PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (TUESDAY, MARCH 9)

PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (TUESDAY, MARCH 9)

Saint Frances of Rome

Prayer for the Morning

 

To you I lift up my soul, O Lord my God!

 

Glory to the Father…. Amen.

 

Hymn

 

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life:

Such a Way as gives us breath;

Such a Truth as ends all strife;

Such a Life as killeth death.

 

Come, my Joy, my Love, my Heart:

Such a Joy as none can move;

Such a Love as none can part;

Such a Heart as joys in love.

 

Psalm 25:1-9

 

If he who is but flesh cherishes wrath,/ who will forgive his sins? (Sir 28:5)

To know, in Scripture, is not a matter of the head but of the heart: to know is to enter into communion with the one known. If we ask to know God’s ways, we must be prepared to take on those ways—even to forgiving those who offend us time without number, as Jesus tells Peter in today’s Gospel.

 

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

I trust you, let me not be disappointed;

do not let my enemies triumph.

Those who hope in you shall not be disappointed,

but only those who wantonly break faith.

 

Lord, make me know your ways.

Lord, teach me your paths.

Make me walk in your truth, and teach me:

for you are God my savior.

 

In you I hope all day long

because of your goodness, O Lord.

Remember your mercy, Lord,

and the love you have shown from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth.

In your love remember me.

 

The Lord is good and upright.

He shows the path to those who stray,

he guides the humble in the right path;

he teaches his way to the poor.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Sirach 28:2-4)

 

Forgive your neighbor’s injustice;/ then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven./ Should a man nourish anger against his fellows/ and expect ­healing from the Lord?/ Should a man refuse mercy to his ­fellows,/ yet seek pardon for his own sins?

 

Forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

 

Canticle of Zechariah

 

Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you? (Mt 18:33)

 

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

 

Lord, you have told us to love our enemies and to pray for our persecutors, as Christ prayed for his tormentors from the cross. And so we dare to pray:

 

R/Lord, have mercy.

 

Give peace to those who have destroyed our peace;

– we pray: R/

 

Grant love to those who have refused us love;

– we pray: R/

 

Protect from injury those who have done us injury;

– we pray: R/

 

Grant success to those who have competed with us to our loss;

– we pray: R/

 

Give prosperity to those who have taken what was ours;

– we pray: R/

 

Personal intentions

 

Our Father….

 

You know, O Lord, how hard we find it to forgive those who have offended us. Yet you ask us to forgive without restrictions. Make us capable, Lord, of the love you ask of us, for alone we cannot do what you have asked. Help us through Christ our Lord. Amen.

By 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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