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. O Lord Jesus christ give me a good feeling today. Fill me
    With your loving kindness & compassion every day of my life . I love you Lord Jesus above all things amen Alleluia

  2. Thank you O Lord God for this wonderful world you gave us to live with. This beautiful site giving us inspiring prayers which broaden our minds & soul with the Holy Spirit. Alleluia.

  3. Thank you O Lord God for the beautiful world you gave us all. May you always bless us all & lead us not into temptation but deliver from evil, amen.

  4. Thank you, Lord God for the Divine Office.org. enabling us to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. Thank you for the beautiful prayers & hyms. May you bless this ministry always, amen!

  5. O Lord God heal my trouble heart & give me restful night. Thank you Lord & love you more. May our merciful God bless us all amen.

  6. Please pray for my beloved brother John who is diabetic and is going in for a procedure on Friday. Our Lady of Mt Carmel, we entrust him to your care.

  7. Pray and ask to receive the Baptism Of The Holy Spirit..I did a brief video on this grace and put it on my Ed Wade Facebook account…..

    Happy Pentecost

    Father Ed Wade,CC

  8. Pray and ask to receive the Baptism Of The Holy Spirit..I did a brief video on this grace and put it on my Ed Wase Facebook account…..

    Happy Pentecost

    Father Ed Wade,CC

    • “There’s only one place to be on Pentcost.” ( on the east coast) St. Antoninus.
      (Fr. Jim Ferry, Fr. Paul LehmanFr. Bill Halbing, Fr. Joe Meagher)
      Pentecost is also the birthday of St. Antoninus Parish…142. Blessed Pentcost to you all down there!

  9. Dear Lord please bring Mary Ann and all who have died into the company of heaven with Mary, Joseph and all your saints-and give us also a place of the unending fellowship of your Kingdom.
    Lord save your people.

  10. Lord Jesus, I thank you & praise you! Keep us all safe from harm & grant us health of body, mind, soul & spirit. Amen

  11. I wonder if everyone would be so kind to pray for a friend of mine with a spinal fusion undergoing a difficult mammogram, she is out of my state and has a lot of fear and anxiety. please pray that she will ask for help from Our Lord who always provides. Thank you and God Bless everyone!

  12. The Risen Lord is indeed my loving Lord in whom I trust. May He guide and guard me throughout this summer; and the Divine Office is what fills me with the grace of hope in Him.

  13. Pray for my daughter expecting thank you lord we are so happy st Gerard pray for all mothers for safe delivery amen

  14. For a dear friend of mine and her son he is having a problem saying in the faith Please keep him and his mother in prayer.

  15. Please pray for my Mother, who has stage 4 renal disease, that it may be God’s will to heal it, as it is the only one she has. She also has end stage emphysema.

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