Morning Prayer – March 27, 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 5th week of Lent

March 27, 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: Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.

A: Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.

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: Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.

(PAUSE)

L: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise, for he has become my Savior.

A: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise, for he has become my Savior.

CANTICLE – Exodus 15:1-4a, 8-13, 17-18

S1: I will sing to the Lord, for he is gloriously triumphant;
horse and chariot he has cast into the sea.

S2: My strength and my courage is the Lord,
and he has been my savior.
He is my God, I praise him;
the God of my father, I extol him.

S1: The Lord is a warrior,
Lord is his name!
Pharaoh’s chariots and army he hurled into the sea.
At a breath of your anger the waters piled up,
the flowing waters stood like a mound,
the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea.

S2: The enemy boasted, “I will pursue and overtake them;
I will divide the spoils and have my fill of them;
I will draw my sword; my hand shall despoil them!”
When your wind blew, the sea covered them;
like lead they sank in the mighty waters.

S1: Who is like to you among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like to you, magnificent in holiness?
O terrible in renown, worker of wonders,
when you stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them!

S2: In your mercy you led the people you redeemed;
in your strength you guided them to your holy dwelling.

S1: And you brought them in and planted them on the mountain of
your inheritance —
the place where you made your seat, O Lord,
the sanctuary, O Lord, which your hands established.
The Lord shall reign forever and ever.

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: The Lord is my strength, and I shall sing his praise, for he has become my Savior.

(PAUSE)

L: O praise the Lord, all you nations.

A: O praise the Lord, all you nations.

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: O praise the Lord, all you nations.

R: A reading from the prophet Isaiah  (Isaiah 65:1b-3a)

I said: Here I am! Here I am!
To a nation that did not call upon my name.
I have stretched out my hands all the day
to a rebellious people,
Who walk in evil paths
and follow their own thoughts,
People who provoke me
continually, to my face.

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: Jesus died to gather into one family all the scattered children of God.

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: Jesus died to gather into one family all the scattered children of God.

INTERCESSIONS

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: O God, who have made all those reborn in Christ
a chosen race and a royal priesthood, grant us, we pray,
the grace to will and to do what you command,
that the people called to eternal life
may be one in the faith of their hearts
and the homage of their deeds.
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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