Prayer for the Evening
Vigil of Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Worthy is the Lord to receive glory
and honor and power: come, let us adore.
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.
Crown him with many crowns
The Lamb upon his throne;
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of him who died for thee
And hail him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.
Crown him the Lord of heaven,
Enthroned in worlds above,
Crown him the King to whom is given
The wondrous name of Love.
Crown him with many crowns
As thrones before him fall;
Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns
For he is King of all.
He had a name written on his cloak and on his thigh, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Rv 19:16)
The honor paid to Jesus as he entered Jerusalem in triumph was as short-lived as is many a passing fervor. Yet the truth endured when the shouting fell silent and the torment began: he is King of kings and Lord of lords reigning from the cross.
May the Lord answer in time of trial;
may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.
May he send you help from his shrine
and give you support from Zion.
May he remember all your offerings
and receive your sacrifice with favor.
May he give you your heart’s desire
and fulfill every one of your plans.
May we ring out our joy at your victory
and rejoice in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your prayers.
I am sure now that the Lord
will give victory to his anointed,
will reply from his holy heaven
with the mighty victory of his hand.
Some trust in chariots or horses,
but we in the name of the Lord.
They will collapse and fall,
but we shall hold and stand firm.
Give victory to the king, O Lord,
give answer on the day we call.
Glory to the Father….
Word of God (Revelation 2:10)
Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal…. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
On his head were many diadems. (Rv 19:12)
Canticle of Mary
O mighty one, gird your sword upon your thigh;/ in splendor and state, ride on in triumph/ for the cause of truth and goodness and right. (Ps 45:4-5)
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…
On the eve of the proclamation of the Passion and Death of Jesus, we take courage from the vision of his glory:
R/Save us, O Lord!
God from God, we praise you. R/
Light from Light, we praise you. R/
King of kings, we praise you. R/
Lord of lords, we praise you. R/
Lamb slain and living, we praise you. R/
May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. (cf. Phil 4:7)
Antiphon for the Solemnity
of the Annunciation of the Lord,
How shall this happen, O angel of God,
since I do not know man?
Hear, O Virgin Mary:
the Holy Spirit shall come upon you,
and the power of the Most High
shall overshadow you.