Morning Prayer for First Sunday in Advent

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1043

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 1007

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Wednesday, Week III, 886

Morning Prayer for Wednesday 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

When breaks the day, and dawn grows bright,
Christ nearer seems, the Light of Light:
From us, like shades that nighttime brings,
Drive forth, O Lord, all darksome things.

Earth’s dusky veil is torn away,
Pierced by the sparkling beams of day;
Our life resumes its hues apace,
Soon as the Daystar shows his face.

So thee, O Christ, alone we seek,
With conscience pure and temper meek:
With tears and chants we humbly pray
That thou wouldst guide us through each day.

For many’a shade obscures each sense
Which needs thy beams to purge it thence;
Light of the Morning Star, thy grace
Shed on us from thy cloudless face.

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.

𝄞"When Breaks the Day" by Rebecca Hincke • Musical Score • Title: When Breaks the Day; Text: Nox et tenebrae et nubila, Prudentius; Tr Anon; Tune: Chant, Mode I; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Give joy to your servant, Lord; to you I lift up my heart.

Psalm 86
The prayer of the poor man in distress

Blessed be God who comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am faithful:
save the servant who trusts in you.

You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,
for I cry to you all the day long.
Give joy to your servant, O Lord,
for to you I lift up my soul.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.

In the day of distress I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
nor work to compare with yours.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvelous deeds,
you who alone are God.

Show me, Lord, your way
so that I may walk in your truth.
Guide my heart to fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart
and glorify your name for ever;
for your love to me has been great:
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.

The proud have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life;
to you they pay no heed.

But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.

O give your strength to your servant
and save your handmaid’s son.
Show me the sign of your favor
that my foes may see to their shame
that you console me and give me your help.

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 of mercy and goodness, when Christ called out to you in torment, you heard him and gave him victory over death because of his love for you. We already know the affection you have for us; fill us with a greater love of your name, and we will proclaim you more boldly before men and happily lead them to celebrate your glory.

Ant. Give joy to your servant, Lord; to you I lift up my heart.

Ant.2 Blessed is the upright man, who speaks the truth.

Canticle – Isaiah 33:13-16
God’s flawless judgment

What God has promised is for you, for your children, and for those still far away (Acts 2:39).

Hear, you who are far off,
what I have done;
you who are near,
acknowledge my might.

On Zion sinners are in dread,
trembling grips the impious;
“Who of us can live with the consuming fire?
Who of us can live with the everlasting flames?”

He who practices virtue and speaks honestly,
who spurns what is gained by oppression,
brushing his hands
free of contact with a bribe,
stopping his ears lest he hear of bloodshed,
closing his eyes lest he look on evil.

He shall dwell on the heights,
his stronghold shall be the rocky fastness,
his food and drink
in steady supply.

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 is the upright man, who speaks the truth.

Ant. 3 Let us celebrate with joy in the presence of our Lord and King.

Psalm 98
The Lord triumphs in his judgment

This psalm tells of the Lord’s first coming and that people of all nations will believe in him (Saint Athanasius).

Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.

The Lord has made known his salvation;
has shown his justice to the nations.
He has remembered his truth and love
for the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth,
ring out your joy.

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp
with the sound of music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
acclaim the King, the Lord.

Let the sea and all within it, thunder;
the world, and all its peoples.
Let the rivers clap their hands
and the hills ring out their joy.

Rejoice at the presence of the Lord:
for he comes to rule the earth.
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with fairness.

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 Jesus, you have revealed your justice to all nations. We stood condemned and you came to be judged in our place. Send your saving power on us and when you come in glory bring your mercy to those for whom you were condemned.

Ant. Let us celebrate with joy in the presence of our Lord and King.

READING Job 1:21; 2:10b

Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb,
and naked I shall go back again.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord!
We accept good things from God;
and should we not accept evil?

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

Incline my heart according to your will, O God.
Incline my heart according to your will, O God.

Speed my steps along your path,
according to your will, O God.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Incline my heart according to your will, O God.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

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. Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ nourishes and supports the Church for which he gave himself up to death. Let us ask him:
Remember your Church, Lord.

You are the Good Shepherd who has given life and light today,
make us grateful for these gifts.
Remember your Church, Lord.

Look with mercy on the flock you have gathered together in your name,
let no one whom the Father has given you perish.
Remember your Church, Lord.

Lead your Church in the way of your commandments,
may your Holy Spirit keep her faithful.
Remember your Church, Lord.

