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Adoration of the Magi

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 Morning Star, Splendor of Light Eternal and Sun of Righteousness, come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.  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 27

Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

Revelation 22:10-21

2 Peter 1:16-19

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

Silence

Almighty God, give us grace to cast off the works of darkness,  and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through Him who is alive and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Our God, we praise you for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be a light to lead us in our dark world.  As we journey through our lives, let us keep focus, following His beacon toward the great promise of safety, healing, forgiveness of sins, love, and communion with our Great and Good Father, for all of eternity.   Lord, be pleased to deliver us.  O God, make haste to help us.   Come quickly, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

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The Harrowing of Hell

The Harrowing of Hell

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 Key of David and Sceptre of the House of Israel; You open and no one can shut; You shut and no one can open: Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house, those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.  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 89:1-37

Isaiah 22:21-23; 42:1-9

Revelation 3:7-13

Matthew 16:13-19

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

Silence

God our Father, the angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary that she was to be the mother of Your Son.  Though Mary was afraid, she responded to your call with joy.  Help us, whom You call to serve You, to share like her in Your great work of bringing to our world Your love and healing.  We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Light who is coming into the world.  Amen.

Abba Father, we bless Your Holy Name for opening to us the door of grace, and closing the dark curtains of our shame, sorrow, sickness, and pain, so that they might haunt us no more.  As we journey through our valleys and dark nights, we offer our praise for the promise that You would never place more upon us than we are capable of bearing.  In Your divine wisdom and mercy, You sent your son, The Christ, to walk with us in the valley of the shadow of death, and death He overcame, for the sake of Love.  We thank You for this gift, and pray that He might return in glory soon, to make all things new, and to close the doors of darkness forevermore.  Lord, be pleased to deliver us.  O God, make haste to help us.   Come quickly, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

OAdonai

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 Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush, and gave him the law on Sinai, come and redeem us with an outstretched arm. 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 106

Exodus 3:1-6

Acts 7:20-36

Matthew 7:24-29

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

Silence

Blessed are You, Sovereign Lord, Just and True.  To You be praise and glory forever!  Of old you spoke through the mouth of Your prophets,  but in our days, You speak through Your Son, Whom You have appointed the Heir of All Things.  Grant us, Your people, to walk in His light, that we may be found ready and watching when He comes again in glory and judgment, for You are our light and our salvation. Amen.

The Lord Almighty build our faith on the foundation of the prophets, and fulfill our hope in the birth and return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Lord, be pleased to deliver us.  O God, make haste to help us.   Come quickly, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

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