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Prayer for the Evening

 

Let us praise the God of our salvation:

let us call upon the Lord’s name in love!

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,

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

is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

In labor all creation groans

Till fear and hatred cease,

Till human hearts have understood:

In Christ alone is peace.

 

In labor all creation groans

Till false divisions cease,

Till differences are reconciled

In Christ who is our peace.

 

In labor all creation groans

God’s justice to increase.

When right in place of might prevails,

Then Christ will be our peace.

 

Canticle of Matthew 5:3-12a

 

Jesus said to them, “Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” (cf. Mk 10:38)

Saint Josaphat, bishop and shepherd of his flock, labored to bring the Churches of the East and the West into peaceful unity, to the point of laying down his life.

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,

for they will be comforted.

 

Blessed are the meek,

for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be satisfied.

 

Blessed are the merciful,

for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart,

for they will see God.

 

Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of

righteousness,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you

and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of

me.

Rejoice and be glad,

for your reward will be great in heaven.

 

Word of God. John 10:14-17

 

“I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd. This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.”

It is better for you that one man should die instead of the

people, so that the whole nation may not perish. (Jn 11:50)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

Bear with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace. (cf. Eph 4:2-3)

 

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

 

To the one God we pray:

R/Make strong, O Lord, the bond of peace sealed in

your blood!

Teach us, O Lord, a horror of divisive competition and

argument:

– teach us to love oneness of mind and heart. R/

Guide us, O Lord, away from all the false prejudices history

has left us:

– guide us toward the unity of your kingdom. R/

Forgive us, O Lord, all that we have done to set any ­person

against another:

– forgive us the polarities we have created and accepted

within the Church. R/

 

Personal intentions

 

Our Father….

 

May the God in whose ways/ our fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,/ The God who has been our shepherd/ from our birth to this day,/ The Angel who has delivered us from all harm,/ bless us and keep us in peace. Amen. (cf. Gn 48:15-16)

 

Marian Antiphon

 

Medieval Antiphon

 

Rejoice, O Mother of God, O Virgin Immaculate;

[rejoice], you who received joy from an angel;

rejoice, you who bore the glory of the light everlasting;

[rejoice], O Mother, rejoice,

O holy Virgin Mother of God;

you alone a maiden Mother,

all creation praises you, the Mother of light;

may you be for us, we beseech you,

a perpetual intercessor.

 

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.

 

Alma Redemptoris Mater

 

Alma Redemptoris Mater, quae pervia caeli

porta manes, et stella maris, succurre cadenti,

surgere qui curat, populo: tu quae genuisti,

natura mirante, tuum sanctum Genitorem,

Virgo prius ac posterius, Gabrielis ab ore

sumens illud Ave, peccatorum miserere.

 

Loving mother of the Redeemer,

gate of heaven, star of the sea,

assist your people who have fallen yet strive

to rise again.

To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,

yet remained a virgin after as before.

You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting,

have pity on us, poor sinners.

 

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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