Evening Prayer for Thursday in the 29th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 779

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 743

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week I, 754

Evening Prayer for Thursday of Ordinary Time

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

Almighty God, whose will supreme
Made ocean’s flood with life to teem;
Part in the firmament to fly,
And part in ocean depths to lie:

Appointing fishes in the sea,
And fowls in open air to be;
That each, by origin the same,
Its separate dwelling place might claim:

Grant that thy servants by the tide
Of Blood and Water purified
No guilty fall from thee may know,
Nor death eternal undergo.

Let none despair through sin’s distress,
Be none puffed up with boastfulness;
That contrite hearts be not dismayed,
Nor haughty souls in ruin laid.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Do live and reign eternally. Amen.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 I cried to you, Lord, and you healed me; I will praise you for ever.

Psalm 30
Thanksgiving for deliverance from death

Christ, risen in glory, gives continual thanks to his Father (Cassian).

I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me
and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

O Lord, I cried to you for help
and you, my God, have healed me.
O Lord, you have raised my soul from the dead,
restored me to life from those who sink into the grave.

Sing psalms to the Lord, you who love him,
give thanks to his holy name.
His anger lasts a moment; his favor through life.
At night there are tears, but joy comes with dawn.

I said to myself in my good fortune:
“Nothing will ever disturb me.”
Your favor had set me on a mountain fastness,
then you hid your face and I was put to confusion.

To you, Lord, I cried,
to my God I made appeal:
“What profit would my death be, my going to the grave?
Can dust give you praise or proclaim your truth?”

The Lord listened and had pity.
The Lord came to my help.
For me you have changed my mourning into dancing,
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
So my soul sings psalms to you unceasingly.
O Lord my God, I will thank you 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.

Psalm-prayer

God our Father, glorious in giving life, and even more glorious in restoring it, when his last night on earth came, your Son shed tears of blood, but dawn brought incomparable gladness. Do not turn away from us, or we shall fall back into dust, but rather turn our mourning into joy by raising us up with Christ.

Ant. I cried to you, Lord, and you healed me; I will praise you for ever.

Ant. 2 The one who is sinless in the eyes of God is blessed indeed.

Psalm 32
They are happy whose sins are forgiven

David speaks of the happiness of the man who is holy in God’s eyes not because of his own worth, but because God has justified him (Romans 4:6).

Happy the man whose offense is forgiven,
whose sin is remitted.
O happy the man to whom the Lord
imputes no guilt,
in whose spirit is no guile.

I kept it secret and my frame was wasted.
I groaned all the day long
for night and day your hand
was heavy upon me.
Indeed, my strength was dried up
as by the summer’s heat.

But now I have acknowledged my sins;
my guilt I did not hide.
I said: “I will confess
my offense to the Lord.”
And you, Lord, have forgiven
the guilt of my sin.

So let every good man pray to you
in the time of need.
The floods of water may reach high
but him they shall not reach.
You are my hiding place, O Lord;
you save me from distress.
You surround me with cries of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you
the way you should go;
I will give you counsel
with my eye upon you.

Be not like horse and mule, unintelligent,
needing bridle and bit,
else they will not approach you.
Many sorrows has the wicked
but he who trusts in the Lord,
loving mercy surrounds him.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
exult, you just!
O come, ring out your joy,
all you upright of heart.

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.

Psalm-prayer

You desired, Lord, to keep from us your indignation and so did not spare Jesus Christ, who was wounded for our sins. We are your prodigal children, but confessing our sins we come back to you. Embrace us that we may rejoice in your mercy together with Christ your beloved Son.

Ant. The one who is sinless in the eyes of God is blessed indeed.

Ant. 3 The Father has given Christ all power, honor and kingship; all people will obey him.

Canticle — Revelation 11:17-18; 12:10b-12a
The judgment of God

We praise you, the Lord God Almighty,
who is and who was.
You have assumed your great power,
you have begun your reign.

The nations have raged in anger,
but then came your day of wrath
and the moment to judge the dead:
The time to reward your servants the prophets
and the holy ones who revere you,
the great and the small alike.

Now have salvation and power come,
the reign of our God and the authority
of his Anointed One.
For the accuser of our brothers is cast out,
who night and day accused them before God.

They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
love for life did not deter them from death.
So rejoice, you heavens,
and you that dwell therein!

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 Father has given Christ all power, honor and kingship; all people will obey him.

READING 1 Peter 1:6-9

There is cause for rejoicing here. You may for a time have to suffer the distress of many trials; but this is so that your faith, which is more precious than the passing splendor of fire-tried gold, may by its genuineness lead to praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ appears. Although you have never seen him, you love him, and without seeing you now believe in him, and rejoice with inexpressible joy touched with glory because you are achieving faith’s goal, your salvation.

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

The Lord has given us food, bread of the finest wheat.
The Lord has given us food, bread of the finest wheat.

Honey from the rock to our heart’s content,
bread of the finest wheat.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Lord has given us food, bread of the finest wheat.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. God has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.

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. God has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.

INTERCESSIONS

Our hope is in God, who gives us help. Let us call upon him, and say:
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Lord, our God, you made an eternal covenant with your people,
keep us ever mindful of your mighty deeds.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Let your ordained ministers grow toward perfect love,
and preserve your faithful people in unity by the bond of peace.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Be with us in our work of building the earthly city,
that in building we may not labor in vain.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Send workers into your vineyard,
and glorify your name among the nations.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

Welcome into the company of your saints our relatives and benefactors who have died,
may we share their happiness one day.
Look kindly on your children, Lord.

