Morning Prayer for Wednesday in the 25th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 748

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from Psalter: Wednesday, Week I, 712

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
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.

𝄞"When Breaks the Day" by Rebecca Hincke • Musical Score • Title: When Breaks the Day; Text: Nox et tenebrae et nubila, Prudentius; Tr Anon; Tune: Chant, Mode I; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

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,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2021 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

128 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. 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.

    Thank You, Lord. Amen. Alleluia!

  2. O Lord God You are good & compassion. Help us to follow Your foot step Truely & faithfully. I honor ,praise You Lord Jesus Christ & love ❤️ you with all my heart & soul. Please be with me & never separate with me through eternity . Thank you You my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  3. Lord we thank you for the gift of this new day. Give us the grace to follow and never forget you. May our faith be our light now and always Amen.

  4. Prayers for Cathy and her family as they have the funeral service for her husband. For Bud, Debbie and their family as they deal with the disease of alcohol. For Brenda and her treatment for cancer!

    • So many needs! So much suffering! Our human condition validates our need for God and for one another as conduits for God’s love and comfort. Prayers for all you have mentioned, Deacon Lyn.
      Deacon Phil

    • What a supreme blessing it is for us to come to the Lord and ask for help. Another blessing comes upon us when we ask our companion travelers on the road for their prayers. We travel together and support each other through love, concern and prayer. In turn, we are blessings to each other.

  5. Prayer for the New Evangelization, USCCB:

    Heavenly Father,
    pour forth your Holy Spirit to inspire me with these words from Holy Scripture.

    Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith
    and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ
    so that I might truly believe in and live the Good News.

    Open my heart to hear the Gospel
    and grant me the confidence to proclaim the Good News to others.

    Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be strengthened to go forth
    and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions.

    In moments of hesitation, remind me:

    If not me, then who will proclaim the Gospel?
    If not now, then when will the Gospel be proclaimed?
    If not the truth of the Gospel, then what shall I proclaim?

    God, our Father, I pray that through the Holy Spirit
    I might hear the call of the New Evangelization to deepen my faith,
    grow in confidence to proclaim the Gospel
    and boldly witness to the saving grace of your Son, Jesus Christ,
    who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.

    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among 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.

  6. “In you we have been born again
    as sons and daughters of light:
    may we be your witnesses before all the world”

    Lord, continue to lead, guide, protect and preserve us to become what you planned us to be.. with praises and love we thank you this first day of Fall. Amen

  7. Dear Sts Joseph smd Louis , pray for our work leaders to come to the rescue of those being killed or tortured and persecuted for Chrissy name amd for those innocent civilians at the mercy of despots in control. Give them first aide help from others able amd courageous enough ti stand up ti these tyrants. Also for a safe trip the next 5 dais up Keith driving around 300 miles with adult daughters to have sume relaxation smd make good fun memories. Lord Thank you for all you give me in my life – good amd bad and difficult. ♥️♥️

  8. Thank You LORD for this new day and for all of my family and friends that we have and for my good health, Please give me peace of mind and help me to follow all of Your commandments and to use the Graces and Blessings that You have given me to the best of my ability. Please help me to spread the Gospel of the LORD to others and bring them closer to GOD…
    All praise, honor and glory to GOD..

  9. Novena day 6
    A Salve Regina for all our brothers and sisters from Afghanistan and Haiti that they may have food , clean water ,shelter and peace of mind and heart and relief from their present suffering. We pray for their wellbeing .Blessed Mother pray to your son for these beautiful peoples well being and safety.
    St. Joseph Calazanz pray for us. St.Louis King of France pray for us .
    Dcn Joseph

  10. ST. Louis King of France, true son of St. Francis, convert all the governments of the world from the evils of communism and dictatorship.

    Saint Joseph Calasanz, pray that all our schools may teach Gospel values.

    O Immaculate and wholly-pure Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Joy of the Saints, thank God on our behalf, for the lives of all the Saints we celebrate today.

    Jesus through whom all sainthood or holiness comes, make us also sharers in Your Glory, Amen.

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