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Week III: Mondays

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 come before the Lord, giving thanks.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 83(84)
Antiphon throughout the year: They are happy, who dwell in your house, Lord.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: Behold, the Lord, the ruler of the kings of the earth, will come. Happy are those who are ready to meet him.
Antiphon for eastertide: My heart and my soul ring out their joy to the living God, alleluia.

CANTICLE
Isaiah 2:2-5
Antiphon throughout the year: Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: Sing a new song to the Lord; Praise him throughout the world.
Antiphon for eastertide: Great is the Temple of the Lord; all the nations will go there to worship, alleluia.
 
A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 95(96)
Antiphon throughout the year: O sing to the Lord, bless his name.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?
Antiphon for eastertide: Proclaim to the nations; 'God is king', alleluia.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jas 2:12-13

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Blessed be the Lord, from age to age. Repeat R
V: He alone has wrought marvelous works. R GLORY BE ... R

BENEDICTUS
Luke 1:68-79
Antiphon: Blessed be the Lord, our God.

INTERCESSIONS
In the life of his incarnate Son, God has shown us the dignity of man's labour. With this in mind we pray:
R: Lord, bless our work.
We bless you Lord, for bringing us to this day;-we thank you for protecting our lives and giving us what we need. R
Be with us, Lord, as we take up our daily tasks;-and help to remember that it is in your world we live and work. R
You have called us to serve you responsibly in the world;-help us to build a just and Christian society. R
Stay with us and with everyone we meet this day;-let us give your joy and your peace to the world.. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
King of heaven and earth, Lord God, rule over our hearts and bodies this day. sanctify us, and guide our every thought, word and deed according to the commandments of your law, so that now and forever your grace may freed and save 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 122(123)
Antiphon throughout the year: Our eyes are turn to the Lord; we look for his mercy.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: Behold, the Lord, the ruler of the kings of the earth, will come.
Antiphon for eastertide: The Lord will be your everlasting light, your God will be your glory, alleluia.

PSALM
Psalm 123(124)
Antiphon throughout the year: Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: Sing a new song to the Lord; praise him throughout the world.
Antiphon for eastertide: The snare has broken and we have escaped, alleluia.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Eph 1:3-10
Antiphon throughout the year: God has chosen us to be his adopted children through his Son.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: When the Son of Mn comes, will he find any faith on the earth?
Antiphon for eastertide: When I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all men to my self, alleluia.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jas 4:11-12

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Heal my soul for I have sinned against you. Repeat R.
V: I said: 'Lord, have mercy on me.' R GLORY BE...R

MAGNIFICAT
Luke 1:46-55
Antiphon: My soul magnifies the Lord, since God has had regard for my humble state.

INTERCESSION
The will of Christ is for all men to be saved. Let us pray that this will may be done.
R Draw all men to your self, Lord.
Lord, by your sacrifice on the cross you redeemed us from the slavery of sin;-lead us to the freedom and glory of the sons of God. R
Help those who seek the truth to find it;-let them be consecrated in truth. R
We pray especially for peace in family life, and for those orphaned and widowed;-comfort them in your love. R
May our departed brothers and sisters come to the heavenly city;-there, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, you will reign forever. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord God, is t is our bounded duty to proclaim you as the Light with whom there is no alteration or shadow of change; enlighten our darkness as we reach the close of this day, and in your mercy forgive us our sins. 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 85(86)
Antiphon throughout the year: You, Lord God, are slow to anger, abounding in love.
Antiphon for eastertide: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
1 Thess 5:9-10

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, give our bodies restful sleep; and let the work we have done today be sown for an eternal harvest. Through Christ our Lord. 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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