PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18)
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayer for the Morning
Through the greatness of God’s love, we have access to his house: let us give thanks and praise!
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the
is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!
Father, who didst fashion me
Image of thyself to be,
Fill me with thy love divine,
Let my every thought be thine.
Holy Jesus, may I be
Dead and buried here with thee;
And, by love inflamed, arise
Unto thee a sacrifice.
Thou, who dost all gifts impart,
Shine, sweet Spirit, in my heart;
Best of gifts thyself bestow;
Make me burn thy love to know.
God, the blessèd Three in One,
Dwell within my heart alone;
Thou dost give thyself to me;
May I give myself to thee.
Canticle. Ephesians 1:3-10
I have called you by your name. (Is 45:4)
God has laid claim to us in love, creating us in his image, calling us personally by our names and the name of Christian, choosing us to be his servants in Jesus Christ.
Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.
God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.
He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.
In him and through his blood, we have been
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.
God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.
A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.
Word of God Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes on high/ and see who has created these:/ He leads out their army and numbers them,/ calling them all by name./ By his great might and the strength of his power/ not one of them is missing!
They will look upon his face,
and his name will be on their foreheads.
Canticle of Zechariah
If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. (Rom 14:8)
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…
Beloved of God, we pray:
R/We bear your name, O Lord!
We belong to you, O God:
– let us worship no other god but you. R/
We are called to rest in you on this holy day:
– let us know the joy of gathering in your name for worship. R/
We praise you for your love:
– let us love one another as you have loved us. R/
O God our Father and our Maker, you have made us in your image and called us by our names; you have made us your own in Jesus Christ, our Lord, in whose cross we glory on this holy day when we honor his dying and rising in the Eucharist. Make us holy as he is holy, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.