Morning Prayers for Monday in the First Week of Lent

Bouquet by Debbie Scalise 2009

Bouquet by Debbie Scalise 2009

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

O God, come to my aid.

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.


Psalm 5

A morning prayer for help

As I make my prayer to you, Lord, listen to my voice in the morning.

Let my words come to your ears, O Lord:

hear my sighs.

listen to the voice of my crying,

my King and my God.

As I make my prayer to you,

Lord, listen to my voice in the morning;

in the morning I will stand before you and await you.

You are not a God who loves evil.

The wicked cannot stay near you,

the unjust cannot remain in your presence.

You hate all who do evil

you destroy all who speak falsehood,

the Lord abominates the bloody and deceitful man.

But in the abundance of your mercy you will admit me to your house:

I will worship you in your holy temple, with fear and reverence.

Lord, guide me in your justice, protect me from my enemies:

let me see the path I must follow.

For there is no truth in their mouth, their heart is a bottomless pit,

their throat is a wide open grave, their tongue seduces.

Punish them, Lord,

and let their own plans destroy them.

On account of their crimes, thrust them from your presence;

for they are rebels against you.

Let all who hope in you rejoice, triumph for ever.

You will shelter them and they will glory in you.

For you bless the just, O Lord,

and your good will surrounds them like a shield.

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.

As I make my prayer to you, Lord, listen to my voice in the morning.


Canticle : Chronicles 29

To God alone be honour and glory

We praise your glorious name, O God, our God.

Blessed are you, Lord, God of our father Israel,

through all the ages.

All power and greatness are yours, O God;

glory, splendour, and majesty.

All things are yours, in the heavens and on the earth,

you rule over them, Lord, you are high above them all.

All riches and glory come from you,

you rule over all things.

In your hand lie strength and power,

your hand raises all things and sets them firm.

So now, our God, we give you thanks,

and praise your glorious name.

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.

We praise your glorious name, O God, our God.


Psalm 28/29

Praise the word of the Lord

Worship the Lord in his holy courts.

Give to the Lord, all his children,

his glory and power,

give to the Lord the glory of his name.

Worship the Lord in holy splendour.

The voice of the Lord is heard over the waters:

the God of majesty thunders,

God above all the waters.

The voice of the Lord in his power,

the voice of the Lord in his greatness.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,

the Lord breaks down the cedars of Lebanon.

The Lord makes Lebanon leap like a calf,

Sirion like a wild ox.

The voice of the Lord cuts flames in two;

the voice of the Lord beats on the desert,

the Lord stuns the desert of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord puts the deer to flight,

it empties the thickets;

in his sanctuary, all praise his glory.

The Lord dwells above the raging flood,

he is enthroned as king for ever.

The Lord will give strength to his people,

the Lord will bless his people with 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.

Worship the Lord in his holy courts.


A Reading from Romans 12:1-2

Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings, by offering your living bodies as a holy sacrifice, truly pleasing to God. Do not model yourselves on the behaviour of the world around you, but let your behaviour change, modelled by your new mind. This is the only way to discover the will of God and know what is good, what it is that God wants, what is the perfect thing to do.


Canticle: The Messiah and his forerunner

Come, you whom my Father has blessed, receive the kingdom which has been prepared for you since the foundation of the world.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.

He has raised up the sign of salvation

in the house of his servant David,

as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,

his prophets through the ages:

to rescue us from our enemies

and all who hate us,

to take pity on our fathers,

to remember his holy covenant

and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,

that he would give himself to us,

that we could serve him without fear

freed from the hands of our enemies

in uprightness and holiness before him,

for all of our days.

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:

for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,

to let his people know their salvation,

so that their sins may be forgiven.

Through the bottomless mercy of our God,

one born on high will visit us

to give light to those who walk in darkness,

who live in the shadow of death;

to lead our feet in the path 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.

Come, you whom my Father has blessed, receive the kingdom which has been prepared for you since the foundation of the world.


Prayers and Intercessions

Blessed be Jesus our saviour, who by his death has opened for us the path to salvation. Let us pray:

Lord, guide your people on the straight path.

Merciful God, in baptism you gave us new life:

day by day may we become more like you.

Lord, guide your people on the straight path.

Give us the gift today of giving joy to the poor by our gifts

in helping them, may we find you.

Lord, guide your people on the straight path.

May we do what is good, right and true in your sight:

may we seek you always with all our heart.

Lord, guide your people on the straight path.

Whatever disunity we have brought to your family, forgive it, kind Lord:

make us one heart and one spirit together.

Lord, guide your people on the straight path.


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.


O Lord our saviour, turn our souls around.

Through our Lenten observance

School our minds to the discipline of heaven.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may he lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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4 Responses to Morning Prayers for Monday in the First Week of Lent

  1. ukok says:

    Amen.

    “Do not model yourselves on the behaviour of the world around you, but let your behaviour change, modelled by your new mind”.

    That bit really spoke to me this morning. Do i really live as a new creation?

    hmmmm…

  2. I think that that’s the key to discipleship … helping us help each other to embrace life as a new creation.

    Curious wants to know … Tell me – do you copy paste these prayers and devotions line by line and pray them as you post them —or read them as prayers once you have published them? Do you pray it just then or come back to it during the day. My prayer life has really taken off again – and Lent has been really good for me (so far) …you?

    • ukok says:

      Lorna, i love your insight on this Lorna. I enjoy that you share with me how the prayer ‘touches’ you.

      Right Mrs Curious! Here’s what i do. What i do is i post the prayer to automatically appear on the blog so it will show up early for European readers, but the past cuple of days the quto post facility hasn’t been working properly and the posts have been showing up late….when i am a good and faithful servant i sit and read and pray when i get back from taking the children to school/college, but for the most part, i end up praying them later in the morning, or as today, this evening!

      I’m glad your prayer life has taken off this Lent, i am helped by these daily posts of the Liturgy of the Hour but also i am starting the Stations of the Cross tomorrow and going to midweek Mass thorughout Lent too, so that helps me enormously!

      Pia,

      I know, i’ve gone a bit posting mad. Hope you are well and i am glad you are enjoying the photos. Thanks so much for stopping by, i love to read your comments 🙂

  3. thanks for answering me 🙂

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