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Prayer for the Morning

 

Our God is a merciful God.

Come, let us adore him.

 

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

 

Have mercy, Son of David!

By mercy set us free.

Have mercy, Son of David!

O Lord, that we may see.

For we, like Bartimaeus,

Cry out with heart and soul.

We ask for faith to follow,

For faith to make us whole.

 

Have mercy, Son of David!

Give us your eyes to see

That we may see the Kingdom

In its simplicity.

May we behold the glory,

The majesty and grace

Of your mysterious beauty

Alive in every face.

 

PSALM 51:3-4, 8-15

 

Then David said…: “I am in dire straits. But I prefer to fall into the hand of the Lord, whose mercy is very great, than into the hands of men.” (1 Chr 21:13)

The mercy of God is all-seeing. His healing power cures us of our spiritual blindness so that, forgiven, like David, we may see with his eyes of mercy.

 

Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.

In your compassion blot out my offense.

O wash me more and more from my guilt

and cleanse me from my sin.

 

Indeed you love truth in the heart;

then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.

O purify me, then I shall be clean;

O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow.

 

Make me hear rejoicing and gladness,

that the bones you have crushed may revive.

From my sins turn away your face

and blot out all my guilt.

 

A pure heart create for me, O God,

put a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from your presence,

nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

 

Give me again the joy of your help;

with a spirit of fervor sustain me,

that I may teach transgressors your ways

and sinners may return to you.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Titus 3:4-8)

 

When the kindness and generous love/ of God our savior appeared,/ not because of any righteous deeds we had done/ but because of his mercy,/ he saved us through the bath of rebirth/ and renewal by the holy Spirit,/ whom he richly poured out on us/ through Jesus Christ our savior,/ so that we might be justified by his grace/ and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

This saying is trustworthy.

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,/

the ears of the deaf be cleared.

(Is 35:5)

 

Canticle of Zechariah

 

Out of gloom and darkness,/ the eyes of the blind shall see. (Is 29:18)

 

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

 

With confidence in the healing mercy of God, we pray:

R/Have mercy on us, God, in your kindness.

For the times when we have chosen our own will over love of you: R/

[F]or the times when we have been blind to your compassion: R/

For the times when we have not shown mercy to those who are under our care: R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

Father, you revealed your Son to us so that he might show us the way to everlasting life. May we have constant recourse to the Holy Name of Jesus, and in doing so grow ever closer to you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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