Morning Prayer for Friday in the 34th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week II, 940

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week II, 904

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week II, 835

Morning Prayer for Friday 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

O God the lamp of heaven high
And source of light: Your shining Hand
Unrolls the banner of the sky,
Upholding it above the land.

Dawn, casting up a crimson tide,
Has veiled the stars that saw its rise;
The morning breezes, far and wide,
With dewy breath the earth baptize.

The darkness from the sky has gone
As nightly shadows pass away;
The morning star, sign of the Son,
Arising, wakes the sleepy day.

O God, O radiance wonderful,
Most glorious day and fairest light:
One God, in all things powerful,
Three Persons, matchless in one might!

To you, our Savior, brightest, best,
On bended knee our prayer we raise;
To Father and to Spirit blest,
With all our pow'r, we offer praise. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 A humble, contrite heart, O God, you will not spurn.

Psalm 51
O God, have mercy on me

Your inmost being must be renewed, and you must put on the new man. (Ephesians 4:23-24)

Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offense.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.

My offenses truly I know them;
my sin is always before me
Against you, you alone, have I sinned;
what is evil in your sight I have done.

That you may be justified when you give sentence
and be without reproach when you judge,
O see, in guilt I was born,
a sinner was I conceived.

Indeed you love truth in the heart;
then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.
O purify me, then I shall be clean;
O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me hear rejoicing and gladness,
that the bones you have crushed may revive.
From my sins turn away your face
and blot out all my guilt.

A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervor sustain me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.

O rescue me, God, my helper,
and my tongue shall ring out your goodness.
O Lord, open my lips
and my mouth shall declare your praise.

For in sacrifice you take no delight,
burnt offering from me you would refuse,
my sacrifice, a contrite spirit,
a humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.

In your goodness, show favor to Zion:
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Then you will be pleased with lawful sacrifice,
holocausts offered on your altar.

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, he who knew no sin was made sin for us, to save us and restore us to your friendship. Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit and heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise and glory before all the nations.

Ant. A humble, contrite heart, O God, you will not spurn.

Ant.2 Even in your anger, Lord, you will remember compassion.

Canticle – Habakkuk 3:2-4, 13a, 15-19
God comes to judge

Lift up your heads, for your redemption is at hand. (Luke 21:28)

O Lord, I have heard your renown,
and feared, O Lord, your work.
In the course of the years revive it,
in the course of the years make it known;
in your wrath remember compassion!

God comes from Teman,
the Holy One from Mount Paran.
Covered are the heavens with his glory,
and with his praise the earth is filled.

His splendor spreads like the light;
rays shine forth from beside him,
where his power is concealed.
You come forth to save your people,
to save your anointed one

You tread the sea with your steeds
amid the churning of the deep waters.
I hear, and my body trembles;
at the sound, my lips quiver.

Decay invades my bones,
my legs tremble beneath me.
I await the day of distress
that will come upon the people who attack us.

For though the fig tree blossom not
nor fruit be on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive fail
and the terraces produce no nourishment,

Though the flocks disappear from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
Yet will I rejoice in the Lord
and exult in my saving God.

God, my Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet swift as those of hinds
and enables me to go upon the heights.

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. Even in your anger, Lord, you will remember compassion.

Ant. 3 O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!

Psalm 147
The restoration of Jerusalem

Come, I will show you the bride of the Lamb (Revelation 21:9)

O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
Zion praise your God!

He has strengthened the bars of your gates
he has blessed the children within you.
He established peace on your borders,
he feeds you with finest wheat.

He sends out his word to the earth
and swiftly runs his command.
He showers down snow white as wool,
he scatters hoar-frost like ashes.

He hurls down hailstones like crumbs.
The waters are frozen at his touch;
he sends forth his word and it melts them:
at the breath of his mouth the waters flow.

He makes his word known to Jacob,
to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has not dealt thus with other nations;
he has not taught them his decrees.

