WEEK OF ADVENT II
In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
In the morning: Psalm 145
In the evening: Psalm 40
One or more of the following lessons:
In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus
In the evening: Magnificat
Prayer of the Day
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of your only-begotten Son, so that by his advent we may be enabled to serve you with purified minds; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Pray for the holy ministry
For all ministers of the Church
For monastic orders throughout Christianity
For all Christians in their vocation
The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.