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“AS WE TRAVEL THROUGH THE HOURS OF THIS DAY, LET YOUR WORD BE A LAMP TO OUR FEET”

Each morning we begin anew. As day begins, let us turn toward Christ and pray:

R. Send understanding to guard us!

Fill our hearts and our homes with mercy and justice. (R.)

Lead us on the path toward perfect love. (R.)

Keep our minds and our tongues from gossip and slander. (R.)

Surround us with people striving toward goodness. (R.)

(Personal intentions)

Our Father…

O Lord our God, as we travel through the hours of this day, let your word be a lamp to our feet, so that we may always follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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O PERSONS THREE WHO GOD ARE ONE (HYMN)

MORNING HYMN

O Persons three who God are one,
And o’er the earth are sovereign king,
To chanting of your praise give ear
Which rising from our beds we sing.

Redeemer, now to you we pray
To fill us with your blessed Light,
That guided by it day by day,
We may in all things act aright.

Our prayer, most loving Father, hear
Through Jesus Christ your only Son,
Who with the Holy Paraclete,
Now reigns while endless ages run. Amen.

 
 

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O RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY BRIGHT (HYMN)

O radiance of God’s glory bright,
O you, from whom comes morning’s ray,
Light’s living spring, O Light of light,
And daylight of our every day.

True Sun upon our souls descend,
With everlasting brilliance shine:
And quick’ning beam through every sense
Pour forth of Paraclete divine.

To God the Father glory be,
And likewise to his only Son;
Glory to you, O Paraclete,
While everlasting ages run.

 
 

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LET OUR FIRST WORDS EXTOL YOUR NAME (HYMN)

MORNING HYMN

Let our first words extol your name,
Your love be first in every heart,
That of our deeds which shall ensue,
You, Holy One, may be the start.

And now we make this humble prayer:
Prune from us every harmful thing,
That you may have eternal praise,
Which our poor lips to you may sing.

Our prayer, most loving Father, hear
Through Jesus Christ, your only Son,
Who with the Holy Paraclete
Now reigns while endless ages run.

 
 

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“MAY THE POWER OF THY HOLY CROSS LEAD ME”

MEDIEVAL EARLY MORNING PRAYER

May the power of thy holy Cross, I beseech thee, O Lord, go before me and lead me through the day, wheresoever I may be. In thy mercy so guide me to-day that my enemy may find in me nothing that is his, but all that is thine; or, should aught of evil be so found by reason of my frailty, may thy loving kindness quickly blot it out. May thy holy angel guard me and bring me safe and unharmed unto the evening hour. Amen.

 
 

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PRAYER ON THE MORNING OF A DIFFICULT DAY (RECENT BEREAVEMENT, TROUBLESOME MEETINGS, TOUGH EXAMINATIONS, OPERATIONS, etc.)

LORD, GIVE ME STRENGTH FOR THIS DAY:

To get through life I know I need You close to me, O Lord, but today I need You closer than ever, I need Your strength to face whatever is to come.

This day, I need to feel You very near to me… to give me courage and to help to overcome my fear. By myself I cannot meet the challenge of this day, today I need a Higher Power sustaining me in all that it may bring.

Dear Lord, hold my trembling hand and be with me this day. To know You are holding my hand, is all I need to know. Just to know Your Blessed Presence is near. Amen.
– Pope John XXIII

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Prayers for Ordinary Time

 

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BASICS OF CATHOLIC CHRISTIANITY: RECOMMENDED MINIMUM DAILY SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

“355. How should I begin the day? I should begin the day by making the sign of the cross as soon as I awake in the morning, and by saying some short prayer, such as, ‘O my God, I offer my heart and soul to you’.

356. How should you rise in the morning? I should rise in the morning diligently, dress myself modestly, and then kneel down and say my morning prayers.

357. Should you also hear [Weekday] Mass if you have time and opportunity? I should also hear Mass if I have time and opportunity, for to hear Mass is by far the best and most profitable of all devotions.

358. Is it useful to make daily meditation? It is useful to make daily meditation, for such was the practice of all the Saints.

359. On what ought we to meditate? We ought to meditate especially on the four last things, and the Life and Passion of our Blessed Lord.

360. Ought we frequently to read good books? We ought frequently to read good books, such as the Holy Gospels, the Lives of the Saints, and other spiritual works, which nourish our faith and piety, and arm us against the false maxims of the world.

361. And what should you do as to your eating, drinking, sleeping and amusements? As to my eating, drinking, sleeping, and amusements, I should use all these things with moderation, and with a desire to please God.

362. Say the grace before meals. ‘Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts, which we are about to receive from your bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.’

363. Say the grace after meals. ‘We give you thanks, almighty God, for all your benefits, who live and reign, world without end. + May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.’

364. How should you sanctify your ordinary actions and employments of the day? I should sanctify my ordinary actions and employments of the day by often raising up my heart to God whilst I am about them, and saying some short prayer to him.

365. What should you do when you find yourself tempted to sin? When I find myself tempted to sin I should make the sign of the cross on my heart, and call on God as earnestly as I can, saying, ‘Lord, save me, or I perish’.

366. If you have fallen into sin, what should you do? If I have fallen into sin I should cast myself in spirit at the feet of Christ, and humbly beg his pardon by a sincere act of contrition.

367. When God sends you any cross, or sickness, or pain, what should you say? When God sends me any cross, or sickness, or pain, I should say, ‘Lord, your will be done; I take this for my sins’.

368. What prayers would you do well to say often to yourself during the day? I should do well to say often to myself during the day such prayers as:

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.

In all things may the most holy, the most just, and the most lovable Will of God be done, praised, and exalted above all for ever.

O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

Praised be Jesus Christ, praised for evermore.

My Jesus, mercy; Mary, help.

369. How should you finish the day?
I should finish the day by kneeling down and saying my night prayers.

370. After your night prayers, what should you do?
After my night prayers I should observe due modesty in going to bed; occupy myself with the thoughts of death; and endeavour to compose myself to rest at the foot of the Cross, and give my last thoughts to my crucified Saviour.”
– From the Penny Catechism, Imprimatur: John Cardinal Heenan, Archbishop of Westminster, 18th July 1971

 
 

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