Evening Prayer for Friday in the 11th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1097

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week III, 1061

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week III, 911

Evening Prayer for Friday in the 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

Maker of man, who from thy throne
Do order all things, God alone;
By whose decree the teeming earth
To reptile and to beast gave birth:

The mighty forms that fill the land,
Instinct with life at thy command,
Are given subdued to humankind
For service in their rank assigned.

From all thy servants drive away
Whate'er of thought impure today
Has been with open action mixed,
Or at the erring heart transfixed.

In heaven thine endless joys bestow,
And grant thy gifts of grace below;
From chains of strife our souls release,
Bind fast the gentle bands of peace.

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 Great is the Lord, our God, transcending all other gods.

Psalm 135
Praise for the wonderful things God does for us

He has won us for himself… and you must proclaim what he has done for you. He has called you out of darkness into his own wonderful light (see 1 Peter 2:9).

I

Praise the name of the Lord,
praise him, servants of the Lord,
who stand in the house of the Lord
in the courts of the house of our God.

Praise the Lord for the Lord is good.
Sing a psalm to his name for he is loving.
For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself
and Israel for his own possession.

For I know the Lord is great,
that our Lord is high above all gods.
The Lord does whatever he wills,
in heaven, on earth, in the seas.

He summons clouds from the ends of the earth;
makes lightning produce the rain;
from his treasuries he sends forth the wind.

The first-born of the Egyptians he smote,
of man and beast alike.
Signs and wonders he worked
in the midst of your land, O Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.

Nations in their greatness he struck
and kings in their splendor he slew.
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
Og, the king of Bashan,
and all the kingdoms of Canaan.
He let Israel inherit their land;
on his people their land he bestowed.

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. Great is the Lord, our God, transcending all other gods.

Ant. 2 House of Israel, bless the Lord! Sing psalms to him, for he is merciful.

II

Lord, your name stands for ever,
unforgotten from age to age:
for the Lord does justice for his people;
the Lord takes pity on his servants.

Pagan idols are silver and gold,
the work of human hands.
They have mouths but they cannot speak;
they have eyes but they cannot see.

They have ears but they cannot hear;
there is never a breath on their lips.
Their makers will become like them
and so will all who trust in them!

Sons of Israel, bless the Lord!
Sons of Aaron, bless the Lord!
Sons of Levi, bless the Lord!
You who fear him, bless the Lord!

From Zion may the Lord be blessed,
he who dwells in Jerusalem!

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

Father, your name and your memory last forever. We stand to pray in your house and praise you with psalms of joy. We ask you in your kindness to have mercy on us in our lowliness.

Ant. House of Israel, bless the Lord! Sing psalms to him, for he is merciful.

Ant. 3 All nations will come and worship before you, O Lord.

Canticle – Revelation 15:3-4
Hymn of adoration

Mighty and wonderful are your works,
Lord God Almighty!
Righteous and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!

Who would dare refuse you honor,
or the glory due your name, O Lord?

Since you alone are holy,
all nations shall come
and worship in your presence.
Your mighty deeds are clearly seen.

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. All nations will come and worship before you, O Lord.

READING James 1:2-4

My brothers, count it pure joy when you are involved in every sort of trial. Realize that when your faith is tested this makes for endurance. Let endurance come to its perfection so that you may be fully mature and lacking in nothing.
The audio for this hour uses a longer reading taken from the single volume Christian Prayer book, while this abbreviated text is from the 4 volume Liturgy of the Hours.

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

Christ loved us and washed away our sins, in his own blood.
Christ loved us and washed away our sins, in his own blood.

He made us a nation of kings and priests,
in his own blood.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Christ loved us and washed away our sins, in his own blood.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The Lord has come to the help of his servants, for he has remembered his promise of mercy.

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. The Lord has come to the help of his servants, for he has remembered his promise of mercy.

