Skip to main content

Prayer for the Evening

 

God will deliver our souls in peace:

let us give thanks and praise.

 

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

 

At midnight, so the sages tell,

When David slept profound,

A harp suspended o’er his couch

Gave forth a trembling sound.

 

Up sprang the royal bard, inspired;

His fingers touched the chord,

And with strange gladness in his soul,

In psalms he praised the Lord.

 

At midnight, when dark doubts assail,

And anxious fears surround,

O soul of mine, amid the gloom

Give forth a joyous sound.

 

O bid me seize the harp of faith

And sing a holy strain

Until each day my life and thought

Resound in glad refrain.

 

PSALM 55:2-4, 17-18b, 23, 24d

 

Cast all your worries upon God because he cares for you. (cf. 1 Pt 5:7)

 

Anxiety focuses our attention on ourselves. Saint Paul proposes that we drive it out by turning to God in prayer “in all things.” Then we will be ruled by the peace that frees us to bear good fruit through love for God and our neighbor.

 

O God, listen to my prayer,

do not hide from my pleading,

attend to me and reply;

with my cares, I cannot rest.

 

I tremble at the shouts of the foe,

at the cries of the wicked;

for they bring down evil upon me.

They assail me with fury.

 

As for me, I will cry to God

and the Lord will save me.

Evening, morning and at noon

I will cry and lament.

 

He will deliver my soul in peace

in the attack against me:

for those who fight me are many,

but he hears my voice.

 

Entrust your cares to the Lord

and he will support you.

He will never allow

the just man to stumble.

 

O Lord, I will trust in you.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (1 Thessalonians 5:14-18)

 

We urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good [both] for each other and for all. Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

 

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction,

persevere in prayer. (Rom 12:12)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

May the Lord be blessed day after day./ He bears our burdens, God our savior. (Ps 68:20)

 

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 

 

In peace, let us pray:

 

R/May the peace of God guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

 

When anxiety afflicts us,

– may we turn to you in prayer: R/

 

When fear assails us,

– may we put our trust in you: R/

 

When the shadow of death falls upon us,

– may we entrust our lives to you: R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the God of peace himself make us perfectly holy and may we entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (cf. 1 Thes 5:23)

 

MARIAN ANTIPHON

 

Antiphon for the Memorial of

Our Lady of the Rosary,

October 7

 

The daughters of Zion saw her flourishing

in blossoms of roses,

and pronounced her most blessed.

 

 

 

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

Raphael Benedict is a Catholic who wants nothing but to spread the catholic faith to reach the ends of the world. Make this possible by always sharing any article or prayers posted on your social media platforms. Remain blessed

Leave a Reply