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Week IV: 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 rejoice in Lord; with songs let us praise him.
Psalm 94(95)

HYMN

MORNING PSALM
Psalm 89(90)
Antiphon throughout the year: In the morning Lord, you fill us with your love.
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.

CANTICLE
Isaiah 42:10-16
Antiphon throughout the year: Let the praise of the Lord resound from the ends of the earth.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise to the end of the earth.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 134(135):1-12
Antiphon throughout the year: Praise the name of the Lord, you who stand in the house of the Lord.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: When the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Jud 8:21b-23

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Rejoice in the Lord, O you just; for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.  Repeat R
V: Sing to him a new song. R GLORY BE ... R

BENEDICTUS
Luke 1:68-79
Antiphon: Blessed be the Lord, for he has visited and freed us.

INTERCESSIONS
Almighty Father, the heavens cannot hold your greatness: yet through your Son we have learned to say:
R: Father, may your kingdom come!
We praise you as your children:-may your name be kept holy in the hearts of all mankind. R
Help us to live in the hope of heaven today;-make us ready to do your will on earth. R
Give us this day the courage to forgive others;- as you forgive us our trespasses. R
Father, be with us in all our trials;-do not allow us to fall away from you. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Lord God, who entrusted the earth to men ti till it and care for it, and made the sun to serve their needs: give us grace this day to work faithfully for your glory and for our neighbors' good. 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 135(136):1-13
Antiphon throughout the year: Give thanks to the Lord, for his great love is without end.
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.

PSALM
Psalm 135(136):14-26
Antiphon throughout the year: Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God Almighty.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: Sing a new song to the Lord; praise him throughout the world.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Eph 1:3-10
Antiphon throughout the year: God planned to bring all things together under Christ when the fulness of time had come.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: When the Son of Mn comes, will he find any faith on the earth?

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
1 Thess 3:12-13

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: Let my prayer come before you, O Lord. Repeat R.
V: Let it rise in your presence like incense. R GLORY BE...R

MAGNIFICAT
Luke 1:46-55
Antiphon: Let my soul proclaim your greatness forever, O my God.

INTERCESSION
Let us pray to God who never deserts those who trust in him.
R Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Pour out your Spirit on the Church;-let men see in her the greatness of your loving kindness. R
Be with the priests and ministers of the Church;-what they preach to others, may they practice in their lives. R
Teach us to understand one another more deeply;-by your presence free us from prejudice and fear. R
Give married couples constancy and mutual understanding;-may their difficulties help to deepen the love they have for each other. R
Pardon the sins of all our departed brothers and sisters;-may they enjoy new life in the company of our saints. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, as evening falls: be our companion on our way. In your mercy inflame our hearts and raise our hope, so that in union with our brethren, we may recognize you in the scriptures, and in the breaking of Bread. Who live and reign with the Father 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 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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