Morning Prayer: Fri, 10 Feb – Psalm 86:11-12; Deuteronomy 5:32-33; John 12:12-15 ~ a humble heart

Friday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
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Reading: Psalm 86:11-12 (NLT)

Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever.
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Reading: Deuteronomy 5:32-33 (NLT)

So Moses told the people, “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God, following his instructions in every detail. Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.”
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Reading: John 12:12-15 (NLT)

the-entry-into-jerusalem-gioto

The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him.

They shouted, “Praise God! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail to the King of Israel!”

Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said: “Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey’s colt.”
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Litany of Humility: adapted – Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being honored …
From the desire of being praised …
From the desire of being preferred to others…
From the desire of being consulted …
From the desire of being approved …

From the fear of being humiliated, deliver me, Jesus.

From the fear of suffering rebukes …
From the fear of being forgotten …
From the fear of being ridiculed …
From the fear of being wronged …
From the fear of being suspected …

That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be esteemed more than I …
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease …
That others may be chosen and I set aside …
That others may be praised and I unnoticed …
That others may be preferred to me in everything…

Grant that others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever. Amen.
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“Humble King” – Brenton Brown


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Blessing

You are the light of the world;
let your good deeds shine out for all to see,
so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

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



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