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Prayer for the Evening

Jesus Christ leads us from death to life:

let us give thanks 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. Alleluia!

 

Hymn

 

See Christ who on the river’s shore

With John the Baptist stood,

His secret in the name he bore:

The holy Lamb of God.

See all his body washed and wet

Baptized in Jordan’s flow,

As here his shame and glory meet,

His pain and triumph show.

 

See, Christ submits himself to John,

The Lord bows to his slave!

See where he stoops, the sinless one,

To share a sinner’s grave!

See him arising from the stream

Where all the past now dies:

From yet a colder tomb he came

And now calls us to rise.

 

Psalm 77:14-21

 

You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. (Col 2:12)

With Jesus, we have entered the waters of baptism; [with] Jesus, we have left the land of slavery to sin and death; [with] Jesus we have risen as members of the body of the Word made flesh, whose coming we have celebrated during the season of Christmas and Epiphany now drawing to a close. We now have a journey to make: let us follow the holy Lamb of God from death to life!

 

Your ways, O God, are holy.

What god is great as our God?

You are the God who works wonders.

You showed your power among the peoples.

Your strong arm redeemed your people,

the sons of Jacob and Joseph.

 

The waters saw you, O God,

the waters saw you and trembled;

the depths were moved with terror.

The clouds poured down rain,

the skies sent forth their voice;

your arrows flashed to and fro.

 

[Your] thunder rolled round the sky,

your flashes lighted up the world.

The earth was moved and trembled

when your way led through the sea,

your path through the mighty waters

and no one saw your footprints.

 

You guided your people like a flock

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. Romans 6:2-4

 

How can we who died to sin yet live in it? Or are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.

He has been my savior!

(Ex 15:2)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son. (Col 1:13)

 

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 Lord who leads us from death to life, we pray:

R/Our joy is in you!

For the Church born of the waters of baptism:

– inspire us to live the new life you have given us through your Birth, your life among us, your Death, and your Resurrection in glory. R/

For your Church sent out, as you were sent, into the everyday world of Ordinary Time:

– keep us faithful to the gifts of Christmas and Epiphany. R/

For those who face imminent death:

– lead them in hope to the Promised Land of heaven. R/

 

Personal intentions

 

Our Father….

 

May the Lord rescue us from every evil threat and bring us safe to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (cf. 2 Tm 4:18)

 

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

 

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

 

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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