Prayers

Ferial Antiphons and Intercessions

Ferial Antiphons for the Gospel Canticles and Intercessions

For Memorials of the Saints, when no proper antiphon for the Gospel Canticle or Intercessions are given, the Antiphon and Intercessions may be taken from the ferial texts below, as indicated in the GILH ¶235b.


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Week 1

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Week 1 Monday

Morning Prayer

Ant. Blessed be the Lord our God.

Intercessions

We esteem Christ above all men and women, for he was filled with grace and the Holy Spirit. In faith let us implore him:
Give us your Spirit, Lord.

Grant us a peaceful day,
when evening comes we will praise you with joy and purity of heart.
Give us your Spirit, Lord.

Let your splendor rest upon us today,
direct the work of our hands.
Give us your Spirit, Lord.

May your face shine upon us and keep us in peace,
may your strong arm protect us.
Give us your Spirit, Lord.

Look kindly on all who put their trust in our prayers,
fill them with every bodily and spiritual grace.
Give us your Spirit, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

Intercessions

God has made an everlasting covenant with his people, and he never ceases to bless them. Grateful for these gifts, we confidently direct our prayer to him:
Lord, bless your people.

Save your people, Lord,
and bless your inheritance.
Lord, bless your people.

Gather into one body all who bear the name of Christian,
that the world may believe in Christ whom you have sent.
Lord, bless your people.

Give our friends and our loved ones a share in divine life,
let them be symbols of Christ before men.
Lord, bless your people.

Show your love to those who are suffering,
open their eyes to the vision of your revelation.
Lord, bless your people.

Be compassionate to those who have died,
welcome them into the company of the faithful departed.
Lord, bless your people.

Week 1 Tuesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
God has raised up for us a mighty Savior, as he promised through the words of his holy prophets.

Intercessions

Beloved brothers and sisters, we share a heavenly calling under Christ, our high priest. Let us praise him with shouts of joy:
Lord, our God and our Savior.

Almighty King, through baptism you conferred on us a royal priesthood,
inspire us to offer you a continual sacrifice of praise.
Lord, our God and our Savior.

Help us to keep your commandments,
that through the power of the Holy Spirit we may live in you and you in us.
Lord, our God and our Savior.

Give us your eternal wisdom,
to be with us today and to guide us.
Lord, our God and our Savior.

May our companions today be free of sorrow,
and filled with joy.
Lord, our God and our Savior.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Intercessions

Let us praise Christ the Lord, who lives among us, the people he redeemed, and let us say:
Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord, king and ruler of nations, be with all your people and their governments,
inspire them to pursue the good of all according to your law.
Lord, hear our prayer.

You made captive our captivity,
to our brothers who are enduring bodily or spiritual chains, grant the freedom of the sons of God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

May our young people be concerned with remaining blameless in your sight,
and may they generously follow your call.
Lord, hear our prayer.

May our children imitate your example,
and grow in wisdom and grace.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Accept our dead brothers and sisters into your eternal kingdom,
where we hope to reign with you.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Week 1 Wednesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

Intercessions

Let us give thanks to Christ and offer him continual praise, for he sanctifies us and calls us his brothers:
Lord, help your brothers to grow in holiness.

With single-minded devotion we dedicate the beginnings of this day to the honor of your resurrection,
may we make the whole day pleasing to you by our works of holiness.
Lord, help your brothers to grow in holiness.

As a sign of your love, you renew each day for the sake of our well-being and happiness,
renew us daily for the sake of your glory.
Lord, help your brothers to grow in holiness.

Teach us today to recognize your presence in all men,
especially in the poor and in those who mourn.
Lord, help your brothers to grow in holiness.

Grant that we may live today in peace with all men,
never rendering evil for evil.
Lord, help your brothers to grow in holiness.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.

Intercessions

In all that we do, let the name of the Lord be praised, for he surrounds his chosen people with boundless love. Let our prayer rise up to him:
Lord, show us your love.

Remember your Church, Lord,
keep her from every evil and let her grow to the fullness of your love.
Lord, show us your love.

Let the nations recognize you as the one true God,
and Jesus your Son, as the Messiah whom you sent.
Lord, show us your love.

Grant prosperity to our neighbors,
give them life and happiness for ever.
Lord, show us your love.

