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Evening Prayer II - Solemnity for Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
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Evening Prayer II 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 Lord, rule in the midst of your enemies with your gentle yoke.

Psalm 110:1-5, 7
The Messiah, king and priest

Christ’s reign will last until all his enemies are made subject to him (1 Corinthians 15:25).

The Lord’s revelation to my Master:
“Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet.”

The Lord will wield from Zion
your scepter of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.

A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.

The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
“You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedek of old.”

The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his great wrath.

He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head.

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, rule in the midst of your enemies with your gentle yoke.

Ant. 2 The Lord is loving and merciful; he gives food to those who fear him.

Psalm 111
God’s marvelous works

We are lost in wonder at all that you have done for us, our Lord and mighty God (Revelation 15:3).

I will thank the Lord with all my heart
in the meeting of the just and their assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord;
to be pondered by all who love them.

Majestic and glorious his work,
his justice stands firm for ever.
He makes us remember his wonders.
The Lord is compassion and love.

He gives food to those who fear him;
keeps his covenant ever in mind.
He has shown his might to his people
by giving them the lands of the nations.

His works are justice and truth:
his precepts are all of them sure,
standing firm for ever and ever:
they are made in uprightness and truth.

He has sent deliverance to his people
and established his covenant for ever.
Holy his name, to be feared.

To fear the Lord is the first stage of wisdom;
all who do so prove themselves wise.
His praise shall last 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 Lord is loving and merciful; he gives food to those who fear him.

Ant. 3 This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Canticle – Philippians 2:6-11
Christ, God’s holy servant

Though he was in the form of God,
Jesus did not deem equality with God
something to be grasped at.

Rather, he emptied himself
and took the form of a slave,
being born in the likeness of men.

He was known to be of human estate,
and it was thus that he humbled himself,
obediently accepting even death,
death on a cross!

Because of this,
God highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
above every other name,

So that at Jesus’ name
every knee must bend
in the heavens, on the earth,
and under the earth,
and every tongue proclaim
to the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS 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. This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

READING Ephesians 2:4-7

God is rich in mercy; because of his great love for us he brought us to life with Christ when we were dead in sin. By this favor you were saved. Both with and in Christ Jesus he raised us up and gave us a place in the heavens, that in the ages to come he might display the great wealth of his favor, manifested by his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

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. The Lord has lifted us up and drawn us to his heart, for he has remembered his promise of mercy, Alleluia.

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 Lord has lifted us up and drawn us to his heart, for he has remembered his promise of mercy, Alleluia.

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.

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19 thoughts on “Evening Prayer II – Solemnity

  1. Lord help us to humble ourselves, pray in obedience to your statutes and have the spirit of Martha and Mary
    . To Amen.

  2. The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus we praise and thank you for what you did for us all. Thank you Lord Jesus for all you gave us. Help us to seek you morning, afternoon, and night.

  3. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us. Oh sacred heart of Jesus received our prayers. May God’s mercy and grace be upon all. Sacred heart of Jesus help people to realize that the Covid 19 is real. Lord Jesus your will be done. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Thank you Jesus for prayers answered. Amen. Alleluia.

  4. Thank you very much for the prayers offered by Mary, James Milholland, Deacon Joseph Valdez and edenj, and all who prayed yesterday, as a response to my request of intercession for my husband Erich and me – and his work. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus bless you and your dear ones abundantly!

  5. Thank You LOD JESUS for all the Blessings that You have bestowed up on me.
    LORD Please help those who have asked for prayers today,
    Thank You LORD for keeping us safe and heathy.

  6. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, font of love and infinite mercy, I place my trust in you. Jesus, divine physician, guide the hands of the surgeon during my surgery next week.

  7. Most Sacred of Jesus have mercy on us sinners. Through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary We beg You to save us and the whole world from eternal damnation, end the culture of death and sins of the flesh. Sacred Heart of Jesus we place all our trust in you. Amen.

  8. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have Mercy on my family. May
    They hear Your voice, respond to Your Grace, and may they be open to the promptings of Your Most Holy Spirit, and return to The Holy Catholic Church… Amen

  9. Love is the center of our spirituality and every time I participate in the liturgy of the mass I reflect on the profound sacrifice Jesus offered for us and our salvation, that is a constant reminder of the power of His love for us. I pray that all Catholics, especially those who have fallen away from the church, will realize the true healing power of the Body and Blood to forgive sin and fill our hearts wth God’s love.

    • Yes Jennifer – Jesus is truly love and mercy. We are truly blessed to be be able to receive Jesus so intimately in His body, blood, soul & divinity at Holy Mass. Please pray for all Bishops, Priests & Deacons as well as all our brothers and sisters who have fallen away from the Church.

  10. This website keeps getting better and better. Thank you for your grace-full work! May the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary bless you all.

  11. O most Sacred Heart of Jesus, please put away the restlessness & confusion in my heart & mind. Put me back right on track & grant me the peace I need right now. Please forgive my shortcomings. Keep me & my family safe & healthy. I ask these through the intercession of Mary your most holy mother, amen! O blessed St. Joseph pray for us!

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