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Liturgy of the Hours for November 28

Evening Prayer for Monday in the 1st week of Advent

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This is the Liturgy of the Hours for November 28. Your local date is .

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I:
Ordinary: 667
Proper of Seasons: 156
Psalter: Monday, Week I, 710

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 48
Psalter: Monday, Week I, 723

Evening Prayer for Monday in the First Week of Advent

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

Ô Dieu de clémence, viens par ta présence,
Combler nos désirs, apaiser nos soupirs.
Sauveur secourable, parais à nos yeux!
A l'homme coupable viens ouvrir les cieux;
Céleste victime, ferme-lui l'abîme.

Ô Dieu de clémence, viens par ta présence,
Combler nos désirs, apaiser nos soupirs.

Un dur esclavage fut notre partage:
Il brise nos fers et sauve l'univers.
Tout le Cieux s’abaissent saisis du respect;
Nos maux disparaissent à son seul aspect.
Tout à sa naissance, cède à sa puissance.

Un dur esclavage fut notre partage:
Il brise nos fers et sauve l'univers.

English translation by Catherine Fisher, 2016:

O God of Mercy, your presence comes and fills our desires,
And brings peace to our sighs.
Helpful savior, appear before us!
Come and open the heavens for the guilty man,
Heavenly victim, save him from the abyss.
O God of Mercy, your presence comes and fills our desires,
And brings peace to our sighs.

A hard slavery would have been our share:
He broke our irons and saved the universe.
In his honor, all the heavens bow down,
Our sins disappear before his face,
With his birth, all things yield before his power.
A hard slavery would have been our share:
He broke our irons and saved the universe.

𝄞"O Dieu de Clemence" by Kathleen Lundquist • Traditional French Catholic hymn, attributed to Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772);This arrangement (from Light In Our Darkness by Kathleen Lundquist, copyright 2005 by Mystagogia Music) is dedicated to the Carmelite nuns of Compiegne, martyred during the French Revolution on July 17, 1794. • Albums that contain this Hymn: Light in Our Darkness: Music for Advent and Christmas

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 The Lord looks tenderly on those who are poor.

Psalm 11
God is the unfailing support of the just

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice; they shall be satisfied (Matthew 5:6)

In the Lord I have taken my refuge.
How can you say to my soul:
“Fly like a bird to its mountain.

See the wicked bracing their bow;
they are fixing their arrows on the string
to shoot upright men in the dark.
Foundations once destroyed, what can the just do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple,
the Lord, whose throne is in heaven.
His eyes look down on the world;
his gaze tests mortal men.

The Lord tests the just and the wicked:
the lover of violence he hates.
He sends fire and brimstone on the wicked:
he sends a scorching wind as their lot.

The Lord is just and loves justice:
the upright will see his face.

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.

Psalm-prayer

Lord God, you search the hearts of all, both the good and the wicked. May those who are in danger for love of you, find security in you now, and, in the day of judgment, may they rejoice in seeing you face to face.

Ant. The Lord looks tenderly on those who are poor.

Ant. 2 Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 15
Who is worthy to stand in God’s presence?

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

Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent
and dwell on your holy mountain?

He who walks without fault,
who acts with justice
and speaks the truth from his heart;
he who does not slander with his tongue;

he who does no wrong to his brother,
who casts no slur on his neighbor,
who holds the godless in disdain,
but honors those who fear the Lord;

he who keeps his pledge, come what may,
who take no interest on a loan
and accept no bribes against the innocent.
Such a man will stand firm 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.

Psalm-prayer

Make our lives blameless, Lord. Help us to do what is right and to speak what is true, that we may dwell in your tent and find rest on your holy mountain.

Ant. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

Ant. 3 God chose us in his Son to be his adopted children.

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. God chose us in his Son to be his adopted children.

READING Philippians 3:20b-21

We eagerly await the coming of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will give a new form to this lowly body of ours and remake it according to the pattern of his glorified body, by his power to subject everything to himself.

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

Come and set us free, Lord God of power and might.
Come and set us free, Lord God of power and might.

Let your face shine upon us and we shall be saved,
Lord God of power and might.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Come and set us free, Lord God of power and might.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The angel of the Lord brought God’s message to Mary, and she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, alleluia.

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. The angel of the Lord brought God’s message to Mary, and she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

We cry to the Lord, who will come to bring us salvation.
Come, Lord, and save us.

Lord Jesus Christ, our God, Savior of all,
come swiftly and save us.
Come, Lord, and save us.

Lord, by your coming into this world,
free us from the sin of the world.
Come, Lord, and save us.

You came from the Father,
show us the path that leads to him.
Come, Lord, and save us.

You were conceived by the Holy Spirit,
by your word renew the same spirit in our hearts.
Come, Lord, and save us.

You became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
free our bodies from corruption.
Come, Lord, and save us.

Lord, be mindful of all men,
who from the beginning of time have placed their trust in you
Come, Lord, and save us.

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

Keep us alert,
we pray, O Lord our God,
as we await the advent of Christ your Son,
so that, when he comes and knocks,
he may find us watchful in prayer and exultant in his praise.
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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