Morning Prayer for Sunday in the 18th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 618
Proper of Seasons: 58
Psalter: Sunday, Week II, 795

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 622
Psalter: Sunday, Week II, 780

Morning Prayer for Sunday 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

Lo, the dim shadows of the night are waning;
Radiantly glowing with the dawn returning;
Fervent in spirit, to the mighty Father
Pray we devoutly.

So shall our Maker, of His great compassion,
Banish all sickness, kindly health bestowing;
And may He grant us, of a Father's goodness,
Mansions in heaven.

This may He grant us, God for ever blessed,
Father eternal, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Whose mighty glory is through all creation
Ever resounding. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

Psalm 118
Song of joy for salvation

This Jesus is the stone which, rejected by you builders, has become the chief stone supporting all the rest (Acts 4:11).

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love endures for ever.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

Let the sons of Israel say:
“His love endures for ever.”
Let the sons of Aaron say:
“His love endures for ever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say:
“His love endures for ever.”

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

I called to the Lord in my distress;
he answered and freed me.
The Lord is at my side; I do not fear.
What can man do against me?
The Lord is at my side as my helper:
I shall look down on my foes.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in men:
it is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

The nations all encompassed me;
in the Lord’s name I crushed them.
They compassed me, compassed me about;
in the Lord’s name I crushed them.
They compassed me about like bees;
they blazed like a fire among thorns.
In the Lord’s name I crushed them.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

I was hard-pressed and was falling
but the Lord came to help me.
The Lord is my strength and my song;
he is my savior.
There are shouts of joy and victory
in the tents of the just.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
his right hand raised me up.
The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
I shall not die, I shall live
and recount his deeds.
I was punished, I was punished by the Lord,
but not doomed to die.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

Open to me the gates of holiness:
I will enter and give thanks.
This is the Lord’s own gate
where the just may enter.
I will thank you for you have answered
and you are my savior.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

O Lord, grant us salvation;
O Lord, grant success.
Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from the house of the Lord;
the Lord God is our light.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

Go forward in procession with branches
even to the altar.
You are my God, I thank you.
My God, I praise you.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his love endures for ever.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

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, you have given us the great day of rejoicing: Jesus Christ, the stone rejected by the builders, has become the cornerstone of the Church, our spiritual home. Shed upon your Church the rays of your glory, that it may be seen as the gate of salvation open to all nations. Let cries of joy and exultation ring out from its tents, to celebrate the wonder of Christ’s resurrection.

Ant. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, alleluia.

Ant.2 Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Canticle – Daniel 3:52-57
Let all creatures praise the Lord

The Creator… is blessed for ever (Romans 1:25).

Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers,
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever;

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

And blessed is your holy and glorious name,
praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory,
praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom,
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Blessed are you who look into the depths
from your throne upon the cherubim,
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,
praiseworthy and glorious forever.

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord,
praise and exalt him above all forever.

Ant. Let us sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

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 sing a hymn of praise to our God, alleluia.

Ant. 3 Praise the Lord for his infinite greatness, alleluia.

Psalm 150
Praise the Lord

Let mind and heart be in your song: this is to glorify God with your whole self (Hesychius).

Praise God in his holy place,
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his powerful deeds,
praise his surpassing greatness.

Ant. Praise the Lord for his infinite greatness, alleluia.

O praise him with sound of trumpet,
praise him with lute and harp.
Praise him with timbrel and dance,
praise him with strings and pipes.

Ant. Praise the Lord for his infinite greatness, alleluia.

O praise him with resounding cymbals,
praise him with clashing of cymbals.
Let everything that lives and that breathes
give praise to the Lord.

Ant. Praise the Lord for his infinite greatness, alleluia.

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, maker of heaven and earth and of all created things, you make your just ones holy and you justify sinners who confess your name. Hear us as we humbly pray to you: give us eternal joy with your saints.

Ant. Praise the Lord for his infinite greatness, alleluia.

READING Ezekiel 36:25-27

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.

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

We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name.
We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name.

We cry aloud how marvelous you are,
as we call upon your name.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
We give thanks to you, O God, as we call upon your name.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. Do not work for food that will perish, but for food that lasts to eternal 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. Do not work for food that will perish, but for food that lasts to eternal life.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us give thanks to our Savior who came into this world as God’s presence among us. Let us call upon him:
Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.

