INVITATION TO PRAY

CHRISTIAN PRAYER: 

The Liturgy of the Hours

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME pg.250 – February 11, 2018

Evening Prayer II

Week II

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 forever. 

Amen. Alleluia

HYMN, no 40 pg. 1548

Love Divine All Loves Excelling 

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia. 

The Messiah, King, and Priest

Christ’s reign will last until all his enemies are made subject to him. – 1 Corinthians 15:25

Psalm 110:1-5,7

Assurance of Victory for God’s Priest-King

Of David. A Psalm.

The Lord says to my lord,
    “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.”

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia.

The Lord sends out from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes.

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia.

Your people will offer themselves willingly on the day you lead your forces on the holy mountains.  From the womb of the morning, like dew, your youth will come to you.

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia.

The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind,
    “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia.

The Lord is at your right hand; he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia.

He will drink from the stream by the path; therefore he will lift up his head.

Ant. 1 Christ our Lord is priest forever, like Melchizedek of old, alleluia.

PSALM – PRAYER 2

Almighty God, bring the kingdom of Christ, your anointed one, to its fullness. May the perfect offering of your Son, eternal priest of the new Jerusalem, be offered in every place to your name and make all nations a holy people for you.

 Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

Praise of the true God

You have renounced idol worship to serve the living and true God. – 1 Thessalonians 1:9 

Psalm 115

The Impotence of Idols and the Greatness of God

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness. Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell.

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; they make no sound in their throats. Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

O Israel, trust in the LordHe is their help and their shield. 10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LordHe is their help and their shield.

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the LordHe is their help and their shield. 12 The Lord has been mindful of us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

13 he will bless those who fear the Lordboth small and great. 14 May the Lord give you increase, both you and your children.

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

15 May you be blessed by the Lordwho made heaven and earth. 16 The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to human beings.

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

17 The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any that go down into silence. 18 But we will bless the Lord from this time on and forevermore. Praise the Lord!

Ant. 2 God dwells in highest heaven; he has power to do all he wills, alleluia. 

PSALM – PRAYER 3

Father, creator, and ruler of heaven and earth, you made man in your likeness to subdue the earth and master it, and to recognize the work of your hands in created beauty. Grant that your children, thus surrounded on all sides by signs of your presence, may live continually in Christ, praising you through him and with him.

Ant. 3 Praise God, all you who serve him, both great and small, alleluia.

CANTICLE – See Revelations 19:1-7

The wedding of the Lamb

Alleluia.

Salvation, glory, and power to our God.

(R.  Alleluia.)

his judgments are honest and true.

R.  Alleluia. (alleluia.).

Alleluia.

Sing praise to our God, all you his servants,

(R.  Alleluia.)

all who worship him reverently, great and small.

R.  Alleluia. (alleluia.).

Alleluia.

The Lord our all-powerful God is King;

(R.  Alleluia.)

let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory.

R.  Alleluia. (alleluia.).

Alleluia.

The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun,

(R.  Alleluia.)

and his bride is prepared to welcome him.

R.  Alleluia. (alleluia.).

Ant. 3 Praise God, all you who serve him, both great and small, alleluia.

READING – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14

Chosen for Salvation

13 But we must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters beloved by the Lord because God chose you as the first fruits for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 For this purpose, he called you through our proclamation of the good news, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

RESPONSORY

Our Lord is great, mighty is his power.

– Our Lord is great, mighty is his power.

His wisdom is beyond compare,

mighty is his power.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: 

– Our Lord is great, mighty is his power.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. And blessed are you who hunger now; you shall be satisfied. 

INTERCESSIONS

All praise and honor to Christ! He lives forever to intercede for us, and he is able to save those who approach the Father in his name. Sustained by our faith, let us call upon him:

Remember your people, Lord.

As the day draws to a close, Sun of Justice, we invoke your name upon the whole human race,

– so that all men may enjoy your never failing light. 

Preserve the covenant which you have ratified in your blood,

cleanse and sanctify your Church.

Remember your assembly, Lord,

your dwelling place. 

Guide travelers along the path of peace and prosperity,

so that they may reach their destinations in safety and joy. 

Recieve the souls of the dead, Lord,

grant them your favor and the gift of eternal glory. 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.
Amen.

PRAYER – pg.250

God our Father, 

You have promised to remain forever with those who do what is just and right. Help us to live in your presence. 

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. 

Amen.

DISMISSAL

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

AMEN.

Liturgy of the Hours – For Priests