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Week IV: 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 107(108)
Antiphon throughout the year: My heart is ready, O God, My heart is ready.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: The Lord who is all-powerful will come from Sion to save his people.

CANTICLE
Isa 61:10-62:5
Antiphon throughout the year: The Lord has clothed me in a garment of justice and salvation.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: About Sion I will not be silent until her Holy One shines forth like light.

A PSALM OF PRAISE
Psalm 145(146)
Antiphon throughout the year: I will praise my God all my days.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He sent me to bring the Good News to the poor.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
Deut 4:39-40a

SHORT RESPONSORY
R: I will praise the Lord at all times. O God. 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
Praise be to God our Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy, he gave us new birth into a living hope by his Son's resurrection from the dead. To him we pray:
R: Father, give us your strength.
Turn our eyes to Jesus Christ your Son;-may he lead us in our faith and bring it to perfection. R
We pray for cheerfulness and a generous heart;-may we bring joy to our homes, to out works, and to all whom we meet. R
We pray for all who are working today;-be with them at home and in the city, in the factory and in the fields. R
We pray for those who have no work;-we pray for the disabled and the sick, for those who cannot find work, and for those who are retired. R

OUR FATHER ...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Remember, Lord, your solemn covenant, renewed and consecrated by the blood of the Lab, so that your people may obtain forgiveness for their sins, and a continued growth in grace. 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 138(139):1-12
Antiphon throughout the year: How wonderful is this knowledge of yours that you have shown me, Lord.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: The Lord who is all-powerful will come from Sion to save his people.

PSALM
Psalm 138(139):13-24
Antiphon throughout the year: I am the Lord, who test the mind and heart; I give each man what his conduct deserves.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: About Sion I will not be silent until her Holy One shines forth like light.

NEW TESTAMENT CANTICLE
Col 1:12-20
Antiphon throughout the year: All things were created in him, and he holds all things in being.
Antiphon for 17-23 December: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. He sent me to bring the Good News to the poor.

SCRIPTURE READING Throughout the year, or proper to season.
1 Jn 2:3-6

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
Let us ask the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name, to send the Spirit of his Son into our hearts as we pray:
R: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
O Lord, the creator and redeemer of all mankind, we humbly pray for all men of every race in every kind of need;-make your ways known to them, and reveal your salvation to all nations. R
May the whole Church be guided and governed by your Holy Spirit;-let all who call them selves Christians be led into the way of truth and hold the faith in unity of spirit. R
We commend to your fatherly goodness all who are afflicted or distressed;-comfort and relieve them according to their needs, and grant them the love and consolation of your Spirit. R
Father, give a place of life and rest to those who have died in your peace;-may we share with them in the glory of Jesus Christ, who died to save us all. R

OUR FATHER...

CONCLUDING PRAYER
Remember your people, Lord, and show them mercy; as you satisfy the hungry with food from heaven, enrich our poverty from your abundance. 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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