Traditional Catholic Teaching

Morning Prayer — Sunday — Lent 1

Part 1. From the Divine Office


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

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

  • You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will deliver him and glorify him; with length of days I will gratify him.
  • To His angels God has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways. Upon their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
  • With His pinions the Lord will cover you, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His faithfulness is a buckler and a shield.
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