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Prayer for the Evening (Thursday, January 27)

Prayer for the Evening

 

Come, let us praise the Lord our God!

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!

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Hymn

 

Behold, the Master passes by!

O see thou not his pleading eye?

With low sad voice he calls to thee,

“Leave this vain world, and follow me.”

 

O soul, bowed down with harrowing care,

Has thou no thought for heav’n to spare?

From earthly toils lift up thine eye;

Behold, the Master passes by!

 

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One heard him calling long ago,

And straight’way left all things below

Counting his earthly gain as loss

For Jesus and his blessed cross.

 

Psalm 133

 

This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (Jn 13:35)

Saints Timothy and Titus are figures of apostolic friendship. Close collaborators with Saint Paul, they served Christ by their unified ­service to the spreading of the Gospel. Unity in love—which does not preclude some differences of opinion or even disagreements needing resolution—is itself a form of ministry.

 

How good and how pleasant it is,

when brothers live in unity!

 

It is like precious oil upon the head

running down upon the beard,

running down upon Aaron’s beard,

upon the collar of his robes.

 

It is like the dew of Hermon which falls

on the heights of Zion.

For there the Lord gives his blessing,

life for ever.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. Matthew 18:19-20

 

Again, [amen,] I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

I yearn to see you again, recalling your tears,
so that I may be filled with joy. (2 Tm 1:4)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

Love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. (Rom 12:10)

 

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

 

United in heart and mind and voice, let us raise our prayer to God our Father through Saints Timothy and Titus, as we say:

R/Make all one in your love!

For all factions within the Church and among Christians, we pray: R/

[For] all divided families and neighborhoods, we pray: R/

For all those who need courage in spreading the Gospel, we pray: R/

[For] all those who have fallen away from communion with the Church, we pray: R/

For all who feel alone or abandoned, we pray: R/

(Personal intentions)

Our Father….

May grace, mercy, and peace be with us from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. (cf. 2 Tm 1:2)

 

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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