Night Prayer I for Saturday in the 16th week of Ordinary Time or St. Sharbel Makhluf, P or Blessed Virgin Mary

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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187 thoughts on “Night Prayer I

  1. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Angels, Shepherds, lambs, dogs, other animals present in the cave with the Baby, stars and all of creation, thank you very much for this celebration of God Incarnate.

    How can we forget the message: Do Not Be Afraid?

    Repeated at least 260 times in the Bible, we have our Commander whose scepter is the Cross. And the Queen of heaven and earth. And their provider and protector, our lrd and father, St. Joseph. And the legion of angels. And the devout poor. And the wise men. What is there to be afraid of?

    All is well, all will be well. Thank you God for your 3 O’s – omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent BUT most of all, for your lovingkindness and tender mercies. We adore you, we bless you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory. Amen.

  2. O Lord God please give me the right thinking to face another day. Thank you for guiding me to the right path of life. All I ask this thru Christ our Lord Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit one forever & ever amen.

  3. O Lord God keep us safe & protect us all from danger that may cross our path, we ask this throught our Lord Jesus Christ your son with the Holy Spirit one God forever & ever, thank you Lord Jesus, amen.

  4. O Lord God Thank you so much fot giving me this wonderful site Liturgy of the Hour, which prepare me to pray day & day. Thanks too for the beautiful voices singing which gives joy & restful sleep.

  5. I am grateful to Almighty God for leading us through out the year 2018 and making it possible for us to see and equally entering the New Year 2019. May he continue to strengthen each and everyone of His faithful children all over the world to hold firm in their faith Amen.
    May he never allow us to go astray no matter what comes our way, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
    May our Mother Mary continue to present us to her son now and all the days of our life Amen.

  6. May the all powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.

    And may we rise in the morning.. if Our God should so desire, to a New Year filled with all He desires for us.

  7. Mary Mother of all, teach us to pray with deep faith and to patiently learn to love as God created us to love. May the Peace of Christ dwell in our hearts and His love fill us with
    a Spirit on fire to live as God’s children embracing all in the mantle of HIs love. May we come to a deeper understanding of Jesus’ prayer (Jn 17) for unity.

  8. May God grant us all holiness and healing in this new year. May our faith, and the desire to live out our faith for His glory and according to His good pleasure, be renewed. Amen.

  9. O Lord God Jesus Christ please help us to have a joyous trip to the Philippines which we are schedule to leave soon. Please protect us from all dangers that cross our path, all I ask this thru Christ our Lord. Thank you Lord. You

  10. I wish for 2019 to end all the violence in our country and bring us together as Christ said we need to love one another as we love are selves. I love you my brother Jesus I love you more than myself I repent with my whole heart of ever having offended you never let me be separated from again grant that I may always love you then do with me what you will.

  11. Lord I give you thanks for this year that is about to end. For the new one that is about to begin I pray for my family, living and deceased; pour on us your blessings of peace, joy and love, and my deceased family bring to everlasting rest. Amen

  12. O Lord God pray for us & of the poor souls those innocent child who were murdered by King Herod. May they all rest in peace. May God bless them all in Jesus Christ name amen.

  13. Peace to all pray-ers and creators of this site. May the Christ Child envelope you with His love. Please heal me from this illness and grant me a pure heart. Keep all evil away from us, Blessed Mother!

  14. O Lord God forgive us our sins & protect us from evil & bring us to everlasting life especially nearing the end of 2018. Make me to be more patience & tolerance in everything I do. Serve Our Lord Jesus Christ by repentance of our sins & receive the Holy commonion frequently. Lastly wishing you all “Merry Christmas & a Properous New year” May God God bless us all.

  15. O Lord God please us more strength ,vigor & refresh our mind for tomorrow to be able to attend the mass Of our Immaculate Conception December 8,2018. Pray for us sinners & at the hour of our death now & forever amen.

  16. Mother Mary, please give us safe during our trip to Heroldsbach tomorrow to attend mass for the Solemnity of your Immaculate Conception & bring us back home safe & sound. This, I ask in the name of Jesus, amen!

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