December 18

Morning Prayer

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READING     Romans 13:11-12
It is now the hour for you to wake from sleep, for our salvation is closer now than when we first accepted the faith. The night is far spent, the day drawsnear. Let us cast off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.


RESPONSORY
Your light will come Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.
- Your light will come Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.
You will see his glory within you;
 - the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
 - Your light will come Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty.


BENEDICTUS (Canticle of Zechariah)
Antiphon:
Let everything within you watch and wait for the Lord our God draws near.


INTERCESSIONS
To the Lord Jesus Christ, judge of the living and the dead, let us pray:

                     Come, Lord Jesus!

Lord Jesus, you came to save sinners,
 - protect us in times of temptation.

You will come in glory to be our judge,
 - show in us your power to save.

Help us to keep the precepts of your law with the strength of the Spirit,
 - and to look forward in love to your coming.

You are praised throughout the ages; in your mercy help us to love devoutly and temperately in this life,
 - as we wait in joyful hope for the revelation of your glory.


Our Father...


COLLECT
Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that we, who are weighed down from of old
by slavery beneath the yoke of sin,
may be set free by the newness
of the long-awaited Nativity
of your Only Begotten Son.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.





The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 
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