Night Prayer for Wednesday in the 25th week of Ordinary Time

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General instruction:
Please pray with us actively, especially by joining with us in saying antiphons and responses, most of which are indicated in this highlight.

Consider an examination of your own conscience before beginning to best make use of our time together in prayer.

Night Prayer for Monday in the Season of Easter

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.

Examination of conscience:

We are called to have a clear conscience toward God and toward men, in our hearts and in our minds, in our actions and inactions. To do so, it is vital that we examine our conscience daily and to ask for God’s mercy as we fall short and to ask for His strength to do better.

Lord Jesus,
you came to reconcile us to one another and the Father:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you heal the wounds of sin and division:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you intercede for us with your Father:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

HYMN

Christ is our life (2x);
Christ the beloved Son of God, dwelling in us, making us holy.
Jesus, Jesus, dwelling in us, making us holy.

𝄞"Christ Is Our Life" by Briege O'Hare And Marie Cox • Available on iTunes • Title: Christ Is Our Life; Composed and arranged by: Briege O'Hare, OSC; Sung by: Marie Cox,RSM; (c) 1966 Briege O'Hare; Used by permission • Albums that contain this Hymn: Lord, Teach Us To Pray

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Psalm 86
Poor man’s prayer in trouble

Blessed be God who comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am faithful:
save the servant who trusts in you.

You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,
for I cry to you all the day long.
Give joy to your servant, O Lord,
for to you I lift up my soul.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.

In the day of distress I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
nor work to compare with yours.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvellous deeds,
you who alone are God.

Show me, Lord, your way
so that I may walk in your truth.
Guide my heart to fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart
and glorify your name for ever;
for your love to me has been great:
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.

The proud have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life:
to you they pay no heed.

But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.

O give your strength to your servant
and save your handmaid’s son.
Show me a sign of your favor
that my foes may see to their shame
that you console me and give me your help.

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. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

READING 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

God has destined us for acquiring salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us, that all of us, whether awake or asleep, together might live with him.

RESPONSORY

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Canticle

Ant. Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace.

Luke 2:29-32
Christ is the light of the nations and the glory of Israel

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace;
your word has been fulfilled:

my own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people:

a light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.

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. Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace.

Concluding Prayer

Lord,
give our bodies restful sleep
and let the work we have done today
bear fruit in eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Blessing

May the all-powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.
Amen.

Antiphon or song in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to you do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2021 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

91 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. Thank u so much all of u who is praying for father Brian I myself had cancer in my kidney I only have one noe also my daughter Natalie had surgery in her brain nearly two years now she has seizures now she is pregnant pray for her and baby and husband Adam that the lord will keep them safe st Gerard pray for all pregnant mothers all over the world and also pray for all aborted babies

  2. I thank you, My Lord and My God, through the Divineofice.org Prayer Team and Family. The Team has made it possible always to pray with the Psalms everyday as Mother Church has advised us to do. In so doing, I am able to come to you, my dear Lord, in every situation of my life, and you comfort and manifest to me your everlasting Love. I love your Son, Jesus, and I trust in Him.

  3. A Catholic Chinese family,wife suffering from throat cancer. Doctors operated and removed her tongue. Being fed through a tube inserted in stomach. Economic situation desperate. Couple
    being helped by Parish Priest and St. Vincent De Paul society.
    Need prayers so couple do not lose Hope and Faith.
    God Bless all.

  4. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Dearest Mother Mary, My Guardian Angel, you know we love you. Bless this “cyberspace” community of devotion and love, with your abundant blessings and protect us from the evil one, help us walk in ways pleasing to you and remain steadfast in our faith for love of you. Strengthen us with your precious body, soul, blood, and divinity, even now in spiritual communion, come to us and unite yourself with us. Take this darkness in us, and that surrounds us so that we can live in freedom as your children and worship the Father in “Spirit and in Truth.”

  5. O Lord God Jesus Christ I adore you for your goodness & merciful heart pray for us now & forever. All I ask this thru Christ our God who lives & reigns with the unity of the Holy Spirit one God forever & ever amen.

  6. Thanks for having The Hours so easy to celebrate…..it so relaxing sitting in my easy chair praying….God bless you all.

  7. Dear Lord, I pray for a safe & blessed trip on our journey tomorrow, a safe & blessed stay on our destination. Please keep our home safe also. I ask this thru Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.

  8. Lord Jesus Christ, we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses but you remain our high priest forever. Hear the prayers of your pilgrim people and comfort us with your resurrection joy. May our prayers join with the intercessions of the great cloud and with the voices of the angels who forever sing, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. Hear us Lord Jesus. Amen

  9. Is there or will there be a cd of the songs used in this liturgy?
    It would be a blessing to listen to them during other times.
    Also a great! Fund raiser!!
    Thank you God snd bless all who make this available to us.
    Pray for all who suffer, and for a change of the world toward decency in dress, word and action of the young people.
    Parents be strong, do not let the world have your children.
    We pray this through our mother Mary that Jesus plead to God. Amen, Shalom

  10. I ask for prayer for my healing for complications after stomach surgery which is also causing depression. May God Bless all of you in this community.

    • Dear Kandie,
      Count on my prayers for your healing. I know the feeling you are going through now. I had surgery on my nose last year and it took a long time for the infections to clear. I kept praying and the Lord took care of it in His time. The infections are gone. The complications after stomach surgery and depression you experience will soon be healed by our God. They will be gone forever. In Christ’s love, Father Francis

    • Dear James,
      The need of your grandson and his wife which you requested prayers for is a heart-touching one. May you know that I will include this intention in my liturgy of the hours prayer intentions. May the Son of God who took our nature and assured us an everlasting place in God grant them the joy of owning their own home and of letting themselves be made into God’s temples. He, the Lord knows what it means to have nowhere to lay down one’s head. In Christ Lord, Father Francis Chiawa

  11. MARIE….I WILL PUT FATHER BRIAN ON THE INTERNATINAL PRAYER LINE AND AS A CANCER SUVIVOR MYSELF (THANKS BE TO GOD AND OUR DEAR BLESSED MOTHER) I WILL INCLUDE HIM IN A NOVENA TO ST. PEREGRINE. MAY GOD GIVE HIM PEACE AND STRENGTH AND COURAGE AND PLACE ALL HIS ANGELS AROUND HIM TO PRAY DAY AND NIGHT FOR FATHER BRIAN. GOD BLESS!!! FREDI

  12. Pray for father Brian is was a priest at st Joseph in park stone he had cancer in the spine he has lost weight and he will start his treatment soon thank u all

  13. I pray for the repose of the soul of my father-in-law who died May 23, 2017. Grant him eternal rest O God, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

  14. Thank you, Jesus, that you have given us through such loving people, the ability to pray together and not alone in such a time that many churches do not have a full time priest in our Country….thank You so much and bless each one that makes this possible! Amen

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