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Week III: 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 for the Lord, for his great love is without end.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 50(51)
Antiphon throughout the year: Against you alone have I sinned; Lord, have mercy on me.
Antiphon for Eastertide: O Lord, wash me more and more from my guilt, alleluia.

CANTICLE
Jer 14:17-21
Antiphon throughout the year: We know our offenses, Lord; we have sinned against you.
Antiphon for Eastertide: Christ bore our sins in his own body on the cross, alleluia.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 99(100)
Antiphon throughout the year: The Lord is God; we are his people, he sheep of his flock.
Antiphon for Eastertide: Come before the Lord, singing for joy, alleluia.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
2 Cor 12:9b-10

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
We have a high priest, able to sympathize with us in our weakness, one who, because of his likeness to us, has been tempted in every way, but did not sin. Let us pray to him;
R: Show us your mercy and compassion.
Lord, for the joy which lay in the future, you willingly went to the cross;-make us share your death, that we may also share your joy. R
Lord, you said 'Let any man who thirst come to me and drink';-give your Spirit now to those who thirst for you. R
You sent  your disciples to preach the gospel to every nation;-bless those men and women who devote their lives to preaching the gospel today. R
Help those in pain to know that the Father cares for them;-for he loves them as he loves his own Son.R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Almighty Father, let your light so penetrate our minds, that walking by your commandments we may always follow you, our leader and guide. 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 134(135):1-11
Antiphon throughout the year: The Lord is great; or God is high above all gods.
Antiphon for Eastertide: I, the Lord, am your Saviour, I am your Redeemer, alleluia.

PSALM
Psalm 134(135):12-21
Antiphon throughout the year: Sons of Israel, bless the Lord! Sing a psalm to his name, for he is loving.
Antiphon for Eastertide: Blessed is the kingdom of our father David which has come among us, alleluia.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Rev 15:3-4
Antiphon throughout the year: All peoples will come and adore you, Lord.
Antiphon for Eastertide: Let us sing to the Lord; great is his triumph, alleluia.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jas 1:2-4

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Christ loved us and has 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
Father, Christ prayed that we be forgiven through his passion. As you accepted him, accept his prayer for all sinners.
R: Father, into your hands I command your spirit.
Through his beloved disciple, Jesus gave us Mary to be our mother;-with her we pray to you for all her children. R
Father heed the anguish of those who cry out to you with your Son;-'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' R
Help us to hear the cry, 'I thirst';-help us to see your Son, even in the least of his brothers. R
To the man dying with him, Jesus said; 'truly I say to you, this day you will be with me in Paradise.'-Father, let those words be heard again by those who die tonight. R
We pray for those who have gone before us, signed with the sing of cross;-may they rise with Christ in power when his voice resounds again through the universe; 'It is consummated.' R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Holy Father and Lord, you willed that Christ your Son should be the price of our salvation. Give us grace so to live, that through sharing his sufferings we may be strengthened by the power of his resurrection, who lives and reign with you and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. 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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