alleluia, alleluia.
You bring forth bread from the earth, alleluia, alleluia.

And wine which gives warmth to men’s hearts,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
You bring forth bread from the earth, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. I am the living bread come down from heaven; anyone who eats this bread will live for ever, 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. I am the living bread come down from heaven; anyone who eats this bread will live for ever, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Brethren, let us pray to Jesus Christ, the bread of life, as we joyfully say:
Happy are those who are called to your heavenly banquet.

Priest of the new and eternal covenant, you offered perfect sacrifice to the Father on the altar of the cross,
teach us to offer ourselves with you.
Happy are those who are called to your heavenly banquet.

King of justice and peace, you consecrated bread and wine as the sign of your offering,
unite us as victims with you.
Happy are those who are called to your heavenly banquet.

True worshiper of the Father, your perfect offering is celebrated by the Church from the rising to the setting of the sun,
unite in your body those who partake of the one bread.
Happy are those who are called to your heavenly banquet.

Manna from heaven, you nourish the Church with your body and blood,
grant that we may walk strengthened by this food.
Happy are those who are called to your heavenly banquet.

Unseen host of our banquet, you stand at the door and knock,
come to us, stay and share the evening meal with us.
Happy are those who are called to your heavenly banquet.

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,
who in this wonderful Sacrament
have left us a memorial of your Passion,
grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries
of your Body and Blood that we may always experience
in ourselves the fruits of your redemption.
Who live and reign with God the Father 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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31 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Dear Jesus thank you thank you thank you for giving us you in Hoy communion. We receive you and you give us your great and blessed love to guide us and care for us, you give us peace in a world of not much peace. You guide us and teaches us through the Holy Spirit to love your Father and You with all our faith and love. Happy Corpus Christi Jesus I love You Thank You Thank YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR YOUR INFINITE LOVE.

  2. LORD thank You for tis nice new day and please guide me in ways that will promote our love of GOD.
    May GOD Bless you all today and everyday.
    All praise honor and glory to our Almighty GOD.

  3. God I offer myself to thee – to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always.
    Amen.

  4. Please, pray for my sister Lisa, that she may respond to her chemotherapy & that the pleural effusion in her right lung be resolved. May she be completely & permanently healed of these infirmities. I ask these thing in Jesus’ name & through His Most Precious Blood-So Be It!
    Amen

  5. Lord our God, in this great sacrament, we come into the presence of Jesus Christ, your Son.
    Born of the Virgin Mary and crucified for our salvation.
    May we who declare our faith in this fountain of love and mercy
    Drink from it the water of everlasting life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

    Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name.
    Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
    Blessed be the Name of Jesus. Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
    Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
    Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
    Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
    Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
    Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
    Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
    Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
    Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
    Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Amen.

  6. O Lord God pray for us all. Thank you for this wonderful sunny day you gave us.may you always be with us forever. We love you Lord Jesus. Amen.

  7. Dearest Lord, help me through your Spirit to slay the dragons of my lower self this day with courage, fortitude, and humility. It’s going to be a long battle and I can’t do anything but beat my sword uselessly in the air without you.

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