INTERCESSIONS

Because of our sins the Father gave the Lord Jesus up to death, and for our justification he raised him up again. Let us pray:
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Hear our prayers and spare us as we confess our sins,
grant us forgiveness and peace.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Your Apostle said: “Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more,”
forgive us our transgressions.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Lord, we have sinned, yet we have also acknowledged your infinite mercy,
bring us to conversion.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

Save your people from their sins, Lord,
make them pleasing to you.
Have mercy on your people, Lord.

You opened Paradise to the thief who believed in you,
do not close the gates of heaven to the faithful departed.
Have mercy on 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

Father,
in your loving plan
Christ your Son became the price of our salvation.
May we be united with him in his suffering
so that we may experience the power of his resurrection
in the kingdom
where he 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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46 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Loving God, we come before You weary from today and ask that You restore our strength and our spirit as we sleep. Thank You for being God and never needing rest. We can entrust everyone and everything to You.

    Lord, You know each one of us by name. No situation is lost to You. Thank You for always providing and protecting and preserving and loving each and everyone of us.

    Dear Mother, You were there
    In everything we knew
    From the moment we began
    Always there
    In every way we go
    Saved us falling
    Held our hand

    You are shelter from the storm
    The shadows fade away
    All cares pass away
    Hosanna, day by day
    Your love lightens up the sky
    As it shines across the night
    Ave, regina caelorum decora
    Virgo gloriosa, ave!

    And when the end of day is come
    Stay with us through the dark
    And bring us home

    You are there
    Whichever way we go
    Keep us safely night and day
    Always there
    Whenever we’re alone
    Hear us calling
    Show the way

    You are shelter from the storm
    The shadows fade away
    All cares pass away
    Hosanna, day by day
    Your love lightens up the sky
    As it shines across the night
    Ave, regina caelorum decora
    Virgo gloriosa, ave!

    And when the end of day is come
    Stay with us through the dark
    And bring us home
    Stay with us through the dark
    And bring us home…… Song by Libera

  2. If I walk out into the field,
    look! those slain by the sword;
    If I enter the city,
    look! those consumed by hunger.
    Even the prophet and the priest
    forage in a land they know not.

    Dear Holy Spirit, please console all the people in Europe who have been hit by the rivers’ flood and the destructive rains. Protect Liz, I pray. Thank you for Patrick who has said
    that he has several prospect clients for me. I am here, Lord – Your will be done. Thank you, Our Mother of Mount Carmel. Thank you St Thérèse. Thank you all Carmelite saints. Thank you Our Lady of Fatima!

  3. The Litany for the Church in Our Time

    Lord, have mercy.
    Christ, have mercy.

    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Christ, Divine Founder of the Church, hear us.

    Christ, Who didst warn of false prophets,
    graciously hear us.

    God, the Father of Heaven,
    have mercy on us.

    God, the Son, Redeemer of the World,
    have mercy on us.

    God, the Holy Ghost,
    have mercy on us.

    Holy Trinity, One God,
    have mercy on us.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God,
    pray for us.

    St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
    pray for us.

    St. Michael, Defender in Battle,
    pray for us.

    St. Peter, the Rock upon which Christ built His Church,
    pray for us.

    St. Paul, Protector of the Faithful Remnant,
    pray for us.

    St. Francis of Assisi, Re-builder of the Church,
    pray for us.

    St. Anthony, Hammer of Heretics,
    pray for us.

    St. Pius V,
    Restorer of the beauty of the Sacred Liturgy,
    pray for us.

    St. Pius X, Foe of Modernism,
    pray for us.

    All ye Holy Angels and Archangels,
    pray that we may resist the snares of the Devil.

    St. Catherine of Siena,
    pray that Christ’s Vicar
    may oppose the spirit of the world.

    St. John Fisher,
    pray that bishops may have
    the courage to combat heresy and irreverence.

    St, Francis Xavier,
    pray that zeal for souls
    may be re-enkindled in the clergy.

    St. Charles Borromeo,
    pray that seminaries
    may be protected from false teachings.

