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Liturgy of the Hours for December 12

Evening Prayer - Feast for Our Lady of Guadalupe, BVM

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I:
Ordinary: 667
Proper of Saints: 46 (LOTH Supplement)
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1326

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Saints: 46 (LOTH Supplement)
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1378

Evening Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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 will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

Hail, O Star of ocean,
God's own Mother bearest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Heaven's portal fairest.

Taking that sweet Ave
Which by Gabriel spoken,
Eva's own name reversing,
Be of peace the token.

Break the sinner's fetters,
Light to blind restoring,
All our ills dispelling,
Every grace imploring.

Show thyself a mother
In thy supplication,
He will hear who chose thee
At His Incarnation.

Virgin all excelling,
Passing meek and lowly,
Win for sinners pardon,
Make us chaste and holy.

As we journey onward
Aid our weak endeavor,
Till we gaze on Jesus
And rejoice forever.

Father, Son, and Spirit,
Three in One confessing,
Give we equal glory
Equal praise and blessing.
Amen.

𝄞"Hail, O Star of Ocean" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: Hail, O Star of Ocean; Text: Ave maris stella, 8th c.; Origin: unknown; Translation: Athelstan Riley, alt.; Tune: Chant, Mode I; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 I have consecrated this temple and my name shall dwell within it.

Psalm 122
Holy city Jerusalem

You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22).

I rejoiced when I heard them say:
“Let us go to God’s house.”
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
strongly compact.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.

For Israel’s law it is,
there to praise the Lord’s name.
There were set the thrones of judgment
of the house of David.

For the peace of Jerusalem pray:
“Peace be to your homes!
May peace reign in your walls,
in your palaces, peace!”

For love of my brethren and friends
I say: “Peace upon you!”
For love of the house of the Lord
I will ask for your good.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. I have consecrated this temple and my name shall dwell within it.

Ant. 2 Blessed are you, O Mary, from you has come the salvation of the world.

Psalm 127
Apart from God our labors are worthless

You are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9).

If the Lord does not build the house,
in vain do its builders labor;
if the Lord does not watch over the city,
in vain does the watchman keep vigil.

In vain is your earlier rising,
your going later to rest,
you who toil for the bread you eat:
when he pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber.

Truly sons are a gift from the Lord,
a blessing, the fruit of the womb.
Indeed the sons of youth
are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

O the happiness of the man
who has filled his quiver with these arrows!
He will have no cause for shame
when he disputes with his foes in the gateways.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Blessed are you, O Mary, from you has come the salvation of the world.

Ant. 3 The Virgin Mary is exalted above all the choirs of angels.

Canticle – Ephesians 1:3-10
God our Savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood,
we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.

A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Virgin Mary is exalted above all the choirs of angels.

READING Revelation 21:2-3

I, John, saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. God will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them as their God.”

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

Her children rose up and they called her blessed.
Her children rose up and they called her blessed.

She opened her lips with wisdom and her tongue spoke words of love.
And they called her blessed.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Her children rose up and they called her blessed.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away.

Luke 1:46-55
The soul rejoices in the Lord

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away.

INTERCESSIONS

God sent us the Blessed Virgin Mary to console us in our sorrow and to lead us to himself. Let us confidently pray:
Grant us her love, help, and protection.

You made Mary the gate through which the true Light shone over the earth,
by the light of her Son may the Church seek justice for the oppressed and peace for all people.
Grant us her love, help, and protection.

The image of the Mother of your Son was imprinted on the garment of the Indian Juan Diego with the features of his race,
imprint within us Mary’s virtues and her love for the poor and the defenseless.
Grant us her love, help, and protection.

Through Mary you changed barren Tepeyac into a fragrant garden of flowers,
through her transform us, that we may grow fruitfully as true Christians.
Grant us her love, help, and protection.

In Juan Diego you give us an example of simplicity and humility,
teach us constancy in suffering and fidelity to the Gospel.
Grant us her love, help, and protection.

You made the Virgin Mary the protector of all who call upon her and trust in her,
may the light of her consolation shine on those who have departed from this life.
Grant us her love, help, and protection.

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.

Concluding Prayer

O God,
Father of mercies,
who placed your people
under the singular protection
of your Son’s most holy Mother,
grant that all who invoke
the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe,
may seek with ever more lively faith
the progress of peoples
in the ways of justice and of peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

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

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