Morning Prayer for Sunday in the 26th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week IV, 1253

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week IV, 1217

Christian Prayer (single volume)
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Saturday, Week IV, 988

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 We do well to sing your name, Most High, and proclaim your mercy at daybreak.

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. We do well to sing your name, Most High, and proclaim your mercy at daybreak.

Ant.2 I will create a new heart in you, and breathe into you a new spirit.

Canticle – Ezekiel 36:24-28
The Lord will renew his people

They will be his own people, and God himself will be with them, their own God (Revelation 21:3).

I will take you away from among the nations,
gather you from all the foreign lands,
and bring you back to your own land.

I will sprinkle clean water upon you
to cleanse you from all your impurities,
and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

I will give you a new heart
and place a new spirit within you,
taking from your bodies your stony hearts
and giving you natural hearts.

I will put my spirit within you
and make you live by my statutes,
careful to observe my decrees.

You shall live in the land I gave your fathers;
you shall be my people,
and I will be your 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.

Ant. I will create a new heart in you, and breathe into you a new spirit.

Ant. 3 On the lips of children and infants you have found perfect praise.

Psalm 8
The majesty of the Lord and man’s dignity

The Father gave Christ lordship of creation and made him head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22).

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. On the lips of children and infants you have found perfect praise.

READING 2 Peter 3:13-15a

What we await are new heavens and a new earth where, according to his promise, the justice of God will reside. So, beloved, while waiting for this, make every effort to be found without stain or defilement, and at peace in his sight. Consider that our Lord’s patience is directed toward salvation.

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 adore God, who has given hope and life to the world through his Son, and let us humbly ask him:
Lord, hear us.

Lord, Father of all, you have brought us to the dawn of this day,
make us live with Christ and praise your glory.
Lord, hear us.

You have poured out faith, hope and love upon us,
keep them firmly rooted in our hearts.
Lord, hear us.

Lord, let our eyes be always raised up to you,
so that we may swiftly answer your call.
Lord, hear us.

Protect us from the snares and enticements of evil,
keep our feet from stumbling.
Lord, hear us.

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,
splendor of true light, and never ending day:
let the radiance of your coming
banish from our minds
the darkness of sin.
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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72 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. 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.

    Thank you, Lord, for this week, and all things and spiritual benefits we have received from You! Please bless, Lord, all those we have interacted with this week. Thank you!

  2. Father to you be all honor and glory. Guide and protect us in this confused world. Grant us the grace to follow, abundant grace to follow you our Lord and God. Eternal rest to all the dead.

  3. O Lord God fill me with my emptiness with Your love, peace & joy. Bring me hope in Your forgiveness & loving mercy for all I have ask of You. Thank you Lord & my love for You for eternity. Amen.

  4. Psalm 100 brings to my mind an image of arriving at “the gates” of heaven with extreme relief and gratitude, and I

    Cry out with joy to the Lord . . .
    Serve the Lord with gladness.
    Come before him, singing for joy..

    Know that he, the Lord, is God.
    He made us, we belong to him,
    we are his people, the sheep of his flock.

    Go within his gates, giving thanks.
    Enter his courts with songs of praise.
    Give thanks to him and bless his name.

  5. 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.

    Thank you Lord for all your blessings this week – for providing the transference I was struggling with, for my son’s kindness, for the papers the lawyer sent – please confirm your justice upon Romulo, protect him against those who want to deprive him of what belongs, by Law, to him. I offer you his sufferings throughout his life, that the Holy Spirit, please, turn these into Joy. Thank you! And I sing thanks also for the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady who Unties the nots, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St Anthony of Lisbon (or, as he is known, of Padua.) Amen. Thank you for everything, Lord Jesus, including the sufferings which I position carefully in your wounds. Thank you.

  6. O Lord God remain in me always & inspire me to dedicate my whole life in your service & glory .Thank you my God for all your goodness pou upon me. I Love above all thin

  7. Virgin Full of Goodness,
    Mother of Mercy
    By St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

    Virgin full of goodness,
    Mother of mercy,
    I entrust to you my body and my soul,
    my thoughts and my actions,
    my life and my death.
    My Queen,
    come to my aid
    and deliver me from the snares of the devil.
    Obtain for me the grace of loving
    my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
    with a true and perfect love,
    and after Him,
    O Mary,
    of loving you with all my heart
    and above all things.
    Amen.

  8. It is our joy, O God, to praise You with song.
    To sing as er ponder Your goodness,
    — to praise you with song.

    We Love You, God
    In time and in eternity,
    We Love You
    In union with that love by which all the saints and all the angels love You in heaven,
    In union with that love by which the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You,
    We Love You, God
    In union with that infinite love by which You love Yourself eternally,
    We Love You, God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Kindle in us heart the pure fire of Your love, so that we may love nothing but You or in You, until being so entirely consumed by holy love of You, we may go to love You eternally with the elect in heaven, the country of pure love.

