Evening Prayer for Sunday in the 6th week of Easter

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1064
Proper of Seasons: 811
Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 1075

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 519
Psalter: Sunday, Week I, 701

Evening Prayer I for the 5th Sunday 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

O Trinity of blessed light,
O Unity of princely might,
The fiery sun now goes his way;
Shed Thou within our hearts Thy ray.

To Thee our morning song of praise,
To Thee our evening prayer we raise;
Thy glory suppliant we adore
Forever and for ever more.

All laud to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
All glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete. Amen.

𝄞"O Trinity of Blessed Light" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: O Trinity of Blessed Light; Text: O Lux, beata Trinitas, 8th-9th c. ; Translation: John M. Neale; Tune: Chant, Mode VIII; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

Psalm 141:1-9
A prayer when in danger

An angel stood before the face of God, thurible in hand. The fragrant incense soaring aloft was the prayer of God’s people on earth (Revelation 8:4).

I have called to you, Lord; hasten to help me!
Hear my voice when I cry to you.
Let my prayer arise before you like incense,
the raising of my hands like an evening oblation.

Ant. Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

Set, O Lord, a guard over my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips!
Do not turn my heart to things that are wrong,
to evil deeds with men who are sinners.

Ant. Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

Never allow me to share in their feasting.
If a good man strikes or reproves me it is kindness;
but let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head.
Let my prayer be ever against their malice.

Ant. Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

Their princes were thrown down by the side of the rock:
then they understood that my words were kind.
As a millstone is shattered to pieces on the ground,
so their bones were strewn at the mouth of the grave.

Ant. Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

To you, Lord God, my eyes are turned:
in you I take refuge; spare my soul!
From the trap they have laid for me keep me safe:
keep me from the snares of those who do evil.

Ant. Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

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, from the rising of the sun to its setting your name is worthy of all praise. Let our prayer come like incense before you. May the lifting up of our hands be as an evening sacrifice acceptable to you, Lord our God.

Ant. Like the evening offering my hands rise up in prayer to you, O Lord, alleluia.

Ant. 2 You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

Psalm 142
You, Lord, are my refuge

What is written in this psalm was fulfilled in our Lord’s passion (Saint Hilary).

With all my voice I cry to the Lord,
with all my voice I entreat the Lord.
I pour out my trouble before him;
I tell him all my distress
while my spirit faints within me.
But you, O Lord, know my path.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

On the way where I shall walk
they have hidden a snare to entrap me.
Look on my right and see:
there is not one who takes my part.
I have no means of escape,
not one who cares for my soul.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

I cry to you, O Lord.
I have said: “You are my refuge,
all I have left in the land of the living.”
Listen then to my cry
for I am in the depths of distress.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

Rescue me from those who pursue me
for they are stronger than I.
Bring my soul out of this prison
and then I shall praise your name.
Around me the just will assemble
because of your goodness to me.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

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, we humbly ask for your goodness. May you help us to hope in you, and give us a share with your chosen ones in the land of the living.

Ant. You have led me forth from prison, that I may give praise to your name, alleluia.

Ant. 3 The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Canticle – Philippians 2:6-11
Christ, God’s holy servant

Though he was in the form of God,
Jesus did not deem equality with God
something to be grasped at.

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Rather, he emptied himself
and took the form of a slave,
being born in the likeness of men.

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

He was known to be of human estate,
and it was thus that he humbled himself,
obediently accepting even death,
death on a cross!

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

Because of this,
God highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
above every other name,

So that at Jesus’ name
every knee must bend
in the heavens, on the earth,
and under the earth,
and every tongue proclaim
to the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

Ant. The Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

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 Son of God learned obedience through suffering and became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation, alleluia.

READING 1 Peter 2:9-10

You are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people he claims for his own to proclaim the glorious works” of the One who called you from darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were no people, but now you are God’s people; once there was no mercy for you, but now you have found mercy.

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. I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me, 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. I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ is our life and resurrection. Let us cry out to him with faith:
Son of the living God, protect your people.

Lord Jesus, we pray for your Catholic Church,
make it holy, so that your kingdom may be established among all nations.
Son of the living God, protect your people.

We pray for the sick and the sorrowful, for those in bondage and in exile,
that they may receive consolation and help.
Son of the living God, protect your people.

We pray for those who have turned away from your paths,
that they may experience the grace of your forgiveness and the joy of rising to new life.
Son of the living God, protect your people.

Crucified and risen Savior, you will come to judge the world,
have mercy on us sinners.
Son of the living God, protect your people.

We pray for all the living,
and for all who have gone from us in the hope of resurrection.
Son of the living God, protect your people.

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

Almighty ever-living God,
constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us,
that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may,
under your protective care,
bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal.
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.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2022 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

16 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. St. Joseph the Worker, please pray for us all.
    May we all do GOD’s work so that others may become closer to our GOD. All praise, honor and glory to our GOD.

  2. Lord Jesup Christ as we are thanking you for the gift of Saint Joseph and our Mother Mary. Please take care of my elder sister, grant her health of body and mind. Bless her for me for all the good job she has done for love of you Lord. May grant her the grace to love and serve you better till the end Amen.

  3. Lord bless Margaret and Kelson and all who asked us to pray for them.Lord bring them healing I asked this in your holy name. Amen

  4. Thank you Holy Lord for this beautiful
    day, and for your graces and blessings.And thank you
    for the gift of Keller and Maisy who came into this
    world a few days. I pray to you, that my daughter
    heals and the babies do well.
    Please take this coronavirus away from this world,
    and also I pray we can go back to Church so we can receive
    the Holy Eucharist, in Jesus precious name. Amen

  5. Please pray also for all the souls of the departed And unborn and end of the pandemic.

    Tomorrow in Canada we have a virtual march for life. Please pray for all departed souls and the unborn. Tomorrow is Canada’s virtual march for life.

  6. Thank You LORD for this uneventful day, which gave us time to spend more time in prayer. Thank YOU LORD JESUS..
    All praise, honor and Glory be sung loudly to our ALMIGHY GOD. Father- Son- and Holy Spirit.

    Please pray for the poor souls in purgatory.. Thanks you..

  7. Blessed be God forever! Lord Jesus grant us Your mercy and Your grace! Come Holy Spirit and kindle our hearts with the fire of Your Love! Amen.

  8. Watch O Lord with those who wake or watch weep tonight
    And give your Angels& Saints charge over those who sleep
    Tend your sick ones O Lord Christ, rest your weary ones, bless your dying ones, soothe yorur suffering ones, pity your afflicted ones, shield your joyous ones and all for
    your love’s sake. Amen.

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