Morning Prayers – Monday August 17th, 2020

INVITATORY – Psalm 24

L: Lord, open my lips.

A: And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

L: Come, let us sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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 sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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 sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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 sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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

A: Come, let us sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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

A: Come, let us sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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

A: Come, let us sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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

A: Come, let us sing joyful songs to the Lord.

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 sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Morning Prayer for Monday in Ordinary Time
August 17, 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

PSALM 90

L: Each morning, Lord, you fill us with your kindness.

A: Each morning, Lord, you fill us with your kindness.

S1: O Lord, you have been our refuge
from one generation to the next.
Before the mountains were born
or the earth or the world brought forth,
you are God, without beginning or end.

S2: You turn men back to dust
and say: “Go back, sons of men.”
To your eyes a thousand years
are like yesterday, come and gone,
no more than a watch in the night.

S1: You sweep men away like a dream,
like grass which springs up in the morning.
In the morning it springs up and flowers:
by evening it withers and fades.

S2: So we are destroyed in your anger,
struck with terror in your fury.
Our guilt lies open before you;
our secrets in the light of your face.

S1: All our days pass away in your anger.
Our life is over like a sigh.
Our span is seventy years
or eighty for those who are strong.

S2: And most of these are emptiness and pain.
They pass swiftly and we are gone.
Who understands the power of your anger
and fears the strength of your fury?

S1: Make us know the shortness of our life
that we may gain wisdom of heart.
Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever?
Show pity to your servants.

S2: In the morning, fill us with your love;
we shall exult and rejoice all our days.
Give us joy to balance our affliction
for the years when we knew misfortune.

S1: Show forth your work to your servants;
let your glory shine on their children.
Let the favor of the Lord be upon us:
give success to the work of our hands,
give success to the work of our hands.

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: Lord, send your mercy and your truth to rescue us from the snares of the devil, and, happy to be known as companions of your Son, we will praise you among the peoples and proclaim you to the nations.

A: Each morning, Lord, you fill us with your kindness.

(PAUSE)

CANTICLE – Isaiah 42:10-16

L: From the farthest bounds of earth, may God be praised!

A: From the farthest bounds of earth, may God be praised!

S1: Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise from the end of the earth:

S2: Let the sea and what fills it resound,
the coastlands, and those who dwell in them.
Let the steppe and its cities cry out,
the villages where Kedar dwells;

S1: Let the inhabitants of Sela exult,
and shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory to the Lord,
and utter his praise in the coastlands.

S2: The Lord goes forth like a hero,
like a warrior he stirs up his ardor;
he shouts out his battle cry,
against his enemies he shows his might:

S1: I have looked away, and kept silence,
I have said nothing, holding myself in;
but now, I cry out as a woman in labor,
gasping and panting.

S2: I will lay waste mountains and hills,
all their herbage I will dry up;
I will turn the rivers into marshes,
and the marshes I will dry up.

S1: I will lead the blind on their journey;
by paths unknown I will guide them.
I will turn darkness into light before them,
and make crooked ways straight.

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: From the farthest bounds of earth, may God be praised!

(PAUSE)

PSALM 135

L: You who stand in his sanctuary, praise the name of the Lord.

A: You who stand in his sanctuary, praise the name of the Lord.

S1: Praise the name of the Lord,
praise him, servants of the Lord,
who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.

S2: Praise the Lord for the Lord is good.
Sing a psalm to his name for he is loving.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself
and Israel for his own possession.

S1: For I know the Lord is great,
that our Lord is high above all gods.
The Lord does whatever he wills,
in heaven, on earth, in the seas.

S2: He summons clouds from the ends of the earth;
makes lightning produce the rain;
from his treasuries he sends forth the wind.

S1: The first-born of the Egyptians he smote,
of man and beast alike.
Signs and wonders he worked
in the midst of your land, O Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.

S2: Nations in their greatness he struck
and kings in their splendor he slew.
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
Og, the king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
He let Israel inherit their land;
on his people their land he bestowed.

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: Where two or three gather in your name, Lord, you promised to be with them and share their fellowship. Look down upon your family gathered here in your name, and graciously pour out your blessing upon us.

A: You who stand in his sanctuary, praise the name of the Lord.

R: A reading from the Book of Judith – (Judith 8:25-27)

We should be grateful to the Lord our God, for putting us to the test, as he did our forefathers. Recall how he dealt with Abraham, and how he tried Isaac, and all that happened to Jacob in Syrian Mesopotamia while he was tending the flocks of Laban, his mother’s brother. Not for vengeance did the Lord put them in the crucible to try their hearts, nor has he done so with us. It is by way of admonition that he chastises those who are close to him.

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: Sing for joy, God’s chosen ones, give him the praise that is due.

A: Sing for joy, God’s chosen ones, give him the praise that is due.

L: Sing a new song to the Lord,

A: give him the praise that is due.

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

A: Sing for joy, God’s chosen ones, give him the praise that is due.

 

 

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH – Luke 1:68 – 79

L: Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people and set them free.

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: Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people and set them free.

L: Because Christ hears and saves those who hope in him, let us pray:

A: We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

L: We thank you because you are rich in mercy, and for the abundant love with which you have loved us.

A: We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

L: With the Father you are always at work in the world, make all things new through the power of your Holy Spirit.

A: We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

 

L: Open our eyes and the eyes of our brothers, to see your wonders this day.

A: We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

L: You call us today to your service, make us stewards of your many gifts.

A: We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

L: Now let us add our own petitions in silence (PAUSE) Let us pray.

A: We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

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: God our creator,
you gave us the earth to cultivate
and the sun to serve our needs.
Help us to spend this day
for your glory and our neighbor’s good.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

A: Amen.

L: The Lord be with you.

A: and with your spirit.

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

A: Amen.

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