Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Saturday - Lauds

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

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 ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

Preparation - Make a firm resolution to avoid evil and to do good.

Psalm 79

Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel:
thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep,
thou that sittest upon the cherubims,

Shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasses.
Stir up thy might and come to save us.

Convert us, O God;
and show us thy face, and we shall be saved.

O, Lord God of Hosts,
how long wilt thou be angry
against the prayer of thy servant?

How long wilt thou feed us
with the bread of tears:
and give us for our drink
tears in measure?

Thou hast made us
to be a contradiction to our neighbours:
and our enemies have scoffed at us.

O God of hosts, convert us:
and shew thy face,
and we shall be saved.

Thou hast brought a vineyard out of Egypt;
thou hast cast out the Gentiles and planted it.

Thou wast the guide of its journey in its sight:
thou plantedst the roots thereof,
and it filled the land.

The shadow of it covered the hills;
and the branches thereof the cedars of God.

It stretched forth its branches unto the sea,
and its boughs unto the river.

Why hast thou broken down the hedge thereof,
 so that all they who pass by the way do pluck it?

The boar out of the wood hath laid it waste:
and a singular wild beast hath devoured it.

Turn again, O God of hosts,
look down from heaven,
and see, and visit this vineyard.

And perfect the same
which thy right hand hath planted:
and upon the son of man
whom thou hast confirmed for thyself.

Things set on fire and dug down
shall perish at the rebuke
of thy countenance.

Let thy hand be upon the man
of thy right hand:
and upon the son of man
whom thou hast confirmed for thyself.

And we depart not from thee,
thou shalt quicken us,
and we will call upon thy name.

O Lord, God of hosts, convert us:
and shew thy face,
and we shall be saved.

1 Maccabees 3:42-44

And Judas and his brethren saw that evils were multiplied.
and that the armies approached to their borders:
and they knew the orders the king had given
to destroy the people and utterly abolish them.

And they said every man to his neighbour:
let us raise up the low condition of our people,
and let us fight for our people and our sanctuary.

And the assembly was gathered
that they might be ready for battle:
and that they might pray,
and ask for mercy and compassion.

Gospel Canticle

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;
because he hath visited
and wrought the redemption of his people.

And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us,
in the house of David his servant:

As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets,
who are from the beginning.

Salvation from our enemies,
and from the hands of all that hate us.

To perform mercy to our fathers,
and to remember his holy testament,

The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father,
that he would grant to us,

That being delivered from the hands of our enemies,
we may serve him without fear,

In holiness and justice before him,
all our days.

And thou, child,
shalt be called the prophet of the Highest;
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
to prepare his ways:

To give knowledge of salvation to his people,
unto the remission of their sins:

Through the bowels of the mercy of our God,
in which the Orient from on high hath visited us:

To enlighten them that sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death:
to direct our feet into the way of peace.

Pater Noster

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.

Dismissal 

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