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Morning Prayer for Wednesday in the 1st week of Ordinary Time or St. Hilary, B & D

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
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All from Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 748

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Ordinary: 618
All from Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 712

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All from Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 738

Morning Prayer for Wednesday 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

When breaks the day, and dawn grows bright,
Christ nearer seems, the Light of Light:
From us, like shades that nighttime brings,
Drive forth, O Lord, all darksome things.

Earth’s dusky veil is torn away,
Pierced by the sparkling beams of day;
Our life resumes its hues apace,
Soon as the Daystar shows his face.

So thee, O Christ, alone we seek,
With conscience pure and temper meek:
With tears and chants we humbly pray
That thou wouldst guide us through each day.

For many’a shade obscures each sense
Which needs thy beams to purge it thence;
Light of the Morning Star, thy grace
Shed on us from thy cloudless face.

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 O Lord, in your light we see light itself.

Psalm 36
The malice of sinners and God’s goodness

No follower of mine wanders in the dark; he shall have the light of life (John 8:12).

Sin speaks to the sinner
in the depths of his heart.
There is no fear of God
before his eyes.

He so flatters himself in his mind
that he knows not his guilt.
In his mouth are mischief and deceit.
All wisdom is gone.

He plots the defeat of goodness
as he lies on his bed.
He has set his foot on evil ways,
he clings to what is evil.

Your love, Lord, reaches to heaven;
your truth to the skies.
Your justice is like God’s mountain,
your judgments like the deep.

To both man and beast you give protection.
O Lord, how precious is your love.
My God, the sons of men
find refuge in the shelter of your wings.

They feast on the riches of your house;
they drink from the stream of your delight.
In you is the source of life
and in your light we see light.

Keep on loving those who know you,
doing justice for upright hearts.
Let the foot of the proud not crush me
nor the hand of the wicked cast me out.

See how the evil-doers fall!
Flung down, they shall never rise.

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, you are the source of unfailing light. Give us true knowledge of your mercy so that we may renounce our pride and be filled with the riches of your house.

Ant. O Lord, in your light we see light itself.

Ant. 2 O God, you are great and glorious; we marvel at your power.

Canticle — Judith 16:2-3a, 13-15
God who created the world takes care of his people

They were singing a new song (Revelation 5:9).

Strike up the instruments,
a song to my God with timbrels,
chant to the Lord with cymbals.
Sing to him a new song,
exalt and acclaim his name.

A new hymn I will sing to my God.
O Lord, great are you and glorious,
wonderful in power and unsurpassable.

Let your every creature serve you;
for you spoke, and they were made,
you sent forth your spirit, and they were created;
no one can resist your word.

The mountains to their bases, and the seas are shaken;
the rocks, like wax, melt before your glance.
But to those who fear you,
you are very merciful.

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. O God, you are great and glorious; we marvel at your power.

Ant. 3 Exult in God’s presence with hymns of praise.

Psalm 47
The Lord Jesus is King of all

He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and his kingdom will have no end.

All peoples, clap your hands,
cry to God with shouts of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, we must fear,
great king over all the earth.

He subdues peoples under us
and nations under our feet.
Our inheritance, our glory, is from him,
given to Jacob out of love.

God goes up with shouts of joy;
the Lord goes up with trumpet blast.
Sing praise for God, sing praise,
sing praise to our king, sing praise.

God is king of all the earth.
Sing praise with all your skill.
God is king over the nations;
God reigns on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples are assembled
with the people of Abraham’s God.
The rulers of the earth belong to God,
to God who reigns over all.

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, King of all peoples and all ages, it is your victory we celebrate as we sing with all the skill at our command. Help us always to overcome evil by good, that we may rejoice in your triumph for ever.

Ant. Exult in God’s presence with hymns of praise.

READING Tobit 4:15a. 16a. 18a. 19

Do to no one what you yourself dislike. Give to the hungry some of your bread, and to the naked some of your clothing. Seek counsel from every wise man. At all times bless the Lord God, and ask him to make all your paths straight and to grant success to all your endeavors and plans.

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

Incline my heart according to your will, O God.
Incline my heart according to your will, O God.

Speed my steps along your path,
according to your will, O God.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Incline my heart according to your will, O God.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

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. Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us give thanks to Christ and offer him continual praise, for he sanctifies us and calls us his brothers and sisters:
Lord, help your brothers grow in holiness.

With single-minded devotion we dedicate the beginnings of this day to the honor of your resurrection,
may we make the whole day pleasing to you by our works of holiness.
Lord, help your brothers grow in holiness.

As a sign of your love, you renew each day for the sake of our well-being and happiness,
renew us daily for the sake of your glory.
Lord, help your brothers grow in holiness.

Teach us today to recognize your presence in all men,
especially in the poor and in those who mourn.
Lord, help your brothers grow in holiness.

Grant that we may live today in peace with all men,
never rendering evil for evil.
Lord, help your brothers grow in holiness.

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

God our Savior,
hear our morning prayer:
help us to follow the light
and live the truth.
In you we have been born again
as sons and daughters of light:
may we be your witnesses before all the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one 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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81 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Lord thank you for another opportunity you have given me today. Please let me hold unto you in all that I do. Help all who are facing difficulties in their families, work places or outside their homes. Assist everyone that is trying to do good in your name. Amen.

  2. O Lord God enlighten what dark in me & strengthen what is weak in me. Revive whenever love & peace dried in me. Make me always rejoice in You. AllI ask this in the name of Jesus amen. St. Hilary B & D pray for us all .

