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Thursday 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.

 
  • The Spirit of the Lord fills the world, Halleluia, is all-embracing, and knows man’s utterance, Halleluia, Halleluia, Halleluia. God arises; His enemies are scattered, and those who hate Him flee from before Him. Halleluia.
 
  • Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Halleluia.

 

  • Confirm, O God, what You have wrought in us; from Your temple, which is in Jerusalem, kings shall offer gifts to You, Halleluia.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Halleluia.

 

  • Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing, where they were sitting, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking of the wonderful works of God, Halleluia, Halleluia.
 
 
 

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 — St. Luke 9: 1 — 6

 

Like Jesus, in the course of their ministry the apostles performed numerous miracles in His name;
the driving out of demons in particular indicated the advent of God’s kingdom.
Jesus Himself had foretold the rapid extension of His Church by the preaching of the apostles,
who went from village to village carrying the “Good News” to all those willing to hear it.

 

At that time, having summoned the twelve apostles, Jesus gave them power and authority over all the devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither staff nor wallet, nor bread nor money; neither have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there and do not leave the place. And whoever does not receive you — go forth from that town, and shake off even the dust from your feet for a witness against them.” And going forth, they went about from village to village, preaching the gospel and working cures everywhere.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Hymn for Morning

 

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; through Christ our Lord. Who ascending above all the heavens, and sitting at Your right hand, on this day sent forth the Holy Spirit, as He had promised, on the children of adoption. Wherefore does the whole world rejoice with exceeding great joy; and the hosts above and the angelic powers also join in singing 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. Hosanna in the highest.

 

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
   
       
 

Having summoned his twelve disciples (1) Jesus gave them power and authority over all the devils, and to cure diseases. And He sent them forth to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick, Halleluia.

(1) Twelve disciples — Despite the defection of Judas, the Apostles were still referred to as “the twelve disciples,” particularly after the election of Mathias, prior to Pentecost.

   
       

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

 
 
 

May the Comforter, Who proceeds from You, enlighten our minds, we implore You, O Lord, and guide us. As Your Son has promised, into all truth. Who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the same. 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