Evening Prayer I for Saturday in the 10th week of Ordinary Time or Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Blessed Virgin Mary

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. III:
Ordinary: 654
Proper of Seasons: 350
Psalter: Sunday, Week III, 973

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 615
Psalter: Sunday, Week III, 851

Evening Prayer I for Sunday 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

1. Holy God, we praise Thy Name;
Lord of all, we bow before Thee!
All on earth Thy scepter claim,
All in Heaven above adore Thee;
Infinite Thy vast domain,
Everlasting is Thy reign.

2. Hark! the loud celestial hymn
Angel choirs above are raising,
Cherubim and seraphim,
In unceasing chorus praising;
Fill the heavens with sweet accord:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord.

[3. Lo! the apostolic train
Join the sacred Name to hallow;
Prophets swell the loud refrain,
And the white robed martyrs follow;
And from morn to set of sun,
Through the Church the song goes on.]

4. Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee;
While in essence only One,
Undivided God we claim Thee;
And adoring bend the knee,
While we own the mystery.

[5. Thou art King of glory, Christ:
Son of God, yet born of Mary;
For us sinners sacrificed,
And to death a tributary:
First to break the bars of death,
Thou hast opened Heaven to faith.]

[6. From Thy high celestial home,
Judge of all, again returning,
We believe that Thou shalt come
In the dreaded doomsday morning;
When Thy voice shall shake the earth,
And the startled dead come forth.]

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.

Psalm 113
Praise the name of the Lord

He has cast down the mighty and has lifted up the lowly (Luke 1:52).

Praise, O servants of the Lord,
praise the name of the Lord!
May the name of the Lord be blessed
both now and for evermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting
praised be the name of the Lord!

Ant. From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.

High above all nations is the Lord,
above the heavens his glory.
Who is like the Lord, our God,
who has risen on high to his throne
yet stoops from the heights to look down,
to look down upon heaven and earth?

Ant. From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from his misery he raises the poor
to set him in the company of princes,
yes, with the princes of his people.
To the childless wife he gives a home
and gladdens her heart with children.

Ant. From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.

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 Jesus, Word of God, surrendering the brightness of your glory you became man so that we may be raised from the dust to share your very being. May there be innumerable children of the Church to offer homage to your name from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Ant. From the rising of the sun to its setting, may the name of the Lord be praised.

Ant. 2 I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.

Psalm 116
Thanksgiving in the Temple

Through Christ let us offer God a continual sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15).

I trusted, even when I said:
“I am sorely afflicted,”
and when I said in my alarm:
“No man can be trusted.”

Ant. I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.

How can I repay the Lord
for his goodness to me?
The cup of salvation I will raise;
I will call on the Lord’s name.

Ant. I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people.
O precious in the eyes of the Lord
is the death of his faithful.

Ant. I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.

Your servant, Lord, your servant am I;
you have loosened my bonds.
A thanksgiving sacrifice I make:
I will call on the Lord’s name.

Ant. I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.

My vows to the Lord I will fulfill
before all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Ant. I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of 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

Father, precious in your sight is the death of the saints, but precious above all is the love with which Christ suffered to redeem us. In this life we will fill up in our own flesh what is still lacking in the sufferings of Christ; accept this as our sacrifice of praise, and we shall even now taste the joy of the new Jerusalem.

Ant. I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.

Ant. 3 The Lord Jesus humbled himself, and God exalted him for ever.

Canticle – Philippians 2:6-11
Christ, God’s holy servant

Though he was in the form of God,
Jesus did not deem equality with God
something to be grasped at.

Ant. The Lord Jesus humbled himself, and God exalted him for ever.

Rather, he emptied himself
and took the form of a slave,
being born in the likeness of men.

Ant. The Lord Jesus humbled himself, and God exalted him for ever.

He was known to be of human estate,
and it was thus that he humbled himself,
obediently accepting even death,
death on a cross!

Ant. The Lord Jesus humbled himself, and God exalted him for ever.

Because of this,
God highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
above every other name,

So that at Jesus’ name
every knee must bend
in the heavens, on the earth,
and under the earth,
and every tongue proclaim
to the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

Ant. The Lord Jesus humbled himself, and God exalted him 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 Jesus humbled himself, and God exalted him for ever.

READING Hebrews 13:20-21

May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. Through Jesus Christ may he carry out in you all that is pleasing to him. To Christ be glory forever! Amen.

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

Our hearts are filled with wonder as we contemplate your works, O Lord.
Our hearts are filled with wonder as we contemplate your works, O Lord.

We praise the wisdom which wrought them all,
as we contemplate your works, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Our hearts are filled with wonder as we contemplate your works, O Lord.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. Go, preach the good news of the kingdom; freely you have received, freely give, alleluia.

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. Go, preach the good news of the kingdom; freely you have received, freely give, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ had compassion on the hungry and performed a miracle of love for them. Mindful of this, let us pray:
Show us your love, Lord.

Lord, we recognize that all the favors we have received today come through your generosity,
do not let them return to you empty, but let them bear fruit.
Show us your love, Lord.

Light and salvation of all nations, protect the missionaries you have sent into the world,
enkindle in them the fire of your Spirit.
Show us your love, Lord.

Grant that man may shape the world in keeping with human dignity,
and respond generously to the needs of our time.
Show us your love, Lord.

Healer of body and spirit, comfort the sick and be present to the dying,
in your mercy visit and refresh us.
Show us your love, Lord.

