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Prayer for the Morning (Monday, January 3)

The Most Holy Name of Jesus


Prayer for the Morning


God’s ways are known upon earth:

let us come before him with thanks and praise!


Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!




The race that long in darkness pined,

Have seen a glorious Light;

The people dwell in day, who dwelt

In death’s surrounding night.


To hail thy rise, thou better Sun,

The gathering nations come,

Joyous as when the reapers bear

The harvest treasures home.


To us a Child of Hope is born,

To us a Son is given,

Him shall the tribes of earth obey,

Him all the hosts of heaven.


His power increasing still shall spread,

His reign no end shall know:

Justice shall guard his throne above,

And peace abound below.


Psalm 57:4c, 6, 8-12


God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Gn 1:3)

The world is a new creation now, and the light a new Light, the light of Christ, which no darkness can extinguish.


May God send his truth and his love.

O God, arise above the heavens;

may your glory shine on earth!


My heart is ready, O God,

my heart is ready.

I will sing, I will sing your praise.

Awake, my soul,

awake, lyre and harp,

I will awake the dawn.


I will thank you, Lord, among the peoples,

among the nations I will praise you

for your love reaches to the heavens

and your truth to the skies.


O God, arise above the heavens;

may your glory shine on earth!


Glory to the Father….


Word of God. 2 Samuel 23:3-4


The God of Israel spoke;/ of me the Rock of Israel said,/ “He that rules over men in justice,/ that rules in the fear of God,/ is like the morning light at sunrise/ on a cloudless morning,/ making the greensward sparkle after rain.”

No longer shall your sun go down,/

For the Lord will be your light forever. (cf. Is 60:20)


Canticle of Zechariah


Anguish has taken wing, dispelled is darkness:/ for there is no gloom where but now there was distress. (Is 8:23)


Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,

born of the house of his servant David.


Through his holy prophets he promised of old

that he would save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all who hate us.


He promised to show mercy to our fathers

and to remember his holy covenant.


This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

free to worship him without fear,

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.


You, my child, shall be called the prophet

of the Most High;

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

to give his people knowledge of salvation

by the forgiveness of their sins.


In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness

and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.


Glory to the Father…




To Christ our Light we pray:

R/Shine for ever on your people, Lord!

You are the dawn of hope fulfilled:

– enlighten us to hope only for your kingdom’s coming. R/

You are the light of life for all creation:

– guide us in the way of life. R/

You are the joy of those who dwelt in darkness:

– keep us always in your light. R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

God of all the living, you sent your Only Begotten Son to enlighten the world with the warmth of your love. Enkindle in our winter-bound hearts the fire of charity, that we may burn always with zeal for you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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