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Invitatory Psalm 116

 

 

O praise the Lord, all you nations,

acclaim him all you peoples!

 

Strong is his love for us;

he is faithful for ever.

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages. 

 

Hymn

(varies)

 

O splendor of the Father’s ray

Extending to us light from light

O Light of Light, O Source of Life

O Day who made the light of day

 

O come True Son and live in us

Spread your eternal light on us

And may the Spirit’s radiance shine

To guide our senses on this day

 

The golden dawn brings on the sun

May the True Son arise in us

The Son is with the Father one

The Father also with the Son

 

Praised be the Father and the Son

And Holy Spirit equally

The Triune Godhead Three in One

Now and for all eternity

 

Amen

 

 

Psalm 101

 

 

O Lord, listen to my prayer

and let my cry for help reach you.

 

Do not hide your face from me

in the day of my distress.

 

Turn your ear towards me

and answer me quickly when I call.

 

For my days are vanishing like smoke,

my bones burn away like a fire.

 

My heart is withered like the grass.

I forget to eat my bread.

 

I cry with all my strength

and my skin clings to my bones.

 

I have become like a pelican in the wilderness,

like an owl in desolate places.

 

I lie awake and I moan

like some lonely bird on a roof.

 

All day long my foes revile me;

those who hate me use my name as a curse.

 

The bread I eat is ashes;

my drink is mingled with tears.

 

In your anger, Lord, and your fury

you have lifted me up and thrown me down

 

My days are like a passing shadow

and I wither away like the grass.

 

But you, O Lord, will endure for ever,

and your name from age to age.

 

You will arise and have mercy on Zion: 

for this is the time to have mercy,

yes, the time appointed has come;

 

for your servants love her very stones,

are moved with pity even for her dust.

 

The nations shall fear the name of the Lord

and all the earth’s kings your glory,

 

when the Lord shall build up Zion again

and appear in all his glory.

 

Then he will turn to the prayers of the helpless;

he will not despise their prayers.

 

Let this be written for ages to come

that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord;

 

for the Lord leaned down from his sanctuary on high.

He looked down from heaven to the earth

 

that he might hear the groans of the prisoners

and free those condemned to die.

 

The sons of your servants shall dwell untroubled

and their race shall endure before you,

 

that the name of the Lord may be proclaimed in Zion

and his praise in the heart of Jerusalem,

 

when peoples and kingdoms are gathered together

to pay their homage to the Lord.

 

He has broken my strength in mid-course;

he has shortened the days of my life.

 

I say to God: “Do not take me away 

before my days are complete,

you, whose days last from age to age.

 

Long ago you founded the earth 

and the heavens are the work of your hands.

They will perish but you will remain.

 

They will all wear out like a garment. 

You will change them like clothes that are changed.

But you neither change, nor have an end.”

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

  

 

 

Psalm 63

 

 Hear my voice, O God, as I complain,

guard my life from dread of the foe.

 

Hide me from the band of the wicked,

from the throng of those who do evil.

 

They sharpen their tongues like swords;

they aim bitter words like arrows

 

to shoot at the innocent from ambush,

shooting suddenly and recklessly.

 

They scheme their evil course;

they conspire to lay secret snares.

 

They say: “Who will see us?

Who can search out our crimes?”

 

He will search who searches the mind

and knows the depths of the heart.

 

God has shot them with his arrow

and dealt them sudden wounds.

 

Their own tongue has brought them to ruin

and all who see them mock.

 

Then will all men fear

they will tell what God has done.

They will understand God’s deeds.

 

The just will rejoice in the Lord 

and fly to him for refuge.

All the upright hearts will glory.

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

 

 Short Reading

Tob 4:15a-16a, 18-19a

(varies)

 

And what you hate, do not do to anyone.  Do not drink wine to excess or let drunkenness go with you on your way.  Give some of your food to the hungry, and some of your clothing to the naked.  Seek advice from every wise person and do not despise any useful counsel.  At all times bless the Lord God, and ask him that your ways may be made straight and that all your paths and plans may prosper.

 

 

  Responsorial Psalm 114

 

 

I love the Lord for he has heard

the cry of my appeal;

 

for he turned his ear to me

in the day when I called him.

 

They surrounded me, the snares of death,

with the anguish of the tomb;

 

they caught me, sorrow and distress.

I called on the Lord’s name.

O Lord my God, deliver me!

 

How gracious is the Lord, and just;

our God has compassion.

 

The Lord protects the simple hearts;

I was helpless so he saved me

 

Turn back, my soul, to your rest

for the Lord has been good;

 

he has kept my soul from death,

my eyes from tears

and my feet from stumbling.

 

I will walk in the presence of the Lord

in the land of the living.

 

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

 

 Benedictus Antiphon

 

 

 

Song of Zachary

 

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel !

He has visited his people and redeemed them.

 

He has raised up for us a mighty savior

in the house of David his servant,

 

As he promised by the lips of holy men,

those who were his prophets from of old.

 

A savior who would free us from our foes,

from the hands of all who hate us.

 

So his love for our fathers is fulfilled

and his holy covenant remembered.

 

He swore to Abraham our father 

to grant us that, free from fear,

and saved from the hands of our foes,

 

We might serve him in holiness and justice

all the days of your life in his presence.

 

As for you, little child, you shall be called

a prophet of God, the Most High.

 

You shall go ahead of the Lord,

to prepare his ways before him.

 

To make known to his people their salvation

through the forgiveness of their sins,

 

The loving-kindness of the heart of our God

who visits us like the dawn from on high.

 

He will give light to those in darkness, 

those who dwell in the shadow of death,

and guide us into the way of peace.

  

Praise the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit,

both now and for ever,

 

The God who is, who was, and is to come,

at the end of the ages.

 

 

 Intercessions

(varies)

 

Blessed are you, Lord our God,

for you have called us to be your people. 

Have mercy on us and hear us as we say:

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

Give us peace in our days, Lord,

the peace which comes only from you.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

Let your pastors declare

the unsearchable riches of Christ,

and pierce each person’s heart

with the mystery of your love.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

Keep us from losing heart

 over all who have suffered for us,

and reward their faithful love.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

Show us how to walk this day in love,

as Christ loved us and

gave himself up for us.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

Do good, Lord,

to those who have been good to us,

and help us honor their trust.

 

Lord, hear our prayer!

 

Have mercy on our friends

who have died,

 

(especially……………..).

 

May they,

and all the faithful departed,
rest in peace.

 

 

 

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 Concluding Prayer

(varies)

 

 

God our Creator,

today you bring us to a new stage

of our journey to you.

 

May the presence of your Son guide us,

the love of your Spirit enlighten us,

until we come at last to you, God 

Blessed forever and ever.

 

Amen