Evening Prayer II for First Sunday in Advent

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Evening Prayer II for Sunday of the First Week of Advent

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

O blest Creator of the light,
who mak'st the day with radiance bright,
and o'er the forming world didst call
the light from chaos first of all.

Whose wisdom joined in meet array
the morn and eve, and named them day:
night comes with all its darkling fears;
regard thy people's prayers and tears.

Lest, sunk in sin, and whelmed with strife,
they lose the gift of endless life;
while thinking but the thoughts of time,
they weave new chains of woe and crime.

But grant them grace that they may strain
the heavenly gate and prize to gain:
each harmful lure aside to cast,
and purge away each error past.

O Father, that we ask be done,
through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

𝄞"O Blest Creator of the Light" by Rebecca Hincke • Musical Score • Title: O Blest Creator of the Light; Text: Lucis Creator optime, Attr. Gregory the Great; Translation: John M Neal; Tune: Chant, Mode VIII; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

Psalm 110
The Messiah, king and priest

Christ’s reign will last until all his enemies are made subject to him (1 Corinthians 15:25).

The Lord’s revelation to my Master:
“Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet.”

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

The Lord will wield from Zion
your scepter of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
“You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedek of old.”

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his great wrath.

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head.

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

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.

Psalm-prayer

Father, we ask you to give us victory and peace. In Jesus Christ, our Lord and King, we are already seated at your right hand. We look forward to praising you in the fellowship of all your saints in our heavenly homeland.

Ant. Rejoice, daughter of Zion; shout for joy, daughter of Jerusalem, alleluia.

Ant. 2 Christ our King will come to us, the Lamb of God foretold by John.

Psalm 114
The Israelites are delivered from the bondage of Egypt

You too left Egypt when, at baptism, you renounced that world which is at enmity with God (Saint Augustine).

When Israel came forth from Egypt,
Jacob’s sons from an alien people,
Judah became the Lord’s temple,
Israel became his kingdom.

Ant. Christ our King will come to us, the Lamb of God foretold by John.

The sea fled at the sight:
the Jordan turned back on its course,
the mountains leapt like rams
and the hills like yearling sheep.

Ant. Christ our King will come to us, the Lamb of God foretold by John.

Why was it, sea, that you fled,
that you turned back, Jordan, on your course?
Mountains, that you leapt like rams,
hills, like yearling sheep?

Ant. Christ our King will come to us, the Lamb of God foretold by John.

Tremble, O earth, before the Lord,
in the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turns the rock into a pool
and flint into a spring of water.

Ant. Christ our King will come to us, the Lamb of God foretold by John.

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.

Psalm-prayer

Almighty God, ever-living mystery of unity and trinity, you gave life to the new Israel by birth from water and the Spirit, and made it a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people set apart as your eternal possession. May all those you have called to walk in the splendor of the new light render you fitting service and adoration.

Ant. Christ our King will come to us, the Lamb of God foretold by John.

Ant. 3 I am coming soon, says the Lord; I will give to everyone the reward his deeds deserve.

Canticle – See Revelation 19:1-7
The wedding of the lamb

Alleluia.
Salvation, glory, and power to our God:
Alleluia.
his judgments are honest and true.
Alleluia (alleluia).

Ant. I am coming soon, says the Lord; I will give to everyone the reward his deeds deserve.

Alleluia.
Sing praise to our God, all you his servants,
Alleluia.
all who worship him reverently, great and small.
Alleluia (alleluia).

Ant. I am coming soon, says the Lord; I will give to everyone the reward his deeds deserve.

Alleluia.
The Lord our all-powerful God is King;
Alleluia.
Let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory.
Alleluia (alleluia).

Ant. I am coming soon, says the Lord; I will give to everyone the reward his deeds deserve.

Alleluia.
The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun,
Alleluia.
and his bride is prepared to welcome him.
Alleluia (alleluia).

Ant. I am coming soon, says the Lord; I will give to everyone the reward his deeds deserve.

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 am coming soon, says the Lord; I will give to everyone the reward his deeds deserve.

READING Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. Rejoice! Everyone should see how unselfish you are. The Lord is near. Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petition full of gratitude. Then God’s own peace, which is beyond all understanding will stand guard over your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus.

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

Lord, show us your mercy and love.
Lord, show us your mercy and love.

And grant us your salvation,
your mercy and love.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Lord, show us your mercy and love.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God; you will conceive and give birth to a Son, 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. Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God; you will conceive and give birth to a Son, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

To Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, the way, the truth, and the life, let us make our humble prayer:
Come and stay with us, Lord.

Son of the Most High, your coming was announced to the Virgin Mary by Gabriel,
come and rule over your people for ever.
Come and stay with us, Lord.

Holy One of God, in your presence John the Baptist leapt in Elizabeth’s womb,
bring the joy of salvation to all the earth.
Come and stay with us, Lord.

Jesus the Savior, the angel revealed your name to Joseph the just man,
come and save your people from their sins.
Come and stay with us, Lord.

Light of the world, for whom Simeon and all the just waited,
come and comfort us.
Come and stay with us, Lord.

O Rising Sun that never sets, Zechariah foretold that you would visit us from above,
come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
Come and stay with us, 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

Grant your faithful,
we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth
to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming,
so that, gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom.
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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18 thoughts on “Evening Prayer II

  1. Thank you, Jesus, for Thanksgiving weekend and all the graces we have received during these days. I especially thank you for the new clients (a couple) Your Holy Spirit sent me. Please bless this couple in all their difficulties and send me Your light that I can see/feel how to proceed in their therapy – so I can be of help to them in their journey. Perfect us in love, Lord! I would be very grateful, dear brothers and sisters, for your precious prayers for this couple, S. and O. Thank you much. God bless you all. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Saint Cathérine Labouré, in this day of your Feast, please intercede for us all to have a blessed new liturgical year and be close to Our Lady every single day – as you were at the Convent at Rue du Bach. Please thank Our Lady for me for the grace to having been there so many times with my mother, when I was a little girl. Amen.

  2. Dear Lord, may we along with our entire families, households, clans, friends take the tribulations to be “sharpening tools that God uses” to reform, transform, make us worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. Therefore occasion for rejoicing. Amen.

  3. As my Advent Day of Recollection speaker advised: “Tribulation is one of the sharpening tools God use, it is an opportunity to rejoice.”

    Lord, in all circumstances in my life, make me accept Your will, not mine. Amen.

  4. Requesting prayers for a successful hip replacement surgery that I am having tomorrow morning. May our Lord guide my surgeon and his team and bless me with a quick and complete recovery that is minimal in pain.

  5. Thanks to all that make this Divine Office Network, Thank
    everyone who works hard to provide this service to us.
    May GOD bless all of you. I am so grateful for your interest in all of us that use this sight to do our prayers. Thanks again.
    LORD guide me thru this Advent Season. Help me to come closer to You. LORD have mercy on me. Thank you LORD.

  6. To you, I lift up my soul, O my God. In you, I have trusted;let me not be put to shame. Nor let my enemies exult over me;and let none who hope in be put to shame.

  7. Thank you My Lord Jesus together with our Blessed Mother for the I wandreous gifts and Blessings you have given me so
    far this Advent. My cup is overflowing with grateful thanks.
    Amen

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