Holy Hour – December 2019

Time of Advent – Heart of Jesus – Heart of Mary

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According to the demand of Jesus to ste Margaret Mary, we suggest you keep watch an hour with Jesus, thus accompanying Him step by step in his agony.

This month with the Gospel according to st Luke 22 : 39-46

Hour 0 :

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Hymn :

Jesus Adoramus te p.234

JESUS, WE ADORE YOU, LORD                                                

Words and music : Emmanuel Community (A. Fleury)                N°17-34-EN

Ch.  Jesus, we adore you, Lord,
Jesus, we adore you, Lord,
Jesus, we adore you, Lord,
We adore you. 

2 – Jesus, true God and true man.
You became one of us, Mary’s child.
Emmanuel, God-is-with-us,
You make your dwelling in our midst.

3- Jesus, the Lamb who was slain,
Let us gaze on your heart, pierced for us.
Spirit of God flows from the cross,
Water of life that makes us whole.

 Original title (FR) : Jésus, adoramus te
© 2007, Éditions de l’Emmanuel, 89 boulevard Blanqui, 75013 Paris
Translation : © 2002, Emmanuel Community

H + 7 mn :

v 39 : « Jesus left the city and went, as He usually did, to the Mount of Olives ; and the disciples went with Him. »
God our Father, your Son was faithful in His prayer. Give us the grace to follow His example and rest with him during his Agony with our prayers.


H + 14 mn :

v 40 : « When He arrived at the place, He said to them, « pray that you will not fall into temptation ».

Meditation :

Thursday, December 5th :

« Jesus gave me his Heart, his Cross and his Love : his Heart to be my retreat, my refuge in all my needs and my heavenly resting place amidst the storms of this sea where the Cross must be my throne of glory… » (Ste Margaret Mary).

Thursday, December 12th :

« Lord, You will not despise a heart broken with pain and humiliated in Your presence. What joy will you get to see this soul so full of feelings of penance ! How will You then willingly forget its past infidelities ! How strongly will You make Your presence and the granted forgiveness felt ! » (St Claude la Colombière).

Thursday, December 19th :

« The Heart of Jesus is weighed down so heavily with the weight of the sins of the world. In Him the image of the « Easter Lamb » » was made so beautifully perfect, a victim offered to God… John the Baptist recognises plainly in Him the true « Lamb of God » : an innocent lamb, who took upon himself the sins of the world…sweet lamb, « led to the slaughter, like a dumb ewe… » (St John Paul II).

Thursday, December 26th :

« Again today, the star of Bethlehem shines in a deep night sky. Already on the day after Christmas, the Church lays its white ornaments down in order to clothe itself with the red colour of blood (St Stephen, martyr) and, on the fourth day, the purple colour of mourning (sts Innocents). » (Edith Stein ; the Crib and the Cross).

Prayer :

God our Father, Your Son experienced temptation, but You gave him the power to resist this temptation. Help us to imitate him by praying in the moments of temptation and give us the grace to resist temptation.

Song: Restez ici (Taizé) (Stay here)


H + 21 mn :

v 41 : « then He went off from them about the distance of a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed. »

God our Father, Your Son turned towards You in His sufferings. Like Him we beg You to heal our weaknesses in order to vainquish all evil and grant us Your Holy Spirit, Who is the Comforter.
Song : Voici le Serviteur p.303 (Here comes the Servant)

H+ 28 mn :

v 42 : « He knelt down and prayed « Father » He said « if You will, take this cup aof suffering away from me. Not my will however, but Your will be done ». »
My God, You know Your children and You want to give them the best. Help us follow more the example of Your Son who gave Himself totally and in full confidence.


H + 35 :

v 43 : « An angel from Heaven appeared to Him and strenghtened Him. »

God, You are faithful. You do not ask us for anything but You see to all our needs and You do not leave us alone.

Song : Jésus mon Dieu je t’adore p.232 (Jesus my God I love You)



Words and music : Emmanuel Community (G. Creaton)       N°16-08-EN

 Jesus, Jesus,
I want to adore You.
Jesus, Jesus,
I bow down before You.
Jesus, o Jesus, Saints and angels around You !
Jesus, Jesus, we worship You.

© 2004, Emmanuel Publications, 89 boulevard Blanqui, 75013 Paris

H + 42 :

v 44 : « In great anguish, He prayed even more fervently ; his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. »
We do not know the Will of God, His ways are not our ways. God, grant us the strength and the perseverance to be faithful and close to You, even if it seems that You do not answer us.

Song : Jésus mon roi p.241 (Jesus my King)                 

Words and music : Emmanuel Community (S.-M. Drouineau)N°20-11-EN

Ch.  Jesus, my King ! Jesus, my joy !
Jesus, You are here, come to me !

O benign Heart, humble, meek and real,
O pure and strong Heart of charity,
O Heart embracing all our pains
And offers them on the cross to God, the Father.

Original title (FR) : Jésus, mon Roi
© 2013, Éditions de l’Emmanuel, 89 boulevard Blanqui, 75013 Paris
Translation : © 2018, Emmanuel Community


H + 49 :

v 45 : « Rising from His prayer, He went back to the disciples and found them asleep, worn out by their grief. »

Lord Jesus Christ, we turn towards You and we beg You to be merciful to us sinners. Forgive us our sins, our failures to follow You so that Your Mercy is for us an example which will help us to forgive each other.


Words and music : Emmanuel Community (A. Dumont / A. Fleury)  N°20-14-EN

Ch.  Lift up your heads, behold the one true light.
        Here is the Christ, here is the Prince of Peace.
        Lift up your hearts, receive the gift of mercy.
        Our Saviour comes, our Saviour dwells with us.

Come, o Lord ! Your temple is made ready.
Your word is food, our hearts will take their fill.
Speak, o Lord ! your servants come to hear.
Your children, Lord, your children, Lord, are we !

Titre original (FR) : Levons les yeux
© 2010, Editions de l’Emmanuel, 89 boulevard Blanqui, 75013
Translation : © 2015, Emmanuel Community

H + 56 :

v 46 : « He said to them, « why are you sleeping ? Get up and pray that you will not fall into temptation ».

Short silence, then :

Tantum Ergo p. 318,

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui !
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui !
Præstet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui !
Genitori Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio !
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio .
Amen .

littanies and removal of the Blessed Sacrament

Qu’exulte la Terre p.318 (let the earth exult)

LET ALL CREATION REJOICE                                                        

Words and music : Emmanuel Community (L. Cordin)      N°14-38-EN

Ch.  Let all creation rejoice and may the glory of God
Shine out through all the world.
All dance together with joy, the heavens, all of the earth,
Sing alleluia !

 Out of love for us all,
God’s light shines on the world.
Light transforming the hearts,
Of all those who welcome his love.

You who live in the night,
Now it’s time to rejoice.
Jesus gives you new life,
He became a man just like us.

May the world come to know,
Jesus Christ is our King.
 Let’s cast off all despair
For a life of joy without end.

Original title (FR) : Qu’exulte tout l’univers
© 2000, Editions de l’Emmanuel, 89 boulevard Blanqui, 75013 Paris
Translation : © 2002, Emmanuel Community

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