Console those who are burdened with oppressive work and daily hardships,
preserve the dignity of workers.
Lord, show us your love.

Open wide the doors of your compassion to those who have died today,
and in your mercy receive them into your kingdom.
Lord, show us your love.

Week 1 Thursday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and he will save us from our enemies.

Intercessions

The Lord Jesus Christ has given us the light of another day. In return we thank him as we cry out:
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

You offered yourself in sacrifice for our sins,
accept our intentions and our work today.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

You bring us joy by the light of another day,
let the morning star rise in our hearts.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

Give us strength to be patient with those we meet today,
and so imitate you.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

Make us aware of your mercy this morning, Lord,
and let your strength be our delight.
Lord, bless us and bring us close to you.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
God has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly.

Intercessions

Our hope is in God, who gives us help. Let us call upon him, and say:
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Lord, our God, you made an eternal covenant with your people,
keep us ever mindful of your mighty deeds.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Let your ordained ministers grow toward perfect love,
and preserve your faithful people in unity by the bond of peace.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Be with us in our work of building the earthly city,
that in building we may not labor in vain.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Send workers into your vineyard,
and glorify your name among the nations.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Welcome into the company of your saints our relatives and benefactors who have died,
may we share their happiness one day.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Week 1 Friday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
The Lord has come to his people and set them free.

Intercessions

Through his cross the Lord Jesus brought salvation to the human race. We adore him and in faith we call out to him:
Lord, pour out your mercy upon us.

Christ, Rising Sun, warm us with your rays,
and restrain us from every evil impulse.
Lord, pour out your mercy upon us.

Keep guard over our thoughts, words and actions,
and make us pleasing in your sight this day.
Lord, pour out your mercy upon us.

Turn your gaze from our sinfulness,
and cleanse us from our iniquities.
Lord, pour out your mercy upon us.

Through your cross and resurrection,
fill us with the consolation of the Spirit.
Lord, pour out your mercy upon us.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
The Lord has come to the help of his servants, for he has remembered his promise of mercy.

Intercessions

Blessed be God, who hears the prayers of the needy, and fills the hungry with good things. Let us pray to him in confidence:
Lord, show us your mercy.

Merciful Father, upon the cross Jesus offered you the perfect evening sacrifice,
we pray now for all the suffering members of his Church.
Lord, show us your mercy.

Release those in bondage, give sight to the blind,
shelter the widow and the orphan.
Lord, show us your mercy.

Clothe your faithful people in the armor of salvation,
and shield them from the deceptions of the devil.
Lord, show us your mercy.

Let your merciful presence be with us, Lord, at the hour of our death,
may we be found faithful and leave this world in your peace.
Lord, show us your mercy.

Lead the departed into the light of your dwelling-place,
that they may gaze upon you for all eternity.
Lord, show us your mercy.

Week 1 Saturday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Lord, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Intercessions

Let us all praise Christ. In order to become our faithful and merciful high priest before the Father’s throne, he chose to become one of us, a brother in all things. In prayer we ask of him:
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

Sun of Justice, you filled us with light at our baptism,
we dedicate this day to you.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

At every hour of the day, we give you glory,
in all our deeds, we offer you praise.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

Mary, your mother, was obedient to your word,
direct our lives in accordance with that word.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.

Our lives are surrounded with passing things; set our hearts on things of heaven,
so that through faith, hope and charity we may come to enjoy the vision of your glory.
Lord, share with us the treasure of your love.


Week 2

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Week 2 Monday

Morning Prayer

Ant. Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people and set them free.

Intercessions

Our Savior has made us a nation of priests to offer acceptable sacrifice to the Father. Let us call upon him in gratitude:
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

Christ, eternal priest, you conferred the holy priesthood on your people,
grant that we may offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to the Father.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

In your goodness pour out on us the fruits of your Spirit,
patience, kindness and gentleness.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

May we love you and possess you, for you are love,
and may every action of our lives praise you.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

May we seek those things which are beneficial to our brothers, without counting the cost,
to help them on the way to salvation.
Preserve us in your ministry, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant. For ever will my soul proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

Intercessions

Let us praise Christ, who loves, nourishes and supports his Church. With faith let us cry out to him:
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Lord Jesus, grant that all men be saved,
and come to the knowledge of truth.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Preserve our holy father, Pope Francis, and N., our bishop,
come with your power to help them.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Remember those who long for honest work,
so that they may lead a life of peaceful security.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Lord, be the refuge of the poor,
their help in distress.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

We commend to your care all bishops, priests and deacons who have died,
may they sing your praises for ever around your heavenly throne.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Week 2 Tuesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Lord, save us from the hands of all who hate us.