Nourish the Church at the banquet of your Word and Bread,
strengthened by this food may she follow you in joy.
Remember your Church, 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,
as daylight fills the sky,
fill us with your holy light.
May our lives mirror our love for you
whose wisdom has brought us into being,
and whose care guides us on our way.
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.

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.

119 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Lord Jesus thank you for the gift of this new day and for the gift of our lives. I present to you all my family members and our relatives. Grant them their needs and draw them closer to you Lord. Heal those who are sick and grant eternal rest to the departed members. Amen

  2. Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you that we had a safe flight back home! I thank you, Lord with all my heart for your goodness, kindness & protection! Guide & lead us always. You are our light & strength every single day!
    St. Bruno, P & Blessed Marie Durocher, V pray for us!
    Amen

  3. God of mercy and goodness, when Christ called out to you in torment, you heard him and gave him victory over death because of his love for you. We already know the affection you have for us; fill us with a greater love of your name, and we will proclaim you more boldly before men and happily lead them to celebrate your glory.
    Ant. Give joy to your servant, Lord; to you I lift up my heart.
    Please give salvation to my father, Illydio Romulo, whose birthday would be today, June 16, if he would be alive. Please forgive him for all negatives he broth to my life and reward him for all positives he broth to my life. I pray this in the sacred name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

  4. God, we are experiencing a heat wave.

    Please have mercy –
    – on the elderly, pregnant women, and the sick
    – the homeless,
    – the poor who are without air conditioning or electricity, clean
    water, transportation, and health care,
    – the lonely and isolated individuals imprisoned in small
    rooms,
    – the animals who have not been given enough water,
    – the plants that are wilting in the sun.

    Lord, help us prevent forest fires.

    God of creation,
    may the glistening beads of sweat upon our brow,
    remind us of our baptismal promises;
    may the slowing of our paces and practices,
    remind us of the sacredness of each moment;
    and may the sweltering waves of heated air,
    remind us of Your Spirit which moves amongst us.

    And Lord, remind us to give You a drink when we see you thirsty. Amen.

  5. O Lord God of host remember your people O Lord. Protect us & lead us to toe erlasti

    O Lord God of host lead us to ever lasting life in Your kingdom. Protect us us all from all dangers that comes our way. To You I put my trust in You. You are marvelous Lord God we praise you, we honoryou Lord Jesus, & we love ❤️ You for ever. And I shall follow all Your wishes me to do. All I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  6. All praise, honor and glory to our Almighty GOD..
    May GOD bless you all today and everyday.
    Pray for the poor souls in purgatory.
    Pray form the homeless, the sick and the needy.
    Thank You LORD….

  7. Lord our God do not allow us to go astray, may your will be done in our lives and our families. Thank you for the gift of today and all the good things you have been doing for us.
    I pray for niece whose birthday was yesterday and for all born in this month of January may the good Lord bless and guide them all in all their under takings Anem.

  8. Saint Angela MER ICI

    Like Saint Angela we look beyond the rules and conventions of our time and religion to forge new paths to God.

    Prayer: Father, let me not be trapped by the institutions and routines of my life; let me see through to Your shining will and way.

  9. O Lord God I Ask for nothing but love & peace, infinite love without any limit other than yourself. Give the grace to be faithful of my duty to work mydaily life. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  10. “Canticle – Isaiah 33:13-16
    God’s flawless judgment
    What God has promised is for you, for your children, and for those still far away (Acts 2:39).

    Hear, you who are far off,
    what I have done;
    you who are near,
    acknowledge my might.

    On Zion sinners are in dread,
    trembling grips the impious;
    “Who of us can live with the consuming fire?
    Who of us can live with the everlasting flames?”

    He who practices virtue and speaks honestly,
    who spurns what is gained by oppression,
    brushing his hands
    free of contact with a bribe,
    stopping his ears lest he hear of bloodshed,
    closing his eyes lest he look on evil.

    He shall dwell on the heights,
    his stronghold shall be the rocky fastness,
    his food and drink
    in steady supply.

    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.”

  11. Christ nourishes and supports the Church for which he gave himself up to death. Let us ask him:
    Remember your Church, Lord.

    You are the Good Shepherd who has given life and light today,
    — make us grateful for these gifts.
    Remember your Church, Lord.

    Look with mercy on the flock you have gathered together in your name,
    — let no one whom the Father has given you perish.
    Remember your Church, Lord.

    Lead your Church in the way of your commandments,
    — may your Holy Spirit keep her faithful.
    Remember your Church, Lord.

    Nourish the Church at the banquet of your Word and Bread,
    — strengthened by this food may she follow you in joy.

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