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Morning Prayer

Order

  1. Hymn
  2. Psalmody
  3. Reading
  4. Short Responsory
  5. Benedictus
  6. Intercessions
  7. Concluding Prayer

When Morning Prayer follows immediately after the Office of Readings, the introductory words are omitted.

O God, come to our aid.
—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. Alleluia.

Alleluia is omitted during Lent.

The hymn is omitted here if the hymn for Morning Prayer was sung at the beginning of the Office of Readings immediately prior to Morning Prayer.

The antiphons, psalmody, reading, responsory, antiphon for the Benedictus, intercessions, and prayer are found in the Psalter.

Outside of Ordinary Time, the reading, responsory, antiphon for the Bernedictus, intercessions, and prayer are found in the Proper of Seasons. A note in the Psalter will remind you of this.

The sign of the cross is made at the beginning of the Benedictus, and the canticle concludes with Glory Be.

In the absence of a priest or deacon, the conclusion is as follows:

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
—Amen.