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Evening Prayer I for Saturday in the 6th week of Easter

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Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1064
Proper of Seasons: 954
Psalter: Sunday, Week III, 1355

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 577
Psalter: Sunday, Week III, 851

Evening Prayer I for the 7th Sunday of Easter when Ascension was already celebrated on Thursday

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 The Lord our God is high above the heavens; he raises up the lowly from the dust, alleluia.

Psalm 113
Praise the name of the Lord

He has cast down the mighty and has lifted up the lowly (Luke 1:52).

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and for evermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
praised be the name of the Lord!

Ant. The Lord our God is high above the heavens; he raises up the lowly from the dust, alleluia.

High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.
Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has risen on high to his throne
yet stoops from the heights to look down,
to look down upon heaven and earth?

Ant. The Lord our God is high above the heavens; he raises up the lowly from the dust, alleluia.

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from his misery he raises the poor
to set them in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.
To the childless wife he gives a home
and gladdens her heart with children.

Ant. The Lord our God is high above the heavens; he raises up the lowly from the dust, 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 Jesus, Word of God, surrendering the brightness of your glory you became man so that we may be raised from the dust to share your very being. May there be innumerable children of the Church to offer homage to your name from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Ant. The Lord our God is high above the heavens; he raises up the lowly from the dust, alleluia.

Ant. 2 Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, alleluia.

Psalm 116
Thanksgiving in the Temple

Through Christ let us offer God a continual sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15).

I trusted, even when I said:
“I am sorely afflicted,”
and when I said in my alarm:
“No man can be trusted.”

Ant. Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, alleluia.

How can I repay the Lord
for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise;
I will call on the Lord’s name.

Ant. Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, alleluia.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people.
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Ant. Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, alleluia.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make;
I will call on the Lord’s name.

Ant. Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, alleluia.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Ant. Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, 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

Father, precious in your sight is the death of the saints, but precious above all is the love with which Christ suffered to redeem us. In this life we will fill up in our own flesh what it is still lacking in the sufferings of Christ; accept this as our sacrifice of praise, and we shall even now taste the joy of the new Jerusalem.

Ant. Lord, you have broken the chains that held me bound; I will offer you a sacrifice of praise, alleluia.

Ant. 3 Though he was the Son of God, Christ learned obedience through suffering; and for all who obey him, he has become the source of life, 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. Though he was the Son of God, Christ learned obedience through suffering; and for all who obey him, he has become the source of life, alleluia.

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

Ant. Though he was the Son of God, Christ learned obedience through suffering; and for all who obey him, he has become the source of life, 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. Though he was the Son of God, Christ learned obedience through suffering; and for all who obey him, he has become the source of life, 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. Though he was the Son of God, Christ learned obedience through suffering; and for all who obey him, he has become the source of life, 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. Though he was the Son of God, Christ learned obedience through suffering; and for all who obey him, he has become the source of life, 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 Holy Spirit is the Paraclete, alleluia, alleluia.
The Holy Spirit is the Paraclete, alleluia, alleluia.

He will teach you all things,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Holy Spirit is the Paraclete, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. I will not leave you orphans; I am going now but I will come back to you and your hearts will rejoice, 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 will not leave you orphans; I am going now but I will come back to you and your hearts will rejoice, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us bless Christ, on whom the Holy Spirit came down in the form of a dove. Let us pray to him, and seal our prayer by saying:
Amen.

Lord, send the Spirit of your promise,
that your Church may be continually renewed in life and vigor.
Amen.

May all peoples acclaim you as king and God,
may Israel become your prized possession.
Amen.

You cast out devils,
cast out from us all scandal and stubborn pride.
Amen.

At Pentecost you undid the disunity of Babel,
by your Spirit gather all in unity, and spread the one faith throughout the world.
Amen.

May your Spirit dwell within us,
and raise to life our mortal bodies.
Amen.

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

Graciously
hear our supplications,
O Lord, so that we,
who believe that the Savior of the human race
is with you in your glory,
may experience, as he promised,
until the end of the world,
his abiding presence among us.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one 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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3 thoughts on “Evening Prayer I

  1. This weekend we are celebrating the Ascension of our LORD into heaven. GOD is all good And JESUS is our Savior.. May GOD”s Blessings be with us….
    Praise GOD..

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