Lord Jesus, you are the rising Sun, the firstfruits of the future resurrection,
grant that we may not sit in the shadow of death but walk in the light of life.
Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.

Show us your goodness, present in every creature,
that we may contemplate your glory everywhere.
Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.

Do not allow us to be overcome by evil today,
but grant that we may overcome evil through the power of good.
Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.

You were baptized in the Jordan and anointed by the Holy Spirit,
grant that we may this day give thanks to your Holy Spirit.
Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.

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

Draw near to your servants,
O Lord, and answer their prayers
with unceasing kindness, that,
for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide,
you may restore what you have created
and keep safe what you have restored.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of 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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67 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. This is the first time I’m praying the Lauds using the Breviary along with the audio on this site. Thank God for the blessings of praying the Liturgy of the Hours. All praise to Christ, our King. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord. Amen.

  2. Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.
    Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.
    Christ, King of Glory, be our light and our joy.
    Amen.

  3. Thanks you for the Liturgy of the Hour which provided me the every day prayers which begin my daily day. Thank you for your hard work to prepare this wonderful

  4. God, may everyone keep today, Sunday, holy.

    May this day be for praising You and thanking You and loving You and making reparation for all sin.

    Because You are the sovereign Good,
    Because You are infinitely worthy of being loved,
    Because You are infinitely perfect,
    We Love You, O God

    In union with that love by which all the saints and all the angels love You in heaven,
    We Love You, O God
    In union with that love by which the Blessed Virgin Mary loves You
    In union with that infinite love by which You love Yourself,
    We Love You, O God.

    O Sweet Jesus, You alone are ever our hope, our entire confidence,
    our riches, our delight, our pleasure, our joy, our rest and
    tranquility, our peace, our sweetness, our food, our
    refreshment, our refuge, our help, our wisdom, our portion,
    our possession, our treasure; in Whom may our minds and hearts want to be be ever fixed and firm and rooted immovably,

    Make us always hunger for You,
    the Bread of Angels, the refreshment of
    holy souls, our daily and supersubstantial bread, having
    all sweetness and savor and every delightful taste;

    May we ever thirst for You
    the fountain of life, the fountain of wisdom and knowledge,
    the fountain of eternal light, the torrent of pleasure, the
    fulness of the house of God;

    May we ever compass You, seek
    You, find You, run to You, come up to You, meditate on
    You, speak of You, and do all for the praise and glory of
    Your Name, with humility and discretion, with love and
    delight, with ease and affection, with perseverance to the
    end.

    Mary, lend us your arms to embrace your Son and our Savior, your voice to sing Him praises and thanksgiving, and your Most Immaculate Heart to love Him as He deserves, with your most perfect love.

    St. Joseph, our spiritual father, press the Child Jesus in our name and kiss His fine head for us and
    ask Him to return the kiss when we draw our dying breath.

    Gracious and loving God, we thank your for the gift of our priests.
    Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

    Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
    Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

    Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
    Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

    Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
    Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.

    Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

    We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.

    Amen.

  5. Lord only you will help to redeem your people from this condition we are facing. Lord please we have sinned against you, we have sinned against you deliver us. The COVER 19 case is what only you will help us out.

  6. hank You LORD for this new day and all the Blessings and Graces that You are giving us today.
    LORD help me to give help and comfort to those around me LORD help me show love and compassion to those in need of it..
    Pray for the homeless and those in Nursing Homes,
    Pray also for the sick as well. May they be Blessed and comforted…

  7. O Lord God I ask you please heal the world of this pandemic covid-19. So we will all be safe. Obtain for me the grace to suffer & remain faithful to you Lord Jesus Christ. Protect me in all my needs. Amen.

  8. God of love, goodness and mercy, thank you for your fidelity to us your children. Help us to imitate You who are good, docile and patient. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

  9. I truly feel the gift of life, the Love of God during my prayer time. Thank you Lord for being in me . Thank you for letting me pray and feel you.

  10. Please pray for my beloved step mother Donna who entered eternal life a few hours after my sons wedding last night.
    Deacon Pete Mehlhaff

  11. Please Jesus, bring my children back to Mass and sacraments with their children. And in your compassion please send healing to Catie and her family. You love them even more than I do. Please hear my prayers

  12. My husband and I sat outside doing prayers this morning enjoying the beauty of all that God has blessed us with. Blessings to all.

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