Night Prayer for Monday in the 2nd week of Lent

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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 Monday in Lent

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.

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.

Lord Jesus,
you came to reconcile us to one another and to the Father:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you heal the wounds of sin and division:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you intercede for us with your Father:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

HYMN

1 The day you gave us, Lord, is ended,
the darkness falls at your request.
To you our morning hymns ascended;
your praise shall sanctify our rest.

2 We thank you that your church, unsleeping
while earth rolls onward into light,
through all the world her watch is keeping,
and rests not now by day or night.

3 As o'er each continent and island
each dawn leads on another day,
the voice of prayer is never silent,
nor dies the strain of praise away.

4. The sun that bids us rest is waking
your people 'neath the western sky,
and hour by hour new lips are making
the wondrous doings heard on high.

5 So be it, Lord: your throne shall never,
like earth's proud empires, pass away.
Your kingdom stands and grows forever,
till all your creatures own your sway.

𝄞"The Day You Gave Us Lord is Ended" by Eva Zlatkovic Ristic • Musical Score • Text: John Ellerton, 1826-1893, A Liturgy for Missionary Meetings, 1879, and Church Hymns, 1871, alt.; Tune: St. Clement, 9898; Clement Cotterill Scholefield, 1839-1904, SPCK Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874; Recording copyright 2016 Surgeworks

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 O Lord, our God, unwearied is your love for us.

Psalm 86
Poor man’s prayer in trouble

Blessed be God who comforts us in all our trials (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4).

Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am faithful;
save the servant who trusts in you.

You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,
for I cry to you all day long.
Give joy to your servant, O Lord,
for to you I lift up my soul.

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.

In the day of distress I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
nor work to compare with yours.

All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvelous deeds,
you who alone are God.

Show me, Lord, your way
so that I may walk in your truth.
Guide my heart to fear your name.

I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart
and glorify your name for ever;
for your love to me has been great:
you have saved me from the depths of the grave.

The proud have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life;
to you they pay no heed.

But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.

O give your strength to your servant
and save your handmaid’s son.
Show me the sign of your favor
that my foes may see to their shame
that you console me and give me your help.

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. O Lord, our God, unwearied is your love for us.

READING 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

God has destined us for acquiring salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us, that all of us, whether awake or asleep, together might live with him.

RESPONSORY

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

You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
I commend my spirit.

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

CANTICLE OF SIMEON

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,
give our bodies restful sleep
and let the work we have done today
bear fruit in eternal life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To you do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve, to you do we send
up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley, of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us; and
after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

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 © 2006-2021 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

68 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. O Lord God thank you Lord Jesus for our succesful vasination of covid 19. Please help us to be well & able to do our daily work. We praise You, we honor You, We thank You for your great Glory. We love ❤️ you above all things now & ever. Amen

  2. In your great love please pray for the happy repose of the soul of my brother Gerald, my dear friend ray, and very very sweet and loving girl Maria. All three have gone home to God in the past 24 hours. May God grant them eternal happiness, along with all the wonderful souls who have died this day.

  3. Dear Lord , please save us who are weak and need extra help so we may still be loved and helped by your infinite love! I love everyone especially with the same prayer that our Lord supply what we lack in our works, our rest and our help to each other forever in prayer and communion. Love to all from Agnes

  4. Thank you Jesus for always taking care of us. For your faithfulness and mercy. Praise God who is our creator and who loved us first! Holy Spirit may your light shine in the darkness and bring comfort to those who need it.

  5. Loving Father hear my prayers as I am experincing deep hurts anger resentments & bitterness in my heart. Thank You for the grace you have given me to acknowledge my pain. All I Pray in the name of OurLord Jesus Christ. Amen.

    • I feel the same way in. Y prayer – Maybour Eternal Lord help us . I am weakening in age and strength May the Dearest Lord have mercy on us and never sway in His omniscient help. Agnes

  6. “Be present, O Lord & protect us through the silent hours of this night
    That we who are wearied with the work & changes of this fleeting world may rest upon thy eternal changelesness.” Amen

  7. Lord, please send the comet of chastisement to reveal the light of your Divine Mercy.

    Have mercy on us and all the whole world.

    Jesus, I trust in you

  8. Lord Jesus, through you, I humbly ask the Father to have mercy on the souls who do not and who refuse your love. Bring them from the edge of hell into your loving arms and may they be converted to you. May we all appreciate and return the Love you have shown us throughout our lives. I thank you dear Lord for all the blessings and good things that have been given to me and mine. I pray also for my children, grandchildren and my associates. I ask mercy for all in Jesus’
    Most Holy Name.

  9. Holy Father,
    I offer up to you this virus that has spread in the world, please
    take it away and I pray that your people will know you, pray and ask forgiveness for their sins, ask you to show them the path
    to heaven, in Jesus precious name.
    Lord I also ask you to please heal my sister’s knee, in Jesus precious name.
    Amen

  10. Good night and thank you Lord for another day. Thank you for being our Father watch over us as we sleep and give us peaceful rest. Love you very much

  11. O Lord God please help us all from this pandemic covid-19 which spreading rapidly around the whole world. Keep us safe & safe those who are already affected. Have mercy on us all. We praise, we thank you Lord Jesus &we love you Jesus now & Forever. Amen.

  12. I Thank for joining in this night Prayer… asking God’s PROTECTION for all people committing themselves for the victims of this pendemic covid 19 virus, may the ANGELS KEEP THEM SAFETY … as well as the patients may they recover … AMEN

  13. Thank Youi LORD for watching over us and loving us as You do. Please have mercy on us and forgive us for our wrong doings and all the mistakes that me have made.
    Please give us the graces and ability live our lives to please You…
    LORD please have compassion on the homeless and the abandoned persons.. LORD have mercy on the poor souls that may have passed away because of the virus.. Praise be
    voiced loudly to our Almighty GOD, (Father, SON & HOLY SPIRIT. GOD is good and all loving and merciful.

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