MORNING PRAYER – FORM ONE
( + ) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
V. We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
R. Because, by Thy holy cross, Thou hast redeemed the world.
V. Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful people.
R. And kindle in them the fire of Thy love.
To God the Father, who first loved us and made us accepted in the Beloved; To God the Son, who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood; To God the Holy Ghost, who sheds the love of God abroad in our hearts – Be all love, and all glory, for all time and eternity. Amen.
O God, who desirest not the death of a sinner; mercifully look upon the weakness of our mortal nature and of Thy great mercy accept our repentance, that through Thy pity we may obtain remission of our sins, steadfastness in Thy service, and finally the reward which Thou hast promised to those who persevere.
VENITE, EXULTEMUS DOMINO
O come, let us sing unto the LORD; * let us heartily rejoice in the strength of
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; * and show ourselves
glad in Him with psalms.
For the LORD is a great God; * and a great King above all gods.
In His hand are all the corners of the earth; * and the strength of the hills is
The sea is His, and He made it; * and His hands prepared the dry land.
O come, let us worship and fall down, * and kneel before the LORD our
For He is the Lord our God; * and we are the people of His pasture, and the
sheep of His hand.
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; * let the whole earth stand
in awe of Him
For He cometh, for He cometh to judge the earth; * and with righteousness
to judge the world, and the people with His truth.
BENEDICTUS ES DOMINE
( + ) Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; * for He hath visited and
redeemed His people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us, * in the house of His
As He spake by the mouth of His holy Prophets, * which have been
since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies, * and from the hand
of all that hate us.
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, * and to remember
His holy covenant;
To perform the oath which He swore to our forefather Abraham, *
that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies * might serve
him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him, * all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: * for thou
shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto His people * for the remission of
Through the tender mercy of our God; * whereby the day-spring from
on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death,
* and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
We thank Thee, O God, for blessings without number which we have received from Thee; chiefly for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for the Redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for our regeneration by the Holy Ghost, and for our membership in the Catholic Church. Make our hearts more truly thankful. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by Thy governance, may be righteous in Thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, Who by the fruitful virginity of blessed Mary hast given to mankind the rewards of eternal salvation: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may experience her intercession for us, by whom we deserved to receive the Author of life, Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
May the almighty and merciful Lord ( + ), Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, bless and preserve us, and bring us to life everlasting. Amen.