PRAYER FOR THIS MORNING (WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7)
Our Lady of the Rosary
Prayer for the Morning
Let us proclaim God’s goodness
in the assembly of the faithful!
Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!
The gladness of thy motherhood,
The anguish of thy suffering,
The glory now that crowns thy brow,
O Virgin-Mother, we would sing.
Hail, blessed mother, full of joy
In thy consent, thy visit too;
Joy in the birth of Christ on earth,
Joy in him lost and found anew.
Hail, sorrowing in his agony—
The blows, the thorns that pierced his brow;
The heavy wood, the shameful Rood—
True queen and chief of martyrs thou!
Hail in the triumph of thy Son,
The quick’ning flames of Pentecost;
Shining a queen in light serene,
When all the world is tempest-tossed.
O come, you nations, roses bring
Culled from these mysteries divine,
And for the mother of your King
With loving hearts your chaplets twine.
PSALM 86:1-6, 11-13
All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. (Acts 1:14)
Mary, Mother of the Church, prays with us and for us. Through her example and intercession, we learn the lesson of faithful prayer, just as through our meditation on the mysteries of the rosary we learn the lesson of faithful life taught by Mary and by her Son Jesus.
Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am faithful:
save the servant who trusts in you.
You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,
for I cry to you all the day long.
Give joy to your servant, O Lord,
for to you I lift up my soul.
O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.
Show me, Lord, your way
so that I may walk in your truth.
Guide my heart to fear your name.
I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart
and glorify your name for ever;
for your love to me has been great:
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.
Glory to the Father….
Word of God (Ephesians 6:18)
With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit. To that end, be watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the holy ones.
When you call me, when you go to pray to me,
I will listen to you.
CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH
As for me, far be it from me to sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you and to teach you the good and right way. (1 Sam 12:23)
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…
Let us ask Mary’s intercession on behalf of all who are in need:
R/Lord, hear your Mother’s prayer.
Mother of good counsel, you prayed with the disciples as they waited in the Upper Room:
– pray for all those who await deliverance from suffering and death. R/
Mother of our Savior, you watch with a mother’s care over the whole body of Christ:
– pray for all those in need of salvation. R/
Mother of God, you dwell in glory before the face of God:
– pray always for your children. R/
Loving Father, increase our devotion to the most holy rosary, and draw us ever closer to you through the intercession of the Mother of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.