Evening Prayer - Feast for St. Luke, Evangelist

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
Proper of Saints: 1500
Common of Apostles: 1684 (psalms and canticle)

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Saints: 1295
Common of Apostles: 1394 (psalms and canticle)

Evening Prayer for the Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist

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 heaven now resound with praise,
And earth reecho with its joy,
To celebrate with melody
The triumph of the chosen Twelve.

O holy judges of the world,
Its truest light and trusted guides,
Incline your ears to our poor prayer
Arising from our grateful hearts.

To you entrusted was the pow’r
Of binding and of loosing sin,
With but a word, we humbly pray,
From bonds of trespass set us free.

All maladies and evil harm
At your command were soon dispelled,
Restore our health of soul anew
Enrich us with all virtue’s grace.

So that when Christ our Judge shall come
And time and space shall be no more,
He may bestow on us a share
Of heaven’s bliss that has no end.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to his only Son,
And to the Holy Spirit blest,
Both now and in eternity. Amen.

𝄞"Let Heaven Now Resound With Praise" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: Let Heaven Now Resound With Praise; Text: Exsultet caelum laudibus, ca. 10th c.; Tr. the Benedictines of Saint Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode III; Liber Hymnarius; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 My life is at the service of the Gospel; God has given me this gift of his grace.

Psalm 116
Thanksgiving in the Temple

Through Christ let us offer God a continual sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15).

I trusted, even when I said:
“I am sorely afflicted,”
and when I said in my alarm:
“No man can be trusted.”

How can I repay the Lord
for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise;
I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people.
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make:
I will call on the Lord’s name.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.

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. My life is at the service of the Gospel; God has given me this gift of his grace.

Ant. 2 I do all this for the sake of the Gospel, in order to share in its rewards.

Psalm 126
Joyful hope in God

Just as you share in sufferings so you will share in the divine glory (2 Corinthians 1:7).

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,
it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
on our lips there were songs.

The heathens themselves said: “What marvels
the Lord worked for them!”
What marvels the Lord worked for us!
Indeed we were glad.

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears
will sing when they reap.

They go out, they go out, full of tears,
carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song,
carrying their sheaves.

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. I do all this for the sake of the Gospel, in order to share in its rewards.

Ant. 3 This grace has been given to me: to proclaim to the nations the infinite riches of Christ.

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 fulness 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. This grace has been given to me: to proclaim to the nations the infinite riches of Christ.

READING Colossians 1:3-6a

We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in our prayers for you because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love you bear toward all the saints—moved as you are by the hope held in store for you in heaven. You heard of this hope through the message of truth, the gospel, which has come to you, has borne fruit, and has continued to grow in your midst, as it has everywhere in the world.

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

Tell all the nations how glorious God is.
Tell all the nations how glorious God is.

Make known his wonders to every people.
How glorious God is.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Tell all the nations how glorious God is.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The holy evangelist Luke is worthy of praise in the Church, for he has proclaimed the tender compassion of Christ.

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 holy evangelist Luke is worthy of praise in the Church, for he has proclaimed the tender compassion of Christ.

INTERCESSIONS

Our God is the Father of light. Through the good news of his Son he has called us to believe in the truth. Let us pray now for his holy people as we say:
Lord, remember your Church.

Father, you raised your Son, our Good Shepherd, from the dead,
make us his witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Lord, remember your Church.

You sent your Son into the world to bring good news to the poor,
give us courage to bring that good news to all peoples.
Lord, remember your Church.

You sent your Son to sow the word of life,
help us to sow his word and to reap its harvest with joy.
Lord, remember your Church.

You sent your Son to make the world one through his blood,
may all of us work together for this unity.
Lord, remember your Church.

You set your Son at your right hand in the heavens,
open the gates of your kingdom to those who have died.
Lord, remember your Church.

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

Lord God,
who chose Saint Luke
to reveal by his preaching
and writings the mystery
of your love for the poor,
grant that those who already glory in your name
may persevere as one heart and one soul
and that all nations may merit to see your salvation.
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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5 thoughts on “Evening Prayer – Feast

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2a, 3-4

    Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and in which you stand firm. You are being saved by it at this very moment. I handed on to you first of all what I myself received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures; that he was buried and, in accordance with the Scriptures, rose on the third day.

    Dear St Luke, the Evangelist, please bless us to continue the work of being present to our brothers and sisters when they are assaulted, suffer injuries, depart from their loving Father and then come back, when they endure hard work to take care of the Lord’s vineyard… Please assist us as we attend to our clients and their traumas – and please heal us from ours, so we can be more efficient in taking care of the ones the Lord sends us for treatment. Dear St. Luke, please bless my husband and my son, and please, please, please, intercede for the persons and families who do not want to be vaccinated – and die due to their lack of information regarding sound realities in science!! Please intercede for them that they come to the wise realization that this problem the world is going through is not a matter of politics, but of sound science – and understand that the scientists and physicians know better, when they tell them to get vaccinated. And also that they are putting other people at risk, starting with the nurses and physicians at the hospitals, which are full and cannot receive these other patients who are also dying because they cannot receive treatment for other diseases! In that sense, not to be vaccinated, configures a crisis of consciousness and morality, regarding the liberty and safety of other people – invading their right to be treated. Oh, St Luke, intercede for this country and the world! Thank you, in the name of Jesus!

  2. THANK YOU LORD FOR THE GUIDANCE AND PROVISIONS YOU HAVE GIVEN TO ME. MAY I CONTINUE TO SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND BE OPEN TO ACCEPT YOUR WILL FOR MY PATH. HELP ME WITH THIS LORD. I MUST DECREASED YOU MUST INCREASE. I CAN BE MORE HUMBLE LORD. IN YOUR SON JESUS’ NAME I PRAY FOR THANKSGIVING AND PETITION. AMEN

  3. Dear Lord Jesus, Mary & Joseph, please give us a safe & blessed trip & stay in Hamburg. And bring us back home safe & sound to our families. Thank you!

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