Night Prayer for Thursday within the Octave of Easter

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Night Prayer in the Octave 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.

Kýrie, eléison
Kýrie, eléison

Christé, eléison
Christé, eléison

Kýrie, eléison
Kýrie, eléison

HYMN

Come, come to me all you whose hearts are weary.
Come, come to me and I will give you rest.
Come learn from me for I am gentle and lowly.
Take my yoke upon you and your soul will be at rest.

𝄞"Come to Me" by Briege O'Hare And Marie Cox • Available on iTunes • ;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 91
Safe in God’s sheltering care

I have given you the power to tread upon serpents and scorpions (Luke 10:19).

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
and abides in the shade of the Almighty
says to the Lord: “My refuge,
my stronghold, my God in whom I trust!”

It is he who will free you from the snare
of the fowler who seeks to destroy you;
he will conceal you with his pinions
and under his wings you will find refuge.

You will not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that prowls in the darkness
nor the scourge that lays waste at noon.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand fall at your right,
you, it will never approach;
his faithfulness is buckler and shield.

Your eyes have only to look
to see how the wicked are repaid,
you who have said: “Lord, my refuge!”
and have made the Most High your dwelling.

Upon you no evil shall fall,
no plague approach where you dwell.
For you has he commanded his angels,
to keep you in all your ways.

They shall bear you upon their hands
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
On the lion and the viper you will tread
and trample the young lion and the dragon.

Since he clings to me in love, I will free him;
protect him for he knows my name.
When he calls I shall answer: “I am with you.”
I will save him in distress and give him glory.

With length of life I will content him;
I shall let him see my saving power.

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 Revelation 22:4-5

They shall see the Lord face to face and bear his name on their foreheads. The night shall be no more. They will need no light from lamps or the sun, for the Lord God shall give them light, and they shall reign forever.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad, 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. Alleluia.

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. Alleluia.

Concluding Prayer

Lord,
we have celebrated today
the mystery of the rising of Christ to new life.
May we now rest in your peace,
safe from all that could harm us,
and rise again refreshed and joyful,
to praise you throughout another day.
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

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16 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. O. Lord God thanks for hearing my prayers. Give me the grace to offer all my pains & sufferings. Help me to see the blessings & feel Your guiding hand & feel Your loving presence in everthing that is happening to me, confident that You are in control of this . I Pray all of this in name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  2. O. Lord God thanks for hearing my prayers. Thank you. I really Trust In .You. I give all my love for you are merciful & kindness. I love you with all my heart & I shall follow You do do Your will faithfully. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

  3. O Lord God please cure my both hand for tingling & pain especially I feel it at 3:00-4:00 every time at night. I pray so hard that it will be cured. I know you are the only one I fully trust to aleviate my pain. Thank you Lord God. All I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen Alleluia.

  4. Sad to realize that Regina Coeli version is very controversial. Both Sinead O’Connor and Noirin ni Riain are given credit and each woman left the church to become a “priest”. I feel like this is a Faustian trick. Please replace it with a version clearly and unmistakably sung by true Catholics.

  5. The Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven, Rejoice in English). Its said during Easter instead of the Angelus. Here are the words in Latin:

    Regina caeli

    V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
    R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
    V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
    R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

    V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
    R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

    Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

    and in English:

    Queen of Heaven

    V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
    R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
    V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
    R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
    V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
    R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

    Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

  6. Grant us your peace, O Lord, in the midst of chaos and confusion. May we find our pain and sorrow leavened by joy and the sure knowledge of your presence with us all the days of our life. Amen!

  7. O Lord God thank you for everything you provide us. Forgive us our faults & lead us to the right path of life & never to dissappoint you again. Amen

      • Found title of song on google; Regina Coeli here are lyrics
        ℣. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia:
        ℟. For he whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
        ℣. Has risen, as He said, alleluia.
        ℟. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
        ℣. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
        ℟. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
        ℣. Let us pray:
        O God, who through the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ
        gave rejoicing to the world
        grant, we pray, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary,
        we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
        Through the same Christ our Lord.
        ℟. Amen.

  8. It’s only Wednesday here in Madison TN and I opened the liturgy but it’s already Thursday’s. I missed the Wednesday Evening prayers. How come?

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