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Evening Prayer for Tuesday in the 1st week of Lent or Polycarp, B & M

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Evening Prayer for Tuesday of the First Week of 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.

HYMN

Earth's mighty Maker, whose command
raised from the sea the solid land,
and drove each billowy heap away,
and bade the earth stand firm for aye.

That so, with flowers of golden hue,
the seeds of each it might renew;
and fruit trees bearing fruit might yield--
and pleasant pasture of the field;

Our spirit's rankling wounds efface
with dewy freshness of thy grace:
that grief may cleanse each deed of ill,
and o'er each lust may triumph still.

Let every soul thy law obey,
and keep from every evil way;
rejoice each promised good to win
and flee from every mortal sin.

O Father, that we ask be done,
through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 God has crowned his Christ with victory.

Psalm 20
A prayer for the king’s victory

Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved (Acts 2:21).

May the Lord answer in time of trial;
may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.

May he send you help from his shrine
and give you support from Zion.
May he remember all your offerings
and receive your sacrifice with favor.

May he give you your heart’s desire
and fulfill every one of your plans.
May we ring out our joy at your victory
and rejoice in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your prayers.

I am sure now that the Lord
will give victory to his anointed,
will reply from his holy heaven
with the mighty victory of his hand.

Some trust in chariots or horses,
but we in the name of the Lord.
They will collapse and fall,
but we shall hold and stand firm.

Give victory to the king, O Lord,
give answer on the day we call.

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 accepted the perfect sacrifice of your Son upon the cross. Hear us during times of trouble and protect us by the power of his name, that we who share his struggle on earth may merit a share in his victory.

Ant. God has crowned his Christ with victory.

Ant. 2 We celebrate your mighty works with songs of praise, O Lord.

Psalm 21:2-8, 14
Thanksgiving for the king’s victory

He accepted life that he might rise and live for ever (Saint Hilary).

O Lord, your strength gives joy to the King;
how your saving help makes him glad!
You have granted him his heart’s desire;
you have not refused the prayer of his lips.

You came to meet him with the blessings of success,
you have set on his head a crown of pure gold.
He asked you for life and this you have given,
days that will last from age to age.

Your saving help has given him glory.
You have laid upon him majesty and splendor,
you have granted your blessings to him forever.
You have made him rejoice with the joy of your presence.

The king has put his trust in the Lord:
through the mercy of the Most High he shall stand firm.
O Lord, arise in your strength;
we shall sing and praise your power.

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 you have given us life on this earth and have met us with the grace of redemption. Bestow your greatest blessing on us, the fullness of eternal life.

Ant. We celebrate your mighty works with songs of praise, O Lord.

Ant. 3 Lord, you have made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father.

Canticle – Revelation 4:11; 5:9, 10, 12
Redemption hymn

O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power.

For you have created all things;
by your will they came to be and were made.

Worthy are you, O Lord,
to receive the scroll and break open its seals.

For you were slain;
with your blood you purchased for God
men of every race and tongue,
of every people and nation.

You made of them a kingdom,
and priests to serve our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and praise.

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. Lord, you have made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father.

READING James 2:14, 17, 18b

My brothers, what good is it to profess faith without practicing it? Such faith has no power to save one, has it? So it is with the faith that does nothing in practice. It is thoroughly lifeless. Show me faith without works, and I will show you the faith that underlies my works!

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

To you, O Lord, I make my prayers for mercy.
To you, O Lord, I make my prayers for mercy.

Heal my soul for I have sinned against you
I make my prayers for mercy.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
To you, O Lord, I make my prayers for mercy.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. When you wish to pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father in secret.

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. When you wish to pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father in secret.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ our Lord has warned us to watch and pray to avoid temptation. With our whole heart let us pray to him:
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Jesus, our Christ, you promised to be with those who pray in your name,
help us always to pray with you to the Father in the Holy Spirit.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Bridegroom of the Church, cleanse her from every stain,
teach her to walk in hope and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Friend of the human race, teach us concern for our neighbor as you have commanded,
that all may see you more clearly as the light of the world.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

King of peace, give your peace to the world,
that your presence may reveal your saving power in every place.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Open the door of eternal happiness to all the dead,
welcome them into the glory of unending life.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

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

Look upon your family, Lord,
that, through the chastening effects of bodily discipline,
our minds may be radiant in your presence
with the strength of our yearning for you.
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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12 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Father Washroom: I read your message of February 23,2021. I too had severe spinal stenosis and having three spinal fusions ,with the last one last September, I am starting to see positive results. However,my REAL miracle occurred yesterday. At 0330 in early morning, I specifically asked God if it was His will, that I receive a n appointment to get my 2nd civic vaccine as it looked pretty dim because of the multitude of vaccine delays in our city. Because I’m having eye surgery next week, It was important to be vaccinated twice to avert complications . out of the blue today I got a call from my pharmacy who gave me an appointment for my 2nd vaccine!!!! Miraculous and God’s mercy and compassion once again spontaneously occurred in my life!!!!

  2. I will offer prayer for all mentioned today of the need of prayer. May GOD touch them all with His healing hands and give them peace of mind as well.
    Thank You LORD for all those doing daily
    prayer on this network.
    The need of prayer and the willingness to use it is important to all of us. Thank You LORD for hearing our prayers. Love You LORD.
    GOD is all caring and loving and merciful…

  3. My Dear Father Washko so happy you are doing well! It is my privilege to pray the Liturgy of the Hours of the Hours with so many prayful and spiritual followers of Our Lord Jesus Christ! All we can do is be patient while we come to the End Of Our. Prilgramage And IntoThe Presence Of God!

  4. I had major surgery on my spine on Merch 11, 2020. It was to correct a severe case of spinal stenosis. I was unable to have physical therapy as the covid pandemic closed everything down and I stayed at the parish were I had been pastor for many years. I did not heal very quickly and my surgeon recommended
    to my bishop that I retire at 70. That was in June and I have been living at my “hermitage” ever since. I was exposed to the covid virus on Christmas Day day at dinner at the home of very much loved friends. I tested positive as did just about everyone that day but I had no symptoms or discomfort what so ever. On January 3’rd I underwent a procedure to pump me with anti bodies to kill the virus. It was a success and I was sequestered for 14 day. I am so thankful our Lord for protecting me and for allowing to stay in retirement at my hermitage which I call St. Joseph Hermitage. Have recovered from surgery reasonably well but I have a problem with keeping my balance. I have Mass every day in my chapel here at my home and it is like being on retreat. The Lord is kind and merciful and everyday when I pray the Divine Office I pray the antiphon…LORD WHEN WILL I COME TO THE END OF MY PILGRIMAGE AND ENTER INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD? May our dear Lord watch over all of you who are my prayer partners in the Liturgy of the Hours. Father Robert M.Washko

    • Fr. Robert, you will be in my prayers. May you continue to receive God’s healing power: in body, spirit and soul. God is good ALL THE TIME.

    • Father your story of sufferings is amazing! May God bless you abundantly and always! Perhaps your sufferings may bring the Church many Holy Vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate ,religious and married life!
      A Salve Regina for you father!
      Deacon Joseph

    • Lord, we pray for Beth on this day we have been given by you. We do not know what will come our way. Give us family and friends, and those unknown by us on this site, who will pray for us in times of trouble.

    • A Salve Regina for Beth , for my mother and all who have suffered the effects of stroke! May our Lord heal them and ease their sufferings!
      Deacon Joseph

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