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Prayer for the Evening

 

With justice, Christ will rule the world:

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. Alleluia!

 

HYMN

 

Rejoice! Rejoice, believers,

And let your lights appear!

The evening is advancing,

And darker night is near.

The Bridegroom is arising,

And soon he will draw nigh;

Up, watch in expectation!

At midnight comes the cry.

 

See that your lamps are burning,

Replenish them with oil;

Look now for your salvation,

The end of sin and toil.

The marriage feast is waiting,

The gates wide open stand;

Rise up, ye heirs of glory,

The Bridegroom is at hand!

 

Our hope and expectation,

O Jesus, now appear;

Arise, thou Sun so longed for,

Above this darkened sphere!

With hearts and hands uplifted,

We plead, O Lord, to see

The day of earth’s redemption,

And ever be with thee!

 

PSALM 96:10-13

 

I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. (1 Cor 7:29)

Paul adds a note of urgency to Jesus’ call for repentance and faith in the Gospel. The Kingdom of God is closer at hand than we know. Now is the hour. Let us not delay our commitment to Christ.

 

Proclaim to the nations: “God is king.”

The world he made firm in its place;

he will judge the peoples in fairness.

 

Let the heavens rejoice and earth be glad,

let the sea and all within it thunder praise,

let the land and all it bears rejoice,

all the trees of the wood shout for joy

 

at the presence of the Lord for he comes,

he comes to rule the earth.

With justice he will rule the world,

he will judge the peoples with his truth.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:2)

 

We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

 

Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For he says:/ “In an acceptable time I heard you,/ and on the day of salvation I helped you.”/ Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

 

Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. (Rom 13:11)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” (Rv 21:5)

 

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…

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

With joy, we pray:

R/You will come to judge the peoples with your truth!

Let us live in this world as sojourners and pilgrims for this present time: R/

Let us treat all we have as goods on loan, for which we are stewards for this present time: R/

Let us treat one another as everlasting gifts to be prepared for your Kingdom: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the Lord guard our going and coming/ both now and for ever. Amen. (cf. Ps 121:8)

 

MARIAN ANTIPHON

 

Antiphon for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, January 1

 

The root of Jesse has budded,

a star has arisen from Jacob;

a Virgin has brought forth the Savior;

we praise you, our God.

 

 

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.

 

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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