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Prayer for the Evening

 

The Lord is our savior. Come, let us praise him!

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

Come, Lord, and tarry not!

Bring the long-looked-for day!

O why these years of waiting here,

These ages of delay?

 

Come, for your saints still wait;

Daily ascends their sigh;

The Spirit and the Bride say “Come!”

Do you not hear the cry?

 

Come, for creation groans,

Impatient of your stay,

Worn out with these long years of ill,

These ages of delay.

 

Come, and make all things new,

Build up this ruined earth;

Restore our faded paradise,

Creation’s second birth.

 

Psalm 130:5-8

 

My eyes yearn to see your promise./ When will you console me? (Ps 119:82)

The end of time is a fearful concept for all of us, but if we read the Scriptures carefully it is also a time of great joy. When Jesus comes again it will not be the end of the world but merely the end of the world as we know it. God will make all things new (Rv 21:5). Let us wait with joy and hope for Jesus’ second coming.

 

My soul is waiting for the Lord,

I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord

more than watchman for daybreak.

Let the watchman count on daybreak

and Israel on the Lord.

 

Because with the Lord there is mercy

and fullness of redemption,

Israel indeed he will redeem

from all its iniquity.

 

Glory to the Father….

Word of GodRevelation 21:1-4

 

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, ­prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s ­dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them [as their God]. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.”

Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. (Mk 13:30)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! (Rv 22:20)

 

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

 

As we draw ever closer to the end of time, let us rejoice in the coming of the new heaven and the new earth. We do not, however, need to wait for this joy; let us fully immerse ourselves in the joyful life of the Holy Trinity and banish every fear from our hearts as we pray:

R/Lord, free us from fear.

We are all sinners and feel our guilt.

– Let us experience your boundless mercy. R/

We fear the unknown territory of death.

– Let us accept death as a new birth in you. R/

We grieve for those who have left this earth.

– Let us be reunited joyfully with them when our own end comes. R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

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

 

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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