Electronic Prayer Book

Friday Morning

 Week following the Second Sunday after the Octave of Easter

 

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 Easter the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal — 1962.)

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.

 
  • An Angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and drawing near rolled back the stone, and sat upon it, and said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek the Crucified. He has already risen. Come, see the place where the Lord was laid, Halleluia.
 
  • With great power the Apostles gave Testimony to the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. Filled indeed with the Holy Spirit, they spoke the word of God with boldness.
 
  • When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might go and anoint Jesus. And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb, when the sun had just risen.
 
  • If you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Mind the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.
 

From Psalm 98 [99]

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
 

 

The Lord is king: the peoples tremble; he sits above the Cherubim: the earth quakes.

The Lord is great in Zion and high above all the peoples.

Let them praise your great and awe-inspiring name: it is holy.

And he is king, the mighty one who loves justice: you have established what is right, justice and right you exercise in Jacob.

Exalt the Lord, our God, and prostrate yourselves at his footstool: It is holy.

Moses and Aaron are among his priests, and Samuel among those who called upon his name: they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

In a pillar of cloud he spoke to them: they heard his commandments, and the precept which he gave them.

O Lord, our God, you answered them;
O God, you were gracious to them, but you punished their wrong-doing.

Exalt the Lord, our God, and prostrate yourselves at his holy mountain: for holy is the Lord, our God.

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 — Ephesians 1: 1 — 4

 
 
 

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to all the saints who are at Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: grace be to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing on high in Christ. Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, and without blemish in his sight in love.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Easter Hymn for Morning

 

Dawn gives its light to the sky, heaven re-echoes with praises, the world in triumph shouts aloud its joy and hell in terror roars out its rage.

As He, the king most mighty, comes from death’s underworld cavern and brings in freedom the holy ones, there assembled, to light and life.

His tomb was well guarded, a stone, sealed, covered its entrance. Yet He makes His way out in triumph, a conqueror, and His tomb becomes death’s burial place.

Free from sin’s foul death those who have been born again unto life and so, Jesus, may You be our soul’s unending paschal joy.

Glory be to God the Father, and to the Son, who rose from the dead, and to the Paraclete, for ever and ever. 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
   
       
 

Did not the Christ have to suffer these things before entering into His glory? Halleluia.

   
       

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, Who by the humility of Your Son have raised up a fallen world; grant everlasting joy to Your faithful people; that those whom You have rescued from the perils of endless death, You may cause to enjoy endless happiness. Through the same Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the 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 Throughout Advent | Part 3. The Angelus | Part 4. Prayers For Protection