Morning Prayer – Wednesday – Week III

Wednesday, 15 June 2022




Jesus said, “All things have been handed over to me by my Father: and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Mt 11:27)


Gracious, living God, you have sent us your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Emmanuel. He has opened his heart to us and shown us the mysteries of your reign.

Father, in union with Jesus we offer you ourselves today. May your name be made holy and your will be done.

Make our hearts gentle and humble.

May we bear your Son’s yoke, doing all that he has taught us, forgiving as we have been forgiven, and showing others the love given us. Amen.





Lord, open my lips.
– And my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Invitatory Psalm

Antiphon: Come, let us worship before the Lord, our maker.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.


The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.


Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.


Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.


Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”


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.



Morning has broken,
like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken,
like the first bird!
Praise for the singing!
praise for the morning!
Praise for them springing
fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rains new fall,
sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall,
on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
mine is the morning
Born of the one light,
Eden saw play!
Praise with elation,
praise every morning
Gods recreation
of the new day!


Antiphon 1Give joy to your servant, Lord, to you I lift up my heart.

Psalm 86:The prayer of the poor man in distress
Blessed be God who comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

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.

In the day of distress I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
nor work to compare with yours.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvelous deeds,
you who alone are God.

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.

The proud have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life;
to you they pay no heed.

But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.

O give your strength to your servant
and save your handmaid’s child.
Show me the sign of your favor
that my foes may see to their shame
that you console me and give me your help. Glory…

Psalm Prayer: God of mercy and goodness, when Christ called out to you in torment, you heard him and gave him victory over death because of his love for you. We already know the affection you have for us; fill us with a great love of your name, and we will proclaim you more boldly before men and happily lead them to celebrate your glory.

Antiphon 1: Give joy to your servant, Lord, to you I lift up my heart.

Antiphon 2 Blessed is the upright man, who speaks the truth.

Canticle  –  Isaiah 33:13-16
God’s flawless judgment
What God has promised is for you, for your children and for those still far away. (Acts 2:39)

Hear, you who are far off,
what I have done;
you who are near,
acknowledge my might.

On Zion sinners are in dread,
trembling grips the impious:
“Who of us can live with the consuming fire?
who of us can live with the everlasting flames?”

He who practices virtue and speaks honestly,
who spurns what is gained by oppression,
Brushing his hands free of contact with a bribe,
stopping his ears lest he hear of bloodshed,
closing his eyes lest he look on evil-

He shall dwell on the heights,
his stronghold shall be the rocky fastness,
his food and drink in steady supply. Glory…

Antiphon 2 Blessed is the upright man, who speaks the truth.

Antiphon 3 Let us celebrate with joy in the presence of our Lord and King.

Psalm 98
The Lord triumphs in his judgment
This psalm tells of the Lord’s first coming and that people of all nations will believe in him. (Saint Athanasius)

Sing a new song to the Lord
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand, his holy arm
have brought salvation.

The Lord has made known his salvation;
has shown his justice to the nations.
He has remembered his truth and love
for the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth,
ring out your joy.

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp
with the sound of music.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
acclaim the King, the Lord.

Let the sea and all within it, thunder;
the world, and all its peoples.
Let the rivers clap their hands
and the hills ring out their joy

at the presence of the Lord: for he comes,
he comes to rule the earth.
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with fairness. Glory…

Psalm Prayer: Lord Jesus, you have revealed your justice to all nations. We stood condemned and you came to be judged in our place. Send your saving power on us and when you come in glory bring your mercy to those for whom you were condemned.

Antiphon 3 Let us celebrate with joy in the presence of our Lord and King.

READING     Job 1:21, 2:10b

Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb,
and naked shall I go back again.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord!
We accept good things from God;
and should we not accept evil?


Incline my heart according to your will, O God.
– Incline my heart according to your will, O God.
Speed my steps along your path
– according to your will, O God.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
– Incline my heart according to your will, O God


Antiphon: Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

Canticle of Zechariah
Luke 1:68-79
The Messiah and his forerunner

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, and to the Son, *
and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now, *
and will be for ever. Amen.

Antiphon: Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.


Christ nourishes and supports the Church for which he gave himself up to death. Let us ask him:

Remember your Church, Lord.

You are the Good Shepherd who has given life and light today,
– make us grateful for these gifts.

Look with mercy on the flock you have gathered together in your name,
– let no one whom the Father has given you perish.

Lead your Church in the way of your commandments,
– may your Holy Spirit keep her faithful.

Nourish the Church at the banquet of your Word and Bread,
– strengthened by this food may she follow you in joy.


(With longing for the coming of God’s kingdom, let us offer our prayer to the Father:)

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.


Lord, as daylight fills the sky,
fill us with your holy light.
May our lives mirror our love for you
whose wisdom has brought us into being,
and whose care guides us on our way.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.


If a priest or deacon presides, he dismisses the people:

The Lord be with you.
 And with your spirit.

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Another form of the blessing may be used, as at Mass.
Then he adds:

Go in peace.
 Thanks be to God.

In the absence of a priest or deacon and in individual recitation, Morning Prayer concludes:

May the Lord + bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.

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