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One Bread, One Body

One Bread, One Body


<< Monday, June 5, 2006 >> St. Boniface
 
2 Peter 1:2-7 Psalm 91 Mark 12:1-12
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COLLECT CALL
 
"In due time He dispatched a man in His service to the tenants to obtain from them His share of produce from the vineyard." —Mark 12:2
 

Our heavenly Father is the Owner of the vineyard, this world. It all belongs to Him. He created it and therefore owns it (Mk 12:1ff; Is 5:1ff). The Father sends servants to pick up what rightfully belongs to Him. These servants are our spouses, families, co-workers, the poor, the rich, the depressed, and even strangers.

We as tenant farmers can refuse God His rights and beat up His servants (Mk 12:1ff), or we can acknowledge His ownership. Our time and money, bodies and souls, strength and energy, hands and feet, homes and jobs must be given to God through the people He sends into our lives (cf Mk 12:29-31).

Someone's knocking on the door. He or she is from God. God is taking it back. Will you let it go? Or will you beat up the servant through apathy and selfishness? Whatever we do to the least of the brethren, that is what we do to Him (Mt 25:40).

 
Prayer: Jesus, You gave Your life for me and thereby gave it all back to the Father. May I do the same.
Promise: "He has bestowed on us the great and precious things He promised, so that through these you who have fled a world corrupted by lust might become sharers of the divine nature." —2 Pt 1:4
Praise: St. Boniface gave nearly eighty years of his life in tireless service to the Lord, and was then honored with a martyr's death.
 

28 posted on 06/05/2006 11:05:28 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Compline -- Night Prayer

Compline (Night Prayer)

O God, come to my aid.
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.


This is an excellent moment for an examination of conscience. In a communal celebration of Compline, one of the penitential acts given in the Missal may be recited.

A suitable hymn may be inserted at this point.


Psalm 85 (86)
A poor man's prayer in time of trouble
Lord God, you are full of mercies, patient and true. Alleluia.
Turn your ear to me, Lord, and hear me,
 for I am poor and destitute.
Keep my life safe, for I am faithful;
 O God, save your servant, who trusts in you.

Take pity upon me, O Lord,
 for I call to you all the day long.
Make your servant’s heart glad,
 for to you, O Lord, I have raised it.
For you, Lord, are gentle and mild:
 you are kind to all those who call on you.

Let your ears hear my prayer, O Lord!
 Turn to the voice of my pleading!
In my time of trouble I call on you,
 for you, O Lord, will hear me.

No other god is like you, O Lord,
 and nothing compares with your works.
All people – all nations you made –
 will come and worship before you;
 they will give glory to your name.
For you are great, you work wonders:
 you alone are God.

O Lord, teach me your paths,
 and I will come to your truth.
Make my heart simple and guileless,
 so that it honours your name.
I will proclaim you, Lord my God,
 and give you praise with all my heart.
I will give glory to your name for ever,
 for your great kindness is upon me:
 you have rescued me from the deepest depths.

O God, the proud rise against me,
 in the meetings of the powerful they seek my life:
 they do not keep you in their sight.
And you, Lord, are a God of compassion,
 full of mercies, patient and true.
Look upon me, have mercy upon me,
 give your strength and protection to your servant
 your servant, the child of your handmaid.

Give me a sign of your goodness,
 let my enemies see it and be confounded;
because you, O Lord, have helped me and given me comfort.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen.
Lord God, you are full of mercies, patient and true. Alleluia.

Reading 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
God chose that we should receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us; so that, asleep or awake, we should still live with him.

Short Responsory ?
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
- Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed us, Lord, God of faithfulness.
- Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
- Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

Canticle Nunc Dimittis
Keep us safe, Lord, while we are awake, and guard us as we sleep, so that we can keep watch with Christ and rest in peace. Alleluia.
Now, Master, you let your servant go in peace.
 You have fulfilled your promise.
My own eyes have seen your salvation,
 which you have prepared in the sight of all peoples.
A light to bring the Gentiles from darkness;
 the glory of your people Israel.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
 as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
 world without end.
Amen.
Keep us safe, Lord, while we are awake, and guard us as we sleep, so that we can keep watch with Christ and rest in peace. Alleluia.

Prayer
Let us pray.
Give our bodies rest, Lord, to restore them; and let the seeds sown by our labours today grow and yield an eternal harvest.
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

May the almighty Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
A M E N
An antiphon to Our Lady should be recited here.

29 posted on 06/05/2006 11:07:38 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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