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Liturgy of the Hours for October 02

Evening Prayer - Memorial for Guardian Angels

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Evening Prayer for the Memorial of Guardian Angels

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

Let us sing gratefully, praising angel guardians
Whom God's providence gives to protect us all.
For they watch over us lest we are led astray
By the wiles of the enemy.

For since proud Lucifer, banished from heaven's court,
Became a rebel prince, keen to avenge himself,
His bitter jealousy seeks to prevent our race
From attaining its destiny.

Hasten to succor us, watchful custodian;
Keep all calamities from those who trust in you,
Let nothing trouble us, dangers, anxieties,
Counsel us in perplexity.

All praise eternally be to the Trinity,
Whose one Omnipotence rules all created things,
Whose glory infinite reigns in supremacy
Outside time and the centuries. Amen.

𝄞"Let Us Sing Gratefully" by Kathleen Lundquist, Sara Faux • Title: Let Us Sing Gratefully; Text: from Latin; Attr. to Robert Bellarmine; Tr. St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode III; Liber Hymnarius; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Accompaniment: Sara Faux; Recording copyright 2017 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, to rescue them.

Psalm 34
God the savior of the just

You have tasted the sweetness of the Lord (1 Peter 2:3).

I

I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad.

Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free.

Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This poor man called; the Lord heard him
and rescued him from all his distress.

The angel of the Lord is encamped
around those who revere him, to rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

Revere the Lord, you his saints.
They lack nothing, those who revere him.
Strong lions suffer want and go hungry
but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

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. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, to rescue them.

Ant. 2 Our God is a living God, for his angel has protected me.

II

Come, children, and hear me
that I may teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is he who longs for life
and many days, to enjoy his prosperity?

Then keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn aside from evil and do good;
seek and strive after peace.

The Lord turns his face against the wicked
to destroy their remembrance from the earth.
The Lord turns his eyes to the just
and his ears to their appeal.

They call and the Lord hears
and rescues them in their distress.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed he will save.

Many are the trials of the just man
but from them all the Lord will rescue him.
He will keep guard over all his bones,
not one of his bones shall be broken.

Evil brings death to the wicked;
those who hate the good are doomed.
The Lord ransoms the souls of his servants.
Those who hide in him shall not be condemned.

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. Our God is a living God, for his angel has protected me.

Ant. 3 Glorify the God of heaven, sing praise to him before all living creatures, for he has shown you such great mercy.

Canticle — Revelation 11:17-18; 12:10b-12a
The judgment of God

We praise you, the Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was.
You have assumed your great power,
you have begun your reign.

The nations have raged in anger,
but then came your day of wrath
and the moment to judge the dead:
The time to reward your servants the prophets
and the holy ones who revere you,
the great and the small alike.

Now have salvation and power come,
the reign of our God and the authority
of his Anointed One.
For the accuser of our brothers is cast out,
who night and day accused them before God.

They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
love for life did not deter them from death.
So rejoice, you heavens,
and you that dwell therein!

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. Glorify the God of heaven, sing praise to him before all living creatures, for he has shown you such great mercy.

READING Revelation 8:3-4

An angel came in holding a censer of gold. He took his place at the altar of incense and was given large amounts of incense to deposit on the altar of gold in front of the throne, together with the prayers of all God’s holy ones. From the angel’s hand the smoke of the incense went up before God, and with it the prayers of God’s people.

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

God gave his angels charge over you.
God gave his angels charge over you.

To protect you in all your ways.
God gave his angels charge over you.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
God gave his angels charge over you.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The angels will always see the face of my heavenly Father.

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. The angels will always see the face of my heavenly Father.

INTERCESSIONS

The angels carry out God’s will. Let us pray that we too may listen carefully for his voice and hear his call, as we say:
With the angels we sing of your glory.

O God, you made your angels messengers of your marvelous works,
help us to proclaim your wonderful deeds to all men.
With the angels we sing of your glory.

The angels unceasingly proclaim that you are holy and exalted,
may your people on earth join their voices to the angelic song of praise.
With the angels we sing of your glory.

You commanded your angels to watch over your servants in all their ways,
guide those who are traveling and bring them home safely in joy and in peace.
With the angels we sing of your glory.

You gave the angels the mission of announcing peace to men,
inspire counsels of peace in the hearts of leaders and peoples of all nations.
With the angels we sing of your glory.

When you send forth the angels to gather together your chosen people from every corner of the earth,
do not let them pass over any of your children, but bring them all to the unending gladness of your kingdom.
With the angels we sing of your glory.

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 in your unfathomable providence
are pleased to send your holy Angels to guard us,
hear our supplication as we cry to you,
that we may always be defended by their protection
and rejoice eternally in their company.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
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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