Evening Prayer for Wednesday in the 7th week of Easter

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Evening Prayer for Wednesday in Week 7 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

1 I sing the mighty power of God,
that made the mountains rise,
that spread the flowing seas abroad
and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
the sun to rule the day;
the moon shines full at his command,
and all the stars obey.

2 I sing the goodness of the Lord,
that filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with his word,
and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how your wonders are displayed,
where'er I turn my eyes,
if I survey the ground I tread
or gaze upon the skies.

3 There's not a plant or flower below
but makes your glories known;
And clouds arise and tempests blow
by order from your throne;
while all that borrows life from you
is ever in your care,
and everywhere that man can be,
you, God, are present there.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Your sorrow will be turned into joy, alleluia.

Psalm 126
Joyful hope in God

Just as you share in sufferings so you will share in the divine glory (2 Corinthians 1:7).

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,
it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
on our lips there were songs.

The heathens themselves said: “What marvels
the Lord worked for them!”
What marvels the Lord worked for us!
Indeed we were glad.

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears
will sing when they reap.

They go out, they go out, full of tears,
carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song,
carrying their sheaves.

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, you have raised us from the earth; may you let the seeds of justice, which we have sown in tears, grow and increase in your sight. May we reap in joy the harvest we hope for patiently.

Ant. Your sorrow will be turned into joy, alleluia.

Ant. 2 Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s, alleluia.

Psalm 127
Apart from God our labors are worthless

You are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9).

If the Lord does not build the house,
in vain do its builders labor;
if the Lord does not watch over the city,
in vain does the watchman keep vigil.

In vain is your earlier rising,
your going later to rest,
you who toil for the bread you eat,
when he pours gifts on his beloved while they slumber.

Truly sons are a gift from the Lord,
a blessing, the fruit of the womb.
Indeed the sons of youth
are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.

O the happiness of the man
who has filled his quiver with these arrows!
He will have no cause for shame
when he disputes with his foes in the gateways.

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

You command the seed to rise, Lord God, though the farmer is unaware. Grant that those who labor for you may trust not in their own work but in your help. Remembering that the land is brought to flower not with human tears but with those of your Son, may the Church rely only upon your gifts.

Ant. Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s, alleluia.

Ant. 3 From him, through him, and in him all things exist; glory to him for ever, alleluia.

Canticle – Colossians 1:12-20
Christ the first-born of all creation and the first-born from the dead

Let us give thanks to the Father
for having made you worthy
to share the lot of the saints
in light.

He rescued us
from the power of darkness
and brought us
into the kingdom of his beloved Son.
Through him we have redemption,
the forgiveness of our sins.

He is the image of the invisible God,
the first-born of all creatures.
In him everything in heaven and on earth was created,
things visible and invisible.

All were created through him;
all were created for him.
He is before all else that is.
In him everything continues in being.

It is he who is head of the body, the church!
he who is the beginning,
the first-born of the dead,
so that primacy may be his in everything.

It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in him
and, by means of him, to reconcile everything in his person,
both on earth and in the heavens,
making peace through the blood of his cross.

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. From him, through him, and in him all things exist; glory to him for ever, alleluia.

READING 1 Corinthians 2:9b-10

Eye has not seen, ear has not heard,
nor has it so much as dawned on man
what God has prepared for those who love him.
Yet God has revealed this wisdom to us through the Spirit.
The Spirit scrutinizes all matters, even the deep things of God.

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. Christ will baptize you with fire and the Holy Spirit, 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. Christ will baptize you with fire and the Holy Spirit, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

In company with the apostles and all who have the firstfruits of the Holy Spirit, let us praise God and say:
Lord, hear our prayer.

Almighty God, you raised Christ to glory in heaven,
may all mankind recognize his presence in the Church.
Lord, hear our prayer.

All-holy Father, you said of Christ: This is my beloved Son, hear him,
grant that all may hear his voice and be saved.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit into the hearts of your faithful people,
as cleansing water and refreshing rain.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Send your Spirit to guide the course of nature,
and renew life over the face of the earth.
Lord, hear our prayer.

We commend to your care all who have died,
and ask you to strengthen our hope in the resurrection to come.
Lord, hear our prayer.

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
grant to your Church,
O merciful God, that,
gathered by the Holy Spirit,
she may be devoted to you with all her heart
and united in purity of intent.
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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7 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Breathe in us O Holy Spirit, that our thoughts may all be holy.
    Act in us O Holy Spirit, that our work, too, may be holy. … Strengthen us O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
    Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that we always may be holy.

    Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, Pray your Spouse the Holy Spirit to come upon us — to shelter from all ill, to strengthen us to do what is right, to teach us all truth. Pray Him come to us, and abide with us, and be within us a fountain springing up unto eternal life. Amen.

  2. Lord take glory for all you have done for us. Beginning you for the future in all our actions and that of our families Amen.

  3. Please continue to pray for my neighbor Bill who has brain tumors cancerous. He’s been in a lot of pain and suffering for him and his family for 8 months now they are all very weary. Also please pray for my son-in-law. Todd was in a car accident nearly a year ago and the insurance company are making him jump lots of Hoops trying to avoid shoulder surgery. He’s in pain constantly .Please pray for a resolve to this. He needs surgery. Prayers also needed for my daughter who is trying to get a permit to get a new kitchen in their home and they’re having difficulty getting that God bless you all thank you Jesus for so much. Please Scott guide us on the path to holiness.

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