Morning Prayer for Saturday in the 13th week of Ordinary Time or Blessed Virgin Mary

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1065

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 1029

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week III, 896

Morning Prayer for Thursday 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

Behold the golden Dawn arise;
The paling night forsakes the skies:
Those shades that hid the world from view,
And us to dang'rous error drew.

May this new day be calmly passed,
May we keep pure while it shall last:
Nor let our lips from truth depart,
Nor dark designs engage the heart.

So may the day speed on; the tongue
No falsehood know, the hands no wrong:
Our eyes from wanton gaze refrain,
No guilt our guarded bodies stain.

For God all-seeing from on high
Surveys us with a watchful eye:
Each day our every act he knows
From early dawn to evening’s close.

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.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Glorious things are said of you, O city of God.

Psalm 87
Jerusalem is mother of us all

The heavenly Jerusalem is a free woman; she is our mother (Galatians 4:26).

On the holy mountain is his city
cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
to all Jacob’s dwellings.
Of you are told glorious things,
O city of God!

“Babylon and Egypt I will count
among those who know me;
Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia,
these will be her children
and Zion shall be called ‘Mother’
for all shall be her children.”

It is he, the Lord Most High,
who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes:
“These are her children,”
and while they dance they will sing:
“In you all find their home.”

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 God, your only son wept over ancient Jerusalem, soon to be destroyed for its lack of faith. He established the new Jerusalem firmly upon rock and made it the mother of the faithful. Make us rejoice in your Church and grant that all people may be reborn into the freedom of your Spirit.

Ant. Glorious things are said of you, O city of God.

Ant. 2 The Lord, the mighty conqueror, will come; he will bring with him the prize of victory.

Canticle – Isaiah 40:10-17
The Good Shepherd: God most high and most wise

See, I come quickly; I have my reward in hand (Revelation 22:12).

Here comes with power
the Lord God,
who rules by his strong arm;
here is his reward with him,
his recompense before him.

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock;
in his arms he gathers the lambs,
Carrying them in his bosom,
and leading the ewes with care.

Who has cupped in his hand the waters of the sea,
and marked off the heavens with a span?
Who has held in a measure the dust of the earth,
weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?

Who has directed the spirit of the Lord,
or has instructed him as his counselor?
Whom did he consult to gain knowledge?
Who taught him the path of judgment,
or showed him the way of understanding?

Behold, the nations count as a drop of the bucket,
as dust on the scales;
the coastlands weigh no more than powder.

Lebanon would not suffice for fuel,
nor its animals be enough for holocausts.
Before him all the nations are as nought,
as nothing and void he accounts them.

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. The Lord, the mighty conqueror, will come; he will bring with him the prize of victory.

Ant. 3 Give praise to the Lord our God, bow down before his holy mountain.

Psalm 99
Holy is the Lord our God

Christ, higher than the Cherubim, when you took our lowly nature you transformed our sinful world (Saint Athanasius).

The Lord is king; the peoples tremble.
He is throned on the cherubim; the earth quakes.
The Lord is great in Zion.

He is supreme over all the peoples.
Let them praise his name, so terrible and great.
He is holy, full of power.

You are a king who loves what is right;
you have established equity, justice and right;
you have established them in Jacob.

Exalt the Lord our God;
bow down before Zion, his footstool.
He the Lord is holy.

Among his priests were Aaron and Moses,
among those who invoked his name was Samuel.
They invoked the Lord and he answered.

To them he spoke in the pillar of cloud.
They did his will; they kept the law,
which he, the Lord, had given.

O Lord our God, you answered them.
For them you were a God who forgives;
yet you punished all their offenses.

Exalt the Lord our God;
bow down before his holy mountain
for the Lord our God is holy.

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, you are the source of all holiness. Though no one can see you and live, you give life most generously and in an even greater way restore it. Sanctify your priests through your life-giving Word and consecrate your people in his blood until our eyes see your face.

Ant. Give praise to the Lord our God, bow down before his holy mountain.

READING 1 Peter 4:8-11a

As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure he has received. The one who speaks is to deliver God’s message. The one who serves is to do it with the strength provided by God. Thus, in all of you God is to be glorified through Jesus Christ.

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

From the depths of my heart I cry to you; hear me, O Lord.
From the depths of my heart I cry to you; hear me, O Lord.

I will do what you desire;
hear me, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
From the depths of my heart I cry to you; hear me, O Lord.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and he will save us from our enemies.

