Morning Prayer – January 9, 2021

INVITATORY – Psalm 100

L: Lord, open my lips.

A: And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

L: Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him.

S1: Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.

A: Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him.

S2: Know that he, the Lord, is God.
He made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the sheep of his flock.

A: Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him.

S1: Go within his gates, giving thanks.
Enter his courts with songs of praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.

A: Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him.

S2: Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.

A: Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him.

S1: Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:

A: as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

A: Christ has appeared to us; come, let us adore him.

Morning Prayer for Saturday after Epiphany

January 11, 2020

L: God, come to my assistance.

A: Lord, make haste to help me.

L: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

A: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

L: As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

A: As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

PSALM 92

S1: 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.

S2: 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.

S1: 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.

S2: 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.

S1: 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.

S2: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

A: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

L: 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.

A: As morning breaks we sing of your mercy, Lord, and night will find us proclaiming your fidelity.

(PAUSE)

L: Extol the greatness of our God.

A: Extol the greatness of our God.

CANTICLE – Deuteronomy 32:1-12

S1: Give ear, O heavens, while I speak;
let the earth hearken to the words of my mouth!
May my instruction soak in like the rain,
and my discourse permeate like the dew,
Like a downpour upon the grass,
like a shower upon the crops.

S2: For I will sing the Lord’s renown.
Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God!
The Rock – how faultless are his deeds,
how right all his ways!
A faithful God, without deceit,
how just and upright he is!

S1: Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children,
a perverse and crooked race!
Is the Lord to be thus repaid by you,
O stupid and foolish people?
Is he not your father who created you?
Has he not made you and established you?

S2: Think back on the days of old,
reflect on the years of age upon age.
Ask your father and he will inform you,
ask your elders and they will tell you:

S1: When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage,
when he parceled out the descendants of Adam,
He set up the boundaries of the peoples
after the number of the sons of God;
While the Lord’s own portion was Jacob,
His hereditary share was Israel.

S2: He found them in a wilderness,
a wasteland of howling desert.
He shielded them and cared for them,
guarding them as the apple of his eye.

S1: As an eagle incites its nestlings forth
by hovering over its brood,
So he spread his wings to receive them
and bore them up on his pinions.
The Lord alone was their leader,
no strange god was with him.

S2: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

A: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A: Extol the greatness of our God.

(PAUSE)

L: How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

A: How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

PSALM 8

S1: How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!

S2: 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.

S1: 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?

S2: 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.

S1: All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters.

S2: How great is your name, O Lord our God
through all the earth!

S1: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

A: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

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

A: How wonderful is your name, O Lord, in all creation.

R: A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Wisdom 7:26-27)

Wisdom is the refulgence of eternal light,
the spotless mirror of the power of God,
the image of his goodness.
And she, who is one, can do all things,
and renews everything while herself perduring;
And passing into holy souls from age to age,
she produces friends of God and prophets.

The Word of the Lord.

A: Thanks be to God.

SACRED SILENCE – 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.

L: All the kings of the earth will bow down in worship.

A: All the kings of the earth will bow down in worship.

L: Men and women of every nation will serve him.

A: They will bow down in worship.

L: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

A: All the kings of the earth will bow down in worship.

L: At Cana in Galilee Jesus worked the first of the signs which revealed his glory.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH (Luke 1:68 – 79)

A: 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.

A: At Cana in Galilee Jesus worked the first of the signs which revealed his glory.

L: Let us give glory to Christ, the image of God, as we call upon him in faith:
Christ, Son of God, hear us.

A: Christ, Son of God, hear us.

L: Son of God, you showed us the Father’s love, reveal him to men and women through the love we show toward one another.

A: Christ, Son of God, hear us.

L: You revealed yourself as Lord of life, now grant us the fullness of your life.

A: Christ, Son of God, hear us.

L: Let our bodies be signs of your life, as we bear your dying in our flesh.

A: Christ, Son of God, hear us.

L: Illuminate our hearts, with the brilliant knowledge of God’s light.

A: Christ, Son of God, hear us.

L: Now add your own petitions in the silence of your heart (PAUSE) Let us pray.

A: A: Christ, Son of God, hear us.

L: Let us pray as Jesus taught us.

A: 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.

L: Almighty ever-living God,
who through your Only Begotten Son
have made us a new creation for yourself,
grant, we pray,
that by your grace we may be found in the likeness of him,
in whom our nature is united to you.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

A: Amen.

L: The Lord be with you.

A: and with your Spirit.

L: May God bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

A: Amen

L: Go in peace.

A: Thanks be to God.

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