Evening Prayer - Memorial for Wednesday in the 25th week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
Proper of Saints: 1404
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1649

Christian Prayer (single volume):
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Saints: 1262
Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 1378

Evening Prayer for the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

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

Come and See, what I have done: I've given My only Son.
He lived for you, and He died for you.
Come and See.

Lamb of God, Lamb of God, have mercy on us, forgive us, Lord.

Come and See, what I have done: I've given My only Son.
He lived for you, and He died for you.
Come and See.

Creator of Love, source of all life, have mercy on us, forgive us Lord.
Come and See, what I have done: I've given My only Son.
He lived for you, and He died for you.
Come and See.

𝄞"Pieta" by Melinda Kirigin-Voss • • Title: Pieta; Description: The Pieta (pl. same; Italian for pity) is a subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture; Artist: Melinda Kirigin-Voss; Used with permission.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Through his cross, Christ our peace has reconciled us to God.

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. Through his cross, Christ our peace has reconciled us to God.

Ant. 2 We have come to the city of the living God, and to Jesus, the mediator of the New Covenant.

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. We have come to the city of the living God, and to Jesus, the mediator of the New Covenant.

Ant. 3 In Christ, we have redemption through his blood.

Canticle – Ephesians 1:3-10
God our Savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has 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. In Christ, we have redemption through his blood.

READING 2 Timothy 2:10-12a

I bear with all this for the sake of those whom God has chosen, in order that they may obtain the salvation to be found in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory. You can depend on this:

If we have died with him
we shall also live with him;

If we hold out to the end
we shall also reign with him.

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

Holy Mary, heaven’s Queen and our Lady, you stood by the cross of the Lord.
Holy Mary, heaven’s Queen and our Lady, you stood by the cross of the Lord.

Happy is she, who without dying has won the martyr’s crown.
You stood by the cross of the Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Holy Mary, heaven’s Queen and our Lady, you stood by the cross of the Lord.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. When Jesus saw his mother standing beside the cross with the disciple whom he loved, he said to her: Woman, behold your son. Then he said to the disciple: Behold your mother.

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. When Jesus saw his mother standing beside the cross with the disciple whom he loved, he said to her: Woman, behold your son. Then he said to the disciple: Behold your mother.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us praise God our almighty Father, who wished that Mary, his Son’s mother, be celebrated by each generation. Now in need we ask:
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

O God, worker of miracles, you made the immaculate Virgin Mary share body and soul in your Son’s glory in heaven,
direct the hearts of your children to that same glory.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

You made Mary our mother. Through her intercession grant strength to the weak, comfort to the sorrowing, pardon to sinners,
salvation and peace to all.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

You made Mary full of grace,
grant all men the joyful abundance of your grace.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

Make your Church of one mind and one heart in love,
and help all those who believe to be one in prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

You crowned Mary queen of heaven,
may all the dead rejoice in your kingdom with the saints for ever.
Mary, full of grace, intercede for us.

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,
who willed that,
when your Son was lifted high on the Cross,
his Mother should stand close by and share his suffering,
grant that your Church,
participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ,
may merit a share in his Resurrection.
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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8 thoughts on “Evening Prayer – Memorial

  1. Mother Mary do not leave behind, pierce through my heart that the love of Christ will not path from me. Teach me to continue to hold unto Him no matter what.

  2. An Old French Prayer
    Holy Virgin, in the midst of your glorious days,
    do not forget the sadness of the world.
    Turn a look of kindness upon those who are suffering,
    who are in the midst of difficulties,
    and who cease not to struggle against the
    misfortunes of this life.
    • Have pity on those who love and are separated.
    • Have pity on the loneliness of the heart.
    • Have pity on the feebleness of our faith.
    • Have pity on the objects of our tenderness.
    • Have pity on those who weep, on those who pray, on those who fear.
    Give us the hope of peace. So be it. (Abbe Pereyve)

  3. Through you we drink from the wellsprings of salvation, O Blessed Virgin Mary.
    — Through you we drink from the wellsprings of salvation, O Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Dear Mother Mary, Thank you for all the blessings we know You have given us and the ones we don’t know that You have given us!! Thank you. Thank you for the interview I gave yesterday and was well received. Please bless Erika, Amanda, Sabrina, and Fernanda in their journey. And also Erich, Romulo, Carlos Roberto, Ricardo, Renato, Claudia, Martha, Mari, Fred, Pamela, Patrick, and José Bonifácio, Gladys. Thank You for all your love, kindness and intercessions. Amen.

  4. Thank You LORD for all the blessings and graces You have bestowed upon us..
    Thank You Mother Mary for standing by JESUS and now
    for standing by us and hearing our prayers to You as we plead for help when we need it.. By the Cross JESUS has given His life to make it easy on us and helps us to become better persons and helps us to The Heavenly Kingdom… Thank You LORD. Have mercy on us.

  5. By your mercy and grace we are saved O Lord. Thank you for choosing me and let your word flow from me with Blessings of the Holy Spirit guidance. Thanks be to God. I pray for all the people affected by the Hurricane and the wild fires. May God’s mercy and grace protect them in their needs. Glory to God and may our blessed mother Mary intercede for us.
    Deacon DeWayne

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