Intercessions

Let us bless our Savior who enlightens the world by his resurrection. Let us humbly beg him:
Keep us, Lord, on your path.

Lord Jesus, we honor your resurrection in our morning prayer,
the hope of your glory enlightens our day.
Keep us, Lord, on your path.

Accept, Lord, our prayers and petitions,
as the first fruits of our day.
Keep us, Lord, on your path.

Grant that we may progress today in your love,
and that all things may work together for our good and the good of all.
Keep us, Lord, on your path.

Make our light shine so brightly before men,
that seeing our good works they may give glory to the Father.
Keep us, Lord, on your path.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
Do great things for us, O Lord, for you are mighty, and holy is your name.

Intercessions

Let us praise Christ, the shepherd and guardian of our souls, who loves and protects his people. Placing our hope in him, we cry out:
Protect your people, Lord.

Eternal shepherd, protect our bishop N.,
and all the shepherds of your Church.
Protect your people, Lord.

Look kindly on those who suffer persecution,
hasten to free them from all adversity.
Protect your people, Lord.

Have mercy on the needy, Lord,
provide food for the hungry.
Protect your people, Lord.

Enlighten all legislators,
to enact laws in the spirit of wisdom and justice.
Protect your people, Lord.

Come to the aid of our departed brothers and sisters, whom you have redeemed with your blood,
make them worthy to enter your wedding feast.
Protect your people, Lord.

Week 2 Wednesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Let us serve the Lord in holiness all the days of our life.

Intercessions

Blessed be God our Savior, who promised to remain with his Church all days, until the end of the world. Let us give him thanks and call out:
Remain with us, Lord.

Remain with us the whole day, Lord,
let your grace be a sun that never sets.
Remain with us, Lord.

We dedicate this day to you as an offering,
do not let us offer anything that is evil.
Remain with us, Lord.

May your gift of light pervade this whole day,
that we may be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Remain with us, Lord.

May the love of your Holy Spirit direct our hearts and our lips,
and may we always act in accordance with your will.
Remain with us, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
Lord, with the strength of your arm scatter the proud and lift up the lowly.

Intercessions

Beloved brothers and sisters, let us rejoice in our God, for he takes great delight in bestowing benefits on his people. Let us fervently pray:
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.

Eternal God, for whom a thousand years are like the passing day,
help us to remember that life is like a flower which blossoms in the morning, but withers in the evening.
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.

Give your people manna to satisfy their hunger,
and living water to quench their thirst for all eternity.
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.

Let your faithful ones seek and taste the things that are above,
and let them direct their work and their leisure to your glory.
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.

Grant us good weather, Lord,
that we may reap the copious fruits of the earth.
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.
(or:
Deliver us from all harm, Lord,
and pour out your abundant blessings on our homes.
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.)

Show the faithful departed the vision of your face,
let them rejoice in the contemplation of your presence.
Increase your grace and your peace, Lord.

Week 2 Thursday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, and forgive us our sins.

Intercessions

Blessed be God, our Father, who protects his children and never spurns their prayers. Let us humbly implore him:
Enlighten us, Lord.

We thank you, Lord, for enlightening us through your Son,
fill us with his light throughout the day.
Enlighten us, Lord.

Let your wisdom lead us today, Lord,
that we may walk in the newness of life.
Enlighten us, Lord.

May we bear hardships with courage for your name’s sake,
and be generous in serving you.
Enlighten us, Lord.

Direct our thoughts, feelings and actions this day,
help us to follow your providential guidance.
Enlighten us, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
If you hunger for holiness, God will satisfy your longing, good measure, and flowing over.

Intercessions

Lift up your hearts to our Lord and Savior who gives his people every spiritual blessing. In the spirit of devotion, let us ask him:
Bless your people, Lord.

Merciful God, strengthen Francis, our Pope, and N., our bishop,
keep them free from harm.
Bless your people, Lord.

