Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I:
Ordinary: 658
Proper of Seasons: 489 (reading, concluding prayer)
Complementary Psalter: 1195 (Series III, Midafternoon)
Note: In place of 127, Psalm 131 is used, 972

Midafternoon Prayer for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, using Complementary Psalmody

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

Queen of heaven, blessed may thou be,
For God the Son born He was of thee,
For to make us free.
Gloria Tibi, Domine!

Jesu, God’s Son, born He was
In a crib with hay, with hay and grass,
And died for us upon the Cross.
Gloria Tibi, Domine!

To our Lady make our moan,
That she may pray, may pray to her Son,
That we may to His bliss come.
Gloria Tibi, Gloria Tibi, Domine!

𝄞 “To the Queen of Heaven” by Kathleen Lundquist • • Title: To the Queen of Heaven; Text: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914).

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people.

Psalm 126
Joyful hope in God

Companions with him in suffering, you will share his over-flowing happiness (2 Corinthians 1:7)

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,
it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
on our lips there were songs.

The heathens themselves said: “What marvels
the Lord worked for them!”
What marvels the Lord worked for us!
Indeed we were glad.

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears
will sing when they reap.

They go out, they go out, full of tears,
carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song,
carrying their sheaves.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm 131
Childlike trust in God

Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart (Matthew 11:29).

O Lord, my heart is not proud
nor haughty my eyes.
I have not gone after things too great
nor marvels beyond me.
Truly I have set my soul
in silence and peace.

As a child has rest in its mother’s arms,
even so is my soul.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
both now and for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

Lord Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, you declared that whoever receives a little child in your name receives you, and you promised your kingdom to those who are like children. Never let pride reign in our hearts, but may the Father’s compassion reward and embrace all who willingly bear your gentle yoke.

Psalm 128
Happiness of family life rooted in God

“May the Lord bless you from Zion,” that is, from the Church (Arnobius)

O blessed are those who fear the Lord
and walk in his ways!

By the labor of your hands you shall eat.
You will be happy and prosper;
your wife like a fruitful vine
in the heart of your house;
Your children like shoots of the olive,
around your table.

Indeed thus shall be blessed
the man who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion
all the days of your life!
May you see your children’s children
in a happy Jerusalem!

On Israel, peace!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of every people.

READING Baruch 5:3-4

God will show all the earth your splendor:
you will be named by God forever
the peace of justice, the glory of God’s worship.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell)
A moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

Mercy and truth have come together, alleluia.
Justice and peace have kissed, alleluia.

CONCLUDING PRAYER

O God,
who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary
bestowed on the human race
the grace of eternal salvation,
grant, we pray,
that we may experience the intercession of her,
through whom we were found worthy
to receive the author of life,
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

ACCLAMATION (only added when praying in community)

Let us praise the Lord.
And give him thanks.

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