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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

 

Prayer for the Morning

 

O worship the King!

 

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

 

Glorious from the field of strife,

Lo! the Victor mounts his throne;

Lord of death and King of life,

His the triumph, his alone—

Glorious from the field of strife,

Christ, immortal King of life.

 

Wake to gladness, sons of men!

Heav’n, your gates eternal raise!

Welcome to your bliss again

Him, the worthiest of praise—

Glorious from the field of strife,

Christ, immortal King of life.

 

Sin and death—the twain assailed,

And the Christ expiring fell;

But the Death o’er death prevailed,

And the might of sin and hell;

Victor from the field of strife,

Hail! immortal King of life.

 

PSALM 146

 

He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, ­proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people. (Mt 4:23)

 

Christ’s reign is a conquest not over political enemies but over the powers of sin and death. His rule is redemption.

 

My soul, give praise to the Lord;

I will praise the Lord all my days,

make music to my God while I live.

 

Put no trust in princes,

in mortal men in whom there is no help.

Take their breath, they return to clay

and their plans that day come to nothing.

 

He is happy who is helped by Jacob’s God,

whose hope is in the Lord his God,

who alone made heaven and earth,

the seas and all they contain.

 

It is he who keeps faith for ever,

who is just to those who are oppressed.

It is he who gives bread to the hungry,

the Lord, who sets prisoners free,

 

the Lord who gives sight to the blind,

who raises up those who are bowed down,

the Lord, who protects the stranger

and upholds the widow and orphan.

 

It is the Lord who loves the just

but thwarts the path of the wicked.

The Lord will reign for ever,

Zion’s God, from age to age.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Luke 7:21-22)

 

At that time he cured many of their diseases, sufferings, and evil spirits; he also granted sight to many who were blind. And he said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.”

 

Then the righteous will shine like the sun

in the kingdom of their Father. (Mt 13:43)

 

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

 

Seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. (Mt 6:33)

 

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

 

Let us pray to Christ our King, that the fruits of his reign may abound upon earth:

R/Thy kingdom come!

Upon those who labor under the illusion of power and who cause others to suffer: R/

Upon those who are imprisoned in poverty, hunger, addiction, or disease: R/

Upon those who are blind of eye or of heart: R/

Upon those who are deaf of ear or of understanding: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

Lord Jesus Christ, you reign for ever. Rule over all the world in peace, and fill our hearts and households with the power of your love, who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

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