Evening Prayer - Feast for St. Mary Magdalene, Hw

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
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Evening Prayer for the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

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

Accept, O Lord, the hymn of love
Our grateful hearts proclaim this day,
To honor one who undertook
For love of you, the perfect way.

As faithful follower of Christ,
In poverty she chose to live,
All riches and its joys she spurned,
Not seeking what the world can give.

Devoted heart and soul to you,
She strove for true humility,
That imitates in thought and deed
The Spouse of virgin’s purity.

She sought to serve but you alone,
To please you was her one desire,
Her inmost soul, each word and act,
Was prompted by love's ardent fire.

Wholeheartedly she served on earth,
Attached to you by bonds of love,
Until her freed, triumphant soul
Attained its great reward above.

Grant us the grace of eagerness
To tread the path she bravely trod,
That with her we may praises sing
To you, the Trinity, our God. Amen.

𝄞"Accept, O Lord, the Hymn of Love - for her" by Kathleen Lundquist, Sara Faux • Title: Accept, O Lord, the Hymn of Love; Text: from Latin; Tr. St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode II; Liber Hymnarius; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Accompaniment: Sara Faux; Recording copyright 2017 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Jesus said to Mary: Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?

Psalm 122
Holy city Jerusalem

You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22).

I rejoiced when I heard them say:
“Let us go to God’s house.”
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
strongly compact.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.

For Israel’s law it is,
there to praise the Lord’s name.
There were set the thrones of judgment
of the house of David.

For the peace of Jerusalem pray:
“Peace be to your homes!
May peace reign in your walls,
in your palaces, peace!”

For love of my brethren and friends
I say: “Peace upon you.”
For love of the house of the Lord
I will ask for your good.

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. Jesus said to Mary: Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?

Ant. 2 They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him.

Psalm 127
Apart from God our labors are worthless

You are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9).

If the Lord does not build the house,
in vain do its builders labor;
if the Lord does not watch over the city,
in vain does the watchman keep vigil.

In vain is your earlier rising,
your going later to rest,
you who toil for the bread you eat,
when he pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber.

Truly sons are a gift from the Lord,
a blessing, the fruit of the womb.
Indeed the sons of youth
are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

O the happiness of the man
who has filled his quiver with these arrows!
He will have no cause for shame
when he disputes with his foes in the gateways.

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. They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him.

Ant. 3 Jesus said: Mary. She turned to him and said: Rabboni, which means teacher.

Canticle — Ephesians 1:3-10
God our Savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began,
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood, we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.

A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.

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. Jesus said: Mary. She turned to him and said: Rabboni, which means teacher.

READING Romans 8:28-30

We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who have been called according to his decree. Those whom he foreknew he predestined to share the image of his Son, that the Son might be the first-born of many brothers. Those he predestined he likewise called; those he called, he also justified; and those he justified, he in turn glorified.

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.

RESPONSORY

Mary, do not weep; the Lord is risen from the dead.
Mary, do not weep; the Lord is risen from the dead.

Go to my brothers and say to them:
the Lord is risen from the dead.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Mary, do not weep; the Lord is risen from the dead.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Mary ran and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, alleluia.

Luke 1:46-55

The soul rejoices in the Lord

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children 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.

Ant. Mary ran and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Through the intercession of holy women, let us pray for the Church in these words:
Be mindful of your Church, Lord.

Through all the holy women martyrs who conquered bodily death by their courage,
strengthen your Church in the hour of trial.
Be mindful of your Church, Lord.

Through married women who have advanced in grace through holy matrimony,
make the apostolic mission of your Church fruitful.
Be mindful of your Church, Lord.

Through widows who ease their loneliness and sanctified it by prayer and hospitality,
help your Church reveal the mystery of your love to the world.
Be mindful of your Church, Lord.

Through mothers who have borne children for the kingdom of God and the human community,
help your Church bring all men to a rebirth in life and salvation.
Be mindful of your Church, Lord.

Through all your holy women who have been worthy to contemplate the light of your countenance,
let the deceased members of your Church exult in that same vision forever.
Be mindful of your Church, Lord.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

O God,
whose Only Begotten Son
entrusted Mary Magdalene before all others
with announcing the great joy of the Resurrection,
grant, we pray, that through her intercession
and example we may proclaim the living Christ
and come to see him reigning in your glory.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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13 thoughts on “Evening Prayer – Feast

  1. Thank You Lord for this day. It’s time to say goodnight now. We entrust the whole word to You while we sleep. We know that as always, You will take care of everyone and of everything. Thank You.

    Please forgive our failings today. Give us the hope to do better tomorrow.

    Thank You for reminding us of the example of St. Mary Magdalene. Fill us with her spirit of true contrition and repentance, of gratitude and undying love, of always seeking You and never letting go.

    With Blessed Mother Mary Full of Grace, all the angels and Saints, with the poor souls in purgatory ceaselessly keeping You company, Lord, and singing hymns of adoration and love to You on our behalf, we say goodnight now. If You will, make us dream of You, experiencing Your beauty and truth and goodness even as we sleep. Guardian angels, watch over us.

    Thank You Lord, thank You. Amen.

  2. Thank you Lord for all blessings and grace Lead me Jesus for your servant is listening. Guide me Lord along the path that you chosen for me. Alleluia. Give God the highest praise . Jesus I trust in you. Alleluia. Amen.

  3. The LORD is risen, let us give Him Praise, Honor and Glory.
    May we take the example of Mary Magdalene and look for JESUS in our life…Give Praise in our prayers to Him.,
    May GOD Bless you.

  4. May we always remain with Christ as Mary Magdalene did. As a result, she was the first to see the risen Lord, early on the morning of the Resurrection. By remaining with Christ we will also one day “see Him face to face”.

  5. Saint.Mary Magdalene intercede for our nation. Pray for the conversion of the promoters of chaos and anarchy. Pray for the grace of repentance so that hardened hearts may be pierced, cleansed, then adorned with humility and contrition. May unity among all peoples be the status quo and may godliness, righteousness rule each day .

  6. Thank you dear Jesus for blessing me and the entire world this evening. I want to love you more oh Lord like Mary Magdalene. St. Mary Magdalene, pray for us

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