Electronic Prayer Book

10th January Morning

 
 
 
 

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

 

At this time 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.

 
  • Behold the Lord the Ruler is come; and the kingdom is in His hand, and power and dominion.
    O God, with Your judgment endow the king, and with Your justice, the king’s son.
 
  • All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense, and showing forth praise to the Lord. Arise and be enlightened,
    O Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
    Halleluia, Halleluia. We have seen His star in the East: and have come with gifts to worship the Lord. Halleluia.
 
  • The kings of Tharsis and the Isles shall offer gifts; the kings of Arabia and Saba shall bring tribute. All kings shall pay Him homage, all nations shall serve Him.
 
 

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 — Revelation 2: 8 — 10

 
 
 

“And to the Angel at the Church of Smyrna write: Thus says the First and the Last, who was dead and is alive: I know your tribulation and your poverty, but you are rich; and that you are slandered by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things that you are about to suffer.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Morning

The Word of God, eternally begotten by the Father, became in the fullness of time a child born for us and a son given to us. Let us praise him.

Lord Jesus, be with us today; — help us to live as men who have heard the good news of salvation.

Sun of Justice, radiance of God’s glory and light of the world; — help those who live in darkness and find no answer to their problems.

For us you became a child at Bethlehem; — renew the childlike simplicity of our faith.

You are the living bread, the source of eternal life; — fill our hearts with joy though the sacrament of your body and blood.

 
 

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
   
       
 

All the nations will come from afar bringing their gifts, 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

All the nations will come from afar bringing their gifts, Halleluia.

 
 

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

 
 
 

Through your Son, Lord God, you shed your eternal life on all mankind. Give us grace to acknowledge the full splendour of our Redeemer, so that, going from glory to glory, we may come at length to your everlasting light, 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