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 established peace within the borders of Jerusalem. Give the fullness of peace now to your faithful people. May peace rule us in this life and possess us in eternal life. You are about to fill us with the best of wheat: grant that what we see dimly now as in a mirror, we may come to perceive clearly in the brightness of your truth.

Ant. O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!

READING Ephesians 2:13-16

Now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far off have been brought near through the blood of Christ. It is He who is our peace and who made the two of us one by breaking down the barrier of hostility that kept us apart. In his own flesh, He abolished the law with its commands and precepts to create in Himself one new man from us who had been two and to make peace, reconciling both of us to God in one body through His cross, which put that enmity to death.

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

The Lord, the Most High, has done good things for me. In need I shall cry out to him.
The Lord, the Most High, has done good things for me. In need I shall cry out to him.

May he send his strength to rescue me.
In need I shall cry out to him.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Lord, the Most High, has done good things for me. In need I shall cry out to him.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Through the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

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. Through the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us adore Christ who offered himself to the Father through the Holy Spirit to cleanse us from the works of death.
Let us adore him and call upon him with sincere hearts:
In your will is our peace, Lord.

From your generosity we have received the beginning of this day,
grant us also the beginning of new life.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

You created all things, and now you provide for their growth,
may we always perceive your handiwork in creation.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

With your own blood, you ratified the new and eternal covenant.
may we remain faithful to that covenant by following your precepts.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

On the cross, blood and water flowed from your side,
may this saving stream wash away our sin and gladden the City of God.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

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 Father,
as now we bring you our songs of praise,
so may we sing your goodness
in the company of your saints for ever.
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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172 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Lord God take all honor, power and glory. Thank you for the good things we receive from you and the air, water, sun, moon, stars, blissful environment you gave us freely. Help us to hold unto you no matter what the evil one is planning. Give us the grace to follow you.
    Our country is turning into HELL for the citizens of the country (Nigeria) God come, come to the help of your people.

    • Josephine, I pray for all the people throughout the world and especially the Christians who are being persecuted and murdered for their beliefs. May they Rest In Peace.

  2. Lord its for your glory that you helped inspire my family to all pray together over our Thanksgiving meal for the first time in many years. Glory, honor, and praise is yours yesterday, today and forever. Amen.

  3. O Lord God enlighten parents & children on the important of frequent confession & communion. Obtain for us the grace of fervent desire to suffer for the love of Him. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  4. “In your will is our peace, Lord ”

    May I always remember that Your will is the only one that matters not mine. Even in my myopic vision I beg for x I know whatever happens.
    Is for the best. YOUR will is done. Amen

  5. Lord, thank you for such a refreshing morning. We lift up to you our sincere endeavors, sanctify the varied efforts — one is launching her “lugaw” community drive along with helping drivers with illuminating info to consider in voting deserving leaders; another is launching her own “voters education” drive; another is bringing gifts of the Bible to “returnees” along with his ministering work. There are numerous other
    such selfless efforts in my circle. Please bless these varied efforts with successes big & small. Amen.

    • 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. Amen.

      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.

      Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  6. You Lord God are the center of our life. Grant us your Wisdom which no man can take away from us Amen. In Lord I place my life take care of me and all your children.

  7. O Lord God heal me & cover me with your precious blood & power me to do your will inthe name of the Father & of the Son & the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  8. Bishop John Caroll:

    Most Holy Trinity: Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your Spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother, in union with Mary we adore your majesty and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.

    Most Holy Trinity, we put the United States of America into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present the country to you. Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this land and for the freedom which has been its heritage.

    Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our president and on all the officers of our government. Grant us a fruitful economy, born of justice and charity. Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother, have mercy on the sick, the tempted, sinners – on all who are in need.

    Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.

  9. God the Father of goodness and mercy, we thank you for your infinite love towards us. We give you the tasks of the day so that you bless them and bring them to a happy end. Thank you that you never stop loving us. Your love covers us to protect us so that we can feel safe in your divine presence. We adore you, we praise you and we glorify you, sweet host of the soul. Our Father, thank you for so much love.

