Morning Prayer for Monday in the 14th week of Ordinary Time or St. Elizabeth of Portugal, HW Underpriv or Independence Day

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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149 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Lord we thank you for making it possible for us to see this new day. Help us to live it as you planned it for us. Save us from the hand of our enemies.

  2. To worship You WITHOUT FEAR! Because You cover us with Your Precious Blood. You did all for us. You are the only Holy One and we are Yours- you bought us we belong to you! YEAAA ALLELUIA.

  3. Thank you Jesus for another wonderful and blessed day. Thank you for the weather not being as bad as it could have been. Protect your marchers today marching for Life and protecting the Lives of the unborn. Every Life is from you and created by you to serve you in all that we do. Bless your people Lord and keep them from all danger and may the March be fruitful. Amen. Alleluia.

    Deacon DeWayne

  4. My heart is aching with all my health issues. It is hard to function as a normal human being because of this. Please Lord, give me the courage, strength, and faith to offer all to You Who offered all for us. Amen

  5. O Lord God stay with us & never separate us. To You we give thanks & glory to our Lord Jesus Christ who lives & reigns in the Holy Spirit one Go for ever & ever. We love & glorified You Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  6. Lord Jesus, be with my family. Grant us your peace and harmony, an end to conflict and division. Gift us with the compassion to love one another. Amen.

  7. Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for this new day. Grant us the grace to be able to serve you in a manner that is pleasing to you & keep us away from sin. Please heal all those who have health issues thru the intercession of Mary your most holy Mother & St. Joseph her most chaste spouse. Amen

  8. 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.

    Thank you, Jesus, for Thanksgiving weekend and all the graces we have received during these days. I especially thank you for the new clients (a couple) Your Holy Spirit sent me. Please bless this couple in all their difficulties, and send me Your light that I can see/feel how to proceed in their therapy – so I can be of help to them in their journey. Perfect us in love, Lord! I would be very grateful, dear brothers and sisters, for your precious prayers for this couple, S. and O. Thank you much. God bless you all. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Lord of power and might, we thank you for being our Savior. Please grant us your grace to hold unto you till the end. Give me the patient tolerance I need for any assignment you give me or want me to do. Help me always to do your will.

  10. St. Leonard of Port Maurice

    Patron Off parish missions, Saint Leonard emphasizes for us the beauty and importance of making the Stations of the
    Cross.

    Prayer: Suffering Jesus, by making the Stations oh thr Cross,
    Renew my appreciation for Your sacrifice.

  11. Thank you Lord for the gift of this new day and for the gift of this community that has been so kind to us. Give them the grace to be equally kind to all their members, irrespective of who they are and who they May be. Heal those with broken hearts. Grant eternal rest to those that have died. Amen.

  12. O Lord God obtain for me the unmeasurable blessings of living & dying in the state of grace. Goodness & kindness will follow all the days of my life. I shall dwell in the house of our Lord Forever. Amen.

  13. “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. ”

    Our blessed Trinity… I lift up to you my grand daughter whose second name is Trinity. Bring her to know and love you despite the impediments around her. Amen

  14. Thank You O LORD for this new day, Please guide me in my thoughts and actions today as I meet with my church group this morning to pray the Rosary and to pray together and give glory to our Almighty GOD.
    Thank You LORD for making our Thanksgiving weekend a very enjoyable time.
    May GOD continue to bless you all today and everyday.
    All praise, honor and glory to, our Almighty GOD.

  15. Please pray for Jacob C. who lost his son some year ago and lost his nephew last week. His nephew was killed by Muslims in Pakistan because he was a Christian,

    • MayGod comfort Jacob and give him peace. Let us all pray for an end to religious persecution and bigotry. How sad it is when anyone, of any faith feels superior to those who have a different understanding of, relationship with, and manner of praising the one God of all.
      Deacon Phil

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