Morning Prayer for Saturday in the 1st week of Ordinary Time or Blessed Virgin Mary

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week I, 810

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week I, 774

Christian Prayer (single volume)
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week I, 770

Morning Prayer for Saturday in Ordinary Time

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

The dawn is sprinkling in the east
Its golden shower, as day flows in;
Fast mount the pointed shafts of light:
Farewell to darkness and to sin!

Away, ye midnight phantoms all!
Away, despondence and despair!
Whatever guilt the night has brought
Now let it vanish into air.

So that last morning, dread and great,
Which we with trembling hope await
With blessed light for us shall glow
Who chant the song we sang below.

All laud to God the Father be;
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the Holy Paraclete. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.

Psalm 119
XIX (Koph)

I call with all my heart; Lord, hear me,
I will keep your commands;
I call upon you, save me
and I will do your will.

I rise before dawn and cry for help,
I hope in your word.
My eyes watch through the night
to ponder your promise.

In your love hear my voice, O Lord;
give me life by your decrees.
Those who harm me unjustly draw near:
they are far from your law.

But you, O Lord, are close:
your commands are truth.
Long have I known that your will
is established for ever.

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

Save us by the power of your hand, Father, for our enemies have ignored your words. May the fire of your word consume our sins and its brightness illumine our hearts.

Ant. Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.

Ant. 2 The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise, for he has become my Savior.

Canticle – Exodus 15:1-4a, 8-13, 17-18
Hymn of victory after the crossing of the Red Sea

Those who had conquered the beast were singing the song of Moses, God’s servant (see Revelation 15:2-3).

I will sing to the Lord, for he is gloriously triumphant;
horse and chariot he has cast into the sea.

My strength and my courage is the Lord,
and he has been my savior.
He is my God, I praise him;
the God of my father, I extol him.

The Lord is a warrior,
Lord is his name!
Pharaoh’s chariots and army he hurled into the sea.
At a breath of your anger the waters piled up,
the flowing waters stood like a mound,
the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea.

The enemy boasted, “I will pursue and overtake them;
I will divide the spoils and have my fill of them;
I will draw my sword; my hand shall despoil them!”
When your wind blew, the sea covered them;
like lead they sank in the mighty waters.

Who is like you among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like you, magnificent in holiness?
O terrible in renown, worker of wonders,
when you stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them!

In your mercy you led the people you redeemed;
in your strength you guided them to your holy dwelling.

And you brought them in and planted them on the mountain of
your inheritance —
the place where you made your seat, O Lord,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands established.
The Lord shall reign forever and ever.

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 is my strength, and I shall sing his praise, for he has become my Savior.

Ant. 3 O praise the Lord, all you nations.

Psalm 117
Praise for God’s loving compassion

I affirm that… the Gentile peoples are to praise God because of his mercy (Romans 15:8-9).

O praise the Lord, all you nations,
acclaim him, all you peoples!

Strong is his love for us;
he is faithful for ever.

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 our Father, may all nations and peoples praise you. May Jesus, who is called faithful and true and who lives with you eternally, possess our hearts for ever.

Ant. O praise the Lord, all you nations.

READING 2 Peter 1:10-11

Be solicitous to make your call and election permanent, brothers; surely those who do so will never be lost. On the contrary, your entry into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly provided for.

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

I cry to you, O Lord, for you are my refuge.
I cry to you, O Lord, for you are my refuge.

You are all I desire in the land of the living,
for you are my refuge.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
I cry to you, O Lord, for you are my refuge.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Lord, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

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. Lord, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us all praise Christ. In order to become our faithful and merciful high priest before the Father’s throne, he chose to become one of us, a brother in all things. In prayer we ask of him:
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

Sun of Justice, you filled us with light at our baptism,
we dedicate this day to you.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

At every hour of the day, we give you glory,
in all our deeds, we offer you praise.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

Mary, your mother, was obedient to your word,
direct our lives in accordance with that word.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

Our lives are surrounded with passing things; set our hearts on things of heaven,
so that through faith, hope and charity we may come to enjoy the vision of your glory.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

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

Lord,
free us from the dark night of death.
Let the light of resurrection
dawn within our hearts
to bring us to the radiance of eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and 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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197 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Dear Lord Thank you for seeing me safely through the night.
    We lost our electricity again and sometimes our water. I live
    in the mountains in the west and we experience very high winds. Please pray for the people of Boulder, Denver who
    lost over 500 homes. The Lord is showing me to be prepared not only in my home but to meet him face to face one day. I am 87 years old this month and he has given me many blessings.
    The liturgy of the hours fills me with grace and hope for my family. Please pray for my granddaughter Jennifer who is pregnant and has the covit virus. She had refused the vaccination because she was newly pregnant and they fired her at the hospital. Thank you for your prayers.. God bless you all.