  10. Thank you Jesus I gave everything over to you.You took care of everything as I knew you would. It’s so consoling to know that we can place everything in your hands, and worry and concern goes away and we are left in peace.Thank you Jesus and my prayer is that everyone will replace their whole trust and faith in You.f

  11. O God, O radiance wonderful,
    Most glorious day and fairest light:
    One God, in all things powerful,
    Three Persons, matchless in one might!

    To you, our Savior, brightest, best,
    On bended knee our prayer we raise;
    To Father and to Spirit blest,
    With all our pow’r, we offer praise. Amen.

    Thank you, Lord, for the transference and all projects waiting for my hand guided by You to accomplish them. Please help Erich, my husband to bring his projects forward, and also those of my son. Thank you for this difficult week. Please bless us with your Holy Spirit – and all who belong to our spiritual responsibility. Amen.

  12. Litany of Resignation to the Holy Will of God

    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, have mercy on us.
    Lord, have mercy on us.

    Jesus, hear us, Jesus, graciously hear us.
    God the Father, Who hath created me, Hallowed be Thy will.
    God the Son, Who hath redeemed me, Not my will but Thine be done.
    God the Holy Ghost, Who hath offered sanctification, Blessed be the Most Sweet Will of God.

    Thou Who dost know and foresee all things, Have mercy on us.
    Thou Who dost govern and rule all things, Have mercy on us.
    Thou Who, according to Thy inscrutable designs, dost effect all things in a wonderful manner, Have mercy on us.
    Thou Who dost permit evil in order thence to derive good for the salvation of the elect, Have mercy on us.

    In all things and in all possible events, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God.
    In all circumstances and disgraces, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God.
    In my state and employment, etc.
    In my affairs and occupations,
    In all my actions,
    In my health and strength,
    In my body and soul,
    In my life and death,
    In myself and in those who belong to me,
    In all men and angels,
    In all creatures,
    In all parts of the earth,

    At all times,
    For all eternity,

    Although weak nature complains,
    Although it costs much to self-love and sensuality,
    Solely and only through love for Thee and Thy good pleasure,

    Because Thou art my Creator,
    Because Thou art the Supreme Lord of all things,
    Because Thou art infinite perfection, therefore do I say,
    with all the Saints in Heaven, With the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God.

    With Jesus in the Garden of Olives, Thy Holy Will be done, O my God.

    Our Father [silently].

    V. May the just, most amiable will of God be done in all things.
    R. May it be praised and magnified forever! Amen.

    Let Us Pray.

    Grant me Thy grace, O Father, that perfect resignation to Thy Holy Will may be with me, and labor with me, and continue with me to the end. Grant me always to desire and will that which is most acceptable to Thee and which pleaseth Thee best. Let Thy will be mine, and let my will always follow Thine and agree perfectly with it. Let me always will and not will the same with Thee; let me not be able to will or not will anything except what Thou willest or willest not.

    Be Your will be done in us, Lord, as in our Blessed Mother.

    R. Amen.

  13. O Lord God with confidence in Your love ❤️ & mercy give me the patience to humbly wait for Your answer to our prayers. We pray in Jesus’s name with Mary with all the angels & saints. Amen

  14. Today our vacation begins. May your mercy and grace be upon us as we travel. Thank you Jesus for this wonderful and blessed day. May our travels be blessed and we bring joy to all we meet. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Thank you Jesus for blessing me to be a worker in your vineyard. May you God Bless all who travel today and your grace be upon all . Amen. Jesus I love you.

  15. O Lord God obtain for us the grace to face our sickness, afflictions, misfortures & seeing the failures of life as opportunity to grow in patience& perseverance. Above all make us ever more faithful & more fervent . Thank you Lord God. I love You Jesus Christ. Amen.

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