Morning Prayer for Monday in the 2nd week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Monday, Week II, 851

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Monday, Week II, 815

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Monday, Week II, 792

Morning Prayer for Monday 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 Lavish Giver of the Light
That bathes the world in dawning glow;
The daylight cheers our hearts again
When somber hours of night have past.

You are the world's true Morning Star,
Compared with whom the eager gleam
That heralds in the dawning light
It's but a timid, narrow ray.

True Light itself, Eternal Day
You are far brighter than the sun,
Illuminating with your grace,
The deep recesses of each heart.

And may our purity of mind.
Suppress what lower nature claims,
So that our bodies too may be
The Holy Spirit's spotless shrine.

Jesus, to you beneath whose sway,
All earth shall bow, all praise we pray;
With Father and with Spirit be
All glory yours eternally. Amen.

𝄞"O Lavish Giver of the Light" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: O Lavish Giver of the Light; Text: Lucis largitor splendide, Ante 6th c. ; Translation: St. Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode VIII; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

Psalm 42
Longing for the Lord’s presence in his Temple

Let all who thirst come; let all who desire it, drink from the life-giving water (Revelation 22:17).

Like the deer that yearns
for running streams,
so my soul is yearning
for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for God,
the God of my life;
when can I enter and see
the face of God?

My tears have become my bread,
by night, by day,
as I hear it said all the day long:
“Where is your God?”

These things will I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I would lead the rejoicing crowd
into the house of God,
amid cries of gladness and thanksgiving,
the throng wild with joy.

Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

My soul is cast down within me
as I think of you,
from the country of Jordan and Mount Hermon,
from the Hill of Mizar.

Deep is calling on deep,
in the roar of waters:
your torrents and all your waves
swept over me.

By day the Lord will send
his loving kindness;
by night I will sing to him,
praise the God of my life.

I will say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
oppressed by the foe?”

With cries that pierce me to the heart,
my enemies revile me,
saying to me all day long:
“Where is your God?”

Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

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 in heaven, when your strength takes possession of us we no longer say: Why are you cast down, my soul? So now that the surging waves of your indignation have passed over us, let us feel the healing calm of your forgiveness. Inspire us to yearn for you always, like the deer for running streams, until you satisfy every longing in heaven.

Ant. When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

Ant. 2 Lord, show us the radiance of your mercy.

Canticle – Sirach 36:1-5, 10-13
Prayer of entreaty for the holy city, Jerusalem

This is eternal life: to know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3).

Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
and put all the nations in dread of you!
Raise your hand against the heathen,
that they may realize your power.

As you have used us to show them your holiness,
so now use them to show us your glory.
Thus they will know, as we know,
that there is no God but you.

Give new signs and work new wonders;
show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.

Gather all the tribes of Jacob,
that they may inherit the land as of old.
Show mercy to the people called by your name;
Israel, whom you named your first-born.

Take pity on your holy city,
Jerusalem, your dwelling place.
Fill Zion with your majesty,
your temple with your glory.

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, show us the radiance of your mercy.

Ant. 3 The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

Psalm 19A
Praise of the Lord, Creator of all

The dawn from on high shall break on us… to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78,79).

The heavens proclaim the glory of God,
and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
and night unto night makes known the message.

No speech, no word, no voice is heard
yet their span extends through all the earth,
their words to the utmost bounds of the world.

There he has placed a tent for the sun;
it comes forth like a bridegroom coming from his tent,
rejoices like a champion to run its course.

At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;
to the furthest end of the sky is its course.
There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.

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

To enlighten the world, Father, you sent to us your Word as the sun of truth and justice shining upon mankind. Illumine our eyes that we may discern your glory in the many works of your hand.

Ant. The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

READING Jeremiah 15:16

When I found your words, I devoured them;
they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,
Because I bore your name,
O Lord, God of hosts.

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

Sing for joy, God’s chosen ones, give him the praise that is due.
Sing for joy, God’s chosen ones, give him the praise that is due.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
give him the praise that is due.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Sing for joy, God’s chosen ones, give him the praise that is due.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people and set them free.

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. Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people and set them free.

INTERCESSIONS

Our Savior has made us a nation of priests to offer acceptable sacrifice to the Father. Let us call upon him in gratitude:
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

Christ, eternal priest, you conferred the holy priesthood on your people,
grant that we may offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to the Father.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

In your goodness pour out on us the fruits of your Spirit,
patience, kindness and gentleness.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

May we love you and possess you, for you are love,
and may every action of our lives praise you.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

May we seek those things which are beneficial to our brothers, without counting the cost,
to help them on the way to salvation.
Preserve us in your ministry, 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

Almighty Father,
you have brought us to the light of a new day:
keep us safe the whole day through
from every sinful inclination.
May all our thoughts, words and actions
aim at doing what is pleasing in your sight.
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.

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.

157 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Pray for the USA that the rights guaranteed by our Constitution and the amendments thereto are now abridged by the current administration. I want the right of freedom of religion not only in our places of worship but in our daily life. I want the freedom of speech to express my feelings freely without fear because I’m not agreeing with something that goes against my religious beliefs.

  2. Lord, thank you for the gift of this new day and for the gift of our lives. Bless us and help us to remain faithful to you always. Guide and protect us in all our ways and actions. May God be praised always and everywhere. Amen.

  3. Prayer to Protect America from Marxism:

    In you, O Lord, we take refuge.
    Let us never be put to shame.
    In your justice, set us free,
    hear us and speedily rescue us.

    Be a rock of refuge for us,
    a mighty stronghold to save us,
    for you are our rock, our stronghold.
    For your name’s sake, lead us and guide us.

    Release us from the snares they have hidden
    for you are our refuge, Lord.
    Into your hands we commend our spirit.
    It is you who will redeem us, Lord.

    O God of truth, you detest
    those who worship false and empty gods.
    As for us, we trust in the Lord:
    let us be glad and rejoice in your love.

    You have seen our affliction
    and taken heed of our soul’s distress,
    have not handed us over to the enemy,
    but set our feet at large.

    Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
    and put all the nations in dread of you!
    Raise your hand against the heathen,
    that they may realize your power.

    As you have used us to show them your holiness,
    so now use them to show us your glory.
    Thus they will know, as we know,
    that there is no God but you.

    Give new signs and work new wonders;
    show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.

    Take pity on America, Lord,
    Make us your dwelling place.
    Fill our country with your majesty,
    your temple with your glory.

    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.

  4. Lord, we pray for the soul of Fathers Esposito and Furey. I pray also for favorable results from a medical test that I am taking today. Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings which you have bestowed on our family.

  5. Thank You L:ORD for this new day and all of the Blessings and Graces that You have bestowed upon us.
    Please guide us down the right path that leads to You .
    LORD have mercy on us .
    Today pray for the sick, the homeless and the needy and those that feel that they are forgotten by thier family.
    All Praise, Honor and Glory to our Almighty GOD.

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