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Prayer for the Evening

 

Christ has rescued us from sin and death:

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 forever. Amen. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

Thou one begotten Son,

Eternal Word adored,

Immortal while the ages run,

And our almighty Lord;

 

To bring salvation nigh,

To vanquish death and sin,

Thou did in cruel anguish die,

And life for mortals win.

 

Save us, O Christ our God,

Save by thy cross, we pray;

Thou who did bear the Father’s rod,

And death by dying slay.

 

PSALM 103:1-5, 8-12

 

The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. (Rom 8:2)

Our God is a God of justice, but his merciful covenant with us lasts a thousand generations. The souls of the faithful departed linger in purgatory because of their sins—not as an eternal punishment, but as purification and reparation for the temporal effects of sin. Our prayers hasten their purification.

 

My soul, give thanks to the Lord,

all my being, bless his holy name.

My soul, give thanks to the Lord

and never forget all his blessings.

 

It is he who forgives all your guilt,

who heals every one of your ills,

[who] redeems your life from the grave,

who crowns you with love and compassion,

[who] fills your life with good things,

renewing your youth like an eagle’s.

 

The Lord is compassion and love,

slow to anger, and rich in mercy.

His wrath will come to an end;

he will not be angry forever.

He does not treat us according to our sins

nor repay us according to our faults.

 

For as the heavens are high above the earth

so strong is his love for those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west

so far does he remove our sins.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. Romans 5:8-10

 

God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath. Indeed, if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, once reconciled, will we be saved by his life.

He is not God of the dead, but of the living,

for to him all are alive. (Lk 20:38)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. (Rv 14:13)

 

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

 

Blessed are you, Father, Creator of all. With confidence in your loving mercy, we pray:

R/Ransom us from death, O God!

In baptism we died with Christ;

– may we come to share in his life everlasting. R/

Preserve our souls from earthly cares,

– and keep our eyes on the things of heaven. R/

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God,

– rest in peace. R/

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

May the angels lead us into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome us and lead us into the holy city Jerusalem. Amen. (In Paradisum)

 

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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