Ordinary Time

WEEK 8 - SATURDAY

Morning Prayer



Invitatory
The Invitatory opens the first Office of the day. If the Office of Readings is the first Office of the day, begin below.

Lord, open my lips.
 - And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Psalm 95 is the traditional Invitatory Psalm. Psalm 24, 67, or 100 may be substituted.

Antiphon: Let us listen to the voice of God; let us enter into his rest.





Morning Prayer
Psalter, Saturday Week IV

God, come to my assistance.
 - Lord, make haste to help me.
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. (Alleluia.)


HYMN

Christ is the world's light, he and none other
born in our darkness, he became our  brother;
if we have seen him, we have seen the Father
Glory to God on high.

Christ is the world's peace, he and none other
no man can serve him and despise his brother;
who else unites us, one in God the Father?
Glory to God on high.

Christ is the world's life, he  and none  other;
sold once for silver, murdered here, our brother -
he, who redeems us, reigns with God the Father
Glory to God on high.

Give  God the glory, God and none other;
give God the glory, Spirit, Son and Father;
give God the glory, God in man my brother;
Glory to God on high.
Text: F. Pratt Green; Melody: Christe Sanctorum; Midi: Cyberhymnal


PSALMODY

Antiphon 1: We do well to sing to your name, Most High, and proclaim your mercy at daybreak.


Psalm 92
Praise of God the Creator
Sing in praise of Christ's redeeming work (Saint Athanasius)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning
and your truth in the watches of the night,
on the ten-stringed lyre and the lute,
with the murmuring sound of the harp.

Your deeds, O Lord, have made me glad;
for the work of your hands I shout with joy.
O Lord, how great are your works!
How deep are your designs!
The foolish man cannot know this
and the fool cannot understand.

Though the wicked spring up like grass
and all who do evil thrive,
they are doomed to be eternally destroyed.
But you, Lord, are eternally on high.
See how your enemies perish;
all doers of evil are scattered.

To me you give the wild ox's strength;
you anoint me with the purest oil.
My eyes looked in triumph on my foes;
my ears heard gladly of their fall.
The just will flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a Lebanon cedar.

Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in the courts of our God,
still bearing fruit when they are old,
still full of sap, still green,
to proclaim that the Lord is just.
In him, my rock, there is no wrong. Glory...

Psalm Prayer:Take our shame away from us, Lord, and make us rejoice in your saving works. May all who have been chosen by your Son always abound in works of faith, hope, and love in your service.

Antiphon 1 We do well to sing to your name, Most High, and proclaim your mercy at daybreak.


Antiphon 2 I will create a new heart in you, and breathe into you a new spirit.


I will take you away from among the nations,
gather you from all the foreign lands,
and bring you back to your own land.

I will sprinkle clean water upon you
to cleanse you from all your impurities,
and from all your idols I will cleanse you.

I will give you a new heart
and place a new spirit within you,
taking from your bodies your stony hearts
and giving you natural hearts.

I will put my spirit within you
and make you live by my statutes,
careful to observe my decrees.

You shall live in the land I gave your fathers;
you shall be my people,
and I will be your God. Glory...

Antiphon 2 I will create a new heart in you, and breathe into you a new spirit..


Antiphon 3 On the lips of children and infants you have found perfect praise.

How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!

Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes
you have found praise to foil your enemy,
to silence the foe and the rebel.

When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what is man that you should keep him in mind,
mortal man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little less than a god;
with glory and honor you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hands,
put all things under his feet.

All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters.

How great is your name, O Lord our God
through all the earth! Glory...

Psalm Prayer: Almighty Lord, how wonderful is your name. You have made every creature subject to you; make us worthy to give you service.

Antiphon 3 On the lips of children and infants you have found perfect praise.


READING     2 Peter 3:13-15a
We await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace. And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation.


RESPONSORY
It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song.
  -It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song.
To sing as I ponder your goodness
- to praise you with song.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
 - It is my joy, O God, to praise you with song.


BENEDICTUS (Canticle of Zechariah)
Antiphon: Lord, guide our feet into the way of peace.


INTERCESSIONS
Let us adore God, who has given hope and life to the world through his Son, and let us humbly ask him:

                Lord, hear us.

Lord, Father of all, you have brought us to the dawn of this day,
- make us live with Christ and praise your glory.

You have poured out faith, hope and love upon us,
- keep them firmly rooted in our hearts.

Lord, let our eyes be always raised up to you,
- so that we may swiftly answer your call.

Protect us from the snares and enticements of evil,
- keep our feet from stumbling.


Our Father...


PRAYER
All-powerful and ever-living God.
splendor of true light and never-ending day;
let the radiance of your coming
banish from our minds
the darkness of sin.
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.


May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.



The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



 
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