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The Daily Word

The Daily Word

Praying Advent: Christmas Eve

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to…

Praying Advent: Day 22

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her…

Praying Advent: Day 21

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture They rose early in the morning and worshipped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. Elkanah knew his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. In due time Hannah conceived and bore a…

Praying Advent: Day 20

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right,for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. Happy is the mortal who does this, the one who holds it fast,who keeps the sabbath, not…

Praying Advent: Day 19

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Sing, O barren one who did not bear; burst into song and shout, you who have not been in labour!For the children of the desolate woman will be more than the children of her that is married, says the Lord.…

Praying Advent: Day 18

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides me there is no god. I arm you, though you do not know me, so that they may know, from the rising of the sun and from the west,…

Praying Advent: Day 17

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Ah, soiled, defiled, oppressing city! It has listened to no voice; it has accepted no correction.It has not trusted in the Lord; it has not drawn near to its God. At that time I will change the speech…

Praying Advent: Day 16

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Balaam looked up and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe. Then the spirit of God came upon him, and he uttered his oracle, saying:‘The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is…

Praying Advent: Day 15

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the…

Praying Advent: Day 14

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Then Elijah arose, a prophet like fire, and his word burned like a torch. He brought a famine upon them, and by his zeal he made them few in number. By the word of the Lord he shut…

Praying Advent: Day 13

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for your own good, who leads you in the way you should go. O that you had paid attention to my commandments!…

Praying Advent: Day 12

Praise      Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up) Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!] We greet the new day by praising the Creator. Opening: Praise the Lord, O my soul: Praise God’s holy name. Scripture For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand;it is I who say to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you insect Israel!I will help you, says the Lord;…