  3. Lord Jesus, thank you for allowing us to contemplate the light of a new dawn. Your light makes us see the light. Help us to live as children of light and not of darkness in such a way that we can reflect to You who are the eternal light that never goes out. Without You we can do nothing, You are the alpha and the omega, that is, the beginning and the end. You are the eternal God who loves us infinitely. Thanks for much love.

  4. O Lord God fogive us our sins & lead us to the right path of life. Anoint us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit & refresh our body, soul & spirit. And may sign of Your Holy Cross drive away all evil spirit from us. In the name of the Fahter & of the Son & the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  5. St. Odo of Cluny

    Saint Odo demonstrates that compromise and negotiation our tools God offers to ensure peace among the nations.

    Prayer. Father, let me never be so full of myself that I failed to consider the thoughts and opinions of others.

  6. Lord grant us your peace and lead us not into temtation. May we strive each moment of our life to please you through the needy and the less privileges around us. Help the leaders to understand their positions in the Church, families, Religious houses, work places and in the world. May you Lord help them when the going is too hard for them O Lord.

  7. Lord Jesus, thank you for this new day in which you give me the opportunity to adore, love and serve you. My life without You would be an existential void without direction, similar to a ship that is adrift. I thank you that you have allowed me to be part of your holy church. Help me to behave better each day and trust in Your Divine Providence. Bless each brother who lives on the face of the earth whom you have created out of love. Amen.

  8. Thank You LORD for the life that You have given me and my family. Please guide all of us to follow Your will. May we spread the word of GOD to others and provide them with the means to follow the life of being good Christians.
    ‘All Praise, Honor and Glory to our Almighty GOD.

  9. God unite us in your love. Give us the protection we need to face this hard period. Help all families, workers, homeless, sick ones, leaders of the Church, leaders of the lay people, law makers, law enforcement agencies, medical attendants.
    Save us all both rich and poor. Do not allow the great danger before us spike Lord. Defend us dear Lord.

  10. O Lord God thank you for giving me another wonderful day. I praise you, I honor you & I love you above all things, Please heal me & bring me to the right path of life. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  11. Lord Jesus, please come to the assistance of everyone here in Lake Charles, LA, Cameron Parish and surrounding areas that are suffering tremendous loss of homes and businesses caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Many are exhausted mentally, physically, emotionally and in spirit, Please come to our assistance in necessity, especially Lord provide for those who are tired, hungry, cannot afford to rebuild and replace their belongings, lost jobs because of business closings, those who suffer depression or addictions. Protect our children and elderly. Help us Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Renew our energy and strength to start this day as written in Tobit. Under gird us with your wisdom, right judgement, clarity of thought, compassion and unending faith, hope and love. GO before us by the power of Your Holy Spirit to protect all of us from evil scam artist. Destroy their plot. Be with all the government agencies, law enforcement, health care providers, pastors, insurance companies, contractors, those working on the frontlines to get the cities up and running to meet the needs of the people with integrity to be fair and just. Renew us this day in the light of your love. AMEN

  12. Lord Jesus, please come to the assistance of everyone here in Lake Charles, LA, Cameron Parish and surrounding areas that are suffering tremendous loss of homes and businesses caused by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Especially Lord provide for those who are tired, hungry, cannot afford to rebuild and replace their belongings, lost jobs because of business closings, those who suffer depression or addictions. Protect our children and elderly. Help us Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Renew our energy and strength to start this day as written in Tobit. Under gird us with your wisdom, right judgement, clarity of thought, compassion and unending faith, hope and love. GO before us by the power of Your Holy Spirit to protect all of us from evil scam artist. Destroy their plot. Be with all the government agencies, law enforcement, health care providers, pastors, insurance companies, contractors, those working on the frontlines to get the cities up and running to meet the needs of the people with integrity to be fair and just. Renew us this day in the light of your love. AMEN

    • Beautiful prayers for a desperate situation, I pray with you and will continue my prayers for all those in need and all that you mentioned. Amen

    • My prayers are with you that somehow you will get the help you all need. For what it is worth I have sent a message to my senator and representative to see if a special stimulus could be sent to your parishes. God bless.

    • Amen Praise you Lord., Spirit Of God come
      Upon us , guide us to do your Holy Will, ,through
      Out the days of our lives , come Spirit of Wisdom,
      My Lord my God I Believe, I Hope in You.
      You could do all things, have Mercy on us , those who
      Are suffering, the poor in spirit, the lonely.
      The World .
      I Praise you Dear Lord.
      I thank you Lord for this day , for my family,
      Friends.
      AMEN

  13. Incline my heart according to your will, O God.
    — Incline my heart according to your will, O God.

    Speed my steps along your path,
    — according to your will, O God.

    Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
    — Incline my heart according to your will, O God.

  14. Thank you Lord for this day as we celebrate the feast of St Gaspar del Bufalo founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood of Jesus
    St Gaspar pray for us

  15. Thank You LORD for all the Blessings and Graces that You have bestowed upon us. Thank You LORD.

    LORD have mercy on us and guide us down the path of faithfulness and praise to our Almighty GOD.

    May GOD Bless all of you today and everyday.
    Pray for the homeless and the sick..

  16. Help the people of Louisiana and the Texas Gulf keep safe and receive minor destruction let it weaken . Laura is a dangerous storm may the Blessed Trinity and Mary keep them safe. Amen

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