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Prayer for the Evening

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord:

his love endures for ever!

 

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

 

The King of love my Shepherd is,

Whose goodness fails me never,

I nothing lack if I am his

And he is mine forever.

 

Where streams of living water flow

With gentle care he leads me,

And where the verdant pastures grow,

With heavenly food he feeds me.

 

Perverse and foolish I have strayed

But yet in love he sought me,

And on his shoulder gently laid,

And home, rejoicing, brought me.

 

Psalm 119:169-176

 

The Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost. (Lk 19:10)

Having wandered from any true sense of a spiritual home and any real sense of direction, many are lost, and they hunger hopelessly for they know not what. God, however, is a tireless seeker.

 

Lord, let my cry come before you:

teach me by your word.

Let my pleading come before you;

save me by your promise.

 

Let my lips proclaim your praise

because you teach me your commands.

Let my tongue sing your promise

for your commands are just.

 

Let your hand be ready to help me,

since I have chosen your precepts.

Lord, I long for your saving help

and your law is my delight.

 

Give life to my soul that I may praise you.

Let your decrees give me help.

I am lost like a sheep; seek your servants

for I remember your commands.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God. Luke 15:4-6

 

What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.”

I will rescue my people from the land of the rising sun, and from the land of the setting sun. (Zec 8:7)

 

Canticle of Mary

 

Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return/ and enter Zion singing,/ crowned with everlasting joy. (Is 35:10)

 

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

 

The Good Shepherd bears the wounds of one who has sought the lost through thicket and thorn. With confidence, let us pray:

R/Lead your people home!

For those who live on the streets and in the shelters of our cities: R/

[For] those who have been left homeless by natural disasters and by war: R/

For those who have abandoned home and family: R/

[For] those who have left the Church: R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

May the Lord, our Shepherd, lead us to our heavenly homeland! Amen.

 

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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