Morning Prayer for Friday in the 20th week of Ordinary Time or St. John Eudes, P

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 962

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 926

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week II, 845

Morning Prayer for Saturday 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

As light of day returns once more,
With joyful voices let us sing,
To God of glory infinite,
To Christ our Lord for all his grace.

Through whom the great Creator's will
Called day and night from nothingness,
Appointing them successive law,
Till time itself shall pass away.

True light of every faithful soul
Unfettered by the law of old;
No shades of night can fall that dim
Your dazzling and undying light.

O Father, uncreated Light,
Be with us as the hours go by,
That we may please your Son this day,
Filled with the Holy Spirit's pow'r. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

Psalm 92
Praise of God the Creator

Sing in praise of Christ’s redeeming work (Saint Athanasius)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your truth in the watches of the night,
on the ten-stringed lyre and the lute,
with the murmuring sound of the harp.

Your deeds, O Lord, have made me glad;
for the work of your hands I shout with joy.
O Lord, how great are your works!
How deep are your designs!
The foolish man cannot know this
and the fool cannot understand.

Though the wicked spring up like grass
and all who do evil thrive:
they are doomed to be eternally destroyed.
But you, Lord, are eternally on high.
See how your enemies perish;
all doers of evil are scattered.

To me you give the wild-ox’s strength;
you anoint me with the purest oil.
My eyes looked in triumph on my foes;
my ears heard gladly of their fall.
The just will flourish like the palm-tree
and grow like a Lebanon cedar.

Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in the courts of our God,
still bearing fruit when they are old,
still full of sap, still green,
to proclaim that the Lord is just;
In him, my rock, there is no wrong.

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

Take our shame away from us, Lord, and make us rejoice in your saving works. May all who have been chosen by your Son always abound in works of faith, hope, and love in your service.

Ant. As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

Ant.2 Extol the greatness of our God.

Canticle – Deuteronomy 32:1-12
God’s kindness to his people

How often have I longed to gather your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wing. (Matthew 23:37)

Give ear, O heavens, while I speak;
let the earth hearken to the words of my mouth!
May my instruction soak in like the rain,
and my discourse permeate like the dew,
Like a downpour upon the grass,
like a shower upon the crops:

For I will sing the Lord’s renown.
Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
The Rock – how faultless are his deeds,
how right all his ways!
A faithful God, without deceit,
how just and upright he is!

Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children,
a perverse and crooked race!
Is the Lord to be thus repaid by you,
O stupid and foolish people?
Is he not your father who created you?
Has he not made you and established you?

Think back on the days of old,
reflect on the years of age upon age.
Ask your father and he will inform you,
ask your elders and they will tell you:

When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,
when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,
He set up the boundaries of the peoples
after the number of the sons of God;
While the Lord’s own portion was Jacob,
His hereditary share was Israel.

He found them in a wilderness,
a wasteland of howling desert.
He shielded them and cared for them,
guarding them as the apple of his eye.

As an eagle incites its nestlings forth
by hovering over its brood,
So he spread his wings to receive them
and bore them up on his pinions.
The Lord alone was their leader,
no strange god was with him.

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. Extol the greatness of our God.

Ant. 3 How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

Psalm 8
Praise for God’s loving compassion

I affirm that… the Gentile peoples are to praise God because of his mercy (Romans 15:8-9)

How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!

Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes
you have found praise to foil your enemy,
to silence the foe and the rebel.

When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honor you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hands,
put all things under his feet.

All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters.

How great is your name, O Lord our God
through all the 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

Almighty Lord, how wonderful is your name. You have made every creature subject to you; make us worthy to give you service.

Ant. How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

READING Romans 12:14-16a

Bless your persecutors; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same attitude toward all. Put away ambitious thoughts and associate with those who are lowly.

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

It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song.
It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song.

To sing as I ponder your goodness
to praise you with song.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Lord, guide our feet into the way of peace.

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. Lord, guide our feet into the way of peace.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us celebrate the kindness and wisdom of Christ, He offers his love and understanding to all men,
especially to the suffering. Let us earnestly pray to him:
Perfect us in love, Lord.

This morning we recall your resurrection,
and we long for the benefits of your redemption.
Perfect us in love, Lord.

Grant that we bear witness to you today, Lord,
and offer an acceptable gift to the Father through you.
Perfect us in love, Lord.

Enable us to see your image in all men.
and to serve you in them.
Perfect us in love, Lord.