Look favorably on our country, Lord,
free us from all evil.
Bless your people, Lord.

Call men to serve at your altar,
and to follow you more closely in chastity, poverty and obedience.
Bless your people, Lord.

Take care of your handmaidens vowed to virginity,
that they may follow you, the divine Lamb, wherever you go.
Bless your people, Lord.

May the dead rest in eternal peace,
may their union with us be strengthened through the sharing of spiritual goods.
Bless your people, Lord.

Week 2 Friday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Through the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

Intercessions

Let us adore Christ who offered himself to the Father through the Holy Spirit to cleanse us from the works of death. Let us adore him and call upon him with sincere hearts:
In your will is our peace, Lord.

From your generosity we have received the beginning of this day,
grant us also the beginning of new life.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

You created all things, and now you provide for their growth,
may we always perceive your handiwork in creation.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

With your own blood, you ratified the new and eternal covenant.
may we remain faithful to that covenant by following your precepts.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

On the cross, blood and water flowed from your side,
may this saving stream wash away our sins and gladden the City of God.
In your will is our peace, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
Remember your mercy, Lord, the promise of mercy you made to our fathers.

Intercessions

Let us bless Christ, the compassionate and merciful Lord, who wipes away the tears of those who weep. Let us cry out to him in love and ask:
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Lord Jesus, you console the humble,
be attentive to the tears of the poor.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Merciful God, hear the cries of the dying,
comfort them with your presence.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Make exiles aware of your providential care,
may they return to their home on earth and finally enter their home in heaven.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Be merciful to sinners who have fallen away from your love,
reconcile them to yourself and to your Church.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Save our brothers who have died,
let them share in the fullness of redemption.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Week 2 Saturday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Lord, guide our feet into the way of peace.

Intercessions

Let us celebrate the kindness and wisdom of Christ, He offers his love and understanding to all men, especially to the suffering. Let us earnestly pray to him:
Perfect us in love, Lord.

This morning we recall your resurrection,
and we long for the benefits of your redemption.
Perfect us in love, Lord.

Grant that we bear witness to you today, Lord,
and offer an acceptable gift to the Father through you.
Perfect us in love, Lord.

Enable us to see your image in all men,
and to serve you in them.
Perfect us in love, Lord.

Lord Jesus, you are the true vine and we are the branches,
allow us to remain in you, to bear much fruit and to give glory to the Father.
Perfect us in love, Lord.


Week 3

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Week 3 Monday

Morning Prayer

Ant. Blessed be the Lord our God.

Intercessions

Man was created to glorify God through his deeds. Let us earnestly pray:
May we give glory to your name, Lord.

We bless you, Creator of all things,
for you have given us the goods of the earth and brought us to this day.
May we give glory to your name, Lord.

Look with favor on us as we begin our daily work,
let us be fellow workers with you.
May we give glory to your name, Lord.

Make our work today benefit our brothers and sisters,
that with them and for them we may build an earthly city, pleasing to you.
May we give glory to your name, Lord.

Grant joy and peace to us,
and to all we meet this day.
May we give glory to your name, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

Intercessions

Christ desires to lead all men to salvation. Let us implore him with all our heart:
Draw all things to yourself, Lord.

Through your precious blood, Lord, you redeemed us from the slavery of sin,
grant us the freedom of the sons of God.
Draw all things to yourself, Lord.

Bestow your grace upon our bishop N., and upon all bishops,
may they administer your sacraments with fervent joy.
Draw all things to yourself, Lord.

Grant that all who seek the truth may find it,
and in finding it may they desire it all the more.
Draw all things to yourself, Lord.

Be present to comfort widows, orphans and all the abandoned, Lord,
may they feel close to you and cling to you.
Draw all things to yourself, Lord.

Receive our departed brethren into the heavenly kingdom,
where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you will be all in all.
Draw all things to yourself, Lord.

Week 3 Tuesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
God has raised up for us a mighty Savior, as he promised of old through his holy prophets.

Intercessions

Lord Jesus, by your blood you have purchased for yourself a new people. We adore you and beseech you:
Remember your people, Lord.

Our King and our Redeemer, hear the praises of your Church at the beginning of this day,
teach her to glorify your majesty without ceasing.
Remember your people, Lord.

You are our hope and our strength, in you we trust,
may we never despair.
Remember your people, Lord.

