Evening Prayer I - Solemnity for Thursday in the 11th week of Ordinary Time

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Evening Prayer I for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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. Alleluia.

HYMN

Ô Dieu de clémence, viens par ta présence,
Combler nos désirs, apaiser nos soupirs.
Sauveur secourable, parais à nos yeux!
A l'homme coupable viens ouvrir les cieux;
Céleste victime, ferme-lui l'abîme.

Ô Dieu de clémence, viens par ta présence,
Combler nos désirs, apaiser nos soupirs.

Un dur esclavage fut notre partage:
Il brise nos fers et sauve l'univers.
Tout le Cieux s’abaissent saisis du respect;
Nos maux disparaissent à son seul aspect.
Tout à sa naissance, cède à sa puissance.

Un dur esclavage fut notre partage:
Il brise nos fers et sauve l'univers.

English translation by Catherine Fisher, 2016:

O God of Mercy, your presence comes and fills our desires,
And brings peace to our sighs.
Helpful savior, appear before us!
Come and open the heavens for the guilty man,
Heavenly victim, save him from the abyss.
O God of Mercy, your presence comes and fills our desires,
And brings peace to our sighs.

A hard slavery would have been our share:
He broke our irons and saved the universe.
In his honor, all the heavens bow down,
Our sins disappear before his face,
With his birth, all things yield before his power.
A hard slavery would have been our share:
He broke our irons and saved the universe.

𝄞"O Dieu de Clemence" by Kathleen Lundquist • Traditional French Catholic hymn, attributed to Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772);This arrangement (from Light In Our Darkness by Kathleen Lundquist, copyright 2005 by Mystagogia Music) is dedicated to the Carmelite nuns of Compiegne, martyred during the French Revolution on July 17, 1794. • Albums that contain this Hymn: Light in Our Darkness: Music for Advent and Christmas

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 God has loved us with an everlasting love; therefore, when he was lifted up from the earth, in his mercy he drew us to his heart.

Psalm 113
Praise the name of the Lord

He has cast down the mighty and has lifted up the lowly (Luke 1:52).

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and for evermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
praised be the name of the Lord!

High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.
Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has risen on high to his throne
yet stoops from the heights to look down,
to look down upon heaven and earth?

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from his misery he raises the poor
to set him in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.
To the childless wife he gives a home
and gladdens her heart with children.

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. God has loved us with an everlasting love; therefore, when he was lifted up from the earth, in his mercy he drew us to his heart.

Ant. 2 Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.

Psalm 146
Those who trust in God know what it is to be happy

To praise God in our lives means all we do must be for his glory (Arnobius).

My soul, give praise to the Lord;
I will praise the Lord all my days,
make music to my God while I live.

Put no trust in princes,
in mortal men in whom there is no help.
Take their breath, they return to clay
and their plans that day come to nothing.

He is happy who is helped by Jacob’s God,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
who alone made heaven and earth,
the seas and all they contain.

It is he who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
It is he who gives bread to the hungry,
the Lord, who sets prisoners free,
the Lord who gives sight to the blind,
who raises up those who are bowed down,
the Lord, who protects the stranger
and upholds the widow and orphan.

It is the Lord who loves the just
but thwarts the path of the wicked.
The Lord will reign for ever,
Zion’s God, from age to age.

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. Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.

Ant. 3 I am the Good Shepherd; I pasture my sheep and I lay down my life for them.

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. I am the Good Shepherd; I pasture my sheep and I lay down my life for them.

READING Ephesians 5:25b-27

Christ loved the church. He gave himself up for her to make her holy, purifying her in the bath of water by the power of the word, to present to himself a glorious church, holy and immaculate, without stain or wrinkle or anything of that sort.

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

Christ has loved us, and in his blood he has washed away our sins.
Christ has loved us, and in his blood he has washed away our sins.

He has made us a kingdom and priests to serve God our Father.
And in his blood he has washed away our sins.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Christ has loved us, and in his blood he has washed away our sins.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. I have come to cast fire upon the earth; how I long to see the flame leap up.

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. I have come to cast fire upon the earth; how I long to see the flame leap up.

