Electronic Prayer Book

Friday Morning

 

Sexagesima

 
 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

 

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

 

Acknowledging our sinfulness, our need of repentance, and expressing our strong desire to be restored fully to God’s household.

Each “Acclamation” is, in fact, an antiphon, traditionally said before and after each psalm. Those wishing to follow the custom can choose one of the following for this purpose, or simply pause and meditate on one or more.

 
 
 
 
  • Brethren: You gladly put up with fools, because you are wise yourselves! For you suffer it if a man enslaves you, if a man devours you, if a man takes from you, if a man is arrogant, if a man slaps your face.
 
  • Thrice I was scourged, once I was stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck,
    a night and a day I was adrift on the sea.
 
  • Gladly therefore I will glory in my infirmities, that the strength of Christ may dwell in me.
 
 

From Psalm 98 [99]

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
 

The Lord is king: the peoples tremble; he sits above the Cherubim: the earth quakes.

The Lord is great in Zion and high above all the peoples.

Let them praise your great and awe-inspiring name: it is holy.

And he is king, the mighty one who loves justice: you have established what is right, justice and right you exercise in Jacob.

Exalt the Lord, our God, and prostrate yourselves at his footstool: It is holy.

 

Moses and Aaron are among his priests, and Samuel among those who called upon his name: they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

In a pillar of cloud he spoke to them: they heard his commandments, and the precept which he gave them.

O Lord, our God, you answered them; O God, you were gracious to them, but you punished their wrong-doing.

Exalt the Lord, our God, and prostrate yourselves at his holy mountain: for holy is the Lord, our God.

 

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 — Genesis 10: 1 — 6

 
 
 

These are the descendants of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth; sons were born to them after the flood. The descendants of Japheth are Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshach and Tiras. The descendants of Gomer are Ashkenas, Riphath and Togarmah. The descendants of Javan are Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim. From these sprang the island peoples. The descendants of Japheth and their countries, according to their languages and their families and by their nations. The descendants of Ham and Cush, Mizraim, Put and Cannan.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn as a Prayer

Bounteous Creator, hear the prayers of repentance we offer You during the holy fast of forty days.

Loving searcher of our heart, You know how feeble our strength is; give those who return to You the grace of pardon.

We have sinned much, but spare us who confess our guilt; for Your name’s honour bring healing remedy to the sick.

 

Grant that our body be brought into subjection by fasting, that our hearts, free of sin, leave untouched anything that feeds sin.

Blessed Trinity and undivided Unity, grant that the sacrifice of the fast may be fruitful to Your servants.  Amen.

 

V.    To His Angels God has given command about you.

R.     They that guard you in all your ways.

 
 

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
   
       
 

Noah built an altar to the Lord and offered a holocaust on it. When the Lord smelled the sweet odour, He blessed him saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. I will establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you.

   
       

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

Noah built an altar to the Lord and offered a holocaust on it. When the Lord smelled the sweet odour, He blessed him saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. I will establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you.

 
 

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

 
 
 

O God, You see that we do not trust in anything which we ourselves can do; mercifully grant, that by the protection of the teacher of the Gentiles, we may be defended against all adversities. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the 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