Traditional Catholic Teaching

Morning Prayer — Palm Sunday — Holy Week

Part 1. From the Divine Office

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.

    Praise be to you, Lord, King of eternal glory.

 
 

Lenten Acclamations For Reflection:—
Acknowledging our sinfulness, our need of repentance, and expressing our strong desire to be restored fully to God's household.

During Lent these morning acclamations are taken from the Mass of the day. Any one of them can be recited as an antiphon before and after the psalm, or be simply the subject of a meditation.

 
  • My God, my God, look upon me; O my help, hasten to aid me, why have You forsaken me? Far from my salvation, are the words of my sins. O Lord, be not far from me; O my help, hasten to aid me. Save me from the lion's mouth; from the horns of the wild bulls, my wretched life.
 
  • You have hold of my right hand; with Your counsel You guide me; and in the end You will receive me in glory. How good God is to Israel, to those who are clean of heart. But, as for me, I almost lost my balance; my feet all but slipped, because I was envious of sinners when I saw them prosper though they were wicked.
 
  • Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak; I looked for sympathy, but there was none; for comforters, and I found none. Rather they put gall in my food and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
     
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