Night Prayer for Saturday in the 16th week of Ordinary Time or St. Sharbel Makhluf, P or Blessed Virgin Mary

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Page 1632
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Page 1275

Christian Prayer:
Page 1041

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.

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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.

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91 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. O Lord God protect us & everyone in my family to be safe from any danger that may come our way. Give me the grace to hear your voice & the courage to walk your way. All I ask this in the name Of Jesus Christ. Amen. Alleluia.

    • I have prayed for your wife that God might assist her in her struggle with vertigo. May you and your wife enjoy God‘s abundant blessings and healing power. Deacon Michael

  2. Lord,we give thanks for people like Stephen who speak courageously in spite of opposition. Help us recognize and support the Stephens who serve in our midst today. Amen!

  3. Safe us O LordJesus Christ from condemnation. You are the perfect creation of this world which provide us every good that exist. Forgive us our faults & lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Thank you Lord as I will always love you now & forever amen.

  4. Dear Lord Jesus, I give to you all my worries that you will put things right. Thank you Jesus, Mary & Joseph! Amen.

  5. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful; enkindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth.

    St. Matthias, pray for my Mom. She’s changing her mind about having dialysis. She wanted it two weeks ago; now, she doesn’t. Help her reach out to our Lord. Amen.

  6. Most Holy Spirit, protect our President and Israel ..
    Inspire the Palestinians to make Peace with Israel …
    Inspire N Korea to make peace with the world ..
    Please Bless our Country-USA …
    Inspire Our people to Allow God back into our Country…

  7. Let us pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th as seen in Acts Of The Apostles chapters1+2 for the USA.

    Father Ed Wade,CC

  8. Thank you, my Lord, and my God, for always hearing and answering my prayers. May all knees bend at the Holy Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  9. I pray for all listed in ;this day’s comments and for all who are praying for them. May they unite their sufferings to the passion of our Lord for the salvation of all persons in world.
    Deacon Dennis Dupre

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