Look kindly upon our weakness and hasten to our aid,
for without you we can do nothing.
Remember your people, Lord.

Remember the poor and the afflicted, do not let this day be a burden to them,
but a consolation and a joy.
Remember your people, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant. My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Intercessions

God establishes his people in hope. Let us cry out to him with joy:
You are the hope of your people, Lord.

We thank you, Lord,
because in Christ you have given us all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
You are the hope of your people, Lord.

O God, in your hands are the hearts of the powerful; bestow your wisdom upon government leaders,
may they draw from the fountain of your counsel and please you in thought and deed.
You are the hope of your people, Lord.

The talents of artists reflect your splendor,
may their work give the world hope and joy.
You are the hope of your people, Lord.

You do not allow us to be tested beyond our ability,
strengthen the weak and raise up the fallen.
You are the hope of your people, Lord.

Through your Son you promised to raise men up on the Last Day,
do not forget those who have died.
You are the hope of your people, Lord.

Week 3 Wednesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Show us your mercy, Lord; remember your holy covenant.

Intercessions

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.
Remember your Church, Lord.

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

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

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

Evening Prayer

Ant. The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.

Intercessions

Let us humbly pray to God who sent his Son as the Savior and exemplar of his people:
May your people praise you, Lord.

Let us give thanks to God who chose us as the first-fruits of salvation,
and who called us to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May your people praise you, Lord.

May those who confess your holy name be united in your truth,
and fervent in your love.
May your people praise you, Lord.

Creator of all things, your Son desired to work among us with his own hands,
be mindful of all who earn their living by the sweat of their brow.
May your people praise you, Lord.

Be mindful of those who devote themselves to the service of their brothers,
do not let them be deterred from their goals by discouraging results or lack of support.
May your people praise you, Lord.

Be merciful to the faithful departed,
keep them from the power of the Evil One.
May your people praise you, Lord.

Week 3 Thursday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Let us serve the Lord in holiness, and he will save us from our enemies.

Intercessions

Let us joyfully cry out in thanks to God the Father whose love guides and nourishes his people:
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Most merciful Father, we praise you for your love,
for you wondrously created us and even more wondrously restored us to grace.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

At the beginning of this day fill our hearts with zeal for serving you,
so that our thoughts and actions may redound to your glory.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Purify our hearts of every evil desire,
make us intent on doing your will.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Open our hearts to the needs of all men,
fill us with brotherly love.
May you be glorified, Lord, for all ages.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
God has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly.

Intercessions

Let us call upon Christ, the Good Shepherd who comes to the aid of his people:
Hear us, O God our refuge.

Blessed are you, Lord, for you graciously called us into your holy Church,
keep us within the Church until death.
Hear us, O God our refuge.

You have given the care of all the churches to Francis, our Pope,
give him unfailing faith, lively hope and loving concern.
Hear us, O God our refuge.

Grant the grace of conversion to all sinners,
and the grace of true repentance to all men.
Hear us, O God our refuge.

You were willing to live as a stranger in our world,
be mindful of those who are separated from family and homeland.
Hear us, O God our refuge.

To all the departed who have hoped in you,
grant eternal peace.
Hear us, O God our refuge.

Week 3 Friday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
The Lord has come to his people and set them free.

Intercessions

Raising our eyes to Christ, who was born and died and rose again for his people, let us cry out:
Save those you have redeemed by your blood, Lord.

Blessed are you, Jesus, redeemer of mankind; you did not hesitate to undergo your passion and death,
to redeem us by your precious blood.
Save those you have redeemed by your blood, Lord.

You promised that you would provide living water, the fountain of eternal life,
pour forth your Spirit upon all men.
Save those you have redeemed by your blood, Lord.

You send disciples to preach the Gospel to all nations,
help them to extend the victory of your cross.
Save those you have redeemed by your blood, Lord.

You have given the sick and the suffering a share in your cross,
give them patience and strength.
Save those you have redeemed by your blood, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant. The Lord has come to the help of his servants, for he has remembered his promise of mercy.

