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Week I: Fridays

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: Give thanks to the Lord, for his great love is without end.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 50(51)
Antiphon throughout the year: Lord, you will be pleased with lawful sacrifice offered on your altar.

CANTICLE
Isa 45:15-26
Antiphon throughout the year: All the descendants of Israel shall glory in victory through the Lord.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 99(100)
Antiphon throughout the year: Come before the Lord, singing for joy.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Eph 4:29-32

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: In the Morning, let me know your love. Repeat R
V: Make me know the way I should walk. R GLORY BE ... R

BENEDICTUS
Luke 1:68-79
Antiphon: The Lord has visited his people, he has come to redeem them.

INTERCESSIONS
Lord Jesus Christ, we thanks you. Through your cross and resurrection you offer freedom and hope to those ready to receive them.
R: Lord, show us your loving kindness.
We are children of the day;-help us to live in the light of your presence. R
guide our thoughts, our words, our actions;-so that what we do today may be pleasing to you. R
Help us to avoid wrongdoing;-show us your mercy and love. R
Through your passion and death you have won life for us;-give us the strength of your Holy Spirit. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord God, you hold out the light of your Word to those who do not know you. Strengthen in our hearts the faith you have given us, so that no trials may quench the fire your Spirit has kindled within us. 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 40(41)
Antiphon throughout the year: Lord, heal my soul for I have sinned against you.

PSALM
Psalm 45(46)
Antiphon throughout the year: The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Rev 15:3-4
Antiphon throughout the year: All the peoples will come and adore you, Lord.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Rom 15:1-3

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Christ loved us and washed away our sins with his blood.  Repeat R.
V: He made us a line of kings, priests to serve God. R GLORY BE...R

MAGNIFICAT
Luke 1:46-55
Antiphon: The Lord has come to help us, his servants; he has remembered his mercy.

INTERCESSION
God is our loving father, who cares for us and knows all our needs. With confidence we pray:
R: Father, may we find rest in your love.
Christ, your Sons, suffered and died for the Church;-be with all Christians who are suffering tonight. R
Bring the sick your comfort and healing;-strengthen them through the victory of Calvary. R
Be near to us, almighty Father;-for you alone can save us from the evils that threaten us. R
Strengthen us in the hour of death;-let us know your peace. R
Bring the dead into your light;-comfort them with your presence. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord God, teach us the lessons of your Son's Passion, and so enable us your people, to bear the yoke he makes light for us. 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 87(88)
Antiphon throughout the year: Lord my God, I call for help by day; I cry at night before you.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jer 14:9

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
Antiphon: 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
Give us grace almighty God, so to unite ourselves in faith with your only Son, who underwent death and lay buried in the tomb that we may rise again in newness of life with him, who loves and reigns 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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