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Thursday Morning

 

Following Twenty Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

O Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Halleluia.

 

Acclamations For Reflection

 

In Time After Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Breviary), and the evening ones are the Biblical passages used in the previous Sunday Liturgy.

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.

 
 
 

Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; let us acclaim the rock of our salvation, Let us greet Him with thanksgiving; let us joyfully sing psalms to Him.

 
  • O Ruler and Lord of the heavens and the earth, Creator of the waters, King of all creation, listen to the prayer of Your servants. You,
    O Lord, have always been pleased by the prayer of the humble and meek. Listen to the prayer of the humble and meek. Listen to the prayer of your servants.
 
  • Bless God at all times, and ask Him to keep you on the right road. Whatever you plan, may it be brought to a successful issue by Him. Make a sincere and strenuous effort to do what is pleasing to him.
 
  • Bless the God of heaven; give glory to Him in the sight of all that live, because He has shown His mercy to you. Bless Him and sing praises to Him, and publish all His wonderful works.
 
 

From Psalm 61 [62]

Trust in God
 

In God alone is my soul at rest, from him comes my salvation.

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my defense: in no wise shall I waver.

How long will you rush upon a man, to overthrow him, all of you like a leaning wall of a house, or a tottering wall of a city.

Truly, they plot to hurl me from my high place, they delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, and they curse in their heart.

In God alone be at rest, O my soul, for my hope comes from him.

 

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my defense: I shall not waver.

God alone possesses my salvation, and my glory, the rock of my strength: my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before him: God is our refuge!

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 
 

Reading — 2 Corinthians 13: 1 — 4

 
 
 

Behold, this is third time that I am coming to you: “On the word of two or three witnesses every word shall be confirmed.” I have already warned, when present, and now in my absence I warn again those who sinned before, and all the rest, that, if I come again, I will not spare. Do you seek a proof of the Christ who speaks in me, who is not weak in your regard, nay is powerful in you? For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives through the power of God. Yes, we also are weak in him, yet we shall live with him through the power of God in your regard.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Thursday Morning

 

Holy Spirit, one with the Father and the Son, deign at this hour to come down on us without delay and pour out Your graces over our soul.

Let mouth, tongue, soul, thought and strength make Your praise resound. Let our love be set aflame by the fire of Your love and its heat in turn enkindle love in our neighbours.

Grant this most loving Father and You, the only Son, equal to the Father and with the Spirit, the Paraclete, reigning through the ages. Amen.

 
 

Zackary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 68 — 79

 

St. Luke records (Luke 1: 67) that the father of John the Baptist, eight days after the birth of his son, “filled with the Holy Spirit’, uttered this prophecy, which has remained a daily prayer for Christians.

 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

In holiness let us serve the Lord,
and He will deliver us from
our enemies.

   
       

Blessed be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people,

And has raised up a horn # of salvation for us in the house of David his servant,

As he promised through the mouths of his holy ones the prophets from of old;

Salvation from our enemies and from the hands of all our foes

He has fulfilled his kindness to all our fathers and been mindful of his holy covenant.

In the Oath to Abraham our father, by which he swore to grant us that, delivered from the hands of our enemies, we should serve him without fear.

In holiness and justice before him all our days. – the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and wrought redemption for his people.

 

And you, O child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,

To give his people knowledge of salvation through forgiveness of their sins,

Because of the compassionate kindness of our God with which the Orient from on high will visit us,

To shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

       
 

# “Horn of salvation.”

Horn refers originally to the power of an ox. It came to be applied to people and here, to the royal saving power of the messiah.

 
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

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.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 
 
 

O God, it is above all in forgiving us and showing us mercy that You show Your omnipotence. Pour out abundant graces on us, and we shall advance joyfully toward the things You have promised, to share one day the treasures of heaven. This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

   

May the all powerful
and merciful Lord,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.
Amen.

 

Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection