Evening Prayer for Sunday in the 7th week of Easter

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
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Proper of Seasons: 190
Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 1315

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Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 307
Psalter: Thursday, Week II, 830

Evening Prayer for Thursday of the 2nd 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

O Lord our God who made the day
To gladden us with its fair light,
We praise your name, imploring aid,
For day will soon give place to night.

The evening shadows grow apace,
Advancing, they will hide the sun,
As darkness creeps upon the earth
When daylight hours their course have run.

We beg you, Lord and God Most High,
Protect us with your presence blessed,
Though weary, keep our souls in peace
And not by gloom of night oppressed.

Let not the setting sun go down
On hearts distressed with sin, and sore,
But sheltered by your gentle grace,
May we behold the day once more.

To you, O Christ, most kindly King,
And to the Father, glory be,
Praise to the Spirit Paraclete,
In every age, eternally. Amen.

𝄞"O Lord Our God Who Made the Day by Kathleen Lundquist" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: O Lord Our God Who Made the Day; Text: Deus, qui claro lumine, 7th-8th c.; Tr. St. Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode I; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 I have made you the light of all nations to carry my salvation to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 72
The Messiah’s royal power

Opening their treasures, they offered him gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11).

I

O God, give your judgment to the king,
to a king’s son your justice,
that he may judge your people in justice
and your poor in right judgment.

May the mountains bring forth peace for the people
and the hills, justice.
May he defend the poor of the people
and save the children of the needy
and crush the oppressor.

He shall endure like the sun and the moon
from age to age.
He shall descend like rain on the meadow,
like raindrops on the earth.

In his days justice shall flourish
and peace till the moon fails.
He shall rule from sea to sea,
from the Great River to earth’s bounds.

Before him his enemies shall fall,
his foes lick the dust.
The kings of Tarshish and the seacoasts
shall pay him tribute.

The kings of Sheba and Seba
shall bring him gifts.
Before him all kings shall fall prostrate,
all nations shall serve him.

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 have made you the light of all nations to carry my salvation to the ends of the earth.

Ant. 2 The Lord will save the children of the poor and rescue them from slavery.

II

For he shall save the poor when they cry
and the needy who are helpless.
He will have pity on the weak
and save the lives of the poor.

From oppression he will rescue their lives,
to him their blood is dear.
Long may he live,
may the gold of Sheba be given him.
They shall pray for him without ceasing
and bless him all the day.

May corn be abundant in the land
to the peaks of the mountains.
May its fruit rustle like Lebanon;
may people flourish in the cities
like grass on the earth.

May his name be blessed for ever
and endure like the sun.
Every tribe shall be blessed in him,
all nations bless his name.

Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel,
who alone works wonders,
ever blessed his glorious name.
Let his glory fill the earth.

Amen! Amen!

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

We call upon your name, Father, and pronounce it blessed above the earth. Give your people the fullness of peace and justice in your kingdom.

Ant. The Lord will save the children of the poor and rescue them from slavery.

Ant. 3 Now the victorious reign of our God has begun.

Canticle – Revelation 11:17-18; 12:10b-12a
The judgment of God

We praise you, the Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was.
You have assumed your great power,
you have begun your reign.

The nations have raged in anger,
but then came your day of wrath
and the moment to judge the dead:
The time to reward your servants the prophets
and the holy ones who revere you,
the great and the small alike.

Now have salvation and power come,
the reign of our God and the authority
of his Anointed One.
For the accuser of our brothers is cast out,
who night and day accused them before God.

They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
love for life did not deter them from death.
So rejoice, you heavens,
and you that dwell therein!

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. Now the victorious reign of our God has begun.

READING James 4:7-8, 10

Submit to God; resist the devil and he will take flight. Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you backsliders. Be humbled in the sight of the Lord and he will raise you on high.
The audio for this hour uses a longer reading taken from the single volume Christian Prayer book, while this abbreviated text is from the 4 volume Liturgy of the Hours.

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

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

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

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The rich man, who had refused Lazarus a crust of bread, pleaded for a drop of water.

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. The rich man, who had refused Lazarus a crust of bread, pleaded for a drop of water.

INTERCESSIONS

In his mercy, God sends the Holy Spirit to shine on us, so that our lives may radiate holiness and faith. Let us raise our voices in prayer and say:
Lord, give life to your people, whom Christ has redeemed.

