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Prayer for the Evening

 

Vigil of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ,

King of the Universe

 

Christ is our peace:

let us give thanks and praise!

 

Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

Hail, Redeemer, King divine!

Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine;

King whose reign shall never cease,

Prince of everlasting peace.

Angels, saints, and nations sing:

“Praised be Jesus Christ, our King;

Lord of earth and sky and sea,

King of love on Calvary.”

 

Christ, thou King of truth and might,

Be to us eternal light,

Till in peace each nation rings

With thy praises, King of kings.

Angels, saints, and nations sing:

“Praised be Jesus Christ, our King;

Lord of earth and sky and sea,

King of love on Calvary.”

 

PSALM 7:21-4, 7, 12-14, 18-19

 

I will appoint peace your governor,/ and justice your ruler. (Is 60:17)

 

When we pray “Thy kingdom come,” we commit ourselves to serve its coming by living in peace and by seeking peace and justice for all who suffer in our homes, our workplaces, our neighborhoods, our world.

 

O God, give your judgment to the king,

to a king’s son your justice,

that he may judge your people in justice

and your poor in right judgment.

 

May the mountains bring forth peace for the people

and the hills, justice.

May he defend the poor of the people

and save the children of the needy

and crush the oppressor.

 

In his days justice shall flourish

and peace till the moon fails.

 

For he shall save the poor when they cry

and the needy who are helpless.

He will have pity on the weak

and save the lives of the poor.

From oppression he will rescue their lives,

to him their blood is dear.

 

Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel,

who alone works wonders,

ever blessed his glorious name.

Let his glory fill the earth.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of GodMatthew 13:44-45

 

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.

 

He shall be peace. (Mi 5:4)

 

TE DEUM

 

Blessed are the peacemakers,/ for they will be called children of God. (Mt 5:9)

 

You are God: we praise you;

You are the Lord: we acclaim you;

You are the eternal Father:

All creation worships you.

 

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,

Cherubim and Seraphim, sing in endless praise:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

 

The glorious company of apostles praise you.

The noble fellowship of prophets praise you.

The white-robed army of martyrs praise you.

 

Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you:

Father, of majesty unbounded,

your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,

and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

 

You, Christ, are the king of glory,

the eternal Son of the Father.

 

When you became man to set us free

you did not spurn the Virgin’s womb.

 

You overcame the sting of death,

and opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.

 

You are seated at God’s right hand in glory.

We believe that you will come, and be our judge.

 

Come then, Lord, and help your people,

bought with the price of your own blood,

and bring us with your saints

to glory everlasting.

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

Ours were the sufferings Christ bore; by his death we are healed. Trusting in his love, we pray:

 

R/Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world;

grant us peace.

 

In the name of the poor, we pray: R/

 

In the name of the children of the needy, we pray: R/

 

In the name of the weak and oppressed, we pray: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guard our hearts in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. (cf. Phil 4:7)

 

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.

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