MP – Monday 9-28-2020

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

September 28. 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 42

L: When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

A: When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

S1: Like the deer that yearns
for running streams,
so my soul is yearning
for you, my God.

S2: My soul is thirsting for God,
the God of my life;
when can I enter and see
the face of God?

S1: My tears have become my bread,
by night, by day,
as I hear it said all the day long:
“Where is your God?”

S2: These things will I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I would lead the rejoicing crowd
into the house of God,
amid cries of gladness and thanksgiving,
the throng wild with joy.

S1: Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

S2: My soul is cast down within me
as I think of you,
from the country of Jordan and Mount Hermon,
from the Hill of Mizar.

S1: Deep is calling on deep,
in the roar of waters:
your torrents and all your waves
swept over me.

S2: By day the Lord will send
his loving kindness;
by night I will sing to him,
praise the God of my life.

S1: I will say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning
oppressed by the foe?”

S2: With cries that pierce me to the heart,
my enemies revile me,
saying to me all day long:
“Where is your God?”

S1: Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

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: Father in heaven, when your strength takes possession of us we no longer say: Why are you cast down, my soul? So now that the surging waves of your indignation have passed over us, let us feel the healing calm of your forgiveness. Inspire us to yearn for you always, like the deer for running streams, until you satisfy every longing in heaven.

A: When will I come to the end of my pilgrimage and enter the presence of God?

(PAUSE)

CANTICLE – Sirach 36:1-5, 10-13

L: Lord, show us the radiance of your mercy.

A: Lord, show us the radiance of your mercy.

S1: Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
and put all the nations in dread of you!
Raise your hand against the heathen,
that they may realize your power.

S2: As you have used us to show them your holiness,
so now use them to show us your glory.
Thus they will know, as we know,
that there is no God but you.

S1: Give new signs and work new wonders;
show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.

S2: Gather all the tribes of Jacob,
that they may inherit the land as of old.
Show mercy to the people called by your name;
Israel, whom you named your first-born.

S1: Take pity on your holy city,
Jerusalem, your dwelling place.
Fill Zion with your majesty,
your temple with your glory.

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: Lord, show us the radiance of your mercy.

(PAUSE)

PSALM 19A

L: The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

A: The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

S1: The heavens proclaim the glory of God,
and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
and night unto night makes known the message.

S2: No speech, no word, no voice is heard
yet their span extends through all the earth,
their words to the utmost bounds of the world.

S1: There he has placed a tent for the sun;
it comes forth like a bridegroom coming from his tent,
rejoices like a champion to run its course.

S2: At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;
to the furthest end of the sky is its course.
There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.

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: To enlighten the world, Father, you sent to us your Word as the sun of truth and justice shining upon mankind. Illumine our eyes that we may discern your glory in the many works of your hand.

A: The vaults of heaven ring with your praise, O Lord.

R: A reading from the prophet Jeremiah – (Jeremiah 15:16)

When I found your words, I devoured them;
they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,
Because I bore your name,
O Lord, God of hosts.

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: Our Savior has made us a nation of priests to offer acceptable sacrifice to the Father. Let us call upon him in gratitude:

A: Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

L: Christ, eternal priest, you conferred the holy priesthood on your people, grant that we may offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to the Father.

A: Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

L: In your goodness pour out on us the fruits of your Spirit, patience, kindness and gentleness.

A: Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

L: May we love you and possess you, for you are love, and may every action of our lives praise you.

A: Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

L: May we seek those things which are beneficial to our brothers, without counting the cost, to help them on the way to salvation.

A: Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

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

A: Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

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 Father,
you have brought us to the light of a new day:
keep us safe the whole day through
from every sinful inclination.
May all our thoughts, words and actions
aim at doing what is pleasing in your sight.
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.

L: Go in peace and spread the good news of the Gospel.

A: Thanks be to God.