May the faithful departed be numbered among the saints,
whose names are in the Book of Life.
Show us your love, 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

O God,
strength of those who hope in you,
graciously hear our pleas, and,
since without you mortal frailty can do nothing,
grant us always the help of your grace,
that in following your commands we may please you
by our resolve and our deeds.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of 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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24 thoughts on “Evening Prayer I

  1. Lord you give us today as a gift we are grateful for allowing us to celebrate the two feasts Sacred Heart of Jesus yesterday and Immaculata Heart of Mary today. Thank you in especially way. May all we enjoy from these two feasts empower our faith and hope in you. Amen.

  2. “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Cor 3:18).

  3. Alice T. Arce o June 16 at 3:28 pm said:

    Praise and Thanksgiving forever to our Lord God & Mother. Mary for all the love, blessings and forgiveness to all of us. Thank you also Lord for our Guardian Angels. Thank you my Guardian Angel and for all my loved ones for keeping helping and keeping us close to God. Amen.

    To all responsible, thank your for this special communication!
    :Love & blessings to all!

  4. “Be present O Lord thru the silent hours of this night
    that we who are wearied the works & changes of this fleeting world may rest upon thy eternal changelessness, amen!”

  5. Rainshadow. If you read the wrong day, don’t feel like you must go back and pick up the right one. If you want to–great. But don’t feel obligated. Just be glad that the Lord has put this desire in your heart, and that you have the willingness to follow. God is honored by your love and devotion.

    As for the antiphon, it is referring to the Eucharist–specifically, Christ’s blood. A “chalice” is a synonym for “cup”. The Liturgy uses “chalice” because of the more elevated language. It’s not just any old cup–just like Mary’s womb was not just any womb, but a special vessel. Created specifically to hold Our Lord for 9 months.

    Take looks at these tracts. They will help. http://www.catholic.com/tracts/browse/Eucharist

  6. Hi, I ended up accidentally listening to the 12th instead of the 11th because my time zone is sort of on the edge. The evening Office of Hours for the 12th are so beautiful. I will go back and pick up the one for the 11th. But I do have a question, if there is anyone here who is knowledgeable and willing to post a response. I’ve been trying to hold my questions for when my RCIA class begins, but the “ant.” was repeated over and over and I don’t understand it. It said, “I shall take into my hand the saving chalice and invoke the name of the Lord.” I don’t know what any of that means. Can someone explain? Thanks very much!

    • imagine your THRILL when about to give a most wonderful gift to someone dear to you…STOP…. imagine your excitement as they “open the gift.” think of your mutual love/camaraderie, and now, the moment: Not only do they not want the gift -YOUR gift – but they aren’t even on the “same page” nor do they even acknowledge it, or you, the giver who was previously almost giddy with loving excitement. more stunned than hurt…YOU.THE PREVIOUSLY excited, almost giddy giver STOP…..now recall some scripture: “If only My people would … I would …” So here we are, the Receivers… Grateful Receivers, or are we? are we on His same page AS GRATEFUL Receivers of his manifold gifts??? ” The Cup of Salvation I shall raise, and call upon the name of the Lord.” …does this help make some sense of your question about “I shall take into my hand the Saving…”

  7. Many times I don’t have to read along, I pray as the person prays, immediately praying what they have prayed. It is more spontaneous. This past month I have prayed the Divine a Office much more regularly and it brings us closer to God for we were born to give Him praise. In th Psalms we find the ups and downs of life experienced by King David and the comforts of God’s promises. He experienced what we experience and if we put God first, we know God is faithful to His promises! How beautiful is Our King! Sweet and Mighty King Jesus! What a beautiful God we serve. Let us love Him who first loved us, for the King wants our love. His live for us is not a one size fits all, but individualized for each one of us. He is the rewarded of those who diligently seek Him, the Bible says it. He was wounded for our love. How beautiful is that depth of love for us? He only wants our love in return. He said “If you love me then you will do what I ask.” The next time we are tempted to sin, let us think of that statement and out of love for a Him, turn from it.

  8. I enjoyed singing the praises and the Lords prayer. It was a blessing tonight to say evening prayer with others. May the Good Lord Give you his Peace……..

  9. Bless all of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Today’s liturgy was truly a blessing to me. If I am able to help you in any way, I am here to do so. Pax Christi, Deacon David Allen

  10. I cannot find enough words to express how beautiful tonight’s evening prayer was for me. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into producing this site. May God continue to bless you all!

  11. I deeply appreciate the singing. The psalms were meant for music. And I deeply appreciate what you do with all your work. For deeply personal reasons I have spent the week in prayer contemplating the nearing mortality of my aged mother and preparing plans for her memorial. This has meant much.

  12. The Invitatory for today is incorrect. I think someone assumed it came from the Common of Apostles but not for St. Barnabas. Today’s Invitatory is Proper.

  13. I love that this evening prayer is all chanted, I really love it so much more when we sing out with a happy and praiseful voice! <3 xxx

    • Yes, isn’t the chanting for Evening Prayer tonight beautiful, Emma. I also have felt very spiritually uplifted and close to God participating tonight. Joan

      • I really think it’s wonderful to be singing the praises of the Lord in prayer, it’s a wonderful thing indeed <3 xxx

  14. This is such a wonderful help in my prayer life! Thank you so much fir everything you do! the hymns are excellent and iof course I have ny favourites. My eye sight is no longer very good so it is such a help to listen t the wonderful voices!
    May God bless you all!

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Liturgy of the Hours for June 12