St. Clare – Day 2 – Morning Prayer


 

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Morning of the Transitus of our Holy Mother Clare

 

 

What a laudable exchange: to leave the things of time for those of eternity, to choose the things of heaven for the goods of earth, to receive the hundred-fold in place of one, and to possess a blessed and eternal life.

Anonymous—1227

 

Leader: We adore you,
All:

most holy Lord Jesus Christ,
here and in all your churches
throughout the world,
and we bless you
because by your holy cross
you have redeemed the world.

 

Leader: O God come to our aid.
All:

O Lord make haste to help us.

 

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.

 

Ant. 1 :

The Lord is wonderful on high, alleluia.

Psalm 92(93)

 

St. Clare PrayersThe Lord is king, with majesty enrobed; †
the Lord has robed himself with might,*
he has girded himself with power.

 

The world you made firm, not to be moved;†
your throne has stood firm from of old.*
From all eternity, 0 Lord, you are.

 

The waters have lifted up, 0 Lord,†
the waters have lifted up their voice,*
the waters have lifted up their thunder.

 

Greater than the roar of mighty waters,†
more glorious than the surgings of the sea,*
the Lord is glorious on high.

 

Truly your decrees are to be trusted.†
Holiness is fitting to your house,*
0 Lord, until the end of time.

 

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.

 

 

Ant.1:

The Lord is wonderful on high, alleluia.

 

Ant. 2:

May you be praised, Lord, and extolled for ever, alleluia.

Psalm 111 (112)

 

St. Clare PrayersWhat about those people who trust in God
and are committed to His will and purposes?

 

They are people who are rich indeed.
Even amid the circumstances of poverty,
the wealth and blessings of God
are within their reach.

 

They are people with purpose and meaning in their lives.
Even amid the disorder and void
of this temporal existence,
they are aware of God’s concern and love for them.
They are people who walk unafraid.

 

The threats of violence or prophecies of doom
do not detract from their validity
nor alter their course.

 

They are people who relate to those around them.
They identify with others
in their sorrows and complaints
and share with them their lives and gifts.

 

They are people who are truly happy
and through whom our God works
His purposes in this world today.

 

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.

 

 

Ant 2.:

May you be praised, Lord, and extolled for ever, alleluia.

 

Ant. 3 :

Praise the Lord from the heavens, alleluia.†

Psalm 148

 

St. Clare PrayersPraise the Lord from the heavens, *
praise him in the heights.
Praise him, all his angels,*
praise him, all his hosts.

 

Praise him, sun and moon,*
praise him, shining stars.
Praise him, highest heavens *
and the waters above the heavens.

 

Let them praise the name of the Lord.*
He commanded: they were made.
He fixed them forever,*
gave a law which shall not pass away.

 

Praise the Lord from the earth,*
sea creatures and all Oceans,
fire and hail, snow and mist,*
stormy winds that obey his word;

 

all mountains and hills,*
all fruit trees and cedars,
beasts, wild and tame,*
reptiles and birds on the wing;

 

all earth’s kings and peoples,*
earth’s princes and rulers;
young men and maidens,*
old men together with children.

 

Let them praise the name of the Lord *
for he alone is exalted.
The splendour of his name *
reaches beyond heaven and earth.

 

He exalts the strength of his people.*
He is the praise of all his saints,
of the sons of Israel,*
of the people to whom he comes close.

 

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.

 

 

Ant. 3 :

Praise the Lord from the heavens, alleluia.†

 

St. Clare PrayersSCRIPTURE READING

 

A Reading from the Prophet Ezekiel (37:12b-14)

 

The Lord God says this: I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people, and lead you back to the soil of Israel. And you will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live, and I shall resettle you on your own soil; and you will know that I, the Lord, have said and done this it is the Lord God who speaks.

The Word of the Lord

 

SHORT RESPONSORY

 

R\ You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Have mercy on us. R\
You are seated at the right hand of the Father. R\
Glory be. R\

 

Benedictus antiphon : Lord if it is you, bid me come to you over the water

 

 

Blessed are you, the Most High God of Israel
for you have visited and redeemed your people.
You have raised up a mighty Saviour for us of the house of
– David,
as you promised through the mouths of your holy ones,
the prophets of ancient times.

 

Salvation from our enemies
and from the hands of all our foes.
You have shown mercy to our ancestors
by remembering the holy Covenant you made with them.

 

St. Clare PrayersThe oath you swore to Sarah and Abraham,
Granting, that we,
delivered from the hands of our enemies,
might serve you without fear,
in holiness and justice
in your presence all our days.

 

And you, my child, will be called
the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before our God
to prepare the way for the Promised One,
giving the people the knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins.

 

Such is the tender mercy of our God,
who from on high will bring the Rising Sun to visit us,
in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

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

 

Benedictus antiphon : Lord if it is you, bid me come to you over the water

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

 

Leader: We pray to the Father, who sent his Holy Spirit to bring new light to
the hearts of us all.
Response:

Lord, send us the light of your Spirit.

 

Leader: Blessed are you, the source of all light; -all creation rightly gives you
praise.
Response:

Lord, send us the light of your Spirit.

 

Leader: Through the resurrection of your Son, the world is filled with light:
-through the gift of your Spirit, may your light shine out in the
Church.
Response:

Lord, send us the light of your Spirit.

 

Leader: Through your Holy Spirit, the disciples remembered all that Jesus
taught them: -pour out your Spirit on the Church that she may be
faithful to that teaching.
Response:

Lord, send us the light of your Spirit.

 

Leader: Light of all the nations, look upon those who live in darkness:
-open their hearts to accept you as the one true God.
Response:

Lord, send us the light of your Spirit.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

CONCLUDING PRAYER

 

 

Leader:

O God,
we are no better than our ancestors,
for we, too, seek you in signs and wonders.
Give us the precious gift of seeing you
in the ordinary events of each day – in joy and in sorrow.
Help us to create a world
in which there is time for all
to listen for your call that leads to growth and holiness.
Let the real wonder of your constant presence
give us the courage to walk
steadfastly in the way of faith, hope and love.
So may we truly be sisters and brothers
of your Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ,
now and forever.

 

All:

Amen.

 

Leader: May the Lord Bless you and keep you.
May He turn his face to you,
and have mercy on you.
May He turn His countenance to you
and give you peace.
May the Lord Bless you: 
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All:

Amen.

 

Leader: Let us praise the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
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