Electronic Prayer Book

Thursday 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.

 
 
 
 
  • They who keep the word of God in a
    perfect and good heart bring forth
    fruit in patience.
 
  • The seed fell on good ground and
    brought forth fruit, some a
    hundredfold, others sixty-fold.
 
  • If truly you wish to be rich, brethren,
    love true riches.
 
 

From Psalm 65 [66]

Gratitude for Deliverance
 

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth, chant the glory of his name, render to him noble praise.

Say to God: how wondrous are your works! Because of your great power your enemies respect you.

Let all the earth worship you and sing praise to you, sing praise to your name.

Come and see the works of God: the wondrous works he wrought among men!

He changed the sea into dry land; they crossed the river on foot: therefore let us rejoice in him.

He rules by his might forever; his eyes watch the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves.

Bless our God, O nations, and let his praise resound.

 

Who has kept us among the living, and has not allowed our foot to stumble…

Come, hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell you, what great things he has done for me!

I cried to him with my mouth, and I praised him with my tongue.

If I had intended evil in my heart, the Lord would not have answered.

But God has answered: he gave heed to my prayer.

Blessed be God, who did not reject my prayer, nor withdraw his mercy from 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.

 
 

Reading — Genesis 9: 12 — 22

 
 
 

And God said, “This is the token of covenant; I set it between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all generations to come. I will set my bow in the clouds and it shall be a token of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth, and the bow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. Never again shall the waters become a flood to destroy all flesh.”

Now Noah began to till the ground, and he planted a vineyard. When he drank of the wine, he became drunk and lay naked in his tent. Ham, the father of Cannan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn as a Prayer

Jesus, salvation’s sun, shine bright in our inmost souls until night is driven away and day with its more welcome joys rises again.

Having given us this “acceptable-time,” grant that we may purify by abundant sorrow the sacrifice we make of our heart and that our love may willingly consume the sacrifice in its flames.

Tears of repentance will never stop welling up from our heart, the source of our past sin, if the rod of penance break its stubborn rock.

 

The day — Your day — is coming, when everything again begins to blossom. And when Your right hand has led us back to the way, may we too rejoice on that day.

May the world that You constructed humbly adore You, merciful Trinity, and may we, renewed by grace, sing a new hymn of praise.   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
   
       
 

For forty days and nights the heavens were opened, and pairs of all flesh having the breath of life entered the ark; And the Lord shut the door from the outside. On the very same day Noah and his son’s, Noah’s wife and the wives of Noah’s sons entered the ark. And the Lord shut the door from the outside.

   
       

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

For forty days and nights the heavens were opened, and pairs of all flesh having the breath of life entered the ark; And the Lord shut the door from the outside. On the very same day Noah and his son’s, Noah’s wife and the wives of Noah’s sons entered the ark. And the Lord shut the door from the outside.

 
 

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

 
 
 

Graciously hear the prayers of Your people, we implore You, O Lord, who are justly punished for our sins, may be mercifully delivered for the glory of Your name.  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