Traditional Catholic Teaching

Morning Prayer — Sunday — Lent 4

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.

     
 
  • Jesus, salvation's sun, shine bright in our inmost souls until night is driven away and day with its more welcome joys rises again.
 
  • Having given us this "acceptable time," grant that we may purify by abundant sorrow the sacrifice we make of our heart and that our love may willingly consume the sacrifice in its flames.
 
  • Tears of repentance will never stop welling up from our heart, the source of our past sin, if the rod of penance break its stubborn rock.
     
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