Electronic Prayer Book

12th 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 105 [106]

The Mercy of God, the Ingratitude of Man
 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his kindness is everlasting.

Who can recount the mighty deeds of the Lord, or proclaim all his praises?

Happy are they who observe the precepts, who practice justice at all times.

Remember me, O Lord, as you show favour to your people; visit me with your help, that I may take delight in the happiness of your elect, that I may rejoice in the joy of your people, that I may glory with your inheritance.

 

Save us, O Lord, our God, and gather us from among the nations. That we may praise your holy name, and glory in your praise.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from age unto age: and let all people say: Amen! Halleluia.

 

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 4: 1 — 5

 
 
 

After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the former voice, which I had heard as of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up hither and I will show you the things that must come to pass hereafter.” Immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, there was a throne set in heaven, and upon the throne One was sitting. And he who sat was in appearance like to a jasper-stone and a sardius, and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in appearance like an emerald. And round about the throne are twenty-four seats; and upon the seats twenty four elders sitting, clothes in white garments, and on their heads crowns of gold. And from the throne proceed flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder; and there are seven lamps burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Morning

To Christ be honour and glory. He came to create a new man, reborn in mind and heart. Let us pray that his saving well may be fulfilled:

In your manhood you revealed to us your Godhead; — grant that we may recognise you in the mysteries of your Church.

Through the Immaculate Virgin you came to live with men: — help us, by her prayers, to attain your life with the Father.

You are the source of eternal life; — come to us today in your word and in the bread which is your body.

We adore you as the holy child of Bethlehem; — help us to attain the maturity and full vigour of your life. 

 
 

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
   
       
 

Great indeed is the mystery of love. He became visible in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by the Angels, proclaimed to the nations, believed in throughout the world, and taken up into glory

   
       

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

Great indeed is the mystery of love. He became visible in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by the Angels, proclaimed to the nations, believed in throughout the world, and taken up into glory

 
 

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

 
 
 

Lord, may the radiance of your glory light up our hearts, and bring us through the shadows of this world until we reach our homeland of 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