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Friday Morning – Pentecost Octave

 

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

 

During Pentecost 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.

 
  • Let my mouth be filled with Your praise, that I may sing. My lips shall shout for joy as I sing Your praises, Halleluia, Halleluia.
 
  • In You, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In Your justice rescue me, and deliver me. Halleluia.

 

 

  • Praise the Lord, O my soul; I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live, Halleluia.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. O how good and sweet is Your Spirit, O Lord, within us! Halleluia. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

 

  • I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you again, and your heart shall rejoice, Halleluia.
 
 
 

From Psalm 77 [78]

Passing On the Faith
 

 

Hearken my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

I will open my mouth in parable, I will reveal the secrets of ages past.

What we have heard and known, and what our fathers have told us, we will not hide from their children; to the coming generation we will declare The praises of the lord and his might and the wonders he has wrought…

 

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 — St. Luke 5: 17 — 26

 

We find the supernatural plane superimposed on the natural in the Gospel,
which depicts the healing of the paralysed man in mind as well as body.
The second cure provides proof of the first and,
more profoundly, of God’s presence among His people.

 

At that time, it came to pass on one of the days, that Jesus sat teaching. And there were Pharisees and teachers of the Law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judea and out of Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And behold, some men were carrying on a pallet a man who was paralysed, and they were trying to bring him in and lay him before Him. And as they found no way of bringing him in, because of the crowd, they went up onto the roof and lowered him through the tiles, with his pallet, into the midst before Jesus. And seeing their faith, He said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” And the Scribes and the Pharisees began to argue, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God only?” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, answered and said to them, “Why are you arguing in your hearts? Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” — He said to the paralytic — “I say to you, arise, take up your pallet and go to your house.” And immediately he arose before them, took up what he had been lying on, and went away to his house, glorifying God. And astonishment seized upon them all, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen wonderful things today.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Hymn for Morning

 

The yearly round has brought us once again the day of joy and happiness when the Spirit, the Paraclete, came down upon the Apostles.

He took the appearance of a tongue in the form of a fire’s quivering flame so that they should be eloquent in speech and on fire with love.

The crowds were amazed as the Apostle’s spoke the languages of all present, while the authorities derided those that were full of the Holy Spirit as being drunk with new wine.

These things were done in holy mystery when the paschal season was over and the round of days had reached the sacred number that, by law, meant remission and freedom.

In profound humility we now ask this of you, most loving God: grant us the gifts of the Spirit — the gifts that come down from heaven.

In days gone by You filled with grace Your holy servants’ hearts; and now pardon us, Your sinful servants, and grant us peaceful days.

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
   
       
 

Jesus said, “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” — He said to the paralytic — “I say to you, arise, take up your pallet and go to your house.” 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

 
 
 

Grant to Your Church, we implore You, O merciful God, that being gathered together in the Holy Spirit, she may in no way be troubled by any hostile attacks. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the same 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