Morning Prayer – Mar 13, 2021

INVITATORY – Psalm 24

L: Lord, open my lips.

A: And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

L: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

S1: The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
the world and all its peoples.
It is he who set it on the seas;
on the waters he made it firm.

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering..

S2: Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who shall stand in his holy place?
The man with clean hands and pure heart,
who desires not worthless things,
who has not sworn so as to deceive his neighbor.

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

S1: He shall receive blessings from the Lord
and reward from the God who saves him.
Such are the men who seek him,
seek the face of the God of Jacob.

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

S2: O gates, lift high your heads;
grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter, the king of glory!

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

S1: Who is the king of glory?
The Lord, the mighty, the valiant,
the Lord, the valiant in war.

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

S2: O gates, lift high your heads;
grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter, the king of glory!

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

S1: Who is he, the king of glory?
He, the Lord of armies,
he is the king of glory.

A: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

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: Come, let us worship Christ the Lord, who for our sake endured temptation and suffering.

Morning Prayer for Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent

March 13, 2021

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.

HYMN

L: Lord, you are near to us, and all your ways are true.

A: Lord, you are near to us, and all your ways are true.

PSALM 119:145-152

S1: I call with all my heart; Lord, hear me,
I will keep your statutes.
I call upon you, save me
and I will do your will.

S2: I rise before dawn and cry for help,
I hope in your word.
My eyes watch through the night
to ponder your promise.

S1: In your love hear my voice, O Lord;
give me life by your decrees.
Those who harm me unjustly draw near;
they are far from your law.

S2: But you, O Lord, are close,
your commands are truth.
Long have I known that your will
is established for ever.

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: Save us by the power of your hand, Father, for our enemies have ignored your words. May the fire of your word consume our sins and its brightness illumine our hearts.

A: Lord, you are near to us, and all your ways are true.

(PAUSE)

L: Wisdom of God, be with me, always at work in me.

A: Wisdom of God, be with me, always at work in me.

CANTICLE – (Wisdom 9:1-6, 9-11)

S1: God of my fathers, Lord of mercy,
you who have made all things by your word
and in your wisdom have established man
to rule the creatures produced by you,
to govern the world in holiness and justice,
and to render judgment in integrity of heart:

S2: Give me Wisdom, the attendant at your throne,
and reject me not from among your children:
for I am your servant, the son of your handmaid,
a man weak and short-lived
and lacking in comprehension of judgment and of laws.

S1: Indeed, though one be perfect among the sons of men,
if Wisdom, who comes from you, be not with him,
he shall be held in no esteem.

S2: Now with you is Wisdom who knows your works
and was present when you made the world;
who understands what is pleasing in your eyes
and what is conformable with your commands.

S1: Send her forth from your holy heavens
and from your glorious throne dispatch her
that she may be with me and work with me,
that I may know what is your pleasure.

S2: For she knows and understands all things,
and will guide me discreetly in my affairs
and safeguard me by her glory.

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: Wisdom of God, be with me, always at work in me.

(PAUSE)

L: The Lord remains faithful to his promise for ever.

A: The Lord remains faithful to his promise for ever.

PSALM 117

S1: O praise the Lord, all you nations,
acclaim him all you peoples!

S2: Strong is his love for us;
he is faithful for ever.

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: God, our Father, may all nations and peoples praise you. May Jesus, who is called faithful and true and who lives with you eternally, possess our hearts forever.

A: The Lord remains faithful to his promise for ever.

R: A reading from Isaiah (Isaiah 1:16-18)

Wash yourselves clean!
Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim; redress the wronged,
hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.
Come now, let us set things right,
says the Lord:
Though your sins be like scarlet,
they may become white as snow;
Though they be crimson red,
they may become white as wool.

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: God himself will set me free, from the hunter’s snare.

A: God himself will set me free, from the hunter’s snare.

L: From those who would trap me with lying words

A: and from the hunter’s snare.

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

A: God himself will set me free, from the hunter’s snare.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH (Luke 1:68 – 79)

L: The tax collector stood far away and would not even raise his eyes to heaven. He struck his breast and prayed: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

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: The tax collector stood far away and would not even raise his eyes to heaven. He struck his breast and prayed: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

L: To make us his new creation, Christ the Lord gave us the waters of rebirth and spread the table of his body and his word. Let us call upon him and say: Lord, renew us in your grace.

A: Lord, renew us in your grace.

L: Jesus, meek and humble of heart, clothe us with compassion, kindness and humility, make us want to be patient with everyone.

A: Lord, renew us in your grace.

L: Teach us to be true neighbors to all in trouble and distress, and so imitate you, the Good Samaritan.

A: Lord, renew us in your grace.

L: May the Blessed Virgin, your Mother, pray for all those vowed to a life of virginity, that they may deepen their dedication to you and to the Church.

A: Lord, renew us in your grace.

L: Grant us the gift of your mercy, forgive our sins and remit their punishment.

A: Lord, renew us in your grace.

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

A: Lord, renew us in your grace.

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: Rejoicing
in this annual celebration
of our Lenten observance,
we pray, O Lord, that,
with our hearts set on the paschal mysteries,
we may be gladdened by their full effects.
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.

A: Amen.

L: During this Year of St. Joseph let us pray

A: Oh, Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, pray for us daily to the same Jesus, the Son of God, that we, being defended by the power of His grace and striving faithfully in life, may be crowned by Him at the hour of death. 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: Amen.

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