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

Father,
you illumine the night
and bring the dawn to scatter darkness.
Let us pass this night in safety,
free from Satan’s power,
and rise when morning comes
to give you thanks and praise.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and 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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71 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. I pray today with a thankful and humble heart for prayers answered. Jesus when you call your vineyard workers you equip them with what they need to do your work and not the equipped. You must abandon your self to God’s mercy and grace. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. I pray everyone will have a blessed night and a wonderful and blessed day. God’s mercy and grace is sufficient for us. Amen. Thanks be to God.

    Deacon DeWayne

  2. Please pray for my brother who’s asking God’s on his journey that God will make way for him where there’s no way.
    Pray that I pass board exam.
    Amen.

  3. More than 60 Afghans are dead and at least 140 wounded – Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health

    God, we are in shock but we are forcing ourselves to pray for all the victims of this suicide bombing, including their families who are dazed with grief. There is no relief in sight for the turmoil in this country and in ours.

    St. Peter tells us that “There is cause for rejoicing here. You may for a time have to suffer the distress of many trials; but this is so that your faith, which is more precious than the passing splendor of fire-tried gold….”
    Still, Lord, we are frightened – The pandemic, wokeism, schism and heresies in the Church, unholy priests and religious, economic distress, poor governmental decisions, incivility, anger and violence, the list of problems seems endless and now, another war?

    We call on You, God, You are our hope. You made an eternal covenant with Your people,
    Lord, our God,
    — keep us ever mindful of your mighty deeds.
    Look kindly on your children, Lord.

    May our faith prove to be genuine and lead to praise, glory, and honor amidst these very trying times. Although we have never seen Jesus, we love him, and without seeing Him, we believe in Him, and we rejoice with inexpressible joy touched with glory because on His promise, we are achieving faith’s goal, our salvation.”

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
    and let perpetual light shine upon them.
    May the souls of all the faithful departed,
    through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and death of your divine Son, look upon the people in Afghanistan with eyes of compassion. You are their Mother of Mercy, their sweetness, their hope. We beg you, please help them.

    Lord, You hear the cries and see the tears of those formed in Your own image.

    We are totally inadequate to deal with this situation, which deteriorates by the hour. We see starkly the limits of our endeavours. Human efforts alone cannot compel love of neighbour, let alone enemy; rather this is the transformational territory of Your Word and Spirit.

    God, would You move Your hand to change the hearts and minds of the oppressors now? Withhold evil and cultivate good, banish darkness and bring forth light.

    We declare Your nearness over those who have been abused and displaced, violated and oppressed. Would You open their ears and eyes to Your presence?

    We pray for Your church there. Would You comfort and strengthen, protect and bless our sisters and brothers? As persecution draws close, would You draw closer still?

    Teach us how to respond as we place our hope in You and Your good and just plans for Your creation.

    Lord, have mercy and hear our prayer.

    In Jesus’ name, amen.

    • Amen. Thank you for this. I’m also praying for the Christians who are being beheaded for their faith. We all need to pray for Christians around the world who are being persecuted.

  4. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. May your mercy and grace continue bless and protect us. Jesus you are the bread of life.

    Deacon DeWayne

  5. Then the virgins shall make merry and dance,
    and young men and old as well.
    I will turn their mourning into joy,
    I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
    I will lavish choice portions upon the priests,
    and my people shall be filled with my blessings,
    says the Lord.

    I thank you, dear Holy Spirit, for having confirmed for me the appointment to go to the Consulate and receive from them the document I need before my birthday. Thank you for taking care of all my needs in this life journey!

  6. Dear Saint Junípero Serra, please give help to Tina, born in California. She has been very kind to me, helped me when I broke my tibia and keeps helping me from the goodness of her heart. First, she caught Covid 19 and was in the hospital. Then she had cancer and went through the treatment for that. Last Saturday, as she was on her way to bring mail to people – which is her work – she had a stroke. She is home now but I would be grateful to our brothers and sisters to storm heaven for her. Thank you.

  7. JULY: Universal intention
    – Social friendship
    We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.
    PRAY DAILY: MONTHLY INTENTION; OUR FATHER…; HAIL MARY, {full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed are Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Most Pure Mother of God, and Our Mother, pray for us sinners, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.}; and GLORY BE…

  8. Thank You LORD for keeping us safe and healthy today.
    Please guide me to help those around me and to give them the attention they desire. May I be a good example for others to follow. LORD have mercy on me.
    All praise, honor and glory to our Almighty GOD.
    Help me to serve our GOD better..

  9. Thank you Jesus for showing me the way to trust. We must trust in God’s mercy and grace to provide and protect us from all evil. Amen. Alleluia. Thanks be to God.
    Deacon DeWayne

  10. Lord I thank you for answering my prayers to help my brother find employment and bring him and his family back home to us. Thank you for your mercy and all you give to me daily!

  11. I notice that the antiphon for the Canticle of Mary is not repeated at the beginning or said in unison at the end. Does anybody know why this is different from the format in praying the psalms?

  12. Lord Jesus I pray for the soul of my cousin Larry who passed today from effects of Covid to his body. And I also pray for all others with Covid May you Lord grant them healing and recovery. For those who passed ,I pray for your mercy and grace on their souls. Alleluia. Thanks be to God.
    Deacon DeWayne

  13. Lord, please help me: mitigate my passions: Joy, Sadness, Hope and Fear. Strengthen me with Justice, Prudence, Temperance and Fortitude so I may begin a small step to connect my body and my soul. According to Your will and guidance and protection of the Holy Spirit. Amen

    • God bless you and grant to you His Supernatural grace and strength. Your prayer encouraged ME in my own weak state. Thank you.

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