Evening Prayer for Friday in the 24th week of Ordinary Time or St. Robert Bellarmine, B & D

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1245

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 1209

Christian Prayer (one volume):
Ordinary: 694
All from the Psalter: Friday, Week IV, 985

Evening Prayer for Friday 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

The hours are passing swiftly by,
And into night the shades will flow,
So let us sing to God with joy
The grateful hymn of praise we owe.

The burden and the heat of day
Have passed in working for our Lord,
So may his vineyard workers all
Receive from him the great reward.

Lord Jesus Christ, you call us now
To labor for our recompense,
Assist our work, then grant us rest,
Until your love shall call us hence.

All glory, Lord, to you we bring,
Creation’s true and only King,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost, for evermore. Amen.

𝄞"The Hours Are Passing Swiftly By" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: The Hours Are Passing Swiftly By; Text: Horis peractis undecim, Anon.; Tr. 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 Day after day I will bless you, Lord; I will tell of your marvelous deeds.

Psalm 145
Praise of God’s majesty

Lord, you are the Just One, who was and who is (Revelation 16:5).

I

I will give you glory, O God my king,
I will bless your name for ever.

I will bless you day after day
and praise your name for ever.
The Lord is great, highly to be praised,
his greatness cannot be measured.

Age to age shall proclaim your works,
shall declare your mighty deeds,
shall speak of your splendor and glory,
tell the tale of your wonderful works.

They will speak of your terrible deeds,
recount your greatness and might.
They will recall your abundant goodness;
age to age shall ring out your justice.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God,

to make known to all your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendor of your reign.
Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts 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.

Ant. Day after day I will bless you, Lord; I will tell of your marvelous deeds.

Ant. 2 To you alone, Lord, we look with confidence; you are ever close to those who call upon you.

II

The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises up all who are bowed down.

The eyes of all creatures look to you
and you give them their food in due time.
You open wide your hand,
grant the desires of all who live.

The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts.

He grants the desires of those who fear him,
he hears their cry and he saves them.
The Lord protects all who love him;
but the wicked he will utterly destroy.

Let me speak the praise of the Lord,
let all peoples bless his holy name
for ever, for ages unending.

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

Lord, be near to all who call upon you in truth and increase the dedication of those who revere you. Hear their prayers and save them that they may always love you and praise your holy name.

Ant. To you alone, Lord, we look with confidence; you are ever close to those who call upon you.

Ant. 3 King of all the ages, your ways are perfect and true.

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. King of all the ages, your ways are perfect and true.

READING Romans 8:1-2, 10-11

There is no condemnation now for those who are in Christ Jesus. The law of the spirit, the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, has freed you from the law of sin and death. If Christ is in you the body is dead because of sin, while the spirit lives because of justice. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will bring your mortal bodies to life also, through his Spirit dwelling in you.

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 died for our sins to make of us an offering to God.
Christ died for our sins to make of us an offering to God.

He died to this world of sin and rose in the power of the Spirit
to make of us an offering to God.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Christ died for our sins to make of us an offering to God.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Remember your mercy, Lord, the promise of mercy you made to our fathers.

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. Remember your mercy, Lord, the promise of mercy you made to our fathers.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us pray to Christ, the source of hope for all who know his name:
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, our frail humanity is prone to fall,
strengthen us through your help.
Lord, have mercy.

Left to itself, our nature is inclined to sin,
let your love always restore it to grace.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sin offends you, repentance pleases you,
do not punish us in your wrath even when we have sinned.
Lord, have mercy.

You forgave the penitent woman, and placed the wandering sheep on your shoulders,
do not deprive us of your mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

By your death on the cross you opened the gates of heaven,
admit into your kingdom all who hoped in you.
Lord, have mercy.

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

God our Father,
you brought salvation to all mankind
through the suffering of Christ your Son.
May your people strive to offer themselves to you as a living sacrifice
and be filled with the abundance of your love.
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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40 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Please add to your prayers a 94 year old faithful priest who spent many years in Pakistan and Kenya. He has decided not to have certain treatments but only to give himself to Jesus. I use DO to pray the evening prayer with him nightly and usually on the phone because of nursing home restrictions. Thank you and God bless you.

    • Brother Lawrence, a Carmelite 17th century priest, who practiced the presence of God did that. May your friend the 94 year old priest, by the grace of God be given
      Consolation and healing, according to His will.

  2. Father,
    Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit and heal our troubled conscience, so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit we may proclaim your praise and glory before all the nations.

    Ant. Create a clean heart in me, O God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.

    St. Hildegard de Binge, please intercede that I can accomplish my vocation as a good Benedictine, that I can receive new clients and help them, that I can publish my thesis successfully, and, please, bless my cousin Hildegard. Please bless my husband Erich, my son Romulo, and me. Thank you much! Clarify my thinking, please.

  3. Thank you Jesus for showing me your ways. Help me to preserve in my fight against all the evil spirits that attacks daily. And give your mercy and grace to all who battles against the evil one. Your grace is enough for us. Thank you Jesus for your mercy and grace and the Holy Spirit guidance. Alleluia. Thanks be to God. Amen, Alleluia.

  4. Hospital employee throughout the country are being force to be vaccinated. Please join me in praying for these individuals as they pray for guidance in this decision. Dcn Mike LeBeau

  5. Thank you Lord Jesus for all the gifts you have given me especially for my three beautiful grandsons. Thank you also for pulling me through having Covid/pneumonia earlier this year. Lying in the hospital bed saying my acts of contrition & rosaries & thanking you for giving me the opportunity to offer any suffering to our Father in heaven united with your own suffering which makes it a worthy offering.

  6. Thank you Jesus for your mercy and grace. May love and mercy be upon all. Through the intercessions of the Blessed Virgin Mary May we do the will of her son Jesus. Thank you Jesus for prayers answered. Alleluia.

  7. You have called us to a prophetic vocation in Christ,
    — help us proclaim your mighty deeds.
    Fulfill the good work you have begun in us, Lord.

    Thank you, Lord Almighty, for having called us to a prophetic vocation in Christ. Please fortify us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit to present to You the best work we can as we follow the vocation You have mercifully given us. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Alleluia. I start presenting to You, today, Lord Almighty, my work on the publication of the metaphor. Please send me your powerful Angels! Open the ways, please, Lord. Thank you.

  8. thanks be to our Lord Jesus and His Beloved Mother and
    St Joseph her spouse for another beautiful and Blessed day.
    Amen

  9. Thank You LORD for another nice day and please continue to guide me in ways that will bring others closer to YOU.
    LORD please touch my sister Lorretta R. with your healing hands so that she will recover from surgery and regain her health back.
    Thank You LORD..

  10. Lord of power and might, we thank and praise you for your grace and mercy you granted us today that is gradually coming to an end. You know our inner most heart. Please may your will be done, hear our prayers on behalf of my niece Chizaram, my elder sister and others that have one need of the other. Protect us in this difficult moment. May your Mother Mary hear us and help us.

  11. Thank you Jesus on the up coming of our ordination to the Diaconate anniversary. It been one year. What wonderful year it has been. Thank you, thank you for this marvelous gift. May we continue to grow in our ministry. Thanks be to God. Alleluia.
    Deacon DeWayne

    • Deacon DeWayne, thank you for your service to the church this past year. I appreciate your comments in the Divine Office they are uplifting.

  12. Thank You LORD for all the SAINTS THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE US BECAUSE THEY HAVE GIVEN US GOOD EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW AND HELPS US TO BECOME MORE CLOSER TO YOU OUR ALMIGHTY GOD.

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