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Week II: 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: Cry out with joy to God, all the earth; serve the Lord with gladness.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 76(77)
Antiphon throughout the year: Your ways, O God, are holy. What God is great as our God?

CANTICLE
1 Sam 2:1-10
Antiphon throughout the year: My heart exults in the Lord; he humbles and he exalts.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 96(97)
Antiphon throughout the year: The Lord is king, let earth rejoice.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Rom 8:35-37

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: I will praise the Lord at all time. Repeat R
V: His praise will be always on my lips. R GLORY BE ... R

BENEDICTUS
Luke 1:68-79
Antiphon: Let us serve the Lord in holiness all our days.

INTERCESSIONS
Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, for he promised to be with his Church until the end of time. With confidence in his promise we pray:
R: Stay with us, Lord Jesus.
In all things we are victorious through your love;-take us into your care today. R
Let the love of your Holy Spirit be in our hearts;-so that we may consecrate this day to you. R
Help all Christians to answer your call;-may they be salt to the earth, and light to the world. R
We pray for all those in industry;-may they work in harmony for justice and for the good of the whole community. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Shed your clear light on our hearts, Lord, so that walking continually in the way of your commandments, we may never be deceived or misled. 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 61(62)
Antiphon throughout the year: We are waiting in hope for the blessings of the glorious coming of our Saviour.

PSALM
Psalm 66(67)
Antiphon throughout the year: Let God  bless us; let his face shed its light upon us.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Col 1:12-20
Antiphon throughout the year: All things were created in him and he holds all things in being.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
1 Pet 5:5b-7

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Guard us, Lord, as the apple of your eye. Repeat R.
V: Hide us in the shadow of your wings. R GLORY BE...R

MAGNIFICAT
Luke 1:46-55
Antiphon: Show the power of your arm, Lord; put down the proud and exalt the lowly.

INTERCESSION
At the end of the day we give thanks to God the Father who reconciled the whole universe to himself in Christ.
R: Glory to you, Lord God.
We thank you for the beauty of creation;-may the work of man not disfigure it. but enhance it to your greater glory. R
We thank you, Father, for all the good things we enjoy;-teach us to be grateful and to use them well. R
Teach us to seek the things that please you;-then we shall find you in all that we do. R
Lord, as we journey towards the promised land, feed us with bread from heaven;-quench our thirst with living water. R
To you, a thousand years a like a single day;-take up those who have died with hope in you, and taken them into eternity. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord God, whose name is holy and whose mercy is proclaimed in every generation: receive your people's prayer, and let them sing your greatness with never-ending praise. 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
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
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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