Morning Prayers for Sunday in the Third Week of Lent

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 92/93

The magnificence of the Creator

Over the sound of many waters, all your promised are to be trusted, O Lord.

The Lord reigns! He is robed in splendour,

clothed in glory and wrapped round in might.

He set the earth on its foundations,

it will not be shaken.

Your throne is secure from the beginning,

from the beginning of time, Lord, you are.

The rivers have raised, O Lord,

the rivers have raised their voices.

The rivers have raised their clamour.

Over the voices of many waters,

over the powerful swell of the sea,

you are the Lord, powerful on high.

All your promises are to be trusted,

and holy is your habitation,

O Lord, to the end of time.

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.

Over the sound of many waters, all your promised are to be trusted, O Lord.


Canticle: Daniel 3

All creatures, bless the Lord

Springs and fountains, bless the Lord, praise and exalt him for ever.

Bless the Lord, all his works,

praise and exalt him for ever.

Bless the Lord, you heavens,

all his angels, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, you waters above the heavens,

all his powers, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, sun and moon,

all stars of the sky, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, rain and dew,

all you winds, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, fire and heat;

cold and warmth, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, dew and frost,

ice and cold, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, ice and snow,

day and night, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, light and darkness,

lightning and storm-clouds, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, all the earth,

praise and exalt him for ever.

Bless the Lord, mountains and hills,

all growing things, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, seas and rivers,

springs and fountains, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, whales and fish,

birds of the air, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, wild beasts and tame,

sons of men, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, O Israel,

praise and exalt him for ever.

Bless the Lord, his priests,

all his servants, bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, spirits of the just,

all who are holy and humble, bless the Lord.

Ananias, Azarias, Mishael, bless the Lord,

praise and exalt him for ever.

Let us bless Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

praise and exalt them for ever.

Bless the Lord in the firmament of heaven,

praise and glorify him for ever.

Springs and fountains, bless the Lord, praise and exalt him for ever.


Psalm 148

An anthem to the Lord, the Creator

Kings of the earth, and all peoples, praise God!

Praise the Lord from the heavens,

praise him in the highest heavens.

Praise him, all his angels,

praise him, all his powers.

Praise him, sun and moon,

praise him, all stars that shine.

Praise him, waters of the heavens,

and all the waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for he commanded and they were made.

He set them firm for all ages,

he made a decree that will last for ever.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

sea-serpents and depths of the sea,

fire, hail, snow and fog,

storms and gales that obey his word,

mountains and hills,

fruit-trees and cedars,

wild beasts and tame,

serpents and birds.

Kings of the earth, all peoples,

all leaders and judges of the earth,

young men and women,

old people with the young

praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted.

His splendour is above heaven and earth,

he has raised up the strength of his people.

This song is for all his chosen ones,

the children of Israel, the people close to him.

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.

Kings of the earth, and all peoples, praise God!


A Reading from Nehemiah 8:9,10

This day is sacred to the Lord your God. Do not be mournful, do not weep. For this day is sacred to our Lord. Do not be sad, the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.


Canticle

The Messiah and his forerunner

‘Destroy this sanctuary,’ says the Lord,

‘and in three days I will raise it up.’

But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body.

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.

‘Destroy this sanctuary,’ says the Lord,

‘and in three days I will raise it up.’

But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body.


Prayers and Intercessions

Let us bless our Redeemer,

who in his goodness has given us this time of salvation.

Let us turn to him in prayer…

Lord, create a new spirit in us.

Christ our life, in baptism you have mystically united us

to your death but also to your resurrection,

give us the gift of living our new life today.

Lord, create a new spirit in us.

Lord, you did good for everyone

make us also care for the common good of all.

Lord, create a new spirit in us.

Grant that we may work in harmony to build the earthly city

while always seeking the heavenly one.

Lord, create a new spirit in us.

Healer of body and soul, heal the wounds of our hearts,

may your holiness still support us.

Lord, create a new spirit in us.


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 God, you are the source of all goodness and all compassion,

you have shown us a remedy for sin in fasting,

prayer and acts of charity.

Accept our humble confession.

We are bent over under the load of our conscience,

by your mercy make us upright again.

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.

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One Response to Morning Prayers for Sunday in the Third Week of Lent

  1. ukok says:

    “All your promises are to be trusted,

    and holy is your habitation,

    O Lord, to the end of time.”

    Amen

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