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Morning Prayers 

Morning Offering [this prayer is on the back of Morning Offering prayer card]

O my God, I offer unto Thee all my thoughts, works, joys, and sufferings of this day.

And I beseech Thee to grant me Thy grace that I may not offend Thee this day; but may faithfully serve Thee and do Thy holy will in all things. Amen.

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.

May the Lord bless us, and keep us from evil, and bring us unto everlasting life. Amen.


Morning Offering
O Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer You all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day,
for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart,
in union with the Holy Sacrafice of the Mass throughout the world,
in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our associates,
and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen.

Morning Prayer to the Holy Spirit
O Holy Ghost, Divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my mind, heart and will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my mind be ever docile to Thy divine inspirations and to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church whose infallible guide Thou art; my heart ever inflamed with the love of God and of my neighbor; my will ever conformable to the divine will; and my whole life a faithful imitation of the life and virtues of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory forever. Amen.

Eternal Spirit, increase within my soul, faith, hope and charity, that I may believe ever firmly the truths which Thou hast revealed, hope ever confidently in Thy divine promises, and love sincerely Thee, my God, and all my fellow men who were created to Thy image and likeness. Amen.


The Benedictus [Luke 1:68-79]
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
for He has visited and redeemed His people,

He has raised up a horn of salvation for us
in the house of His servant David,
as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old,

That we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hand of all who hate us;
to perform the mercy promised to our fathers,
and to remember His holy covenant,

The oath which He swore to our father Abraham,
to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness
before Him all the days of our life.

And you, child,
will be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare His ways,

To give knowledge of salvation to His people
in the forgiveness of their sins,
through the tender mercy of our God,
when the day shall dawn upon us from on high

To give light to those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

[Catholic Edition - RSV] 

Benedictus

Benedíctus Dóminus, Deus Ísrael,
quia visitávit
et fecit redemptiónem plebi suæ,
et eréxit cornu salútis nobis
in domo David púeri sui,
sicut locútus est per os sanctórum,
qui a sæculo sunt, prophetárum eius,
salútem ex inimícis nostris
et de manu ómnium,
qui odérunt nos;
ad faciéndam misericórdiam
cum pátribus nostris
et memorári testaménti sui sancti,
iusiurándum, quod iurávit
ad Ábraham patrem nostrum,
datúrum se nobis,
ut sine timóre,
de manu inimicórum liberáti,
serviámus illi
in sanctitáte et iustítia coram ipso
ómnibus diébus nostris.
Et tu, puer,
prophéta Altíssimi vocáberis:
præíbis enim ante fáciem Dómini
paráre vias eius,
ad dandam sciéntiam salútis
plebi eius
in remissiónem peccatórum eórum,
per víscera misericórdiæ Dei nostri,
in quibus visitábit nos óriens ex alto,
illumináre his, qui in ténebris
et in umbra mortis sedent,
ad dirigéndos pedes nostros
in viam pacis.
Glória Patri et Fílio
et Spirítui Sancto.
Sicut erat in princípio,
et nunc
et semper,
et in sæcula sæculórum. Amen.


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