Evening Prayer for Monday in the 2nd week of Ordinary Time

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
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Ordinary: 632
All from the Psalter: Monday, Week II, 827

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Ordinary: 694
All from the Psalter: Monday, Week II, 798

Evening Prayer for Monday in 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

O fount of light, True Light itself,
Smile down on us as here we pray.
May your bright splendor shine on us,
When shades of sin are cast away.

We thank you for your loving care
While work and toil have been our lot,
And now the day is near its close
Dear Lord, we pray, forsake us not.

Though sun declines and shadows fall,
Our souls draw light from those fair rays
The Sun of Justice ne'er withholds,
On whom the hosts of angels gaze.

May all the faults which we deplore,
Be washed away by Christ our Light,
And may he purify our hearts,
Throughout the hours of coming night.

All glory, Father, be to you,
Praise to the Spirit and the Son,
Who rule all things with pow'r supreme
Till all created time is done. Amen.

𝄞"O Fount of Light, True Light Itself" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: O Fount of Light, True Light Itself; Text: Luminis fons, lux et erigio lucis, Alcuin ; Translation: St. Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK; Tune: Chant, Mode I; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Kathleen Lundquist; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Yours is more than mortal beauty; every word you speak is full of grace.

Psalm 45
The marriage of the king

The Bridegroom is here; go out and welcome him (Matthew 25:6).

I

My heart overflows with noble words.
To the king I must speak the song I have made;
my tongue as nimble as the pen of a scribe.

You are the fairest of the children of men
and graciousness is poured upon your lips:
because God has blessed you for evermore.

O mighty one, gird your sword upon your thigh;
in splendor and state, ride on in triumph
for the cause of truth and goodness and right.

Take aim with your bow in your dread right hand.
Your arrows are sharp: peoples fall beneath you.
The foes of the king fall down and lose heart.

Your throne, O God, shall endure for ever.
A scepter of justice is the scepter of your kingdom.
Your love is for justice; your hatred for evil.

Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness above other kings:
your robes are fragrant with aloes and myrrh.

From the ivory palace you are greeted with music.
The daughters of kings are among your loved ones.
On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

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. Yours is more than mortal beauty; every word you speak is full of grace.

Ant. 2 The Bridegroom is here; go out and welcome him.

II

Listen, O daughter, give ear to my words:
forget your own people and your father’s house.
So will the king desire your beauty:
he is your lord, pay homage to him.

And the people of Tyre shall come with gifts,
the richest of the people shall seek your favor.
The daughter of the king is clothed with splendor,
her robes embroidered with pearls set in gold.

She is led to the king with her maiden companions.
They are escorted amid gladness and joy;
they pass within the palace of the king.

Sons shall be yours in place of your fathers:
you will make them princes over all the earth.
May this song make your name for ever remembered.
May the peoples praise you 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.

Psalm-prayer

When you took on flesh, Lord Jesus, you made a marriage of mankind with God. Help us to be faithful to your word and endure our exile bravely, until we are called to the heavenly marriage feast, to which the Virgin Mary, exemplar of your Church, has preceded us.

Ant. The Bridegroom is here; go out and welcome him.

Ant. 3 God planned in the fullness of time to restore all things in Christ.

Canticle – Ephesians 1:3-10
God our Savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood, we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.

A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on 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. God planned in the fullness of time to restore all things in Christ.

READING 1 Thessalonians 2:13

You likewise know how we exhorted every one of you, as a father does his children–how we encouraged and pleaded with you to make your lives worthy of the God who calls you to his kingship and glory. That is why we thank God constantly that in receiving his message from us you took it, not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God at work within you who believe.

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

Accept my prayer, O Lord, which rises up to you.
Accept my prayer, O Lord, which rises up to you.

Like burning incense in your sight,
which rises up to you.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Accept my prayer, O Lord, which rises up to you.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. For ever will my soul proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

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. For ever will my soul proclaim the greatness of the Lord.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us praise Christ, who loves, nourishes and supports his Church. With faith let us cry out to him:
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Lord Jesus, grant that all men be saved,
and come to the knowledge of truth.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Preserve our holy father,
and all our bishops, come with your power to help them.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Remember those who long for honest work,
so that they may lead a life of peaceful security.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

Lord, be the refuge of the poor,
their help in distress.
Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

We commend to your care all bishops, priests and deacons who have died,
may they sing your praises for ever around your heavenly throne.
Answer the prayers of your people, 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

Almighty Father,
you have given us the strength
to work throughout this day.
Receive our evening sacrifice of praise
in thanksgiving for your countless gifts.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one 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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79 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Dear God, right now, evil seems to be having the upper hand. We are assailed with all kinds of problems over which we have no control or solution. Give us the grace not to fret or be angry, dismayed, discouraged. We must believe that those who do wrong will wither like grass; that they will die away.

