St. Anthony of Padua School
Leader: O God, come to my assistance.
All: O Lord, make haste to help me.
Leader: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
All: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world with out end, Amen.
Leader: Let us begin our day by thanking God for his goodness to us. Think of one or two things you are thankful for and thank God silently in your heart.
All: For Thy gracious blessing, we give thanks O Lord. For Thy loving kindness, we give thanks O Lord.
Leader: Let us praise the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
3 How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
4 Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.
5 Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for uprightness: they shall have their fill.
7 Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognised as children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
11 ‘Blessed are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven; this is how they persecuted the prophets before you.