Lord Jesus, you are the true vine and we are the branches,
allow us to remain in you, to bear much fruit and to give glory to the Father.
Perfect us in love, 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

Lord,
we praise you
with our lips,
and with our lives and hearts.
Our very existence is a gift from you;
to you we offer all that we have and are.
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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153 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. O Lord God thank you for loving me despise my unworthiness. Teach me to be more patient to confidently wait for your answers to my prayers. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  2. We Love You, O God
    In union with that love with which all the saints and all the angels love You in heaven,
    In union with that love with which the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You,
    In union with that infinite love with which You love Yourself eternally,
    We Love You, O God.

    O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of communism and its evils. Kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

    We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    May the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Remember Joseph Lee, Michael Lee, and Eden E, Dear God and all of heaven; keep all as the apple of Your eye in spite of ourselves.

    We Love You, O God
    In union with that love with which all the saints and all the angels love You in heaven,
    In union with that love with which the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You,
    In union with that infinite love with which You love Yourself eternally,
    We Love You, O God.

    Amen.

  3. “Let us listen to the voice of God, let us enter into his rest.”

    Lord, here I am. Ready to do your will. Talk to me:  send me spiritual and earthly angels including events that will impel me to do Your will to help others.  Amen

    • My Lord Jesus, let me hear with Your ears, see with Your eyes, speak Your words and love with Your heart. Give me Your mind. Lord Jesus. Amen. Please bless my sister Joyce on this, her Birthday. if it be your Will, please, somehow, bring reconciliation to my relationship with her, since i miss her so much. Thank you Jesus. Jesu ufam tobie!

  4. O Lord God help me to live & die as a faithful of me to God. To be ever submissive to his holy will & to obtain the eternal happiness of heaven. I love You above all things. Amen

  5. Novena day 1
    Let us pray a Salve Regina for all the needs of our brothers and sisters affected by hurricane Ida and all those affected by the wildfires out west ! Lord provide for their needs and help them find food shelter and normalcy, again to rebuild their homes and lives!
    Dcn Joseph

  6. Novena day 9
    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.

    Dcn Joseph

  7. Saint Moses, Prophet and Lawgiver

    By leading the Israelites out of slavery to God’s promised land, Moses gives us our history.

    Prayer; God, help me to appreciate my firm foundation of faith from Moses and the latter prophets.

  8. Holy Mother of God,Pray for us who have recourse to you!!Grant the special intentions of those who have asked me to pray for them and for my own special intentions and those of my family.Thanking you in advance, Our Lady,for answered prayers.

  9. Lord,
    we praise you
    with our lips,
    and with our lives and hearts.
    Our very existence is a gift from you;
    to you we offer all that we have and are.
    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.

  10. O Lord God I Love you above all things . St.Sixtus ll P & Deacon M & compaion Mn. St. Cajetan P or Blessed Mary pray for us all. Amen.

  11. Lord Jesus thank you for the gift of this new day and for the gift of our lives. Bless my day and be with me in my journey. Bless Emmanuel, David, Faith and Favor. Help them to remain loving and healthy children. Make our meeting today a joyful one. Amen.

  12. We love You, O God, and our only desire is to love You until the last breath of life. We love You, O infinitely lovable and infinitely loving God, and we would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. We love You, Lord, and the only grace we ask is to love You eternally. O God, if our tongues cannot say in every moment that we love you, we want our hearts to repeat it to You as often as we draw breath.

    We Love You, O God
    In union with that love with which all the saints and all the angels love You in heaven,
    In union with that love with which the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You,
    In union with that infinite love with which You love Yourself eternally,
    We Love You, O God.

    Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of Your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to You, all the people of our country and all the world.

    Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as You wish to accomplish Your designs in the world.

    O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

    We come with confidence to You, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed Your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes Your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home.

    Amen.

  13. God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – we thank You and bless Your and our persecutors; we bless and do not curse them. We rejoice in our trials, afflictions, suffering, confusions, ambiguities, inconveniences, annoyances, and everything that goes against our grain. For through these, You purify us.

    Lord,
    we praise you
    with our lips,
    and with our lives and hearts.
    Our very existence is a gift from you;
    to you we offer all that we have and are.

    O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

  14. Take our shame away from us, Lord, and make us rejoice in your saving works. May all who have been chosen by your Son always abound in works of faith, hope, and love in your service.

    Ant. As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

    Thank you, Lord, for revealing to us facts of our past that we were not aware of – and, with that, giving us new understanding of our life, delivering us from the shame that was projected unto us by the foolishness of our parents. Thank you, good Lord, Who is our Father and Mother of Divine Mercy. Thank you. Please fortify us to praise You always!

  15. Let us celebrate the kindness and wisdom of Christ, He offers his love and understanding to all men,
    especially to the suffering unborn children of abortion. Let us earnestly pray to him:
    Perfect us in love, Lord.

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