Evening Prayer for Wednesday in the 25th week of Ordinary Time

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 668
All from the Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 1180

Liturgy of the Hours Vol. IV:
Ordinary: 632
All from the Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 1144

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
All from the Psalter: Tuesday, Week IV, 953

Evening Prayer for Tuesday 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

Great Ruler of all space and time,
You give us daylight to employ
In work for you, that with the night
Refreshing sleep we may enjoy.

While silence and darkness reign
Preserve our souls from sin and harm,
Let nothing evil venture near
To cause us panic or alarm.

And while we thus renew our strength,
Untouched by taint of sinful fire
Let hearts and minds find rest in you,
The Source of every good desire.

O Father, this we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ your only Son,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
One God who reigns for evermore. Amen.

𝄞"Great Ruler of All Space and Time" by Kathleen Lundquist • Title: Great Ruler of All Space and Time; Text: Sator princepsque temporum, 7th-8th c.; 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 If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither.

Psalm 137
By the rivers of Babylon

The Babylonian captivity is a type of our spiritual captivity. (Saint Hilary)

By the rivers of Babylon
there we sat and wept,
remembering Zion;
on the poplars that grew there
we hung up our harps.

For it was there that they asked us,
our captors, for songs,
our oppressors, for joy.
“Sing to us,” they said,
“one of Zion’s songs.”

O how could we sing
the song of the Lord
on alien soil?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand wither!

O let my tongue
cleave to my mouth
if I remember you not,
if I prize not Jerusalem
above all my joys!

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, remember your pilgrim Church. We sit weeping at the streams of Babylon. Do not let us be drawn into the current of the passing world, but free us from every evil and raise our thoughts to the heavenly Jerusalem.

Ant. If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand wither.

Ant. 2 In the presence of the angels I will sing to you, my God.

Psalm 138
Thanksgiving

The king of the earth will bring his glory and honor into the holy city. (Revelation 21:24)

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
I will adore before your holy temple.

I thank you for your faithfulness and love
which excel all we ever knew of you.
On the day I called, you answered;
you increased the strength of my soul.

All earth’s kings shall thank you
when they hear the words of your mouth.
They shall sing of the Lord’s ways:
“How great is the glory of the Lord!”

The Lord is high yet he looks on the lowly
and the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of affliction
you give me life and frustrate my foes.

You stretch out your hand and save me,
your hand will do all things for me.
Your love, O Lord, is eternal,
discard not the work of your hands.

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

Listen to the prayers of your Church, Lord God. In the presence of the angels we praise your name. You keep the proud at a distance and look upon the lowly with favor. Stretch out your hand to us in our suffering. Perfect in us the work of your love and bring us to life.

Ant. In the presence of the angels I will sing to you, my God.

Ant. 3 Adoration and glory belong by right to the Lamb who was slain.

Canticle – Revelation 4:11;5-9,10,12
Redemption hymn

O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power.

For you have created all things;
by your will they came to be and were made.

Worthy are you, O Lord,
to receive the scroll and break open its seals.

For you were slain;
with your blood you purchased for God
men of every race and tongue,
of every people and nation.

You made of them a kingdom,
and priests to serve our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and praise.

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. Adoration and glory belong by right to the Lamb who was slain.

READING Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ, rich as it is, dwell in you. In wisdom made perfect, instruct and admonish one another. Sing gratefully to God from your hearts in psalms, hymns, and inspired songs. Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. Give thanks to God the Father through him.

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

I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.
I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.

Fulfilment and endless peace in your presence,
when I see your face, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Do great things for us, O Lord, for you are mighty, and holy is your name.

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. Do great things for us, O Lord, for you are mighty, and holy is your name.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us praise Christ who gives power and strength to his people, and let us entreat him with sincere hearts:
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Christ, our strength, you called your faithful ones to your truth,
mercifully grant them faith and perseverance.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Direct our leaders according to your will,
and help them to keep us in peace.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

You provided bread for the hungry crowd,
teach us to share our resources with the needy.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Do not direct world leaders to give attention only to the needs of their own nations,
but give them, above all, a respect and a deep concern for all peoples.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

Grant blessed life and resurrection to our brothers who have fallen asleep,
and may all those who have believed in you share in your glory.
Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever.

