Morning Prayer for St. Luke, Evangelist

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
All from the Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1191

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
All from the Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1155

Christian Prayer (single volume)
Ordinary: 689
All from the Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 958

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

Creator of the skies above,
The wisdom of your plan decreed
That sun should give us light by day,
And moon should rule the hours of night.

The darkness is dispelled at last,
The world's great beauty is revealed;
Our strength of soul is now renewed
To spur us on to kindly deeds.

Returning day calls us to prayer,
And bids us sing your praise anew;
The brightening aspect of the sky
Gives courage and serenity.

May we avoid all stain of sin,
No evil mar our thoughts this day,
No sinful action spoil our lives,
No wrong or idle words offend.

But while the sun draws on the day,
May our weak faith grow strong and sure
With hope that presses to the goal,
And love unites us all to Christ.

O Father, this we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, your only Son,
Whom in the Spirit we adore:
One God who reigns for evermore. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready.

Psalm 108
Praise of God and a plea for help

Since the Son of God has been exalted above the heavens, his glory is proclaimed through all the earth (Arnobius).

My heart is ready, O God;
I will sing, sing your praise.
Awake, my soul;
awake, lyre and harp.
I will awake the dawn.

I will thank you, Lord, among the peoples,
among the nations I will praise you,
for your love reaches to the heavens
and your truth to the skies.
O God, arise above the heavens;
may your glory shine on earth!

O come and deliver your friends;
help with your right hand and reply.
From his holy place God has made this promise:
“I will triumph and divide the land of Shechem;
I will measure out the valley of Succoth.

Gilead is mine and Manasseh.
Ephraim I take for my helmet,
Judah for my commander’s staff.
Moab I will use for my washbowl,
on Edom I will plant my shoe.
Over the Philistines I will shout in triumph.”

But who will lead me to conquer the fortress?
Who will bring me face to face with Edom?
Will you utterly reject us, O God,
and no longer march with our armies?

Give us help against the foe:
for the help of man is vain.
With God we shall do bravely
and he will trample down our foes.

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

Accept the prayers of your servants, Lord, and prepare our hearts to praise your holy name. Come to our aid in time of trouble and make us worthy to sing you songs of thanksgiving.

Ant. My heart is ready, O God, my heart is ready.

Ant. 2 The Lord has robed me with grace and salvation.

Canticle – Isaiah 61:10 – 62:5
The prophet’s joy in the vision of a new Jerusalem

I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, with the beauty of a bride adorned for her husband (Revelation 21:2).

I rejoice heartily in the Lord,
in my God is the joy of my soul;
for he has clothed me with a robe of salvation,
and wrapped me in a mantle of justice,
like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,
like a bride bedecked with her jewels.

As the earth brings forth its plants,
and a garden makes its growth spring up,
so will the Lord God make justice and praise
spring up before all the nations.

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent,
for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,
until her vindication shines forth like the dawn
and her victory like a burning torch.

Nations shall behold your vindication,
and all kings your glory;
you shall be called by a new name
pronounced by the mouth of the Lord.
You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord,
a royal diadem held by your God.

No more shall men call you “Forsaken,”
or your land “Desolate,”
but you shall be called “My Delight,”
and your land “Espoused.”
For the Lord delights in you,
and makes your land his spouse.

As a young man marries a virgin,
your Builder shall marry you;
and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride
so shall your God rejoice in you.

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 has robed me with grace and salvation.

Ant. 3 I will praise my God all the days of my life.

Psalm 146
Those who trust in God know what it is to be happy

To praise God in our lives means all we do must be for his glory (Arnobius).

My soul, give praise to the Lord;
I will praise the Lord all my days,
make music to my God while I live.

Put no trust in princes,
in mortal men in whom there is no help.
Take their breath, they return to clay
and their plans that day come to nothing.

He is happy who is helped by Jacob’s God,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who alone made heaven and earth,
the seas and all they contain.

It is he who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

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 glory and power, those who have put all their trust in you are happy indeed. Shine the brightness of your light on us, that we may love you always with a pure heart.

Ant. I will praise my God all the days of my life.

READING Deuteronomy 4:39-40a

Know, and fix in your heart, that the Lord is God in the heavens above and on earth below, and that there is no other. You must keep his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you today.

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

I will bless the Lord all my life long.
I will bless the Lord all my life long.

