MP – Monday October 5, 2020

INVITATORY – Psalm 67

L: Lord, open my lips.

A: And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

L: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

A: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

S1: O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
and all nations learn your saving help.

A: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

S2: Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

A: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

S1: Let the nations be glad and exult
for you rule the world with justice.
With fairness you rule the peoples,
you guide the nations on earth.

A: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

S2: Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

A: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

S1: The earth has yielded its fruit
for God, our God, has blessed us.
May God still give us his blessing
till the ends of the earth revere him.

A: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

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: Let us approach the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

Morning Prayer for Monday in Ordinary Time

October 5, 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 84

L: Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

A: Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

S1: How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord, God of hosts.

S2: My soul is longing and yearning,
is yearning for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my soul ring out their joy
to God, the living God.

S1: The sparrow herself finds a home
and the swallow a nest for her brood;
she lays her young by your altars,
Lord of hosts, my king and my God.

S2: They are happy, who dwell in your house,
for ever singing your praise.
They are happy, whose strength is in you,
in whose hearts are the roads to Zion.

S1: As they go through the Bitter Valley
they make it a place of springs,
the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
They walk with ever growing strength,
they will see the God of gods in Zion.

S2: O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer,
give ear, O God of Jacob.
Turn your eyes, O God, our shield,
look on the face of your anointed.

S1: One day within your courts
is better than a thousand elsewhere.
The threshold of the house of God
I prefer to the dwellings of the wicked.

S2: For the Lord God is a rampart, a shield;
he will give us his favor and glory.
The Lord will not refuse any good
to those who walk without blame.

S1: Lord, God of hosts,
happy the man who trusts in you!

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: Bless your people, Lord. You have given us the law that we may walk from strength to strength and raise our minds to you from this valley of tears. May we receive the gifts you have gained for us.

A: Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.

(PAUSE)

CANTICLE — Isaiah 2:2-5

L:  Come, let us climb the mountain of the Lord.

A: Come, let us climb the mountain of the Lord.

S1: In days to come,
the mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest mountain
and raised above the hills.

S2: All nations shall stream toward it;
many peoples shall come and say:
“Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”

S1: For from Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

S2: He shall judge between the nations,
and impose terms on many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
one nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.

S1: O house of Jacob, come,
let us walk in the light of 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 climb the mountain of the Lord.

(PAUSE)

PSALM 96

L: Sing to the Lord and bless his name.

A: Sing to the Lord and bless his name.

S1: O sing a new song to the Lord,
sing to the Lord all the earth.
O sing to the Lord, bless his name.

S2: Proclaim his help day by day,
tell among the nations his glory
and his wonders among all the peoples.

S1: The Lord is great and worthy of praise,
to be feared above all gods;
the gods of the heathens are naught.

S2: It was the Lord who made the heavens,
his are majesty and state and power
and splendor in his holy place.

S1: Give the Lord, you families of peoples,
give the Lord glory and power;
give the Lord the glory of his name.

S2: Bring an offering and enter his courts,
worship the Lord in his temple.
O earth, tremble before him.

S1: Proclaim to the nations: “God is king.”
The world he made firm in its place;
he will judge the peoples in fairness.

S2: Let the heavens rejoice and earth be glad,
let the sea and all within it thunder praise,
let the land and all it bears rejoice,
all the trees of the wood shout for joy

S1: at the presence of the Lord for he comes,
he comes to rule the earth.
With justice he will rule the world,
he will judge the peoples with his truth.

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, you have renewed the face of the earth. Your Church throughout the world sings you a new song, announcing your wonders to all. Through a virgin, you have brought forth a new birth in our world; through your miracles, a new power; through your suffering, a new patience; in your resurrection, a new hope, and in your ascension, new majesty.

A: Sing to the Lord and bless his name.

R: A reading from James. (James 2:12-13)

Always speak and act as men destined for judgment under the law of freedom. Merciless is the judgment on the man who has not shown mercy; but mercy triumphs over judgment.

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: Blessed be the Lord our God, blessed from age to age.

A: Blessed be the Lord our God, blessed from age to age.

L: His marvelous works are beyond compare,

A: blessed from age to age.

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

A: Blessed be the Lord our God, blessed from age to age.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH – Luke 1: 68-79

L: Blessed be the Lord our 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: Blessed be the Lord our God.

L: Man was created to glorify God through his deeds. Let us earnestly pray,

A: May we give glory to your name, Lord.

L: We bless you, Creator of all things, for you have given us the goods of the earth and brought us to this day.

A: May we give glory to your name, Lord.

L: Look with favor on us as we begin our daily work, let us be fellow workers with you.

A: May we give glory to your name, Lord.

L: Make our work today benefit our brothers and sisters, that with them and for them we may build an earthly city, pleasing to you.

A: May we give glory to your name, Lord.

L: Grant joy and peace to us, and to all we meet this day.

A: May we give glory to your name, Lord

L: Now add your own intentions from the silence of your heart. (PAUSE)

A: May we give glory to your name, 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: Lord God,
king of heaven and earth,
direct our minds and bodies throughout this day,
and make us holy.
Keep us faithful to your law in thought, word and deed.
Be our helper now and always,
free us from sin,
and bring us to salvation in that kingdom
where you live and reign with the Father 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.