Lord, source of all holiness, draw bishops, priests and deacons closer to Christ through the eucharistic mystery,
may they grow daily in the grace of their ordination.
Lord, give life to your people, whom Christ has redeemed.

Teach Christ’s faithful people to be devout and attentive at the table of his word and of his body,
so that they may bring into their daily lives the grace they receive through faith and sacrament.
Lord, give life to your people, whom Christ has redeemed.

Grant, Lord, that we may see in each person the dignity of one redeemed by your Son’s blood,
so that we may respect the freedom and the conscience of all.
Lord, give life to your people, whom Christ has redeemed.

Teach us to restrain our greed for earthly goods,
and to have concern for the need of others.
Lord, give life to your people, whom Christ has redeemed.

Be merciful to your faithful people whom you have called to yourself today,
grant them the gift of eternal happiness.
Lord, give life to your people, whom Christ has redeemed.

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

O God,
who delight in innocence and restore it,
direct the hearts of your servants to yourself,
that, caught up in the fire of your Spirit,
we may be found steadfast in faith
and effective in works.
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.

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.

26 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Thank You LORD for all of Lenten Services that will help bring us closer to our Almighty GOD..
    May GOD Bless you all for your faithfulness.
    LORD Have mercy on us and give us peace of mind and heart.

    GOD is all Good.

  2. “….and for some time I have been telling you to perfume your houses with prayer. My children, prayer helps you so that in the moments of the great trial you would not falter. Please listen to me.” BVM

    Lord, may my prayers be a living sacrifice acceptable to You through Your mother. Amen

    • May eternal rest for all the departed souls,Especially for the soul of my friend Cornelius who passed away today. May God’s mercy and grace be upon his soul and guide all souls to everlasting happiness with Christ. Amen. Alleluia.
      Deacon DeWayne

  3. Praying for Pope Francis as he prepares to begin his pastoral visit to Iraq – for his safety, and for the safety of the people who he will visit. Also may his visit bring the grace of God to the land of Iraq that peace will become a reality.

  4. Lord free us from lies and protect the duly elected government from the unholy consequences of a people deceived by Satan . Have mercy on our country and on those protecting us and on those who would harm our Government.

  5. Praying for all the leaders of the world…especially Pres. Trump and VP Pence and entire administration in making decisions for the country re: corona virus. We offer special prayers to all medical personnel of hospitals, CDC employees, who are making sure a solution will be discovered. This is a time of unity in praying, making common sense decisions, no panic and no fears but continue helping others, mostly in need. God is in control.

  6. Thank You LORD for keeping us safe today since the weather forecasted did not turn out as bad as predicted.
    Thank You LORD for keeping us save. Thank You LORD.
    Everyone please pray for all the people that are ill with the Virus that is going world wide.
    Please GOD help us all to be healthy and help keep peace in our own country and the whole world..
    Hopefully the world will commit themselves to You, our Almighty GOD and commit to become faithful to You.

  7. March 22nd Transitus of St. Benedict

    In praise and thanksgiving for those with a listening heart, called to Communion with St. Benedict and formed by his Rule.

  8. Please pray for my cousin Michael’s wife; they are expecting their first child after three miscarriages. May God bring this pregnancy full term.

  9. Alice T. Arce on March 1, 2018 – Lord Jesus & Mo. Mary, praise and thanksgiving for al your love, special care to me and my family. Thank you for caring specially for my Mary Grace, Mary Jane and Arleen Marie and my 3 sons and all my grandchildren & the Tan family & all our relatives & friends and for all people too. Please have mercy and grant enlighten & salvation to all my God- children. Thank you for this Liturgy of the Hour and for the holy people that started this Liturgy and please continue to bless and protect us all, forgive us our sins and bring us to heaven. Queen of peace, please protect the whole world & pray for us always . Amen.

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  10. The Divine Office is making this Lent special for me. May God Bless You for all of your efforts. Praise be Jesus Christ now and forever!

  11. Thank you for the grace of praying with you and bringing us closer to God and make a difference in the life of others,and help us bring out the best in us too..

  12. Kathleen singing of our hymns at evening prayer is very beautiful and greatly appreciated. well done! Thanks to all who make the liturgy of the hours so meaningful;. Making my Lent so much more prayerful.

  13. God of time and timelessness, awaken us from the sloth of “later” to the urgency of today crying out for our attention and care. Amen!

  14. Thank you for this wonderful resource. It is a good thing throughout the day to stop, ponder the wonder of God and place the day and its events into perspective. Food of life and food for life. God Bless

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