    Blessed Mother, St. Joseph. St Charbel whom we celebrate today, miracles please, miracles. Thank you.

    Amen.

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

    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.

  10. With you, Mother of God and our mother, we sing your magnificat. We proclaim the greatness of the Lord,
    we rejoice in God our Savior
    for He has looked with favor on His lowly servants.
    From this day all generations will call us blessed:
    the Almighty has done great things for us,
    and holy is His Name.

    It is our joy, O God, to praise You with song.
    To sing as we ponder Your goodness,
    — to praise You with song.
    It is our joy, O God, to praise You with song.

    Mary, tender mother of men, in accordance with your ardent wish made known at Fatima, we consecrate to your Immaculate Heart ourselves, our brethren, and the whole human race. Reign over us, Most Holy Mother of God, and teach us how to make the Heart of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ reign and triumph in us even as It has reigned and triumphed in you. Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be yours in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow; in health and in sickness; in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which you did lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like you. We want to atone for the many sins committed against Jesus and you. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

    Make our hearts humble and true and good and beautiful as your immaculate heart, Dear Blessed Mother, that we may be worthy of loving God as He deserves to be loved. Jesus and Joseph, make us sincerely reverent to Mary, through whom all blessings flow.

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

    Take care of my Joseph and my Michael, Blessed Mother, for they are more yours than mine.

    God of Love and Mercy, thank You, thank You, thank You for everything.

  11. Amen, amen, amen I said to you O Lord God thank you for every good things you have provided us. We praise You. We honor you Lord Jesus & we love ❤️ you Lord Lord Jesus forever & ever. Amen.

  12. Loneliness, betrayal, anxiety, and depression cut deep and don’t always leave outward marks. But all suffering is taken up on the Cross and finds its place in the mark of the nails in Christ’s hands and feet, the gash in His side: five precious wounds that He bears now and forever in His risen and glorified body.
    — Holly Ordway
    From her book Not God’s Type

    • I received that same quote in my email today and it certainly touched my heart! I will pray with that this day and contemplate on suffering and how much value it has despite what the world wants to tell us!

      Beautiful reflection to pray with!

      Deacon Joseph

  13. O Lord God Please protect me in all my diffculties in my daily life. Please make me strong enough to face all the problems that comes my way. Give me pateince & perseverance to face it all. All I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ who lives & reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God forever &ever. Amen.

  14. Thank You God for the month of May. You, through our beloved Mother Mary, Queen of May, have poured on us grace upon grace upon grace. Thank You for the Feasts of Pentecost, The Holy Trinity, the Visitation, and the Memorials of so many many wonderful Saints.

    It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, creator of the world and source of all life.

    For You never forsake the works of Your wisdom, but by Your providence are even now at work in our midst. With mighty hand and outstretched arm You led your people Israel through the desert. Now, as Your Church makes her pilgrim journey in the world, You always accompany her by the power of the Holy Spirit and lead her along the paths of time to the eternal joy of your Kingdom, through Christ our Lord.

    And so, with the Angels and Saints, we, too, sing the hymn of Your glory, as without end we acclaim: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Your glory, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

    O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and tender Mother of men, in accordance with thy ardent wish made known at Fatima, we consecrate to thy Immaculate Heart ourselves, our brethren, and the whole human race. Reign over us, Most Holy Mother of God, and teach us how to make the Heart of Thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ reign and triumph in us even as It has reigned and triumphed in thee. Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow; in health and in sickness; in life and in death. O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and our hearts and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which thou didst lament so sorrowfully at Fatima. We want to be pure like thee. We want to atone for the many sins committed against Jesus and thee. We want to call down upon our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity.

    Make our hearts humble and true and good and beautiful as your immaculate heart, Dear Blessed Mother, that we may be worthy of loving God as He deserves to be loved. Jesus and Joseph, make us sincerely reverent to Mary, through whom all blessings flow.

    God of power and mercy,
    you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
    Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
    that we may all deserve to be called your sons
    and daughters.
    Keep in your mercy those men and women
    who have died in the cause of freedom
    and bring them safely
    into your kingdom of justice and peace.
    We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

    Take care of my Joseph and my Michael, Blessed Mother, for they are more yours than mine.

    God of Love and Mercy, thank You, thank You, thank You for everything.

    • 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.

      Thank you, edenj, for your wonderful prayer. I am grateful to our brothers and sisters to pray to Mary, Our beloved Mother, today which would had been the birthday of my mother, Maria Olívia. Thank you very much for your prayers and for the grace given to me today, in my mother’s birth day. God bless you all, and your children!

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