Evening Prayer for Thursday in the 28th week of Ordinary Time or St. Callistus I, Po & M

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1224

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 1188

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
All from the Psalter: Thursday, Week IV, 973

Evening Prayer for Thursday 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 Lord our God who made the day
To gladden us with its fair light,
We praise your name, imploring aid,
For day will soon give place to night.

The evening shadows grow apace,
Advancing, they will hide the sun,
As darkness creeps upon the earth
When daylight hours their course have run.

We beg you, Lord and God Most High,
Protect us with your presence blessed,
Though weary, keep our souls in peace
And not by gloom of night oppressed.

Let not the setting sun go down
On hearts distressed with sin, and sore,
But sheltered by your gentle grace,
May we behold the day once more.

To you, O Christ, most kindly King,
And to the Father, glory be,
Praise to the Spirit Paraclete,
In every age, eternally. Amen.

𝄞"O Lord Our God Who Made the Day by Kathleen Lundquist" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: O Lord Our God Who Made the Day; Text: Deus, qui claro lumine, 7th-8th c.; 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 He is my comfort and my refuge. In him I put my trust.

Psalm 144
Prayer for victory and peace

Christ learned the art of warfare when he overcame the world, as he said: “I have overcome the world” (Saint Hilary).

I

Blessed be the Lord, my rock
who trains my arms for battle,
who prepares my hands for war.

He is my love, my fortress;
he is my stronghold, my savior,
my shield, my place of refuge.
He brings peoples under my rule.

Lord, what is man that you care for him,
mortal man, that you keep him in mind;
man, who is merely a breath
whose life fades like a shadow?

Lower your heavens and come down;
touch the mountains; wreathe them in smoke.
Flash your lightnings; rout the foe,
shoot your arrows and put them to flight.

Reach down from heaven and save me;
draw me out from the mighty waters,
from the hands of alien foes
whose mouths are filled with lies,
whose hands are raised in perjury.

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. He is my comfort and my refuge. In him I put my trust.

Ant. 2 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.

II

To you, O God, will I sing a new song;
I will play on the ten-stringed harp
to you who give kings their victory,
who set David your servant free.

You set him free from the evil sword;
you rescued him from alien foes
whose mouths were filled with lies,
whose hands were raised in perjury.

Let our sons then flourish like saplings
grown tall and strong from their youth:
our daughters graceful as columns,
adorned as though for a palace.

Let our barns be filled to overflowing
with crops of every kind;
our sheep increasing by thousands,
myriads of sheep in our fields,
our cattle heavy with young,

no ruined wall, no exile,
no sound of weeping in our streets.
Happy the people with such blessings;
happy the people whose God is the Lord.

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, God of strength, you gave your Son victory over death. Direct your Church’s fight against evil in this world. Clothe us with the weapons of light and unite us under one banner of love, that we may receive our eternal reward after the battle of earthly life.

Ant. Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.

Ant. 3 Now the victorious reign of our God has begun.

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. Now the victorious reign of our God has begun.

READING See Colossians 1:23

You must hold fast to faith, be firmly grounded and steadfast in it, unshaken in the hope promised you by the gospel you have received. It is the gospel which has been announced to every creature under heaven.

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 is my shepherd, I shall want for nothing.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall want for nothing.

He has brought me to green pastures.
I shall want for nothing.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall want for nothing.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. If you hunger for holiness, God will satisfy your longing, good measure, and flowing over.

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. If you hunger for holiness, God will satisfy your longing, good measure, and flowing over.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us pray to Christ, the light of the nations and the joy of every living creature:
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Brilliant Light, Word of the Father, you came to save all men,
lead the catechumens of your Church into your marvelous light.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Overlook our sins, Lord,
for you are the source of forgiveness.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Lord, it is your will that men use their minds to unlock nature’s secrets and master the world,
may the arts and sciences advance your glory and the happiness of all peoples.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Look kindly on those who have dedicated themselves to the service of their fellow men,
may they fulfill their work freely and completely.
Give us light, peace and security, Lord.

