Evening Prayer for Monday in the 30th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Psalter: Monday, Week II, 863

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

Christian Prayer:
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,
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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106 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. God planned in the fullness of time to restore all things in Christ. All things! And then we pray: Lord Jesus, grant that all men be saved… ALL men. Why should we hope and pray for All to be saved if they couldn be? Save all your children, my Lord!

  2. Thank you Jesus for a wonderful Retreat weekend. I pray for all who attended Retreats this past weekend and for future Retreats attendees that the mercy of God’s forgiveness and healing peace be upon all. Jesus Christ is love and he always there asking What Do You Want Me To Do For You. Call on the Lord for his never ending Mercy and Grace. Alleluia. Thanks be to God. Amen.
    Deacon DeWayne

  3. Prayer for daily neglects.

    Eternal father I offer you the sacred heart of Jesus with all its love, all it merits, & all its sufferings. First, to expiate for all the sins I have committed this day & during all of my life.
    Glory be to the father & to the son & to the holy spirit as it was in the beginning is now & ever shall be, without end. Amen
    Second, to purify all the Things I have poorly this day & during all my life. Glory be…Amen
    Third, to supply for all the things I have neglected this day & during all my life. Glory be… Amen

  4. Let us continue to pray for all the people in the path of the storm. May they have shelter,food,and warmth. God mercy and grace supporting them along the way. Jesus you are our bread of life. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Let us pray— Our Father who………. Jesus your mercy and grace is all we need.
    Deacon DeWayne

  5. Give new signs and work new wonders;
    show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.

    Gather all the tribes of Jacob,
    that they may inherit the land as of old.
    Show mercy to the people called by your name;
    Israel, whom you named your first-born.

    Through the intercession of Mary most Holy, I ask the Holy Spirit to restore my voice, so I can praise You, Lord, with all the talent You have given me. Thank You for listening to my prayer and thank you to my brothers and sisters for interceding for my prayer – a soprano coloratura prayer. I am scared that I am losing my voice. Thank you so much. Amen.

    • Regina, My heart was touched by your fervent prayer. I add my prayers to yours. May you be most especially aware of our ever-present Jesus who walks with us during our fearful times.

      • Dear Mary, thank you so much for adding your prayers to mine. I am very grateful to you. May Our Mother Mary and all Angels and Saints bless your generous heart and sing to God interceding for your own intentions. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

  6. I give praise to God and the Blessed Trinity for granting me the grace to persevere in my discernment that has culminated in my taking Perpetual Promises as a Lay Dominican this past Saturday in Atlanta, GA.
    May God grant me the strength and humility to fully live the charisms of the Order of Preachers, through constant prayer, study and apostolic work, to know the truth and proclaim it in the world by my word and actions for the rest of my life.
    Thomas McNamara, O.P.

  7. please pray for our son Rusell who is in the ICU from havind a liver transplant and he has been in the hospital for amost 8 months and ICU 4 times.and with an infection and high co2 Please I pray he will get better and come home to be with in family in Sacred Heart of Jesus I trust in him and Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us.

  8. When I found your words, I devoured them;
    they became my joy and the happiness of my heart,
    Because I bore your name,
    O Lord, God of hosts.

    Thank you, Lord, for having received your word. Thank you for thundering the hinges of our understanding and bringing us your Joy. Amen.

      • Thank you, Ijeoma, and Amen to your prayer. I offer the Holy Spirit similar blessings over your intentions.

  9. Thank You LORD for every thing that I have including my faith, health and family and friends. May GOD”s love and blessings be showered upon you all. GOD is all Good, Loving and Caring for all of you.

    All Praise, Honor and Glory be given to our Almighty GOD.

  10. May God’s mercy and grace be upon Father Dan as continue to recover in the hospital. We also pray for all the people who are in need of our prayers. I love you and come before you with a humble and contrite heart. Your will be done. Alleluia.

  11. Like the deer that yearns
    for running streams,
    so my soul is yearning
    for you, my God.

    Dear Holy Spirit, please guide us to you and your will, the source of our life. I ask your seven gifts for me, my son, my husband and all who are praying now. Amen.

  12. Please pray with me that the U. S. Government does not make laws that abridge our right to freedom of religion not only in our churches but also in our everyday life. Father God please hear my prayer.

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