With a song of praise ever on my lips,
all my life long.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
I will bless the Lord all my life long.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Let us serve the Lord in holiness all the days of our life.

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 all the days of our life.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ, the splendor of the Father’s glory, enlightens us with his word. With deep love we call upon him:
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Blessed are you, the alpha and the omega of our faith,
for you called us out of darkness into your marvelous light.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

You enabled the blind to see, the deaf to hear,
help our unbelief.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Lord, keep us in your love, preserve our community,
do not let us become separated from one another.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Give us strength in temptation, endurance in trial,
and gratitude in prosperity.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

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

Father,
keep in mind your holy covenant,
sealed with the blood of the Lamb.
Forgive the sins of your people
and let this new day bring us closer to salvation.
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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111 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. O Lord Godthank you for being there always for me to bring love &hope in time of despair & frustation, courage in time of fear & doubt, & peace n time of anxiety. With confidence in your love & mercy give me the patience to humbly wait for Your answers to my prayers. This I pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  2. Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us. Thou Who art Infinite Love, Have mercy on us.
    Thou Who didst first love us, Have mercy on us.
    Thou Who commandest me to love Thee, Have mercy on us.

    With all our hearts, minds, and strength
    We Love Thee, O God

    We Love Thee, O God
    Above all possessions and honors,
    Above all pleasures and enjoyments,
    More than ourselves, and everything belonging to us,
    More than all my relatives and friends,
    More than all men and angels,
    We Love Thee, O God

    Above all created things in heaven or on earth,
    Only for Thyself,
    Because Thou art the sovereign Good,
    Because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved,
    Because Thou art infinitely perfect,
    W eLove Thee, O God

    Even hadst Thou not promised me heaven,
    Even hadst Thou not menaced me with hell,
    Even shouldst Thou try us by want and misfortune,
    We Love Thee, O God

    In wealth and in poverty,
    In prosperity and in adversity,
    In health and in sickness,
    In life and in death,
    In time and in eternity,
    We Love Thee, O God

    In union with that love wherewith all the saints and all the angels love Thee in heaven,
    In union with that love wherewith the Blessed Virgin Mary loveth Thee,
    In union with that infinite love wherewith Thou lovest Thyself eternally,
    We Love Thee, O God

    God, Who dost possess in incomprehensible abundance all that is perfect and worthy of love, annihilate in us all guilty, sensual, and undue love for creatures. Kindle in our hearts the pure fire of Thy love, so that we may love nothing but Thee or in Thee, until being so entirely consumed by holy love of Thee, we may go to love Thee eternally with the elect in heaven, the country of pure love. Amen.

    • Oh One, who encompasses all things, who knit us before we were formed in our mother’s womb, we praise you for we are wondrously made.
      Hear us, King of eternal glory.

      Let us thank you, Holy Trinity for in all you have done for us, your spiritual gifts produce fruit in the utterances of pray-ers whom you have called to aid us all in the everlasting conversation of worship.
      Hear us, King of eternal glory.

  3. Thank you Lord for continuing to bless the world and help us to love one in other!. Clean my mind with your word and help me to believe, preach, live and practice your words.

  4. Thanks to all prayed for me finding my notebook is misplaced – I found it. Thank you all for being part of this Prauerful Cimmu it’s amd your prayers amd for others

  5. You enabled the blind to see, the deaf to hear,
    — help our unbelief.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    Lord, keep us in your love, preserve our community,
    — do not let us become separated from one another.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    Give us strength in temptation, endurance in trial,
    — and gratitude in prosperity.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    Today I celebrate one year that I received my diploma as a psychoanalyst. Thank you, dear Holy Spirit, for all the graces You have given me and my clients. Thank you for Your guidance through all sufferings. May Our Lady of Fatima, St. Joseph, St Anthony, Ste. Thérèse, St Benedict, St Bakita and St Faustina help me thank God in spiritual and health prosperity. Please intercede for opening my eyes – inner and external – to all I need to be conscious of. Thank you very much for your assistance during all these years at the Institute. Amen.

  6. Father of goodness, thank you for creating us in your image and likeness. In this way you wanted to share your love reality with us. You set us free so that we could understand how much you love us. You created us without us, but you can’t save us without us. That is why our souls will not rest until they find You. Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.

