Advent

December 20

Morning Prayer

The first part of the Office is from the current weekday of Advent:

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READING     Genesis 49:10
The scepter shall never depart from Judah,
  or the mace from between his legs,
While tribute is brought to him,
  and he receives the people's homage.


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: The angel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary, who was engaged to be married to Joseph.


INTERCESSIONS
To Christ our Lord, the light of the world, let us cry out with joy:

                  Come, Lord Jesus!

Dispel our darkness with the light of your presence,
 - and make us worthy of your gifts.

Save us, Lord our God,
 - that we may praise your holy name this day.

Enkindle in our hearts the flame of your love,
 - and make us long to be united with you.

You bore our infirmity,
 - aid the sick and those who are to die this day.


Our Father...


COLLECT
O God, eternal majesty, whose ineffable Word
the immaculate Virgin received through the message of an Angel
and so became the dwelling-place of divinity,
filled with the light of the Holy Spirit,
grant, we pray, that by her example
we may in humility hold fast to your will.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your 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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