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This is the Liturgy of the Hours for December 31. Your local date is .

Invitatory

Friday in the 15th week of Ordinary Time

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Lord, open my lips.
And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Ant. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

Psalm 95

Come, let us sing to the Lord
and shout with joy to the Rock who saves us.
Let us approach him with praise and thanksgiving
and sing joyful songs to the Lord.

Ant. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

The Lord is God, the mighty God,
the great king over all the gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the highest mountains as well.
He made the sea; it belongs to him,
the dry land, too, for it was formed by his hands.

Ant. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

Come, then, let us bow down and worship,
bending the knee before the Lord, our maker,
For he is our God and we are his people,
the flock he shepherds.

Ant. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

Today, listen to the voice of the Lord:
Do not grow stubborn, as your fathers did in the wilderness,
when at Meriba and Massah they challenged me and provoked me,
Although they had seen all of my works.

Ant. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

Forty years I endured that generation.
I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray
and they do not know my ways.”
So I swore in my anger,
“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Ant. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

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. Come, let us give thanks to the Lord for his great love is without end.

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Pray fro the repose of the holy souls of Msgr. Philip, Bill, John, Ed, James, Bud, Rock, Donna, Archie, Judy. May their souls and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. May Our Lady of Mount Carmel carry these souls home to the Father.

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