Night Prayer for Sunday in the 6th week of Easter

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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 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.

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

Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world we pray,
that with your constant favor
thou be our guard and keeper now.

From harmful dreams defend our sight,
from fears and terrors of the night;
withhold from us our dark desires,
Prevent us from eternal fire.

O Father, this we ask be done,
through Jesus Christ Your only Son:
who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
shall live and reign eternally.

Amen.

𝄞"Before the Ending of the Day" by Johanna Montealto • Title: Before The Ending of The Day; Lyric: St. Ambrose; Translation: John Mason Neale (1818-1866), 1851; Music: Te lucis ante terminum (Plainsong Mode viii); Artist: Johanna Montealto; Copyright 2016 Surgeworks • Albums that contain this Hymn: Divine Office

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Lord God, be my refuge and my strength.

Psalm 31:1-6
Trustful prayer in adversity

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Luke 23:46).

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. Lord God, be my refuge and my strength.

Ant. 2 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord.

Psalm 130
A cry from the depths

He will save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).

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. Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord.

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.
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.

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 for ever 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.

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.

83 thoughts on “Night Prayer

  1. Lord Jesus, I pray for all those who still do not know you especially in these uncertain times! Reveal yourself to them O, Lord! Amen

  2. Thank you for another day ended in your presence lord!
    Lord give us the grace to search for your will always ! While we pray for all those affected in this pandemic lord we believe there is a higher purpose in everything that happens in this world, as nothing happens without your knowledge. Give us the grace to be open to that as we pray for all those who still do not know you. and are unable to experience the peace you can give amidst the storm. Amen

  3. O Lord God Please help my husband for his suffering of his running nose altho he has his spray. It just come & go. I pray & hope that it will go away & make him feel better.Have mercy on him. Thank you O Lord God for your kindness & compassion. Amen.

  4. O Lord God please stay with us & heal us, strengthen my body mind & soul I olve you Lord Jesus, I praise Lord Jesus forgive us our sins especially this lenten season & avoid sinning again for I shall follow you everyday of my life thru your precious name with the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  5. O Lord Jesus Christ forgive me all me faults today & always..Heal me my body & soul, give me strength & energy to cope of all my works & bring me to everlasting life. All I ask this yhru our Lord Jesus Christ our God with the Holy Spirit, amen.

  6. O Lord God help me pray for the wellness of my daughter. Give her more energy & strength to cope up the health problem she is facing now. All I ask this thru our Lord Jesus Christ who lives & reigns with the Holy Spirit one God forever & ever amen. Thank you God & bless us all. I will pray for you always.

  7. Sister Rita. I pray that you pass your test and use your driving to bring Christ to all as you travel the roads. A positive thought and a trunk full of prayers to you!
    Mary

  8. Siter Rita. I have invoked the intercession of St. Frances of Rome. God bless your driving and I hope you pass your test!

    “In 1925, Pope Pius XI declared her the patron saint of automobile drivers because of a legend that an angel used to light the road before her with a lantern when she traveled, keeping her safe from hazards. Within the Benedictine Order, she is honored as a patron saint of all oblates. She is also a patron saint of widows.” Wikipedia

  9. Please pray for the conversion and salvation of my family members who do not worship our Lord. May God bless you and your ministry.

  10. O Lord thank you for the graces pour upon us. Forgive us our sins & lead us not unto temptation but deliver us from evil amen.Thanks too for this wonderful works of this Liturgy Of The Hours which gives me the opportunity to pray everyday. We ask this thru Christ Jesus Christ our God who lives & reigns in the unity of the Spirit one God Forever & ever amen. We pray for you always. God bless us all.

  11. Thanks for this wonderful prayer ministry. I would like to add a
    prayer request for myself if God so wills; that I pass the Drivers
    special examination. Thank you and God bless you.
    Sister Rita K.

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