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Liturgy of the Hours for November 29

Evening Prayer for Tuesday in the 1st week of Advent

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This is the Liturgy of the Hours for November 29. Your local date is .

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I:
Ordinary: 667
Proper of Seasons: 166
Psalter: Tuesday, Week I, 728

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 51
Psalter: Tuesday, Week I, 734

Evening Prayer for Tuesday 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 God has crowned his Christ with victory.

Psalm 20
A prayer for the king’s victory

Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:21)

May the Lord answer in time of trial;
may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.

May he send you help from his shrine
and give you support from Zion.
May he remember all your offerings
and receive your sacrifice with favor.

May he give you your heart’s desire
and fulfill every one of your plans.
May we ring out our joy at your victory
and rejoice in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your prayers.

I am sure now that the Lord
will give victory to his anointed,
will reply from his holy heaven
with the mighty victory of his hand.

Some trust in chariots or horses,
but we in the name of the Lord.
They will collapse and fall,
but we shall hold and stand firm.

Give victory to the king, O Lord,
give answer on the day we call.

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, you accepted the perfect sacrifice of your Son upon the cross. Hear us during times of trouble and protect us by the power of his name, that we who share his struggle on earth may merit a share in his victory.

Ant. God has crowned his Christ with victory.

Ant. 2 We celebrate your mighty works with songs of praise, O God.

Psalm 21
Thanksgiving for the king’s victory

He accepted life that he might rise and live for ever (Saint Hilary)

O Lord, your strength gives joy to the King;
how your saving help makes him glad!
You have granted him his heart’s desire;
you have not refused the prayer of his lips.

You came to meet him with the blessings of success,
you have set on his head a crown of pure gold.
He asked you for life and this you have given,
days that will last from age to age.

Your saving help has given him glory.
You have laid upon him majesty and splendor,
you have granted your blessings to him forever.
You have made him rejoice with the joy of your presence.

The king has put his trust in the Lord:
through the mercy of the Most High he shall stand firm.

O Lord, arise in your strength;
we shall sing and praise your power.

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

Father you have given us life on this earth and have met us with the grace of redemption. Bestow your greatest blessing on us, the fullness of eternal life.

Ant. We celebrate your mighty works with songs of praise, O God.

Ant. 3 Lord, you have made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father.

Canticle — Revelation 4:11;5-9,10,12
Redemption hymn

O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power,

For you have created all things;
by your will they came to be and were made.

Worthy are you, O Lord,
to receive the scroll and to break open its seals.

For you were slain;
with your blood you purchased for God
men of every race and tongue,
of every people and nation.

You made of them a kingdom
and priests to serve our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and praise.

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. Lord, you have made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father.

READING See 1 Corinthians 1:7b-9

We await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will strengthen us to the end, so that we will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, and it was he who called us to fellowship with his Son.

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. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near, 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. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

To the eternal Word who became man to reveal to us the new and living way, let us make our humble prayer:
Come, Lord, and save us.

God, in whom we live and move and have our being,
come and teach us that you have made us your own.
Come, Lord, and save us.

You are not far from each of us,
show yourself to all who search for you.
Come, Lord, and save us.

Father of the poor and consoler of the afflicted,
set captives free, give joy to those who mourn.
Come, Lord, and save us.

You hate death and love life,
free all mankind from eternal death.
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

Look with favor, Lord God, on our petitions,
and in our trials grant us your compassionate help,
that, consoled by the presence of your Son,
whose coming we now await,
we may be tainted no longer
by the corruption of former ways.
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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