Night Prayer for Wednesday in the 25th week of Ordinary Time

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Christian Prayer:
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General instruction:
Please pray with us actively, especially by joining with us in saying antiphons and responses, most of which are indicated in this highlight.

Consider an examination of your own conscience before beginning to best make use of our time together in prayer.

Night Prayer for Wednesday in the Season 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.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
   And, striking your breast, say:
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
   Then continue:
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.
   With a priest present, this absolution will be given:
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life.
   The people reply: Amen

HYMN

Do not be afraid for I know that you seek Jesus. (3X)
You seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here for He is risen.
Do not be afraid for I know that you seek Jesus. (3X)

Come, see the place where He was laid
He is not here for He is risen
Do not be afraid for I know that you seek Jesus. (3X)

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Psalm 31:1-6
Trustful prayer in adversity

In you, O Lord, I take refuge.
Let me never be put to shame.
In your justice, set me free,
hear me and speedily rescue me.

Be a rock of refuge for me,
a mighty stronghold to save me,
for you are my rock, my stronghold.
For your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

Release me from the snares they have hidden
for you are my refuge, Lord.
Into your hands I commend my spirit.
It is you who will redeem me, Lord.

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.

Ant. 2 Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Psalm 130
A cry from the depths

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleading.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you.

My soul is waiting for the Lord.
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord
more than watchman for daybreak.
Let the watchman count on daybreak
and Israel on the Lord.

Because with the Lord there is mercy
and fullness of redemption,
Israel indeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity.

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 Ephesians 4:26-27

If you are angry, let it be without sin. The sun must not go down on your wrath; do not give the devil a chance to work on you.

RESPONSORY

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, alleluia.

You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, alleluia, 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.

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.

Concluding Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have given your followers an example of gentleness and humility,
a task that is easy, a burden that is light.
Accept the prayers and work of this day,
and give us the rest that will strengthen us
to render more faithful service to you
who live and reign forever and ever.
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

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women and
Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary Mother of God
pray for us sinners
now and at the hour of our death.

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77 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. O Lord God please my daughter to aliviate her daily pains. Please give her more enegy to cope her daily routine . I thankYou Lord Jesus Christ with Mary & the angels & saints. St. Anselm B & D , pray for us all. Amen

  2. Please pray for everyone who has been laid off due to COVID-19. Please pray for a special intention for my stepdaughter and her daughter. Amen

  3. please pray for employment
    Ronald Myers. needs a job
    igor Macedo. paris france needs work
    Marcos da Silva Salvador Bahia. Brazil needs work.
    for new employment

    Let’s pray for our youth

  4. Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body & spirit that I may serve you with all my strength & touch gently my life now & forever.Amen.

  5. Lord God, please help all those stricken with covid 19. Also the 93 kids NY state that have a new, vivid related illness. In the name of the lord Jesus Christ, one God world without end. Amen

  6. Lord Jesus I praise you ! I ask for wisdom in all decisions and help me Love Like you and speak your words of kindness and love to others. Help me to think as you would think. Please Grant peace in the world and in all families. Thank you for so much, many Graces and blessings. Please bless my dad who was a 103 and a half years old. Give him Joy and in this confinement that he’s experiencing. Bless my neighbors who are dealing with cancer in their family. Thank you thank you thank you.

  7. Our Lady of Fatima when people prayed that the war may end.You prayed through your Jesus Christ and the war ended.
    Inspecial way l pray for my family,Cong,and the whole world to end the wars. Especially COVID-19.

    I pray for Florence T. N to get her visa USA.

  8. O Lady of Fatima pray for us all & heal all those affected from this pandemic covid-19 & protect all the doctors & frontliners against this covid-19. Thank you O Lady qof Fatima. Amen.

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  9. Let’s remember the dying in our prayers, especially those suffering from COVID 19 who are isolated from their loved ones. Regardless of this difficult situation, may they have access to the last rites of Holy Mother Church.. And let’s pray that the Lord give strength and courage to those priests who lovingly answer His call to administer the sacrament of the sick to those precious souls – against all odds. May the Lord in his mercy and loving kindness protect us, heal the infirm, and give eternal rest and peace to the departed.

  10. O Lord God fill my soul with all the grace through the Holy Spirit. Teach me & guide me to constantly do your holy will, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Amen Alleluia.

  11. O Lord Jesus heal me & strengthen my body, spirit & soul. I love you Jesus, I praise Lord Jesus, I thank you Jesus & I shall follow you everyday of my life. Please bless us all. Amen.

  12. Dear Lord Jesus in unity with Father and the Holy Spirit through our Blessed Mother Mary, Joseph and all the Heavenly Angels and Saints, I would like to thank all of your people who pray this office and let them that one of my many intentions THAT MY GRANDDAUGHTER WILL BE BAPTIZED ON MAY 19 BEFORE SHE TURNS 3.ON MAY 27. PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYING FOR MY INTENTIONS. God bless everyone and this Ministry. Hallelujah!!! Just pray pray pray…

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