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Prayer for the Evening

Vigil of the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Lord is with us like a mighty champion:

let us turn to him with confidence and love.

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!


The waves were crashing all around.

I feared. No helper came.

My heart, awaking, came unbound:

I called upon God’s name.

How swiftly was I borne above

The terror of the wave!

The Lord unfolded me in love.

“Behold!” He said, “I save!”

What though the waves are growing strong?

His voice is stronger still.

What though the stormy nights are long

For those who do His will?

The Lord is standing on the shore.

His eyes are on the sea.

He lives to safeguard and restore

At length, tranquility.

PSALM 31:2-6, 8b-9, 12ab, 15-16

The Lord is with me, like a mighty champion:/ my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph. (Jer 20:11)

Like Jeremiah, we may sometimes find ourselves beset on every side by hostility from people or circumstances too great for us to overcome. With Jeremiah, let us entrust ourselves to God’s all-loving and all-powerful protection.

In you, O Lord, I take refuge.

Let me never be put to shame.

In your justice, set me free,

hear me and speedily rescue me.

Be a rock of refuge for me,

a mighty stronghold to save me,

for you are my rock, my stronghold.

For your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

Release me from the snares they have hidden

for you are my refuge, Lord.

Into your hands I commend my spirit.

It is you who will redeem me, Lord.

You who have seen my affliction

and taken heed of my soul’s distress,

have not handed me over to the enemy,

but set my feet at large.

In the face of all my foes

I am a reproach,

an object of scorn to my neighbors

and of fear to my friends.

But as for me, I trust in you, Lord,

I say: “You are my God.

My life is in your hands, deliver me

from the hands of those who hate me.”

Glory to the Father….

Word of God (Isaiah 35:3-4)

Strengthen the hands that are feeble,/ make firm the knees that are weak,/ Say to those whose hearts are frightened:/ Be strong, fear not!/ Here is your God,/ he comes with vindication;/ With divine recompense/ he comes to save you.

Have no fear before them,/ because I am with you

to deliver you, says the Lord. (Jer 1:8)


I command you: be firm and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go. (Jos 1:9)

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…


With trust in God’s power and love, let us pray:

R/In you, O Lord, we take refuge.

When circumstances threaten to overwhelm us:

– let us put our trust in you: R/

When enemies and even friends and loved ones seem to turn against us:

– let us love even those we fear: R/

When all our resources fail us:

– let us remember that your love will never fail: R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

May we receive a blessing from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings we have come for refuge. Amen. (cf. Ru 2:12)


Mary is the immaculate lily,

who brought forth Christ the imperishable rose.

O holy Mother of God,

immaculate sheep,

who gave birth to Christ the Lamb,

the Word incarnate from you;

O most holy Virgin,

who have astonished the hosts of angels;

stupendous is the miracle in heaven:

a woman clothed with the sun

carrying in her arms the Light.

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, 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.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed

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