INTERCESSIONS

Brethren, let us pray to the Lord Jesus, the refuge of our souls; let us ask him:
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, whose heart when pierced by a lance poured forth blood and water and gave birth to your spouse the Church,
cleanse and sanctify us.
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, holy temple of God, slain by men and raised up again by the Father,
make your Church the dwelling place of the Most High.
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, King and center of all hearts, you love us and lead us to yourself with unending love and mercy,
renew your covenant with all men.
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, you unite all in the peace of the new creation and put enmity to death through the cross,
show us the path to the Father.
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, our life and resurrection, you refresh the burdened and give rest to the weary,
draw all sinners to yourself.
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

Jesus, because you loved us with so great a love, you were obedient even to death on the cross,
raise up again all who sleep in your peace.
Most loving Lord, have mercy on us.

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

Grant, we pray,
almighty God, that we,
who glory in the Heart of your beloved Son
and recall the wonders of his love for us,
may be made worthy to receive
an overflowing measure of grace
from that fount of heavenly gifts.
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.

17 thoughts on “Evening Prayer I – Solemnity

  1. Tomorrow, Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, let us pray for Priests who in this present climate, are besieged with all sorts of difficulties.

    Lord Jesus, You have chosen Your priests among us
    and have sent them to proclaim Your Word and to act in Your Name.
    For such a great gift to Your Church, we praise You and we thank You.
    We ask that You fill them with the fire of Your love,
    that their ministry may reveal Your presence in the Church.
    Since they are earthen vessels, we pray
    that Your power may work in their weakness.
    In their afflictions do not let them be crushed;
    in their doubts, do not let them despair;
    in temptation, do not let them be destroyed.
    Inspire them through prayer to live each day
    the mystery of Your death and Resurrection.
    In times of weakness, send them Your Spirit
    and help them to praise Your heavenly Father and to pray for poor sinners.
    With the same Holy Spirit place Your word on their lips and your love in their hearts,
    that they may bring the Good News to the poor and revive the broken-hearted.
    Lastly, may the gift of Mary, your mother,
    to the disciple whom You loved, be Your gift to every priest.
    Grant that she, who formed You in your human image,
    may form each priest in Your divine image,
    through the power of Your Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.

    O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

    Joseph, with Mary, you raised Jesus the High Priest.
    You know our need for priests.
    Please raise up good and holy priests from our families to
    serve the people of our diocese.
    May our children and grandchildren hear and say “yes” to
    the call of Jesus, just as you and Mary did.

    AMEN.

  2. Tomorrow, June 11, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is the fourth anniversary of the passing of my only brother, Terry, and I continually pray for him. Blessings to all of you.

  3. The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating or drinking, but of justice, peace, and the joy that is given by the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way pleases God and wins the esteem of men. Let us, then, make it our aim to work for peace and to strengthen one another.

    I ask my brothers and sisters, in praying our Office, please intercede for Erich, my husband, who has been betrayed regarding his work – by someone he has helped initiate that work from scratch and now says the contract is only a piece of paper and wants to walk away from us, leaving my husband without a secure way of sustenance. Please pray with me to St Joseph, Saint Anthony, Our Lady of Fatima to intervene and create a good alternative for my husband who, due to the pandemic, is not being able to secure new clients. Thank you so much! May you and yours be blessed!

    • Jesus was betrayed and your husband has been betrayed, I am sorry that you have to have this burden in your life. I pray that your husband will overcome and do better than ever, We rely on Christ to help us find the way. He will not let us down. Best wishes to you and Erich.

    • Regina, may God bring you and your husband justice and peace, and take care of all your needs, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

      Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us
      St Joseph, pray for us
      Saint Anthony, pray for us

    • A Salve Regina for your intentions and for a resolve to your husband work and the ability to provide for his family.
      La paz,
      Deacon Joseph

  4. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I thank you for all you kindness and love for me. Lord thank you and never allow me to fail you guide me hold me and direct my foot steps till the end Amen.

  5. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant us Your Mercy and Your Grace. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

  6. Thanks for the wonderful ministry of leading people to prayer through the Prayer of the Church. Let us be united in praising and worshipping Our Lord.

    Fr George Plathottam sub

  7. Alice on June 7, 2018 at ll:40 pm

    Thanksgiving and praise always to Our God and Our Mother Mary and wish to all love and blessings. Thank you for this sharing!

  8. Thank you, The option of listening to Morning and Evening Prayer will be of great benefit to me; a legally bling person

    God bless your contribution to those who appreciate the help.
    Sister Martha Molohon OLVM

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