Evening Prayer for Sunday in the 6th week of Easter

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
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Proper of Seasons: 182
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Proper of Seasons: 304
Psalter: Wednesday, Week II, 818

Evening Prayer for Wednesday 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

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me by the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of my Lord for ever.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Eagerly we await the fulfillment of our hope, the glorious coming of our Savior.

Psalm 62
Peace in God

May God, the source of our hope, fill your hearts with peace as you believe in him (Romans 15:13).

In God alone is my soul at rest;
my help comes from him.
He alone is my rock, my stronghold,
my fortress: I stand firm.

How long will you all attack one man
to break him down,
as though he were a tottering wall,
or a tumbling fence?

Their plan is only to destroy:
they take pleasure in lies.
With their mouth they utter blessing
but in their heart they curse.

In God alone be at rest, my soul;
for my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock, my stronghold,
my fortress: I stand firm.

In God is my safety and glory,
the rock of my strength.
Take refuge in God, all you people.
Trust him at all times.
Pour out your hearts before him
for God is our refuge.

Common folk are only a breath,
great men an illusion.
Placed in the scales, they rise;
they weigh less than a breath.

Do not put your trust in oppression
nor vain hopes on plunder.
Do not set your heart on riches
even when they increase.

For God has said only one thing:
only two do I know:
that to God alone belongs power
and to you, Lord, love;
and that you repay each man
according to his deeds.

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 God, you reward each one according to his works. Hear us as we pour out our hearts to you seeking your grace and secure protection. We look to you for our stable hope in a constantly changing world.

Ant. Eagerly we await the fulfillment of our hope, the glorious coming of our Savior.

Ant. 2 May God turn his radiant face toward us and fill us with his blessings.

Psalm 67
People of all nations will worship the Lord

You must know that God is offering his salvation to all the world (Acts 28:28).

O God, be gracious and bless us
and let your face shed its light upon us.
So will your ways be known upon earth
and all nations learn your saving help.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and exult
for you rule the world with justice.
With fairness you rule the peoples,
you guide the nations on earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has yielded its fruit
for God, our God, has blessed us.
May God still give us his blessing
till the ends of the earth revere him.

Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you.

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

Be gracious and bless us, Lord, and let your face shed its light on us, so that we can make you known with reverence and bring forth a harvest of justice.

Ant. May God turn his radiant face toward us and fill us with his blessings.

Ant. 3 Through him all things were made; he holds all creation together in himself.

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. Through him all things were made; he holds all creation together in himself.

READING Philippians 2:12b-15a

Work with anxious concern to achieve your salvation. It is God who, in his good will toward you, begets in you any measure of desire or achievement. In everything you do, act without grumbling or arguing; prove yourselves innocent and straightforward, children of God beyond reproach.

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 Son of Man will be handed over to the Gentiles to be mocked, scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again.

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 Son of Man will be handed over to the Gentiles to be mocked, scourged and crucified; and on the third day he will rise again.

INTERCESSIONS

All glory and honor to God, for in the blood of Christ he has ratified a new and everlasting covenant with his people, and renews it in the sacrament of the altar.
Bless your people, Lord.

Lord, guide the minds and hearts of peoples and all in public office,
may they always seek the common good.
Bless your people, Lord.

Renew the spirit of dedication in those who have left all to follow Christ,
may they give clear witness to the holiness of the Church.
Bless your people, Lord.

You have made all men and women in your image,
may they always uphold human dignity.
Bless your people, Lord.

Lead back to your friendship and truth all who have gone astray,
teach us how to help them.
Bless your people, Lord.

Grant that the dead may enter into your glory,
to praise you for ever.
Bless your people, Lord.

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

Keep your family, O Lord,
schooled always in good works,
and so comfort them with your protection here
as to lead them graciously to gifts on high.
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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38 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Dear Lord Jesus, pls help Viola with her problems. May she find consolation. Thru the intercession of Mary & Joseph, amen.

  2. Lord, I pray continually that the Season of Lent may always be, indeed, a time of Grace during which the resistance to all the temptations of Satan may always give me courage to resist its temptations of me in life.

  3. Alice T. Arce on March 1, 2018 at 12:13 AM said:

    Praise & Thanksgiving always to my Lord God & Mo. Mary, for all your love & blessings and forgiveness. Please be with me and my family and all people and save us from and teach us to love & please Thee forever. My God,Thow art my love, hope and my life. Amen.

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  4. The psalms from Evening Prayer are some of my favorite ones. It is a privilege to pray this Office with fellow Christians from around the world. Having this beautiful devotion puts everything in perspective.

  5. Sfoconnie
    Peace And. Love. to. All
    This. Year. My twin. And I. Will be 80yrs. Old
    I will also. Celebrate. 60yrs. As a Secular. Franciscan
    A few yrs ago. We begin today the hours. Morning an evening readings. Thank and God. bless. Your
    ministry. And know. Brothers and sisters. Out. There
    I. Pray. For you and intentions every day

    God Father. So. And. holy sprit. Bless you and. Yours
    Sfoconnie

    • May God bless you and your twin as you continue your earthly journey as Secular Franciscans. This website truly is a blessing for all who participate in it. Fiat!

    • Life as a Secular Franciscan is a joy! It will be 42 years for me this coming October. Thank you for your prayers, my sister. Peace and good to you,

      Lynda, OFS

  6. Thank you very much for this ministry. I love to listen more than reading and this has solved my concern. Meditating while listening is very much alive in my heart. With closed eyes I wander with the readings and join-in in the prayers.Thank you again.

  7. I have long admired the rendition of “Psalm 23” by Melinda Kirigin-Voss and am desirous of obtaining sheet music for this wonderful prayer. Is this available in print or is there any way I could obtain a copy of the sheet music?

  8. God bless you for your great ministry!!! My health makes it difficult for me to read and handle the prayer books any more. By using the computer, I can increase the size to suit my need. Also, hearing others pray the Office helps me not to feel alone now that I am homebound.

    I pray for you daily!!!!

    • Dear fisher948, thank you for sharing. Sickness and the pain of lonliness is a real cross sometimes I say to Jesus; “Lord why?” let soe one phone or pass by or….
      He is not always giving a reply but gives often a sence of consolation; the sence of this ;
      “we struggle together in fathfulness to Him which creates space for Him so that He works in the hearts of others who struggle even more than we do”. We take part in a battle for souls.
      Dear one, you’re an example of love and faith. May He increase His nearness to you. Bless you.
      I am not an English speaker but I hope that you got what I’m trying to say.
      bro Naji

  9. I read the other day where that person complaining about one of the female readers was to emotional.I have to disagree with him. Scripture should always be read with feelings

  10. Thank you very much! This is so easy for me to follow instead of holding the heavy book and fiddling with the ribbons.
    God bless you for all you do,

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