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Prayer for the Morning (Saturday, January 1)

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God; World Day of Peace; First Saturday of the Month

Prayer for the Morning

 

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

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let all the peoples praise you!

 

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!

 

Hymn

 

Maiden, yet a mother,

Daughter of thy Son,

High beyond all other,

Lowlier is none;

Thou the consummation

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Planned by God’s decree,

When our lost creation

Nobler rose in thee!

 

Thus his place preparèd,

He who all things made

’Mid his creatures tarried,

In thy bosom laid;

There his love he nourished,

Warmth that gave increase

To the root whence flourished

Our eternal peace.

 

Lady, lest our vision,

Striving heav’nward, fail,

Still let thy petition

With thy Son prevail,

Unto whom all merit,

Pow’r and majesty

With the Holy Spirit

And the Father be.

 

Psalm 67

 

Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. (Lk 1:42)

When the time of promise was fulfilled, Mary, the Mother of God, daughter of the earth, gave birth to the fruit of the Tree of Life: Jesus Christ, true God and true man, the salvation of all peoples.

 

O God, be gracious and bless us

and let your face shed its light upon us.

So will your ways be known upon earth

and all nations learn your saving help.

 

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

Let the nations be glad and exult

for you rule the world with justice.

With fairness you rule the peoples,

you guide the nations on earth.

 

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

The earth has yielded its fruit

for God, our God, has blessed us.

May God still give us his blessing

till the ends of the earth revere him.

 

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. Isaiah 4:2

 

On that day,/ The branch of the Lord will be luster and glory,/ and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor/ for the survivors of Israel.

Blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Lk 1:42)

 

Canticle of Zechariah

 

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman. (Gal 4:4)

 

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…

 

Intercessions

 

On this day, the birth of a new year, let us pray for a world renewed in the peace of God through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God:

R/Son of God and Son of Mary, let your face shine
upon us and be gracious to us!

At your birth was born the new age of salvation: R/

At your birth was born the fulfillment of all human hope: R/

At your birth was born the world’s true peace: R/

 

Personal intentions

 

Our Father….

 

O God of all the living, you brought to birth the day of salvation wrought through the One who is our everlasting life and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God and the world’s Mother, bring to perfection that which you have begun in him who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

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Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed
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