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. Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and he will save us from our enemies.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us joyfully cry out in thanks to God the Father whose love guides and nourishes his people:
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Most merciful Father, we praise you for your love,
for you wondrously created us and even more wondrously restored us to grace.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

At the beginning of this day fill our hearts with zeal for serving you,
so that our thoughts and actions may redound to your glory.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Purify our hearts of every evil desire,
make us intent on doing your will.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Open our hearts to the needs of all men,
fill us with brotherly love.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

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 and ever-living God,
shine with the light of your radiance
on a people who live in the shadow of death.
Let the dawn from on high break upon us:
your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
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 © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

180 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. thank You LORD fgr this nice new day, please guide me in my choices today so that I will do You will. help me so that I can help others that are in need of help and that I can spread the word of the LORD to others.
    Thank You LORD for everything that I have.
    May GOD Bless you all today..

  2. O Lord God help me always that I am responsible to make a better home to live with my family. Give me health & strength & work to do. I Love ❤️ my family & remember me always that love more important than money. This I ask for the love’ sake. Amen

  3. O blood and water which gush forth from the heart of Jesus as a fountain of mercy for us I Trust in You. Thank you Jesus for this day and every other day. May your mercy and grace be upon us as we continue to travel on our vacation. Protect all travelers on vacation and in the name of Jesus Amen. Alleluia.

    Deacon DeWayne

  4. The Te Deum
    You are God: we praise you;
    You are God: we acclaim you;
    You are the eternal Father:
    All creation worships you.
    To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
    Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:
    Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might,
    Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    The glorious company of apostles praise you.
    The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.
    The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.
    Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you:
    Father, of majesty unbounded,
    Your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
    And the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.
    You, Christ, are the king of glory,
    The eternal Son of the Father.
    When you became man to set us free
    You did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.
    You overcame the sting of death,
    And opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
    You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.
    We believe that you will come, and be our judge.
    Come then, Lord, and help your people,
    Bought with the price of your own blood,
    And bring us with your saints
    To glory everlasting.
    Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance.
    Govern and uphold them now and always.
    Day by day we bless you.
    We praise your name forever.
    Keep us today, Lord, from all sin.
    Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
    Lord, show us your love and mercy;
    For we put our trust in you.
    In you, Lord, is our hope:
    And we shall never hope in vain.

  5. Thank You LORD for this new day and keep us safe as we travel today on our streets and highways.
    Please bring us peace in our world so that countries can become good neighbors and not enemies
    I pray for peace in the world and for the homeless, the sick and needy.. All praise, honor and glory to our Almighty GOD.
    Deacon Don

  6. O Lord God may the fire of Your spirit be kindledwithin me to bless my body, my mind, my heart & my spirit & set me aflame with Your Divince love. Consecrate me be in Your dwelling & holy temple & to be worthy to serve You in all holiness & honor. Amen

  7. Thank you Jesus for another wonderful and blessed day. Lead us Lord to do all that is good. May our hearts be open to receive God’s mercy and grace and to do his will. Pray for the people of Ukraine and pray that War not come to the World. Jesus saves. Save us Lord from destruction . Jesus I trust in you. Thanks be to God. Alleluia.

    Deacon DeWayne

  8. HAIL HOLY QUEEN, MOTHER OF MERCY. HAIL HOLY QUEEN, QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE. LIFT UP YOUR CHILDREN WHO HAVE SINNED, YET SEEK TO RISE AGAIN.. HAIL MARY, FULL OF GRACE, THE LORD IS WITH YOU.

  9. O Lord God grant me the virtue of humility to acknowledge my mistakes & failures & desire to ask for forgiveness in the future. Only with your love & truth & reconciliation happen. Bless me & lead me to be patience & perseverance to forgive in my healing journey. All I ask this in the name Of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  10. LORD please keep us saf3e as we travel today with snow covered roads.
    Thank You LORD for all that you have done for me and my family.
    All praise, glory and honor to our Almighty GOD.

    I pray for the homeless and those need of some shelter today.
    Deacon Don

  11. Let us, Oh Lord be wise and use Cash lest the powers that be trap us in their digital money snare as they did generations ago. Let us be wise and never bend and never comply with tyranny–for neither pope nor priest nor power that be can contravene the love of the Lord Most High, the Triune God, Father , Son and Holy Spirit, who was, who is and ever shall be…..all glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, now and forever, Amen!

  12. Thanksgiving for this new day, new graces, blessings & life.
    Thank you,Lord.
    Let us continue to pray to all our brothers and sisters who are in the hospital right now because of pandemic. May the complete healing be upon them. For all travelers,…land, water & sky that may God protect them in any harm, sickness & evil spirits along the way.

  13. Among his priests were Aaron and Moses,
    among those who invoked his name was Samuel.
    They invoked the Lord and he answered.
    To them he spoke in the pillar of cloud.

    Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of your sacred words! Let us, as Samuel, hear your words. Let us be columns of your spiritual world, and let those whom You choose, find support in being supported by us — in the strength of the Holy Spirit.
    I thank you, Lord, for Martha’s letter. I intercede for her. Dear Mother Mary, please bless the work of my hands: Ora et Labora, as our Father Benedict told us to do. Amen.

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