Lord, you open the way and no one can close it,
lead into your light those who have fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection.
Give us light, peace and security, 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

Lord,
hear the evening prayers we bring before you:
help us to follow in the footsteps of your Son
so that we may produce an abundant harvest of goodness
in patience and in faith.
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.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.. Used with permission. All rights reserved. The DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media follows the liturgical calendar for the United States. The 1970 edition of the New American Bible as published in the Liturgy of the Hours is approved for use only in the United States. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2021 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

43 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. I come before you Jesus with a humble and contrite heart. Bless me and wife and all the other Deacons and wives as we begin our retreat weekend tomorrow. Let us have safe travels and may the Holy Spirit be upon all. Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Amen.

    Deacon DeWayne

    • The wives need blessings and graces I pray that God give them patience.. I also pray for all the holy deacons that serve the church throughout the world. Up until tonight I didn’t think to add prayers for the wives because they are also serving God in a special way.

    • The wives need blessings and graces I pray that God give them patience.. I also pray for all the holy deacons that serve the church throughout the world. Up until tonight I didn’t think to add prayers for the wives because they are also serving God in a special way. .

      • Thank you for remembering the Deacon wives in your prayers as they serve God , his Church and the faithful in their own special way!
        La Paz
        Deacon Joseph

      • May the good Lord bless you for including our wives in your prayer. Remember that without their permission all of the married deacon will not be ordained. God bless us all.
        Deacon Ricardo

  2. Thank You LORD ,,for this nice day has given Your people time to reap the joys of helping others by caring for them and also for the prayers that they will pray today for their fellow man. May GOD Bless you.
    All praise, honor and glory to GOD.

    • Thank you Lord for the graces you have given
      Me and my family, thank you Lord for the friends
      You put in my path, may they be enlighten in your love and graces thank you lord many blessings .
      Lord I lift up all the families do you owe money father
      , The poor and lonely and those that have no one to pray for specially those are far away from the church Lord have mercy on us all
      Amen

  3. Dear Jesus, may everyone day and night, pray for the people of Afghanistan, Haiti, Nigeria, and Myanmar who are in severe crises. May we be able send them donations through Catholic Relief Services. Because they are in extreme emotional states, these beleaguered souls may not be able to pray at all and so, we we offer You, fervent prayers and acts on their behalf.

    Father, receive their pain and suffering with the infinite merits of Jesus and the sorrows of our Blessed Mother. In their name, we insist on believing that You are in their midst, rescuing them from darkness and loving them, and that they remain, the apple of Your eye.

    LORD, how many their foes are; they are being assailed on every side. How many rise up against them! We beg You, free them from despair. LORD, be their shield, their glory, lift their heads high.

    Arise, LORD! Deliver them, strike all their enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. For their sake, we call out to You LORD; answer us.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, let there be revealed, once more, in the history of the world, the infinite saving power of the Redemption: the power of merciful Love! May it put a stop to evil! May it transform consciences! May your Immaculate Heart reveal for all, the light of Hope!

    St. Joseph, St. John Eudes, St. Michael, all you Saints and Angels, thrust into hell satan and its demons; set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship God without fear,
    to be holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

    God, we hunger for holiness; satisfy our longing in good measure, and flowing over. Amen.

  4. Please, I ask prayers for my son-in-law who is currently on liquid diet as food gets stuck and won’t go down. Also healing for all with covid including our beloved Cardinal and John. Praise God forever!

  5. Thank you Jesus for another wonderful and blessed day. What a blessing to be blessed this day and every day. May your mercy and grace be upon all. I pray for all who have Covid and a speedy recovery. Thanks be to God. Alleluia.

    Deacon DeWayne

  6. A Salve Regina for all our Afghan brothers and sisters that they may have peace and live in peace from fear , oppression and suffering. We pray for their wellbeing and that they model Christ in love for all their country men as well as their oppresors. Blessed Mother pray to your son for these beautiful people s well being.

    Dcn Joseph

  7. Immaculate Heart of Mary, all Saints and Angels, please intercede for the Afghan girls and women!! In the last 20 years, they had gained some strength in their fight to obtain rights to education, representation in Government, freedom of religion, community recognition as human beings, and some protection against the violent patriarchalism all around. Please HEAR US! That, because of the current political change, they will NOT be catapulted back where they were before the start of their “resurrection.” Thank you, Mother!

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