    • I pray that you have many blessed years. I also pray for your daughter that she is healed for the COVID and has a beautiful and happy delivery. Hold her tight always in your heart. Amy you grandchild be also healthy.

  2. Deacon Dwayne, my prayers are also with you this day the celebration of your first wedding, Lord calls us to serve his people, as you are called to celebrate a wedding. And as we proclaim tomorrow’s gospel I well be thinking of you….Blessings bestow on you….. Dcn Joe LPC

  3. Dear Lord we thank and praise you for all your bless to us, guide and protect us now and always Amen.
    Direct the Young ones in our families to have focus and know exactly what they want in life. Clear their vision, brighten their sight and guide them all in the right path Lord.

  4. “At every hour of the day, we give you glory,
    — in all our deeds, we offer you praise.”

    My fervent prayer Lord is to do your will. Let not the distraction of this world stand in my way. Amen

  5. O Lord God thank you for giving me this beautiful Liturgy Hour of prayers which has given me strength & energy to start of my days of work. Thank you Lord for all the wonderful things you provided us all. I honor .praise You Lord & I love ❤️ you Lord Jesus Christ forever & ever . Amen.

  6. Dear God, we are experiencing very cold weather today, lots of snow and strong winds. Be with us, specially with the homeless and those who must get to work sans transportation. We thank You in advance.

    Hail, Mary, full of grace,
    the Lord is with thee.
    Blessed art thou amongst women
    and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us sinners,
    now and at the hour of our death.
    Amen.

    • I join your prayer for the homeless and for those who have to use public transportation in inclement weather. Thanks for reminding us of those who have less material things than many of us. I suspect that all of us who are praying through our laptops, iPads, computers and iPhones are doing so from homes or apartments that are warm and dry. I’m a little ashamed that I need to be reminded that there are so many that have so little compared to what I have.
      Deacon Phil

  7. Thank you, Lord for another good night rest, for everything we enjoy in life, my family, for the beauty of your creation and for all the people around us.

    Bless the sick, the dying, those who are suffering., the poor and the lonely. Grant them peace and comfort. Amen

  8. Thank you Jesus for this wonderful and marvelous day. My first wedding ceremony. May God’s mercy and grace be upon me this day to do your will and be your witness at the wedding. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. God bless Rachel and Jefferson on their wedding day and may their marriage be fruitful and blessed. So blessed to be a worker in your vineyard. Alleluia. Amen.

    Deacon DeWayne

    • Deacon Dewayne, you are in my prayers today with your first wedding, I remember my first wedding. I was very nervous but it went just fine and I’m sure yours will too. It is so rewarding to be doing Gods work here on earth. It truly will be a wonderful and marvelous day for you and the wedding couple. God bless you all.

      Deacon Cy

    • Deacon Dewayne,
      Prayers for you and the couple. You’ll do fine. I can remember the first wedding I did nearly 30 years ago, and over a hundred more since then. It’s a great joy to participate in these peak moments of folk’s lives at weddings and baptisms. We who are deacons are so blessed to have these opportunities to be participants in God’s love manifest in people’s lives. One never tires of this honor and privilege.
      Deacon Phil

    • Deacon Dewayne,
      Prayers for you and the couple. You’ll do fine. I can remember the first wedding I did nearly 30 years ago, and over a hundred more since then. It’s a great joy to participate in these peak moments of folk’s lives at weddings and baptisms. We who are deacons are so blessed to have these opportunities to be participants in God’s love manifest in people’s lives. One never tires of this honor and privilege.
      Deacon Phil

  9. Thank you so much for your dedication to this ministry. My am prayer starts with the first three sections of prayer. I so enjoy the feeling that I am praying in community. God richly bless you.Thank you so much.

  10. Thank You LORD for this new day and for being able to pray the Liturgy of the Hours this morning as I get ready to go to church where we men lead the Rosary at 6 AM, It is so great to see that many people join us in the Rosary and prayer every Saturday morning.
    May GOD Bless you all as you praise GOD in prayer.
    Deacon Don.

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