Advent

December 23

Daytime Prayer





God, come to my assistance.
- Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


HYMN

God Father, praise and glory
Your children come to sing.
Goodwill and peace to mankind.
The gifts your kingdom brings.

Refrain
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

And you, Lord Coeternal,
God's sole begotten Son;
O Jesus. King anointed.
You have redemption won. Refrain

O Holy Ghost, Creator
The Gift of God most high;
Life, love and holy wisdom,
Our weakness now supply. Refrain

Text: Anonymous





MIDMORNING (Terce)

Psalms of the Day
Antiphon:This is the good news the prophets foretold: The Savior will be born of the Virgin Mary.


READING          Jeremiah 29:11,13
I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope. When you look for me, you will find me: when you seek me with all your heart.


The nations will revere your name, O Lord.
 - And the great ones of the earth will acknowledge your glory.


COLLECT
Almighty ever-living God,
as we see how the Nativity of your Son
according to the flesh draws near,
we pray that to us, your unworthy servants,
mercy may flow from your Word,
who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary
and establish among us his dwelling,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Let us praise the Lord.
- And give him thanks.



MIDDAY (Sext)

Psalms of the Day
Antiphon: The angel Gabriel said to Mary in greeting: Hail full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.


READING          Jeremiah 30:18
  Thus says the Lord:
See! I will restore the tents of Jacob,
  his dwellings I will pity.


Remember us, Lord, because of all the love you have for your people.
 - Come and bring us your salvation.


COLLECT
Almighty ever-living God,
as we see how the Nativity of your Son
according to the flesh draws near,
we pray that to us, your unworthy servants,
mercy may flow from your Word,
who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary
and establish among us his dwelling,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Let us praise the Lord.
- And give him thanks.



MIDAFTERNOON (None)

Psalms of the Day
Antiphon:Mary said: My soul is deeply troubled; what can this greeting mean? Am I to give birth to my king and yet remain a virgin forever?


READING          Baruch 3:5-6a
Remember at this time not the misdeeds of our fathers, but your own hand and name: for you are the Lord our God.


Come, Lord, do not delay.
 - Free your people from their sinfulness.


COLLECT
Almighty ever-living God,
as we see how the Nativity of your Son
according to the flesh draws near,
we pray that to us, your unworthy servants,
mercy may flow from your Word,
who chose to become flesh of the Virgin Mary
and establish among us his dwelling,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


Let us praise the Lord.
- And give him thanks.



At one of the hours, the psalms of the day, below, are said. At the other hours, the complementary psalms are used.


PSALMODY

The Psalms for the Office are from the current weekday of Advent:

Week 3

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime

Week 4

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime
Daytime





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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