Electronic Prayer Book

8th 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 36 [37]

Encouragement to Trust God’s Justice
 

Be not incensed because of evildoers, nor envious of those who work iniquity;

For like grass they will soon wither and like green herbs they will fade…

Hope in the Lord and do good, that you may dwell in the land and enjoy security.
Seek your delight in the Lord and he will grant you your heart’s desire.

Entrust your life to the Lord, hope in him and he will act.

And he will make your goodness shine like the light; and the justice of your cause shine as the noonday.

 

Rest in the Lord, and hope in him. Be not incensed because of him who prospers in his undertakings, because of one who plots evil things.

Refrain from anger and put aside wrath; be not incensed, lest you do evil.

For evildoers shall be destroyed, but they who hope in the Lord shall possess the land…

 

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 1: 7 — 11

 
 
 

Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, and they also who pierced him. And all the tribes of the earth shall wail over him. Even so Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.” I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and kingdom and patience that are in Jesus, was on the island which is called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, “What you see write in a book, and send to the seven churches of Asia, to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea”.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Morning

We praise you, Christ. Through you God’s salvation reaches to the boundaries of the earth.

Christ, our Redeemer, you have drawn all men to yourself; break down the walls of prejudice that separate man from man.

You came to live among us: — help us to recognise all the ways you are present in the Church and in the lives of men and women.

In you God stands revealed: — may our belief and good works be consistent with your teaching.

Immanuel, God with men, renew our lives completely; — make us a people you can call your own.

 
 

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
   
       
 

Three kinds of gifts the Magi brought to the Lord: gold, frankincense and myrrh, to the Son of God, the great King, 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

Three kinds of gifts the Magi brought to the Lord: gold, frankincense and myrrh, to the Son of God, the great King, 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

 
 
 

God, our Father, when your Only-begotten Son revealed himself in flesh and blood, we came to know him as our fellow man. May he transform us inwardly until we bear his likeness, 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