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,
may our evening prayer come before you
and let the faith our lips profess
live in the prayerful thoughts of our hearts.
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.

42 thoughts on “Evening Prayer

  1. Deacon Thom 7-20-21
    God, come to my assistance.
    — Lord, continue to help me, a sinner.

    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.
    Oh, Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. Amen,
    Alleluia

  2. With Blessed Mary full of grace, we proclaim the greatness of the Lord, and our spirit rejoice in God our Savior
    for He has looked with favor on His lowly servants.

    Thank You God for this day. Thank You for Daily Mass, Communion, Adoration, Divine Office, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and the other prayers You enabled us to say. Blessed Mother, thank You for lending us your arms, with which we embraced Jesus. Your voice with which we praised Him. And your immaculate heart through which we loved Him perfectly.

    Our part of the world will be sleeping soon. But all You in heaven and in purgatory will continue to love us, provide for us, and protect us from harm. You will keep up with the needs of the poor and the starving, the sick and the dying. You will lift up those in despair, and free those rendered by the enemy. You will not surrender anyone to malevolence.

    Thank You God, Holy Mother, Saints and Angels, our brethren in purgatory, for never getting tired of us. For never needing to rest or sleep. For remaining passionate and zealous for our good.

    O GOD! Blessed Trinity, we desire to Love you and make you Loved,
    To work for the glory of the Holy Church
    By saving souls on earth and by liberating those suffering in purgatory.
    We desire to accomplish Your will perfectly
    And to reach the degree of glory that You have prepared for us in Your Kingdom.
    We desire, in a word, to be Holy, but we feel our powerlessness
    And we beg You, O God! to be Yourself our Holiness!

    Time is nothing in Your eyes, and a single day is like a thousand years.
    You can, then, in an instant prepare us to appear before You.

    O God, make us saints now. Amen.

  3. St. Paul teaches us the power of Christ’s name when he calls him the power and wisdom of God, our peace, the unapproachable light where God dwells, our expiation and redemption, our great high priest, our paschal sacrifice, our propitiation; when he declares him to be the radiance of God’s glory, the very pattern of his nature, the creator of all ages, our spiritual food and drink, the rock and the water, the bedrock of our faith, the cornerstone, the visible image of the invisible God.

    He goes on to speak of him as the mighty God, the head of his body, the Church, the firstborn of the new creation, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep, the firstborn of the dead, the eldest of many brothers; he tells us that Christ is the mediator between God and man, the only begotten Son crowned with glory and honor, the Lord of glory, the beginning of all things, the king of justice and of peace, the king of the whole universe, ruling a realm that has no limits.

    Paul calls Christ by many other titles too numerous to recall here. Their cumulative force will give some conception of the marvelous content of the name “Christ,” revealing to us his inexpressible majesty, insofar as our minds and thought can comprehend it. Since, by the goodness of God, we who are called “Christians” have been granted the honor of sharing this name, the greatest, the highest, the most sublime of all names, it follows that each of the titles that express its meaning should be clearly reflected in us. If we are not to lie when we call ourselves “Christians,” we must bear witness to it by our way of living.

    RESPONSORY Psalm 5:12; Psalm 89:16-17

    Let all who take refuge in you be glad and rejoice for ever.
    Protect them,
    — and those who love your name will exult in you.

    They will walk in the light of your presence
    and rejoice in your name all day long.
    — and those who love your name will exult in you.

    CONCLUDING PRAYER

    Grant, O Lord,
    that we may always revere and love your holy name,
    for you never deprive of your guidance
    those you set firm on the foundation of your love.
    Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
    who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, for ever and ever.

    — Amen.

  4. Let’s pray for all teachers doing this pandemic and also for all of their students as well. May God’s mercy and grace be upon them and the Holy Spirit guide them along the way. Thanks be to God.
    Deacon DeWayne

  5. Thank You LORD for another good day. Thank You for watching over us all and keeping us safe and heathy..
    I will also pray for those persons that have been mentioned as to be needing prayers for their health as well peace of mind.
    Thank You LORD JESUS CHRIST for caring for us all and helping us whenever we need help.

  6. l am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be there Lord for ever.

  7. Thank You LORD for Your Blessings today.
    Please help those in need today and give them the time to Praise You and Glorify You.

    GOD is good and all merciful and loving..
    May GOD Bless you all this evening…

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