Evening Prayer for Friday in the 4th week of Easter or Our Lady of Fatima

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1064
Proper of Seasons: 801
Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1601

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 515
Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 984

Evening Prayer for Friday in Week 4 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.

HYMN

Sweet Lord Jesus Christ,
I thank you and I am grateful to you
for what you have endured for me in your agony.
Sweet Lord Jesus Christ,
I thank you that in your great anxiety,
an angel came from heav'n above to comfort you.

Chorus: I ask you my Lord
of your love and of your mercy,
that you may be my help
in the time of my suff'ring
and send me an angel to comfort me,
to comfort me.

Sweet Lord Jesus Christ,
I thank you and I am grateful to you
for your surrendered prayer of love in your agony.
Sweet Lord Jesus Christ,
I thank you that in your great anxiety,
an angel came from heav'n above to comfort you.

Chorus: I ask you my Lord
of your love and of your mercy,
that you may be my help
in the time of my suff'ring
and send me an angel to comfort me,
to comfort me.

𝄞"Angel Of The Agony" by Briege O'Hare And Marie Cox • Available on iTunes • Text: Richard Rolle -14th Cent.;Arranged by: Briege O'Hare Bosc and Owen Smith; Keyboard: Owen Smith. Guitar: Martin McAllister; Sung by: Marie Cox RSM; Backing Vocals: Marie Coxs RSM and Karen Small OSC; (c) 1999 Hermitage Productions; Used by permission • Albums that contain this Hymn: The Company of Angel's

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 God so loved the world that he gave us his only Son, alleluia.

Psalm 145
Praise of God’s majesty

Lord, you are the Just One, who was and who is (Revelation 16:5).

I

I will give you glory, O God my king,
I will bless your name for ever.

I will bless you day after day
and praise your name for ever.
The Lord is great, highly to be praised,
his greatness cannot be measured.

Age to age shall proclaim your works,
shall declare your mighty deeds,
shall speak of your splendor and glory,
tell the tale of your wonderful works.

They will speak of your terrible deeds,
recount your greatness and might.
They will recall your abundant goodness;
age to age shall ring out your justice.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God,

to make known to men your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendor of your reign.
Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts from age to age.

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. God so loved the world that he gave us his only Son, alleluia.

Ant. 2 To the King of ages, immortal and invisible, be all honor and glory, alleluia.

II

The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all creatures look to you
and you give them their food in due time.
You open wide your hand,
grant the desires of all who live.

The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts.

He grants the desires of those who fear him,
he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
but the wicked he will utterly destroy.

Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
let all peoples bless his holy name
for ever, for ages unending.

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.

Psalm Prayer

Lord, be near to all who call upon you in truth and increase the dedication of those who revere you. Hear their prayers and save them that they may always love you and praise your holy name.

Ant. To the King of ages, immortal and invisible, be all honor and glory, alleluia.

Ant. 3 The Lord is my strength, I shall always praise him, for he has become my savior, alleluia.

Canticle – Revelation 15:3-4
Hymn of adoration

Mighty and wonderful are your works,
Lord God Almighty!
Righteous and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!

Who would dare refuse you honor,
or the glory due your name, O Lord?

Since you alone are holy,
all nations shall come
and worship in your presence.
Your mighty deeds are clearly seen.

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. The Lord is my strength, I shall always praise him, for he has become my savior, alleluia.

READING Hebrews 5:8-10

Son though he was, Christ learned obedience from what he suffered; and when perfected, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, designated by God as high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.

When they saw the risen Lord,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The disciples rejoiced, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The Good Shepherd laid down his life for his sheep, alleluia.

Luke 1:46-55
The soul rejoices in the Lord

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

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. The Good Shepherd laid down his life for his sheep, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us praise Christ, the source of all life and the foundation of all virtue:
Lord, establish your kingdom in the world.

Jesus our Savior, you died in your human nature but were restored to life by the Spirit,
make us die to sin, and live by the Spirit.
Lord, establish your kingdom in the world.

You sent your disciples into the whole world to preach the Gospel to every creature,
inspire those who preach the Gospel to live by your Spirit.
Lord, establish your kingdom in the world.

All power in heaven and on earth has been given to you, to bear witness to the truth,
keep the hearts of those who govern us faithful to the truth.
Lord, establish your kingdom in the world.

You make all things new, and command us to wait and watch for your kingdom,
grant that the more we look forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the more we may seek to better this present world.
Lord, establish your kingdom in the world.

You went down among the dead to bring them the good news of the Gospel,
be the great joy and hope of all the dead.
Lord, establish your kingdom in the world.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

O God,
author of our freedom
and of our salvation,
listen to the voice of our pleading
and grant that those you have redeemed
by the shedding of your Son’s Blood
may have life through you and, under your protection,
rejoice for ever unharmed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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8 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Thank You LORD FOR WATCHING OVER US AND GUIDING US IN OUR LOVE FOR YOU. PLEASE HELP US TO BE FAITHFUL TO OUR ALMIGHTY GOD. AND THAT WE GIVE HIM PRAISE, HONOR AND GLORY AND THAT WE WILL DO HIS WILL ALWAYS.,
    LET US PRAY FOR THE POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY, THE HOMELESS AND THE SICK AND NEEDY.

  2. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, make our hearts like unto thine.
    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we believe in Your love for us.

    • I learn obedience by encouragingly seeing my good works succeed and reluctantly seeing my disobedient works fail.

      • Obedience is hand in hand with faith and the beginning of wisdom…. “To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” Fear or reverence comes from obedience.

        May my faith result in fear/reverence of our Lord culminating in obedience: the beginning of wisdom through the intercession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

      • “The Son of Man came to give His Life as a ransom for many”. (cf. Mark 10:45)
        Christ may have learned obedience through His sufferings while He was on earth, however, we need to remember that “He knew no sin.” Christ was “Divinity” sent to us as a model to follow (especially through His ‘Most Holy Passion’) on how we are to be obedient as humans and on how to endure our ‘human’ sufferings and to learn and grow from them. We “Thank You”, Oh Holy Jesus and we “Praise You” for showing us “The Way” through your “Divine Love”. Amen+

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