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

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
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Christian Prayer:
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Night Prayer for Friday 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.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
   And, striking your breast, say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
   Then continue:
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
   With a priest present, this absolution will be given:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
   The people reply: Amen

HYMN

Being of Life,
Being of Peace,
Being of Time and of Eternity.
Being of Truth,
Being of Hope,
Being of Everlasting Love.

Chorus:
Bless me in my body,
Bless me in my soul,
Bless me in my coming and my going.

Being of Earth,
Being of Sky,
Being of Seas and of Rivers;
Being of Heart,
Being of Soul;
Being of Everlasting Love.

Chorus:
Bless me in my body,
Bless me in my soul,
Bless me in my coming and my going.

𝄞"Being of Life" by Briege O'Hare And Marie Cox • Available on iTunes • Title: Being of Life; Text: Briege O'Hare, OSC, inspired by The Carmina Gadelica; Album: The Peace of God. Songs from a Celtic Monastery; Composed and arranged by: Briege O'Hare, OSC; Sung by: Marie Cox,RSM; (c) 2006 Hermitage Production; Used by permission • Albums that contain this Hymn: The Peace of God

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Psalm 88
Prayer of a very sick person

Lord my God, I call for help by day;
I cry at night before you.
Let my prayer come into your presence.
O turn your ear to my cry.

For my soul is filled with evils;
my life is on the brink of the grave.
I am reckoned as one in the tomb;
I have reached the end of my strength,

Like one alone among the dead,
like the slain lying in their graves,
like those you remember no more,
cut off, as they are, from your hand.

You have laid me in the depths of the tomb,
in places that are dark, in the depths.
Your anger weighs down upon me;
I am drowned beneath your waves.

You have taken away my friends
and made me hateful in their sight.
Imprisoned, I cannot escape;
my eyes are sunken with grief.

I call to you, Lord, all the day long;
to you I stretch out my hands.
Will you work your wonders for the dead?
Will the shades stand and praise you?

Will your love be told in the grave
or your faithfulness among the dead?
Will your wonders be known in the dark
or your justice in the land of oblivion?

As for me, Lord, I call to you for help;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Lord, why do you reject me?
Why do you hide your face?

Wretched, close to death from my youth,
I have borne your trials; I am numb.
Your fury has swept down upon me;
your terrors have utterly destroyed me.

They surround me all the day like a flood,
they assail me all together.
Friend and neighbor you have taken away:
my one companion is darkness.

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 Jeremiah 14:9a

You are in our midst, O Lord,
your name we bear:
do not forsake us, O Lord, our God!

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

All-powerful God,
keep us united with your Son
in his death and burial
so that we may rise to new life with him,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
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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63 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. Lord Jesus your are hope on earth, lead me, guide me and hold me firm till I journey to you are you wills. Save us in this time of confusion and the world is turning so crazy.
    Destroy the weapons that the enemies have brought into Nigeria and other countries to destroy it. Nothing is too much for you to control. Show them that you are the master of the universe. Hear the cry of your people and grant eternal rest to the dead. Amen. Give us the grace to be strong in our faith in you no matter what Lord.

  2. O Lord God let the grace of Your divince love flow in to my body. Heal me with Your healing hands all the pains in my hands. May I find hope in my suffering & offer it as a share in Your own passion. All I pray in Jesus.’ Name through Mary with the angels & saints. Amen.

  3. O merciful Jesus

    Thank you for all your blessings and your perpetual mercy and compassion, in spite of our sinfulness. Special prayers and remembrance tonight for all people of India,suffering immensely from covid-19 and from a lack of the simple life sustaining necessity of oxygen. Please provide them with your miraculous healing, sweet Jesus. Also, I invoke your most Holy Spirit to ask for your healing power for my dear friend Tom Broadbent (a very devout catholic and follower of Jesus Christ currently suffering with recurring Cancer. As always dear Jesus, your will be done in all my requests.

  4. Thank you Lord for this day it was both golden and silver. It was a precious gift for me and all the people of God. I love you and trust you both now and forever. Please grant my personal intercession and those of others that pray the Divine Office with me. Thank you, Jesus.

  5. O Lord God bless & protect all the people who were sick with the pandemic covid 19 . This I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen

  6. Hail Mary full of grace , Intercede to your Son Jesus Christ for his mercy and grace for me and for my fellow Diaconate candidates for ordination tomorrow Saturday May 30th. May God Bless us with many years proclaiming his Holy Gospel. Thanks be to God.

  7. O Lord God heal my innermost being, my spirit & my soul. I just want to live with a faithful heart & not a fearful heart . In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen. Alleluia.

  8. O Lord Jesus Christ pray for us all & protectUs all from this pandemic covid19 & lead us not intotemptation but deliver us from evil. Thank You Lord Jesus& we love so much. Amen. Alleluia.

    • This remind me of the song… one of the lines is “Jesus friend of sinners.” He has been waiting to be your friend.

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