Evening Prayer I - Solemnity for Saturday in the 33rd week of Ordinary Time or Blessed Virgin Mary

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Evening Prayer I for the Solemnity of Christ the King

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

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, enthroned in worlds above,
Crown Him the King to Whom is given the wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall;
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 We will call him the peacemaker, and his throne shall stand firm for ever.

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!

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?

From the dust he lifts up the lowly,
from his misery he raises the poor
to set them 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.

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. We will call him the peacemaker, and his throne shall stand firm for ever.

Ant. 2 His kingdom will endure for ever, and all the kings of the earth will serve and obey him.

Psalm 117
Praise for God’s loving compassion

I affirm that… the Gentile peoples are to praise God because of his mercy (Romans 15:8-9).

O praise the Lord, all you nations,
acclaim him all you peoples!

Strong is his love for us;
he is faithful 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. His kingdom will endure for ever, and all the kings of the earth will serve and obey him.

Ant. 3 The authority and honor of a king has been given to Christ; all peoples, tribes and nations will serve him for ever.

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. The authority and honor of a king has been given to Christ; all peoples, tribes and nations will serve him for ever.

READING Ephesians 1:20-23

God raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in heaven, high above every principality, power, virtue, and domination, and every name that can be given in this age or in the age to come. He has put all things under Christ’s feet and has made him, thus exalted, head of the church, which is his body: the fullness of him who fills the universe in all its parts.

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

Yours is the splendor and the power; yours is the kingdom, O Lord.
Yours is the splendor and the power; yours is the kingdom, O Lord.

You will rule over all.
Yours is the kingdom, O Lord.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Yours is the splendor and the power; yours is the kingdom, O Lord.

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his ancestor; he will rule in the house of Jacob for ever and his kingdom will have no end, 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. The Lord God will give him the throne of David, his ancestor; he will rule in the house of Jacob for ever and his kingdom will have no end, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

Let us pray to Christ the King. He is the firstborn of all creation; all things exist in him.
May your kingdom come, O Lord.

Christ, our king and shepherd, gather your sheep from every land,
give them pasture in green and fertile meadows.
May your kingdom come, O Lord.

Christ, our leader and savior, form all men into your own people, heal the sick, seek out the lost, guard the strong,
call back those who have wandered far away, strengthen those who waver, gather all your sheep into one flock.
May your kingdom come, O Lord.

Judge of all ages, when you hand over your kingdom to the Father, place us at your right hand,
so that we may inherit the kingdom prepared for us from the beginning of the world.
May your kingdom come, O Lord.

Prince of peace, break the weapons of war,
and inspire the nations with your peace.
May your kingdom come, O Lord.

Christ, heir of all nations, gather humanity and all the good things of your creation into the kingdom of your Church which your Father bestowed on you,
so that the whole body of your people, united in the Holy Spirit, may acknowledge you as their head.
May your kingdom come, O Lord.

Christ, firstborn of the dead and firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep in death,
bring all who have died to the glory of the resurrection.
May your kingdom come, O 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

Almighty ever-living God,
whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son,
the King of the universe, grant, we pray,
that the whole creation, set free from slavery,
may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise.
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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12 thoughts on “Evening Prayer I – Solemnity

  1. Christ, thank You for forming us into your own people, for healing the sick, for seeking out the lost and guarding the strong,
    — for calling back those who have wandered far away, for strengthening those who waver, and for gathering all your sheep into one flock.

    Truly truly O Christ, You fill us with amazement – God being in us, loving us, working in us steadfastly, making us holy and acceptable to the Father – no matter how foolish and unworthy we have been and are.

    Mary, Mother of Mercy, our Mother, thank you for helping your Son in the work of rescuing us from our mire. Make our hearts be as loving and trusting and surrendering like your heart.

    St. Joseph, help us like you helped the young Jesus, grow in stature and strength.

    Amen.

  2. Lord, guide and protect all who are diligently and lovingly serving the world to combat the pandemic that they may see the fruit of their love in the victory over this disease. Lead us to the truth and to living your law of love.

  3. Christ, our leader and savior, form all men into your own people, heal the sick, seek out the lost, guard the strong,
    — call back those who have wandered far away, strengthen those who waver, gather all your sheep into one flock.
    May your kingdom come, O Lord.

    Christ our King, we are engaged in a struggle, not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

    Christ, our King, free us from Marxist/Communist/God-denying social movements. Destroy all the evil forces sabotaging Your Church from within and without. Protect us from the cowardly appeasement of aggressors who demand that we give up You up.

    O King, be our Shield and our Sword, our Horn of salvation!

  4. May the light of your love , Lord illumine the paths of all my family. May our lives be living praise as we seek always to know and do your will.

  5. Lord, I ask for comfort for my uncle, we buried his deceased wife this morning. Please give him peace of mind, I know he will miss her very much,
    Thank you Lord for your love and kindness and mercy.
    Deacon Don

  6. O Most Holy Trinity:
    I thank you, for this blessed liturgical year. May I continue to find favors with you through out the New Liturgical year.

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