Monday Evening Prayer in Ordinary Time
Hymn: Gloria in Excelsis: Ambrosian by The Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx (conductor)
Psalm 123 — The Lord, unfailing hope of his people
Antiphon:Our eyes are fixed intently on the Lord, waiting for his merciful help.
1 To you have I lifted up my eyes,
you who dwell in the heavens;
2 my eyes, like the eyes of slaves
on the hand of their lords.
Like the eyes of a servant
on the hand of her mistress,
3 so our eyes are on the Lord our God
till he show us his mercy.
4 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
We are filled with contempt.
5 Indeed all too full is our soul
with the scorn of the rich,
(with the proud man’s disdain).
Psalm 124 — Our help is in the name of the Lord
Antiphon:Our help is in the name of the Lord, waiting for his merciful help.
1 “If the Lord had not been on our side,”
this is Israel’s song.
2 “If the Lord had not been on our side
when men rose up against us,
3 then would they have swallowed us alive
when their anger was kindled.
4 Then would the waters have engulfed us,
the torrent gone over us;
5 over our head would have swept
the raging waters.”
6 Blessed be the Lord who did not give us
a prey to their teeth!
7 Our life, like a bird, has escaped
from the snare of the fowler.
Indeed the snare has been broken
and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
Canticle: Ephesians 1:3-10 – God our Savior
Antiphon:God chose us in his Son to be his adopted children.
Reading: James 4:11-12
Canticle of Mary
Antiphon:My Soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, for he has looked on his lowly servant.
Response:Draw all things to yourself, Lord.
Our Father …
Excerpts from the English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.