Night Prayer I for Wednesday in the 12th week of Ordinary Time or St. Paulinus of Nola, B or Sts. John Fisher, B & M, and Thomas More,M

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours:
Vol I, Page 1169
Vol II, Page 1619
Vol III, Page 1264
Vol IV, Page 1233

Christian Prayer:
Page 1034

Night Prayer after Evening Prayer I on Solemnities

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.

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.

Lord, Jesus you healed the sick:
Lord, have mercy
Lord have mercy

Lord Jesus, you forgave sinners:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you give us yourself to heal us and bring us strength:
Lord, have mercy
Lord have mercy

HYMN

Come, come to me all you whose hearts are weary.
Come, come to me and I will give you rest.
Come learn from me for I am gentle and lowly.
Take my yoke upon you and your soul will be at rest.

Come, come to me all you whose hearts are weary.
Come, come to me and I will give you rest.
Come learn from me for I am gentle and lowly.
Take my yoke upon you and your soul will be at rest.

Come, come to me all you whose hearts are weary.
Come, come to me and I will give you rest.
Come learn from me for I am gentle and lowly.
Take my yoke upon you and your soul will be at rest.

Take my yoke upon you and your soul will be at rest.

𝄞"Come to Me" by Briege O'Hare And Marie Cox • Available on iTunes • ;Composed and arranged by: Briege O'Hare, OSC; Sung by: Marie Cox,RSM; (c) 1966 Briege O'Hare; Used by permission • Albums that contain this Hymn: Lord, Teach Us To Pray

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Have mercy, Lord, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 4
Thanksgiving

The resurrection of Christ was God’s supreme and wholly marvelous work (Saint Augustine).

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;
from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!

O men, how long will your hearts be closed,
will you love what is futile and seek what is false?

It is the Lord who grants favors to those whom he loves;
the Lord hears me whenever I call him.

Fear him; do not sin: ponder on your bed and be still
Make justice your sacrifice, and trust in the Lord.

“What can bring us happiness?” many say.
Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord.

You have put into my heart a greater joy
than they have from abundance of corn and new wine.

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once
for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

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. Have mercy, Lord, and hear my prayer.

Ant. 2 In the silent hours of night, bless the Lord.

Psalm 134
Evening prayer in the temple

Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great (Revelation 19:5).

O come, bless the Lord,
all you who serve the Lord,
who stand in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.

Lift up your hands to the holy place
and bless the Lord through the night.

May the Lord bless you from Zion,
he who made both heaven and earth.

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. In the silent hours of night, bless the Lord.

READING Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.

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,
we beg you to visit this house
and banish from it
all the deadly power of the enemy.
May your holy angels dwell here
to keep us in peace,
and may your blessing be upon us always.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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

Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the Gate, Christ the Heav'nly Way!
Mary the Root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the Grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!
Mary the Wheat-sheaf, Christ the Living Bread;
Mary the Rose-Tree, Christ the Rose Blood-red!
Mary the Font, Christ the Cleansing Flood;
Mary the Chalice, Christ the Saving Blood!
Mary the Temple, Christ the Temple's Lord;
Mary the Shrine, Christ the God adored!
Mary the Beacon, Christ the Haven's Rest;
Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!
Mary the Mother, Christ the Mother's Son.
Both ever blest while endless ages run.
Amen.

𝄞"Mary the Dawn" by Kathleen Lundquist • • Title: Mary the Dawn; Album: Sing of Mary; Text: Medieval English text; Music: Gregorian Tone 4, setting by Paul Crossung; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Used with permission • Albums that contain this Hymn: Light in Our Darkness: Music for Advent and Christmas
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205 thoughts on “Night Prayer I

  1. Lord, help us to recognize the ordinary, daily ways that our family can learn about you and grow closer to you. We know that you are with us, leading and guiding us on your way.

  2. Dear God, I am in much pain right now for my son, Michael. Once again, for the nth time, he has been dealt a massive blow employment-wise. He tries so hard BUT all he gets are kicks in the teeth. So much money and energy have been used for his moves to this and that opportunity, so much money. I asked You to have Jesus in everyone he meets TO NO AVAIL. He is taken advantage of. He feels used up, betrayed, disgusted.

    He will be here with me in a day or so. Please give me the grace to lift him up. What do all his disappointments mean? What lesson are You wanting him to learn from all these defeats? How much more can he take of these very sorry years?

    I don’t know what more I can do for Michael. Just as I didn’t know what to do for Joseph, his older brother, who is now dead.

    God, You can do anything. Stop anything. Change anything. And with this new job offer and move, we thought that finally, You answered our prayers.

    YET, another failure.

    BUT Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

  3. O Lord God in you O Loving God have I hoped let me never be confounded. I Love you Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart & never to displease you . Amen.

  4. “As the year draws to a close, we gather up, as in a basket, the days, weeks and months we have lived in order to offer them up to the Lord. And let us courageously ask ourselves: How have we lived the time which He has given us? Have we used it primarily for ourselves, for our own interests, or have we also thought to spend it on others? How much time have we reserved for being with God, in prayer, in silence, in adoration?” Pope Francis

  5. O Lord God I wish & be happy waiting for birth of Jesus Christ. The king of the universe I pray that you bless us bring to live forever under your protection. I pray this all this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  6. May the birth of Our Lord renew mankind so that all people will realize the price He paid for each of us and increase our love for Him. He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life that God, our Father, intended for all mankind since the beginning of creation.

  7. O Lord God thank you for Your infinite love & guidance us to the right path of life. You never fail us whatever we ask of Thee. May You give us more strength to be able to follow& accomplish what You wish us to do. All I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

  8. OLord God thank you for making my day very sucesssful with the grace of our God my love for you never diminish until My last breath. I love You above all things .amen.

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