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Prayer for the Evening (February 23, 2022)

Let us call on the Lord’s name!

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

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and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,

is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

 

Hymn

 

Rejoice, you pure in heart,

Rejoice, give thanks and sing;

Your festal banner wave on high,

The cross of Christ your King.

 

Bright youth and snow-crowned age,

All those for truth do seek;

Raise high your free, exulting song,

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God’s wondrous praises speak.

 

Yes, on through life’s long path,

Still chanting as you go;

From youth to age, by night and day,

In gladness and in woe.

 

Then on, you pure in heart,

Rejoice, give thanks and sing;

Your glorious banner wave on high,

The cross of Christ your King.

 

Psalm 27:1-4

 

Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. (Rv 2:10)

In old age, Saint Polycarp, bishop and servant of the Gospel, refused to listen to the voice of fear. Instead, he went courageously to his death for love of Christ, in whom he lived and moved and had his being. (cf. Acts 17:28)

 

The Lord is my light and my help;

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

before whom shall I shrink?

 

When evil-doers draw near

to devour my flesh,

it is they, my enemies and foes,

who stumble and fall.

 

Though an army encamp against me

my heart would not fear.

Though war break out against me

even then would I trust.

 

There is one thing I ask of the Lord,

for this I long,

to live in the house of the Lord,

all the days of my life,

to savor the sweetness of the Lord,

to behold his temple.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. 2 Timothy 4:6-8

 

I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his ­appearance.

 

Remain faithful until death,

and I will give you the crown of life.

(Rv 2:10)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

Even if I am poured out as a libation upon the sacrificial service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with all of you. (Phil 2:17)

 

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…

 

Intercessions

 

Through the intercession of Saint Polycarp, we pray:

R/You redeem us by your blood.

Lord Jesus Christ, you inspire the martyrs with the courage to die for you:

– inspire us with the faith to live for you. R/

Lord Jesus Christ, you sustain all those who persevere in the life of faith to the end:

– strengthen us to run the race to the finish. R/

Lord Jesus Christ, you gather into the mystery of the cross the sufferings of all those who suffer torture and death for you:

– gather into your glory all those who have died in fidelity to you. R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the all-powerful God protect us from all evil and bring us to life everlasting. Amen.

 

Marian Antiphon

Your praise, O Virgin Mary, shall not recede

from the mouths of men,

who have ever been mindful of the power of the Lord,

for whom you did not spare your life.

 

Salve Regina

 

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;

vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae.

Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes

in hac lacrimarum valle.

 

Eia ergo, advocata nostra,

illos tuos misericordes oculos

ad nos converte.

Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,

nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.

O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.

 

Hail Holy Queen

 

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,

our life, our sweetness, and our hope.

To you do we cry,

poor banished children of Eve.

To you do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, O most gracious advocate,

your eyes of mercy toward us,

and after this our exile

show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

 

V/ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,

R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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Raphael Benedict

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