Intercessions

Because of our sins the Father gave the Lord Jesus up to death, and for our justification he raised him up again. Let us pray:
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Hear our prayers and spare us as we confess our sins,
grant us forgiveness and peace.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Your Apostle said: “Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more,”
forgive us our transgressions.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Lord, we have sinned, yet we have also acknowledged your infinite mercy,
bring us to conversion.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Save your people from their sins, Lord,
make them pleasing to you.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

You opened Paradise to the thief who believed in you,
do not close the gates of heaven to the faithful departed.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Week 3 Saturday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Lord, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Intercessions

With confidence let us pray to the Father who willed that the Virgin Mary should surpass all creatures in heaven and earth:
Look upon the Mother of your Son and hear our prayer.

We are grateful to you, Father of mercy, for you gave us Mary to be our mother and our model,
through her intercession cleanse our hearts.
Look upon the Mother of your Son and hear our prayer.

You inspired Mary to be attentive to your word and faithful in your service,
through her intercession give us the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Look upon the Mother of your Son and hear our prayer.

You strengthened Mary at the foot of the cross and filled her with joy at the resurrection of your Son,
through her intercession relieve our distress and strengthen our hope.
Look upon the Mother of your Son and hear our prayer.


Week 4

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Week 4 Monday

Morning Prayer

Ant. Blessed be the Lord, for he has come to his people and set them free.

Intercessions

Because Christ hears and saves those who hope in him, let us pray:
We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

We thank you because you are rich in mercy,
and for the abundant love with which you have loved us.
We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

With the Father you are always at work in the world,
make all things new through the power of your Holy Spirit.
We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

Open our eyes and the eyes of our brothers,
to see your wonders this day.
We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

You call us today to your service,
make us stewards of your many gifts.
We praise you, Lord, we hope in you.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
For ever will my soul proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

Intercessions

Jesus does not abandon those who hope in him; therefore, let us humbly ask him:
Our Lord and our God, hear us.

Christ our light, brighten your Church with your splendor,
so that it may be for the nations the great sacrament of your love.
Our Lord and our God, hear us.

Watch over the priests and ministers of your Church,
so that after they have preached to others, they themselves may remain faithful in your service.
Our Lord and our God, hear us.

Through your blood you gave peace to the world,
turn away the sin of strife, the scourge of war.
Our Lord and our God, hear us.

O Lord, help married couples with an abundance of your grace,
so that they may better symbolize the mystery of your Church.
Our Lord and our God, hear us.

In your mercy forgive the sins of all the dead,
that they may live with your saints.
Our Lord and our God, hear us.

Week 4 Tuesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Lord, save us from the hands of all who hate us.

Intercessions

To the God who gives us the joy of praising him this morning, and who strengthens our hope, let us pray:
Hear us, O Lord, for the glory of your name.

We thank you, God and Father of Jesus our Savior,
for the knowledge and immortality you have given us through him.
Hear us, O Lord, for the glory of your name.

Make us humble of heart,
help us to serve one another out of reverence for Christ.
Hear us, O Lord, for the glory of your name.

Pour out your Spirit on us, your servants,
make us sincere in our love for each other.
Hear us, O Lord, for the glory of your name.

You instructed man to labor and to exercise dominion over the earth,
may our work honor you and sanctify our brothers and sisters.
Hear us, O Lord, for the glory of your name.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
Do great things for us, O Lord, for you are mighty, and holy is your name.

Intercessions

Let us praise Christ who gives power and strength to his people, and let us entreat him with sincere hearts:
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Christ our strength, you called your faithful ones to your truth,
mercifully grant them faith and perseverance.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Direct our leaders according to your will,
and help them to keep us in peace.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

You provided bread for the hungry crowd,
teach us to share our resources with the needy.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Do not direct world leaders to give attention only to the needs of their own nations,
but give them, above all, a respect and a deep concern for all peoples.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Grant blessed life and resurrection to our brothers who have fallen asleep,
and may all those who have believed in you share in your glory.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Week 4 Wednesday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Let us serve the Lord in holiness all the days of our life.

Intercessions

Christ, the splendor of the Father’s glory, enlightens us with his word. With deep love we call upon him:
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Blessed are you, the alpha and the omega of our faith,
for you called us out of darkness into your marvelous light.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

You enabled the blind to see, the deaf to hear,
help our unbelief.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Lord, keep us in your love, preserve our community,
do not let us become separated from one another.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Give us strength in temptation, endurance in trial,
and gratitude in prosperity.
Hear us, King of eternal glory.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
Lord, with the strength of your arm scatter the proud and lift up the lowly.

