Morning Prayer: 16 February – Isaiah 55:10-11; Matthew 6:7-15 ~ give us the food we need

Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentence

Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)

Morning Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11 (NLT)

“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.

“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

Morning Reading: Matthew 6:7-15 (NLT)

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!

panis angelicus

“Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Morning Prayer

Blessed be our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our bread from heaven. Lord, strengthen us.

+ We have sinned, Lord, against you have we sinned; take away our guilt by your saving grace.
+ Give us a share in the bread of the life; fill us with the blessings of your paschal sacrifice.
+ Implant your word of life in our hearts; yield a harvest in us through faith and obedience.
+ Make us eager to fulfill your plan for the world; send us out with the great message of peace.

Look with favor on your family, Lord, during this Lenten season of self-restraint; may our hearts burn with love of you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“Panis Angelicus” – Elina Garanča

Panis angelicus fit panis hominum; Dat panis cœlicus figuris terminum: O res mirabilis! Manducat Dominum pauper, pauper, servus et humilis.

May the Bread of Angels Become bread for mankind; The Bread of Heaven puts All foreshadowings to an end; Oh, thing miraculous! This body of God will nourish the poor, the servile, and the humble.

Closing Sentence

Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. (Isaiah 55:7)

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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