  7. Have mercy on us, God, in your kindness.
    In your compassion blot out our offense.
    O wash us more and more from our guilt
    and cleanse us from our sin.

    Pure hearts create for us, O God,
    put a steadfast spirit within us.
    Rescue us, God, our helper,
    and our tongues shall ring out your goodness.
    O Lord, open our lips
    and our mouths shall declare your praise.

    Blessed are you, the alpha and the omega of our faith,
    — for you called us out of darkness into your marvelous light.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    You enabled the blind to see, the deaf to hear,
    — help our unbelief.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    Lord, keep us in your love, preserve our community,
    — do not let us become separated from one another.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    Give us strength in temptation, endurance in trial,
    — and gratitude in prosperity.
    Hear us, King of eternal glory.

    Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.

    St. Joseph, make us humble and obedient as you.

    Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  8. Give us strength in temptation, endurance in trial,
    — and gratitude in prosperity.”

    Thank You Lord for the grace of making me pleasing to you inspite of my being unaware of this.  Allow my body and my soul to be one in doing your will.  AMEN

  9. Lord you are the Lord or Lord, King of King, rise O Lord and defend your course. The world in which we live is your doing, you know everything that is happening in it. Come to us in this present time thing are going crazy and deliver us by your grace. Lead us, guide us and make us know and follow the right path till the end of our life Amen.

  10. In this year of St. Joseph, Wednesday is dedicated in his honor, just as Friday is for Jesus, Saturday for our Blessed Mother.

    To you, O blessed Joseph,
    do we come in our tribulation,
    and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
    we confidently invoke your patronage also.
    Through that charity which bound you
    to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
    and through the paternal love
    with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
    we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
    which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
    and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

    We are enjoined to say the following prayer right after our daily holy rosary:

    O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
    defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
    O most loving father, ward off from us
    every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
    O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
    and from heaven assist us in our struggle
    with the power of darkness.
    As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
    so now protect God’s Holy Church
    from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
    shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
    so that, supported by your example and your aid,
    we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,
    and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.

    Amen.

  11. Pray for mercy on our country

    Almighty and Eternal God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords: graciously turn your gaze to us who invoke Your mercy with confidence.
    Have mercy on our nation, grant peace and prosperity and illuminate those who govern us so that they may commit themselves to the common good, in respect for Your holy Law.
    Protect those who, defending the inviolable principles of the Natural Law and Your Commandments, must face the repeated assaults of the Enemy of the human race.
    Keep in the hearts of Your children courage for the truth, love for virtue and perseverance in the midst of trials.
    Protect all families and help them grow in the example that Our Lord has given us, together with His Most Holy Mother and Saint Joseph in the home of Nazareth, the first domestic church; give to our fathers and mothers the gift of Strength, to educate wisely the children with which you have blessed them.
    Keep each one of us, O Lord, in your Most Sacred Heart, as well as those who govern us.
    Lord, we pray You would thwart the plans of the enemy for all nations. Block all powers and principalities associated with division and violence.
    Protect us. Have mercy on us. Raise up for us knights and ladies of justice, who will be defenders of the oppressed, firm bulwarks against Your enemies, and proud supporters of the children of light and life.
    Send us your Holy Spirit to give courage to those who, in spiritual combat, fight the good fight as soldiers of Christ against the furious forces of the children of darkness
    Place the whole world under the mantle of the Queen of Victories, our Unconquered Leader in battle, the Immaculate Conception. It is thanks to her, and through your Mercy, that the hymn of praise rises to you, O Lord,
    from the children whom you have redeemed in the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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  12. Thank You LORD for all the blessings and graces that You have bestowed upon me, please continue to guide me in the right direction so that I can help others and be a good example for them to follow.
    I pray for the poor souls in purgatory and the homeless and the sick and needy.
    May GOD bless you all today and everyday.

  13. We kiss the walls in Thy Sacred Head with sorrow deep and true every thought we have today we offer now to You.

    We kiss the wounds in Thy Sacred Hands with sorrow deep and true every touch of our hands today we offer now to You.

    We kiss the wounds in Thy Sacred Feet with sorrow deep and true every step we take today we offer now to You.

    We kiss the wound inThy Sacred Heart with sorrow deep and true every beat of our heart today we offer now to You. Amen

  14. Saint Blase pray for us and especially for our Cardinal, bishop Blase Cupish. May he continue to be faithful to God and to his ministry.

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