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Week I: Wednesdays

Morning Office (lauds)
V: Lord open our lips.
R: And we shall praise your name.
GLORY BE to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)

Invitatory antiphon: Let us adore the Lord, for it is he who made us.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 35(36)
Antiphon throughout the year: In your light, God, we see light.

CANTICLE
Jud 16:2-3A, 13-15
Antiphon throughout the year: Lord, you are great, you are glorious, you are wonderfully strong.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 46(47)
Antiphon throughout the year: Cry to God with shouts of joy.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Tob 4:16-17, 19-20

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Bend my heart to your will, O God. Repeat R
V: By your word, give me life. R GLORY BE ... R

BENEDICTUS
Luke 1:68-79
Antiphon: Show us your mercy, O Lord; remember your holy covenant.

INTERCESSIONS
We give thanks to Christ and we praise him because he was not ashamed to call us his brothers.
R: Lord Jesus, we are your brothers.
Help us to live the new life of easter;-so that men may know through us the power of your love. R
Everyday is a proof of your love;-As you bring us to this new day, make us new in mind and in heart. R
Teach us to see your presence in all men;-help us to recognize you most of all in those who suffer. R
May our lives today be filled with your compassion;-give us the spirit of forgiveness and a generous heart. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
God our Saviour, through the grace of baptism you made us children of light. Hear our prayer that we may always walk in that light and work for truth, as your witnesses before men. We make our prayer through our Lord. Amen.
 

Evening Prayer (Vesper)
V: O God, come to our aid.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.
GLORY BE to the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)

HYMN

PSALM
Psalm 26(27):1-6
Antiphon throughout the year: The Lord is my light and my help; whom shall I fear?

PSALM
Psalm 26(27):7-12
Antiphon throughout the year: It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Col 1:12-20
Antiphon throughout the year: He is the firstborn of all creation; he is supreme over all creatures.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jas 1:22,25

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Redeem me, Lord, and show me your mercy. Repeat R.
V: Do not cast me away with sinners. R GLORY BE...R

MAGNIFICAT
Luke 1:46-55
Antiphon: The Almighty has done great things for me; holy is his name.

INTERCESSION
the world is ablaze with the glory of God, who cares for his chosen people with infinite love. In the name of the Church we pray:
R: Lord, show your love to all men.
Be mindful of your Church;-keep her free from evil and make her perfect in your love. R
Let all people acknowledge that you alone are God, and that Jesus Christ is your Son;-give them the light of faith. R
Grant to those around us all that they need;-so that theymay know thankfulness and live in peace. R
Keep us mindful of those whose work is hard and unrewarded;-may we give every man the respect which is his right. R
Give peace to those who have died today;-grant them eternal rest. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord, support us as we pray, protect us day and night, so that we who under your guiding hand live in a world of change, may always draw strength from you, with whom there is no shadow of alteration. We make our prayer through our Lord. Amen.
 

Night Office (Compline)
V: O God, come to our aid.
R. O Lord, make haste to help us.
GLORY BE to the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (Alleluia)
 
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

HYMN

PSALM
Psalm 30(31):1-6
Antiphon throughout the year: O God, be my protector and my refuge.

PSALM
Psalm 129(130)
Antiphon throughout the year: Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
GLORY BE...

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Eph 4:26-27

SHORT RESPONSORY
Outside Eastertide
R: Into your hands, Lord, I command my spirit. Repeat R
V: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth. R GLORY BE... R

Eastertide
R: Into your hands, Lord, I command my spirit, alleluia, alleluia. Repeat R
V: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth. R GLORY BE... R

CANTICLE OF SIMEON
Luke 2:29-32
Antiphone: Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace (alleluia).

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord Jesus Christ, meek and humble of heart, you offer to those who follow you a yoke that is good to bear, a burden that is light. Accept, we beg you, our prayer and work of this day, and grant us the rest we need that we may be ever more willing to serve you, who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

BLESSING
The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. R Amen.

FINAL ANTHEM TO BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Suggestion are given below, or you may use other Hymn for Mary:

O most holy one, O most pitiful, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Mother best beloved, Mother undefiled, pray for us!
Thou art our comfort, and our refuge, Virgin Mother Mary!
All that we long for, through thee we hope for; Pray for us!
See how weak we are, lost in tears; save us, O Mary!
Lighten our anguish; soothe our sorrows; pray for us!
Virgin, turn and look; Mother behold us; hear us, O Mary!
Thou art the bearer of health divine; pray for us!
May thy joys and thy sorrows be our help, O Mary!
In thee we hope; to thee we cry; pray for us!


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