    Please Dear God, have mercy on us and make us trust in You. Help us continue to do good because You promise that in so doing, You will give us the desires of our hearts. Help us remain committed to Your way. When the schemes of the wicked succeed, help us to be still and wait, to hope in You.

    You are our refuge and strength, our ever-present help,
    Strengthen our faith; make us unafraid though the earth give way and and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

    You are the King over all the earth. You reign above the nations, sitting on Your holy throne. The rulers of the world belong to You.

    And You are all around us on every side; You protect us with Your power. You are faithful and steadfast. May we arise everyday in Your mighty strength.

  2. May God’s mercy and grace be upon all of us. Let us pray for all the people who in the path of this awful winter storm especially the homeless and the vulnerable people in our society. May the Lord protect them and keep them safe. Amen. Alleluia.
    Deacon DeWayne

  3. For 2 single moms who have cancer for Ellen who lost her ore born children. In praise for birth of tinas twins for their dad tom and all the family; for MK who it appears is practicing Wicca for her deliverance ; for rce and deacon mhe who bane died; for Casey a single mom who’s an addict.

  4. Lord I ask you to bless my brother Mario with good health and happiness today on his birthday and every day of his life. Thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed on my family and me.

  5. Thank You LORD for everything that I am and all that I have including heath and my faith.
    LORD please help us control the Virus and all the wrong that people are now doing at this present time.
    LORD help us spread the word of GOD to others so that they may become closer to GOD, not only in in their heart and soul and so they to will help those in need of comfort and give them help in being faithful to GOD and they in turn care help others as well in praising our LORD and SAVIOR.
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  6. All-Powerful Father in Heaven,

    During World War II, Americans and other freedom fighters sacrificed greatly, to protect the world from the scourge of fascist enslavement.

    During the Cold War, Americans and other freedom fighters sacrificed greatly, to protect the world from the scourge of Marxist enslavement.

    Now, we find the powers that would be, throughout the world and even in America, are largely a rivalry of neo-Marxists and globalist, technocratic fascists, which actually combine forces against our sovereignty and liberty, both national and personal.

    Added to this are other attacks, including those of religions of tyranny and subjugation, and that of any usurper and hoarder of hegemonic or clandestine power. Some attacks come upon us suddenly, others are intended to be gradual; some are meant to be felt, others left unsensed.

    Please, open our eyes to see all these violations at work and reveal them, so we may free ourselves from all spirits and men of control, enslavement, and the Babel-imperialism You have already defeated, long ago. So empower us, now and into our coming years – even future generations. Our various enemies are showing themselves even now, as of their one evil pit.

    Give us victory in The Spirit and in the flesh, by self-abandoning prayer and by decisive action, thorough and lasting, according to Your Sovereign Plan for us and for Your world. May we meet this sovereign responsibility You have given us.

    We pray in the name of Jesus, Your Anointed One.

    So be it.

    • Amen. We are living in turbulent times. We need prayers more than even. The forces of evil pose a real and present danger. But in the long run, truth will prevail – at the end of the tunnel there’s a silver lining. Lord help us. AMEN!

  7. Please find a moment in your prayers to pray for the souls in purgatory perhaps your lived ones, those most in need and for all the faithful departed.

  8. I pray for God’s mercy and healing for my son Justin who’s with symptoms of possible COVID 19. He is awaiting test result. Jesus mercy. Mary help. Amen.

  9. Lord help the many struggling families

    Remember those who long for honest work,
    — so that they may lead a life of peaceful security.
    Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

    Lord, be the refuge of the poor,
    — their help in distress.
    Answer the prayers of your people, Lord.

  10. Thank You LORD for this day LORD have mercy on us all and guide us forward in out faith so that we will become closer to You.
    Mazy GOD Bless all of you today .

  11. Thank You LORD for the many gifts of Mercy and Graces that You have sent upon me and my family today.
    May GOD Bless all of us today and everyday. Thank You LORD.
    Please pray for the sick, the homeless and the needy.
    All Praise, Honor and Glory to our Almighty GOD.
    May GOD Bless us all today and everyday.

  12. Let us pray for Arch-Bishop Gregory on is appointment to Cardinal by our Holy Father Pope Francis. Thanks be to God. May God’s mercy and grace be upon them.
    Deacon DeWayne

    • We applauded Archbishop Gregory after mass in our parish, North of Atlanta, yesterday. He did a fine job here. He set up a good program of “Safe Environment” to protect children and the vulnerable against abuse, he often celebrated our monthly mass for persons with disabilities and other things to benefit the community. The two things I listed are those I took part in, so know more about than the others, but Goggle’s got everything if you want to learn more. Washington D.C. is in good hands and I’m happy for him.

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