root of jesse

Tree of Jesse

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (The sign of the cross should be made in remembrance of your baptism)

O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; before You Kings will shut their mouths, to You the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us, and delay no longer. Amen.

The Magnificat

“My soul magnifies the Lord,
     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
    For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.
 And his mercy is for those who fear him
    from generation to generation.
 He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
    and exalted those of humble estate;
 he has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich he has sent away empty.
 He has helped his servant Israel,
    in remembrance of his mercy,
 as he spoke to our fathers,
    to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Readings for the Evening: 

Psalms 10:12-19

Isaiah 11:1-9

Romans 15:7-13

Matthew 25:1-13

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in 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 thine is the kingdom,the power, and the glory,

For ever and ever.  Amen.

Personal Prayers and Petitions


Blessed are you, Sovereign Lord, merciful and gentle:  to You be praise and glory forever.  Your light has shone in a darkened world through the child-bearing of blessed Mary; grant that we who have seen Your glory may be daily renewed in Your image and prepared like her for the coming of Your Son, Who is the Lord and Saviour of all.  Blessed be God forever.  Amen.

Lord Almighty, we pray that You might find our faith deeply rooted in trust for the provision of Your grace, and revealed in the actions of our lives like a banner,  shining forth our faith to the world around us.  As You fulfilled the hope of Jesse in the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, we ask that you might unveil the fruit of our hope in Christ’s triumphant return.  Lord, be pleased to deliver us.  O God, make haste to help us.   Come quickly, Lord Jesus.  Amen.