Intercessions

With joyful hearts, let us praise the Eternal Father whose mercy toward his people is exalted to the heavens:
Let all who hope in you rejoice, Lord.

Remember, Lord, that you sent your Son into the world to be its savior, not its judge,
let his glorious death bring us salvation.
Let all who hope in you rejoice, Lord.

You ordained your priests to be ministers of Christ and stewards of your marvelous gifts,
fill them with fidelity, wisdom and love.
Let all who hope in you rejoice, Lord.

You have called men and women to chastity for the sake of the kingdom,
let them faithfully follow your Son.
Let all who hope in you rejoice, Lord.

From the beginning you intended husband and wife to be one,
keep all families united in sincere love.
Let all who hope in you rejoice, Lord.

You sent Christ Jesus into the world to absolve the sins of men,
free all the dead from their sins.
Let all who hope in you rejoice, Lord.

Week 4 Thursday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, and forgive us our sins.

Intercessions

Let us pray to God, who gives salvation to his people:
You are our life, O Lord.

Blessed are you, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for by your mercy we have been reborn to a living hope,
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
You are our life, O Lord.

You made man in your image and renewed him in Christ,
mold us into the likeness of your Son.
You are our life, O Lord.

Pour out your love through the Holy Spirit,
heal our hearts, wounded by hatred and jealousy.
You are our life, O Lord.

Today grant work to laborers, bread to the hungry, joy to the sorrowful,
grace and redemption to all men.
You are our life, O Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
If you hunger for holiness, God will satisfy your longing, good measure, and flowing over.

Intercessions

Let us pray to Christ, the light of the nations and the joy of every living creature:
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Brilliant Light, Word of the Father, you came to save all men,
lead the catechumens of your Church into your marvelous light.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Overlook our sins, Lord,
for you are the source of forgiveness.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Lord, it is your will that men use their minds to unlock nature’s secrets and master the world,
may the arts and sciences advance your glory and the happiness of all peoples.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Look kindly on those who have dedicated themselves to the service of their fellow men,
may they fulfill their work freely and completely.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Lord, you open the way and no one can close it,
lead into your light those who have fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Week 4 Friday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Through the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

Intercessions

We trust in God’s concern for every person he has created and redeemed through his Son. Let us, therefore, renew our prayer to him:
Fulfill the good work you have begun in us, Lord.

O God of mercy, guide us toward spiritual growth,
fill our minds with thoughts of truth, justice and love.
Fulfill the good work you have begun in us, Lord.

For your name’s sake, do not abandon us for ever,
and do not annul your covenant.
Fulfill the good work you have begun in us, Lord.

Accept us, for our hearts are humble and our spirits contrite,
and those who trust in you shall not be put to shame.
Fulfill the good work you have begun in us, Lord.

You have called us to a prophetic vocation in Christ,
help us proclaim your mighty deeds.
Fulfill the good work you have begun in us, Lord.

Evening Prayer

Ant.
Remember your mercy, Lord, the promise of mercy you made to our fathers.

Intercessions

Let us pray to Christ, the source of hope for all who know his name:
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, our frail humanity is prone to fall,
strengthen us through your help.
Lord, have mercy.

Left to itself, our nature is inclined to sin,
let your love always restore it to grace.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sin offends you, repentance pleases you,
do not punish us in your wrath even when we have sinned.
Lord, have mercy.

You forgave the penitent woman, and placed the wandering sheep on your shoulders,
do not deprive us of your mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

By your death on the cross you opened the gates of heaven,
admit into your kingdom all who hoped in you.
Lord, have mercy.

Week 4 Saturday

Morning Prayer

Ant.
Lord, guide our feet into the way of peace.

Intercessions

Let us adore God, who has given hope and life to the world through his Son, and let us humbly ask him:
Lord, hear us.

Lord, Father of all, you have brought us to the dawn of this day,
make us live with Christ and praise your glory.
Lord, hear us.

You have poured out faith, hope and love upon us,
keep them firmly rooted in our hearts.
Lord, hear us.

Lord, let our eyes be always raised up to you,
so that we may swiftly answer your call.
Lord, hear us.

Protect us from the snares and enticements of evil,
keep our feet from stumbling.
Lord, hear us.

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