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

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 768

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 732

Christian Prayer (single volume)
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 748

Morning Prayer for Thursday 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

Behold the golden Dawn arise;
The paling night forsakes the skies:
Those shades that hid the world from view,
And us to dang'rous error drew.

May this new day be calmly passed,
May we keep pure while it shall last:
Nor let our lips from truth depart,
Nor dark designs engage the heart.

So may the day speed on; the tongue
No falsehood know, the hands no wrong:
Our eyes from wanton gaze refrain,
No guilt our guarded bodies stain.

For God all-seeing from on high
Surveys us with a watchful eye:
Each day our every act he knows
From early dawn to evening’s close.

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 Awake, lyre and harp, with praise let us awake the dawn.

Psalm 57
Morning prayer in affliction

This psalm tells of our Lord’s passion (St. 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 God the Most High,
to God who has always been my help.
May he send from heaven and save me
and shame those who assail me.

May God send his truth and his 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. Awake, lyre and harp, with praise let us awake the dawn.

Ant. 2 My people, says the Lord, will be filled with my blessings.

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

Jesus was to die… to gather God’s scattered children into one fold (John 11:51, 52).

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. My people, says the Lord, will be filled with my blessings.

Ant. 3 The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.

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. The Lord is great and worthy to be praised in the city of our God.

READING Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus says the Lord:
The heavens are my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
What kind of house can you build for me;
what is to be my resting place?
My hand made all these things
when all of them came to be, says the Lord.
This is the one whom I approve:
the lowly and afflicted man who trembles at my word.

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

From the depths of my heart I cry to you; hear me, O Lord.
From the depths of my heart I cry to you; hear me, O Lord.

I will do what you desire;
hear me, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
From the depths of my heart I cry to you; hear me, O Lord.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and he will save us from our enemies.

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. Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and he will save us from our enemies.

INTERCESSIONS

The Lord Jesus Christ has given us the light of another day. In return we thank him as we cry out:
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

You offered yourself in sacrifice for our sins,
accept our intentions and our work today.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

You bring us joy by the light of another day,
let the morning star rise in our hearts.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

Give us strength to be patient with those we meet today,
and so imitate you.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

Make us aware of your mercy this morning, Lord,
and let your strength be our delight.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

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

All-powerful and ever-living God,
at morning, noon, and evening we pray:
cast out from our hearts the darkness of sin
and bring us to the light of your truth,
Jesus Christ, 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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189 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. By St. Alphonsus of Liguori

    O most sweet Jesus, through the bloody sweat which Thou didst suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane, have mercy on these Blessed Souls. Have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel scourging, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most painful crowning with thorns, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in carrying Thy cross to Calvary, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer during Thy most cruel Crucifixion, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the pains which Thou didst suffer in Thy most bitter agony on the Cross, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    O most sweet Jesus, through the immense pain which Thou didst suffer in breathing forth Thy Blessed Soul, have mercy on them.
    R. Have mercy on them, O Lord.

    (Recommend yourself to the Souls in Purgatory and mention your intentions)

    Blessed Souls, we have prayed for thee;
    we entreat thee, who are so dear to God,
    and who are secure of never losing Him,
    to pray for us miserable sinners,
    who are in danger of being damned,
    and of losing God forever.

    Let us pray:

    O God, the author of mercy,
    the lover of the salvation of mankind;
    we address thy clemency, in behalf of our brethren, relations, and benefactors,
    who are departed this life, that by the intercession of Blessed Mary,
    ever Virgin, and of all the saints,
    thou wouldst receive them into the enjoyment
    of eternal happiness; through Christ our Lord.

    Amen.

  2. All-powerful and ever-living God,
    at morning, noon, and evening we pray:
    cast out from our hearts the darkness of sin
    and bring us to the light of your truth.

    You Who know our needs even before we state them, answer our prayers.

    Through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    God, for ever and ever.
    — Amen.

  3. Let us unite ourselves to pray for the intentions of Pope Francis – for all who have died and buried mass graves in Ukraine. May merciful God welcome them to His Heavenly Home. May God bring peace to the people of Ukraine & Russia,

  4. Sts. Louis of France and Joseph Calasanz pray for us. I pray for an end to the war between the Ukraine and Russia. I pray for the victims of Nigeria, Uvalde, Texas and Giza, Egypt in Jesus’s name. I pray for the people of Syria and Yemen and the people of Myanmar in Jesus’s name.

  5. Lord, as I start this day, I pray for your guidance and protection. Direct my path and teach me the right thing to do.

    Bless my family and the whole world. We love You, we thank You and we praise You. Amen.

  6. I have been a diocesan priest for 40 years and seldom do I have the privilege of praying the Liturgy of the Hours in the company of others, an activity which 12 years in the seminary became an integral part of daily life. Thank you so much, it was a great joy to have found your online ministry, now it feels so much refreshing to join with what could be the new evolvement of the Church’s presence in the world. Praying the Liturgy of the Hours with you brings in the joy of the Lord’s presence.

  7. Pope has invited to pray for Ukraine and the people.
    Pope Francis called on us to remember the suffering in other countries including Syria,Yemen where so many children are dying of hunger, and the Rohingya in Myanmar who are forced to flee their lands due to injustice.
    Let us pray for God’s Mercy.

  8. All praise, honor and glory to our Almighty GOD.
    Thank You OLORD foe guiding us in the parth of fsithfullness
    Pray for the poor souls in purgatory and the sick and homeless.
    May GOD Bless you all today and everyday

  9. O Lord God thank you for your guidance & mercy to all our people in the Philippines. May they all live in harmony & in peace. And also in Ukraine the war will end soon. InJesus name amen.j

  10. “God bless the good people of the Philippines.”

    Lord let train falls on all Your creation. You are the friend of sinners. Bless your children in the Philippines with leaders they deserve. Through OLMC intercession and in Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Amen

  11. I come before you, O Lord
    And drink in this moment of peace
    That I may carry something of Your hope, love and joy
    May Your joy shine through us
    Today in our hearts. Amen.

  12. Thank you Jesus for another wonderful and blessed day. Jesus help all and protect us from the evil one. Jesus may your mercy and grace be upon us as we travel to Buffalo tomorrow for my wife class reunion. May your love and grace carry us along our way. Jesus you are our light and the beacon of hope in a storm. May happy days be for all. Alleluia. Amen.

    Deacon DeWayne

  13. Thank you Lord, my helper, my love and my God.
    Praise to you who lead me and others to serve you in your Church and in the world to bring good things to each other.
    Help us to be in your way everyday until to your home.

  14. thank You LORD for the Blessings and Graces that You have bestowed upon us.
    may all the Saints in Heaven look down on us and guide us in ways that will lead us to our Almighty GOD.

  15. I thank the Lord for another day. Each day is a blessing if only we continue to look and see the blessings that are often hidden in the hustle and bustle of the day’s activities. God grant us the serenity and peace as we are daily sent by the unconditional love of Jesus our savior and friend.

  16. Lord, grant that those newly in power in the Philippines lead with justice and peace, free from greed and exploitation of the people. Amen. God bless the good people of the Philippines.

  17. O Lord God thank you Lord for the peaceful transition of the power of the President Rodrigo Roa Deterte to incoming President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. May successful will reign in the Philippines.with the guidance of our Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord. Amen

    • Amen to your prayer, Leticias! The peaceful transition of power is a blessing and an almost sacred obligation for both those coming into and those leaving elected office. Prayers for continued peace and stability in your country.
      Deacon Phil

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