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Prayer for the Evening

 

Come, in God’s presence let us pray!

 

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 Church’s one foundation

is Jesus Christ her Lord,

She is his new creation

by water and the Word.

From heaven he came and sought her

to be his holy bride;

With his own blood he bought her,

and for her life he died.

 

Elect from every nation,

yet one o’er all the earth;

Her charter of salvation,

one Lord, one faith, one birth;

One holy Name she blesses,

partakes one holy food,

And to one hope she presses,

with every grace endued.

 

’Mid toil and tribulation,

and tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation

of peace for evermore;

Till, with the vision glorious,

her longing eyes are blessed,

And the great Church victorious

shall be the Church at rest.

 

PSALM 87

 

My house shall be called/ a house of prayer for all peoples. (Is 56:7)

 

God’s house stands as an open invitation to all peoples, even Israel’s traditional enemies such as Babylon, Egypt, and Philistia. We must take care lest our love be more exclusive than his.

 

On the holy mountain is his city

cherished by the Lord.

The Lord prefers the gates of Zion

to all Jacob’s dwellings.

Of you are told glorious things,

O city of God!

 

“Babylon and Egypt I will count

among those who know me;

Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia,

these will be her children

and Zion shall be called ‘Mother’

for all shall be her children.”

 

It is he, the Lord Most High,

who gives each his place.

In his register of peoples he writes:

“These are her children,”

and while they dance they will sing:

“In you all find their home.”

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Ephesians 2:19-22)

 

You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

 

No one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 3:11)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them [as their God]. (Rv 21:3)

 

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

 

To Jesus Christ, our Rock and foundation, let us pray:

R/Build up your Church, O Lord!

On the foundation laid in the mystery of your Incarnation and cross: R/

On the faith of Peter and his successors: R/

On the word you entrusted to your Apostles: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May we live as God’s household, holding fast to our confidence and pride in our hope. Amen. (cf. Heb 3:6)

 

MARIAN ANTIPHON

 

Antiphon of the Divine Office

 

My soul magnifies the Lord,

for God has regarded my humility.

 

 

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.

 

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,

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.

 

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

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