Prayer for the Evening
Vigil of the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Let us give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his kindness 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!
By all your saints still striving,
For all your saints at rest,
Your holy Name, O Jesus,
For evermore be blessed.
You rose, our King victorious,
That they might wear the crown
And ever shine in splendor
Reflected from your throne.
We praise you, Lord, for Peter,
So eager and so bold:
Thrice falling yet repentant,
Thrice charged to feed your fold.
Lord, make your pastors faithful
To guard your flock from harm
And hold them when they waver
With your almighty arm.
PSALM 118:1, 5-7, 19-29
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 16:19)
With joyful trust, let us follow Saint Peter through the narrow gate of selfless love that leads to life in the Kingdom of God.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love endures for ever.
I called to the Lord in my distress;
he answered and freed me.
The Lord is at my side; I do not fear.
What can man do against me?
The Lord is at my side as my helper:
I shall look down on my foes.
Open to me the gates of holiness:
I will enter and give thanks.
This is the Lord’s own gate
where the just may enter.
I will thank you for you have answered
and you are my savior.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the corner stone.
This is the work of the Lord,
a marvel in our eyes.
This day was made by the Lord;
we rejoice and are glad.
O Lord, grant us salvation;
O Lord, grant success.
Blessed in the name of the Lord
is he who comes.
We bless you from the house of the Lord;
the Lord God is our light.
Go forward in procession with branches
even to the altar.
You are my God, I thank you.
My God, I praise you.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good;
for his love endures for ever.
Glory to the Father….
Word of God (Isaiah 22:21b-22)
He shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,/ and to the house of Judah./ I will place the key of the House of David on his shoulder;/ when he opens, no one shall shut,/ when he shuts, no one shall open.
Open to us the gates of holiness!
(cf. Ps 118:19)
CANTICLE OF MARY
You are the shepherd of Christ’s flock and the prince of the apostles; to you Christ has entrusted the keys of the kingdom of heaven. (Liturgy of the Hours)
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…
We pray with confidence to the One who called Saint Peter to be the rock on which the Church is built:
R/Be with your people, Lord.
Beside the sea, you called Simon Peter, the fisherman, to become a fisher of men:
– send new messengers so that many may hear your Word. R/
On the lake, you commanded the wind to be still so that the disciples’ boat would not founder:
– keep your Church amid all storms and strengthen those who guide it, especially our Holy Father.
After your Resurrection, you gathered the disciples around Peter:
– gather your people into one flock around one shepherd. R/
For yours are the kingdom, the power, and the glory, now and for ever! Amen.
Antiphon for the Solemnity
of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Virgin most prudent, where do you go forth,
shining exceedingly as the dawn?
Daughter of Zion, you are all beautiful and gracious,
fair as the moon, bright as the sun.
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.