Electronic Prayer Book

Sunday Evening

 

 Advent One

 
 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

 

Opening

 

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be 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.

Halleluia.

 
 

Acclamations For Reflection

Week 1.     Celebrating the prophecies of our Messiah’s coming,
   His birth, and His return at the end of time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • In that day the mountains shall drop down sweetness, and the hills shall flow with milk and honey, Halleluia.
 
  • Be glad, O daughter of Sion, and rejoice heartily, O daughter Jerusalem, Halleluia.

 

  • Behold the Lord shall come, and all His Saints with Him: and there shall be a great light in that day, Halleluia.
 
  • All you who thirst, come to the waters; seek the Lord while He may be found, Halleluia.

 

  • Behold the great Prophet shall come, and He will renew Jerusalem, Halleluia.
 
 

From Psalm 110 [111]

 
 

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart in the company and assembly of the just.

Great are the works of the Lord, exquisite in all their delights.

Majesty and glory are his work, and his justice endures forever.

He has won renown for his wondrous deeds; gracious and merciful is the Lord.

He has given food to those who fear him;
he will forever be mindful of his covenant.

He has made known to his people the power of his works, giving them the inheritance of the nations.

 

The works of his hands are faithful and just;
sure are all his precepts,

Reliable forever and ever, wrought in truth and equity.

He has sent deliverance to his people he has ratified his covenant forever;
holy and awesome is his name.

The fear of the Lord# is the beginning of wisdom prudent are all who live by it.

His praise endures forever.

Glory be 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.

# “the fear of the Lord” means: reverence for God: the Hebrew term for religion.

 
 
 
 

Reading — Romans 13: 11 — 14

 
 
 

It is now the hour for you to wake from sleep, for our salvation is closer than when we first accepted the faith. The night is far spent; the day draws near. Let us cast off deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honourably as in daylight; not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual excess and lust, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Rather, put-on the Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Hymn as a Prayer

     
     

1. Jesus, loving Creator of the heavenly bodies, eternal light of the faithful and Redeemer of all men, hear Your suppliants’ prayers

 

2. For, urged on by generous love, You became a healing power to a sick world to prevent it being, through the devil’s wiles, sick even to its death.

3. You went forth as a sinless victim from Mary’s sacred womb to die on the Cross to atone for the sin of all mankind.


 V.   Drop down dew, you heavens,
from above, and let the clouds rain the Just One.

R.   Let the earth be opened and bud forth the Saviour.

 

Mary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 46 — 55

 

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 41 — 45), acclaimed Mary, warmly with the words: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” — to which Mary replied in her prophetic hymn.

 
 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with the Lord. Behold you shall conceive and shall bring fourth a son: Halleluia

   
       

My soul magnifies the Lord.

And my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid, for behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,

Because he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And His mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him. —

He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

 

He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things and the rich he has sent empty away. —

He has given help to Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy.

(As he promised our fathers) towards Abraham and his descendants forever.

Glory be 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.

       
     
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 
 
 

O Lord, we implore You, stir up Your power and come; that by Your protection we may deserve to be rescued from the threatening dangers of our sins, and to be saved by Your deliverance. Who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

V.  Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R.  Who made heaven and earth.

   

May the all powerful
and merciful Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.
Amen.

 

Part 2. Devotions Throughout Advent | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection