Saturday Second and Fourth Weeks

Morning Prayer

Colossians 1:11-14

May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from God’s glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Canticle of Zechariah
Jesus said to them, “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.” Alleluia!

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.


As another day begins, we give thanks for the gift of light which God gives us through his Son Jesus. We pray today for the guidance and intercession of holy women and men who reflec your light to us:
~ For this we pray, O God.
May the apostles and doctors of the church teach us to be responsive to God’s mercy:
May the martyrs of old and of our own day show us how to proclaim your word with courage:
Mau Catherine McAuley and all religious founders lead us to a deeper appreciation of our religious call:
May all holy women and men who have gone to their reward encourage us to persevere in hope and fidelity to the Gospel:
May our deceased sisters and associates enjoy the reward of their labors:

Our Father


O God of the universe, give us the grace to become children of light. Strengthen your belief, enliven our works, forgive our failings, and make ready the place you have prepared for us with the saints in light. We make this prayer with gratitude for their example and with confidence in the power of their intercession. Amen.