Catholic morning prayer for today is: “Creator of all life, who art in heaven and on earth, we humbly beseech thee to fill our hearts with thy goodness and love. Strengthen us to do what is right, and protect us from harm. Amen.”
Introducing Catholic Morning Prayer
Catholic Morning Prayer is a difficult yet rewarding daily prayer ritual that can help you connect with your heavenly Father. Catholic Morning Prayer is divided into three parts: the Litany of Peace, the Commandments and the Psalms.
The Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer is the most popular prayer in the world. The Catholic Church has officially approved it as their morning and evening prayer. It is said to have been written by Jesus himself and is a model for prayer. The following is an outline of the prayer:
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen
The Acts of the Apostles
The Acts of the Apostles is one of the four canonical Gospels and tells the story of Jesus’ ministry from his baptism to his crucifixion and resurrection. It is also known as the Acts of The Twelve Apostles.
The Catholic Church believes that this Gospel was written by Luke, one of Jesus’ apostles. The book does not mention the name “Paul” or any other apostle by name, although Paul is mentioned in 2 Corinthians 11:24-27.
In Catholic tradition, the Acts of the Apostles is read on Good Friday before Easter service. This evening prayer includes a reading from Luke 24:13-43, in which we hear about Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Jesus and Peter’s confession of faith.
The Our Father
The Our Father is a prayer that Catholics use to start their day. This prayer is based on the Lord’s Prayer, which is also used by Christians of other denominations. The Our Father is usually said in front of God or a religious icon and ends with “forgive us our trespasses.”
This prayer can be used as a way to ask for forgiveness for past sins as well as for what you may do in the future. It can be helpful to have specific requests in mind when praying the Our Father. For example, you might say things like “Please help me to be kind to others,” or “Please give me strength during this difficult time.”
The traditional Latin prayer “Hail Mary” is a prayer of thanksgiving and supplication. It is said while standing, with the hands joined together in front of the body. The Lord’s Prayer can also be used as a model for the Hail Mary.
Both prayers begin with a petition for help, followed by a list of petitions for mercy. The petitions in the Lord’s Prayer are divided into three categories: those for our spiritual needs, those for our temporal needs, and those for our eternal needs. The Hail Mary shares some of these same petitions, but places greater emphasis on requests for forgiveness and protection.
The Hail Mary also includes aadditional petition that goes beyond request to demand action: “Pour forth thy grace upon us now, that we may merit eternal life.” This petition invites the grace of God to transform lives and make them worthy of salvation.
Glory Be to the Father
The Father, who created us in his Image and Loved us so much that he gave his only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our salvation, now desires that we would come to know him and abide in him as our true Lord and Savior. In every prayer we say today, we are proclaiming to the Father our desire to be closer to him and more like him.
In this morning prayer, I invite you to join me in remembering some of the many ways the Father has shown his love for us. First, let’s think about how he patiently waits for us despite our sins. The Bible says that God “hates nothing more than a deceitful heart” (Proverbs 12:24). Yet even though we can’t always live up to God’s perfect standards, he never stops loving us. Second, let’s consider how kind and compassionate the Father is. He sent his Son into the world so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life (John 3:16). Third, we should remember how committed the Father is to helping us be happy. In John 16:33-34 Jesus tells his disciples that “the way you treat those who belong to your family will show whether or not you are Mine.” So it’s important that we show our love for others by being kind and caring towards them. Finally, let’s thank the Father for all of the good things he has done for us throughout our lives. From providing food and shelter
Blessed Lord, we come to you today seeking your guidance and forgiveness. We know that we are not perfect and that sometimes we make mistakes. Please help us to take the appropriate steps to fix those mistakes and to improve our behavior. In addition, please guide us in our spiritual journey today so that we may grow closer to you. Thank you for listening and for helping us become the people you have called us to be. Amen.