Electronic Prayer Book

9th 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.

 
  • Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is fitting indeed and just, right and helpful to salvation, for us always and everywhere to give thanks to you, O Holy Lord, Father Almighty, Everlasting God.
 
  • For when Your only-begotten Son showed Himself in the substance of our mortal nature, He restored us by the new light of His own immortality.
 
  • And therefore with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominations, and with the whole host of the heavenly army we sing a hymn to Your glory, saying again and again: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are filled with Your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord.
 
 

From Psalm 50 [51]

An Act of Contrition
 

Have mercy on me, O God according to your mercy; according to your great clemency blot out my iniquity.

Wash me completely from my guilt and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my iniquity, and my sin is  always before me.

“Against you only have I sinned, and I have done what is evil in your sight”,

This I confess, that you may be known to be just in your sentence, right in your judgment.

 

Indeed, in guilt I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me; #

Behold, I was born in guilt, and my mother conceived me in sin…

 

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.

#  A first dawning of the basic Christian doctrine of original sin, which was not clearly revealed before the time of Christ.

See Romans 5: 12—19 and Ephesians 2: 3.

 
 

Reading — Revelation 1: 17 — 19

 
 
 

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying, “Do not be afraid, I am the First and Last, and he who lives; I was dead, and behold, I am living forever-more; and I have the keys of death and hell. Write therefore the things that you have seen, and the things that are, and the things that are to come hereafter.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Morning

Christ came that creation might be freed from its slavery in corruption, and so enjoy the freedom of the sons of God. Let us ask him:

Lord Jesus, you came to bring us new life; — renew us by the mystery of your birth.

Christ, God and man, may your divine life penetrate our humanity; — may we live as sons of God.

Light of the nations, teacher of holiness; — may your word enlighten our path through life.

You were made flesh in Mary’s womb; — dwell always in our hearts through faith.

 
 

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
   
       
 

We have seen His star in the East and have come with gifts to adore the Lord.

   
       

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

We have seen His star in the East and have come with gifts to adore the Lord.

 
 

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 and Father, light of all mankind, make our hearts radiant with the splendour of that light which long ago you shed on our fathers in the faith, and give your people the joy of lasting peace, 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