Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

When waking up, your mind and heart can feel you really heavy, especially when focusing on everything you have to deal with and all the pressure that those tasks involve. Where morning prayer can boost your day by taking god’s name.

Morning prayer is a great way to concentrate on the search for God’s visions for your new day and your future.

God can encounter you in a very true and current manner if you come before Him with a gentle heart, regardless of whether you need support, peace, power or rest.

Look for the presence of god every morning with morning prayer, before all the tasks you have ahead attract your power and attention.


God Bless You.

An order for Morning Prayer

O Lord open our lips
And we shall praise your name.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall  be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)

(A suitable hymn such as the following is said)
Transcendent God in whom we live, The Resurrection and the Light,

We sing for you a morning hymn, To end the silence of the night.

When early cock begins to crow, And everything from sleep awakes, New life and hope spring up again, While out of darkness colour breaks.

Creator of all things that are, The measure and the end of all, Forgiving God, forget our sins,

And hear our prayer before we call.

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Blest Trinity and source of grace, Who call us out of nothingness,

To find in you our resting-place.

One or more of the following psalms can be said:

Psalm 63

O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting,

My body pines for you

like a dry, weary land without water.

So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory.

For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise. So I will bless you all my life,

in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul shall be filled as with a banquet, my mouth shall praise you with joy.

On my bed I remember you.

On you I muse through the night for you have been my help;

in the shadow of your wings I rejoice. My soul clings to you;

your right hand holds me fast.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it…

Psalm 149

Sing a new song to the Lord,

his praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel rejoice in its Maker,

let Sion’s sons exult in their king.

Let them praise his name with dancing and make music with timbrel and harp.

For the Lord takes delight in his people. He crowns the poor with salvation.

Let the faithful rejoice in their glory, shout for joy and take their rest.

Let the praise of God be on their lips and a two-edged sword in their hand, to deal out vengeance to the nations and punishment on all the peoples; to bind their kings in chains

and their nobles in fetters of iron;

to carry out the sentence pre-ordained:

this honour is for all his faithful.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it…

(Other psalms suitable for morning prayer include Psalms 24, 67 & 100)

Scripture Reading Rm 13:11b, 12-13a

You know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. The night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us conduct ourselves becomingly as in the day.

Short Responsory

R. You are the Christ, Son of the living God. Have mercy on us. (Repeat)
V. You are seated at the right hand of the Father.
R. You are the Christ, Son of the living God. Have mercy on us.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. You are the Christ, Son of the living God. Have mercy on us.

The Benedictus (Canticle of Zechariah)

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!

He has visited his people and redeemed them.

He has raised up for us a mighty saviour in the house of David his servant,

as he promised by the lips of holy men,

those who were his prophets from of old.

A saviour who would free us from our foes, from the hands of all who hate us.

So his love for our fathers is fulfilled and his holy covenant remembered.

He swore to Abraham our father to grant us,

that free from fear, and saved from the hands of our foes, we might serve him in holiness and justice

all the days of our life in his presence.

As for you, little child,

you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High.

You shall go ahead of the Lord to prepare his ways before him.

To make known to his people their salvation through forgiveness of all their sins,

the loving kindness of the heart of our God who visits us like the dawn from on high.

He will give light to those in darkness, those who dwell in the shadow of death, and guide us into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it…


V. Let us pray to Christ our Lord, the sun who enlightens all people:
R. Lord our Saviour, give us life!
V. We thank you for the gift of this new day.
R. Lord our Saviour, give us life!
V. May your Holy Spirit guide us to do your will.
R. Lord our Saviour, give us life!
V. Help us to manifest your love to all those we meet.
R. Lord our Saviour, give us life!
V. Renew in us your gifts, may we go forth in peace.
R. Lord our Saviour, give us life!

Our Father…

Concluding Prayer

Almighty God, you have given us this day; strengthen us with your power

and keep us from falling into sin,

so that whatever we say, or think, or do,

may be in your service and for the sake of the kingdom. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

9 May the Lord bless us, keep us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.