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Prayer for the Evening (Sunday, January 23)

Prayer for the Evening

Great is the Lord in his Body, the Church.

Come, let us adore him!


Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!




Oh blest that house where faith you find,

And all within have set their mind

To trust their God and serve him still,

And do in all his holy will.


Blest, where their prayers shall daily rise

As fragrant incense to the skies,

While in their lives the world is taught

That forms without the heart are nought.


Blest, where the busy hands fulfil

Their proper task with ready skill,

While through their different works ye see

One spirit run of unity.


Psalm 68:25-30, 33-36


Go up into the hill country;/ bring timber, and build the house/ That I may take pleasure in it/ and receive my glory, says the Lord. (Hg 1:8)

Just as God chose the Israelites to be his people, the Lord has also made us as Christians his chosen people. Saint Paul in today’s Mass reading tells us that we are members of Christ’s Body. In this way we become members of God’s family, for we are one with his Son.


They see your solemn procession, O God,

the procession of my God, of my king,

to the sanctuary:

the singers in the forefront, the musicians coming last,

between them, maidens sounding their timbrels.


“In festive gatherings, bless the Lord;

bless God, O you who are Israel’s sons.”

There is Benjamin, least of the tribes, at the head,

Judah’s princes, a mighty throng,

Zebulun’s princes, Naphtali’s princes.


Show forth, O God, show forth your might,

your might, O God, which you have shown for us.

For the sake of your temple high in Jerusalem

may kings come to you bringing their tribute.


Kingdoms of the earth, sing to God, praise the Lord

who rides on the heavens, the ancient heavens.

He thunders his voice, his mighty voice.

Come, acknowledge the power of God.


His glory is on Israel; his might is in the skies.

God is to be feared in his holy place.

He is the Lord, Israel’s God.

He gives strength and power to his people.


Blessed be God!


Glory to the Father….


Word of God. Ephesians 4:25-27, 32–5:2


Putting away falsehood, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger, and do not leave room for the devil. [And] be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.

You are no longer strangers and sojourners,
but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones
and members of the household of God. (Eph 2:19)


Canticle of Mary


We are one body in Christ. (cf. Rom 12:5)


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…




To the head of the Body, the Church, we pray:

R/Christ, lead us.

When we are in darkness: R/

In the ways of prayer and holiness: R/

Into the depths of your heart: R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

May the God of peace be with us all. Amen. (cf. Rom 15:33)


Marian Antiphon


Blessed Mother of God, Mary, perpetual Virgin,

temple of the Lord, shrine of the Holy Spirit,

you alone without compare were pleasing

to the Lord Jesus Christ;

pray for the people, intervene for the clergy;

intercede for devout women.


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.


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, 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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