    St. Vincent de Paul,
    pray that seminarians may return
    to a life of prayer and meditation.

    St. Therese of the Child Jesus,
    pray that religious may rediscover
    their vocation of love and sacrifice.

    St. Thomas More,
    pray that the laity
    may not succumb to the Great Apostasy.

    St. Francis de Sales,
    pray that the Catholic press
    may again become a vehicle of Truth.

    St. John Bosco,
    pray that our children may be protected
    from immoral and heretical instruction.

    St. Pascal,
    pray that profound reverence
    for the Most Blessed Sacrament may be restored.

    St. Dominic,
    pray that we may ever treasure the Holy Rosary.

    Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    spare us, O Lord.

    Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    graciously hear us.

    Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
    have mercy on us.

    Christ, hear us.
    Christ, graciously hear us.

    Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
    That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    Let Us Pray.

    Jesus, our God,
    in these dark hours when Thy Mystical Body
    is undergoing its own Crucifixion,
    and when it would almost seem to be abandoned
    by God the Father,
    have mercy, we beg of Thee,
    on Thy suffering Church.
    Send down upon us the Divine Consoler,
    to enlighten our minds and strengthen our wills.

    Thou, O Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity,
    Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived,
    have promised to be with Thy Church
    until the end of time.
    Give us a mighty Faith
    that we may not falter;
    help us to do Thy Holy Will always,
    especially during these hours
    of grief and uncertainty.
    May Thy Most Sacred Heart
    and the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart
    of Thy Holy Mother be our sure refuge
    in time and in eternity.

    Amen.

  4. Through his holy prophets he promised of old
    that he would save us from our enemies,
    from the hands of all who hate us.

    Dear Holy Spirit, I humbly implore You to guide me in addressing the documents I have to sign – and make me conscious of all entrapment the people You know may want me to be victimized by. Please send me your Wisdom and protect me against all destructive plans of my enemies and the unconscious phantasies of E. Thank you, Lord, I trust in YOU. Thank you for all your graces and protection. Saint Anthony, Our Lady of Fatima, Ste Thérèse, St Joseph, St Bakita please protect me against their hatred. Amen.

  5. Please protect us, Lord, and our beloveds from Covid 19. Thank you for your protection and care for us and our beloveds. Thank you, Lord, for your love. Amen.

  6. My prayers will for those Dominican sisters who have passed on. I pray for them and others that have passed because of the virus.
    May GOD greet them with His love and give them eternal peace.
    LORD have mercy on us all.
    Thank You LORD.

  7. O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

    Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

    Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

    Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’ s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.

    Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

    Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

    Amen.

  8. Let’s continue to pray for all who died due to Covid 19 and for all who are ill. Nine Sisters of a Dominican Community in Adrian, Michigan died recently. May their souls through the mercy of God res In Peace. Let’s beg for God’s mercy to end the pandemic. God bless us all and keep us safe.

    • Decades ago when I was discerning my vocation, I was in contact with the Dominican sisters in Adrian. I married and became a Secular Franciscan instead, but it struck me to read your post. My prayers are with them with sincerity. God bless them and you.

      • Sister Juliana,
        I am sorry to hear of the losses in your community. Your sisters will be in my prayers.
        T. McNamara, O.P.

  9. Thank You LORD for all the Blessings that You have bestowed upon me and my family. Thank You LORD JESUS
    GOD is Good and all caring and merciful.
    All Praise, Honor and Glory to our Almighty GOD>

  10. God is good all the time. His mercy and grace last forever. We pray for a cure for Covid 19. And God’s Blessings on all. Thanks be to God. Lord thank you for prayers answered. Alleluia.
    Deacon DeWayne

  11. May he Saints that we celebrate their life works today.
    May the Saints in Heaven continue to guide us in our own daily life so that we can become closer to our Almighty GOD.
    LORD help us to do the LORD”s work spreading the Good News that JESUS gives us to spread to those we meet with good faith and love and compassion for others.
    Help us to help those in need and spread GOD”s love to them…

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