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Prayer for the Evening

 

The Lord will not abandon his people:

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 for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

This world, my God, is held within your hand,

Though we forget your love and steadfast might

And in the changing day uncertain stand,

Disturbed by morning, and afraid of night.

 

From youthful confidence to careful age,

Help us each one to be your loving friend,

Rewarded by the faithful servant’s wage,

God in Three Persons, reigning without end.

 

PSALM 94:9-15, 22

 

God does not withdraw his mercy,/ nor permit even one of his promises to fail. (Sir 47:22)

 

Uncertainty is an ever-present reality to the Christian believer. Is God really there? Is he really interested? Can he really hear prayers? Does he really act in today’s world? Does he keep his promises even now? The Psalmist faced the same questions with a courageous “yes!”

 

Can he who made the ear, not hear?

Can he who formed the eye, not see?

Will he who corrects nations, not punish?

Will he who teaches men, not have knowledge?

The Lord knows the thoughts of men.

He knows they are no more than a breath.

 

Happy the man whom you teach, O Lord,

whom you train by means of your law:

to him you give peace in evil days

while the pit is being dug for the wicked.

 

The Lord will not abandon his people

nor forsake those who are his own:

for judgment shall again be just

and all true hearts shall uphold it.

 

As for me, the Lord will be a stronghold;

my God will be the rock where I take refuge.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Luke 12:27-28)

 

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?

 

God is faithful and will not let you be tried

beyond your strength. (1 Cor 10:13)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

The promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call. (Acts 2:39)

 

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

 

With faith in God who keeps his promises, let us pray:

 

R/We place our trust in you!

 

For those who do not believe in God:

– grant them the gift of faith. R/

 

For those who do not believe in Jesus Christ:

– grant them the gift of faith. R/

 

For those who do not trust in your love or your promises:

– grant them the gift of faith. R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the word of Christ dwell in us richly, and bring us to life everlasting! Amen. (cf. Col 3:16)

 

MARIAN ANTIPHON

 

Antiphon for the Memorial of

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16,

from the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

 

Your head is like Carmel,

and the hairs of your head,

bound in tresses,

even as royal purple, alleluia.

 

 

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

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