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Prayer for the Evening

Vigil of the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

God gave his Son for us:

let us give thanks and praise!

 

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

The temple rang with golden coins

The rich in bright array

Contributed from gleaming hoards

Their scales could scarcely weigh.

 

A widow came with copper coins

And offered them in praise.

They were the last she had to give

Or save for darker days.

 

When Jesus saw her costly gift

And knew she had no more,

He praised a love that spared not self

And called her rich, though poor.

 

At last he brought his offering

And laid it on a tree;

There gave himself, his life, his love

For all humanity.

 

Canticle. 1 Corinthians 13:3-7

 

They have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood. (Mk 12:44)

Both widows in today’s readings gave all they had to live on—and so gave their lives, as Christ did. And they, not those who gave their spare change, earned his praise.

 

If I give away everything I own,

and if I hand my body over so that I may boast

but do not have love, I gain nothing.

 

Love is patient, love is kind.

It is not jealous, love is not pompous,

[it] is not inflated, it is not rude,

it does not seek its own interests,

[it] is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,

it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.

 

[It] bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. Sirach 29:10-13

 

Spend your money for your brother and friend,/ and hide it not under a stone to perish;/ Dispose of your treasure as the Most High commands,/ for that will profit you more than the gold./ Store up almsgiving in your treasure house,/ and it will save you from every evil;/ Better than a stout shield and a sturdy spear/ it will fight for you against the foe.

It is better to give alms than to store up gold. (Tb 12:8)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. (Jn 3:16)

 

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

 

Let us pray with confidence in the God who has given us life:

R/O Lord, grant our prayers!

For the poor:

– grant them the means to live through the generosity of those more blessed with the goods of this world. R/

For the generous:

– reward them for their goodness of heart. R/

For the selfish:

– free them to give to others as you give to them, that they may live in peace. R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May mercy, peace, and love be ours in abundance. Amen. (cf. Jude 2)

 

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

 

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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