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Prayer for the Evening

 

The word of the Lord is faithful/ and all his works

to be trusted: come, let us give thanks and praise!

(cf. Ps 33:4)

 

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

 

You are my portion, O my God;

Soon as I know your way,

My heart makes haste t’obey your word,

And suffers no delay.

 

I choose the path of heav’nly truth,

And glory in my choice;

Not all the riches of the earth

Could make me so rejoice.

 

If I once wander from your path,

I think upon my ways,

Then turn my feet to your commands,

And trust your pard’ning grace.

 

You have inclined this heart of mine

Your statutes to fulfill;

And thus, till mortal life shall end,

Would I perform your will.

 

CANTICLE OF ISAIAH 35:4b, 8-10

 

You have the words of eternal life. (Jn 6:68)

 

The way of God leads to wisdom, joy, light, and life; the way of evil leads to foolishness, suffering, darkness, and death. Let us live by God’s law.

 

Here is your God,

he comes with vindication;

with divine recompense

he comes to save you.

 

A highway will be there,

called the holy way;

no one unclean may pass over it,

nor fools go astray on it.

 

No lion will be there,

nor beast of prey go up to be met upon it.

It is for those with a journey to make,

and on it the redeemed will walk.

 

Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return

and enter Zion singing,

crowned with everlasting joy;

they will meet with joy and gladness,

sorrow and mourning will flee.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Sirach 24:18-21)

 

Come to me, all you that yearn for me,/ and be filled with my fruits;/ You will remember me as sweeter than honey,/ better to have than the honeycomb./ He who eats of me will hunger still,/ he who drinks of me will thirst for more;/ He who obeys me will not be put to shame,/ he who serves me will never fail.

 

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

(Ps 34:9)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

You will live in my love if you keep my commandments. (cf. Jn 15:10)

 

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

 

O Lord, you are the Word of life. As evening falls, we pray:

 

R/Jesus, light our way.

 

O Lord, your Word gives wisdom to the simple:

– make us simple of heart. R/

 

O Lord, your Word is sweet to the taste:

– grant us the discernment to prefer its taste to any empty words we may hear this evening. R/

 

O Lord, your Word is steadfast, abiding for ever:

– keep our feet firmly on the path to everlasting life. R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the word of Christ dwell in us richly, and bring us to life everlasting! Amen. (cf. Col 3:16)

 

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.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

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