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Prayer for the Evening

Jesus Christ is our Shepherd:

come, let us adore him!


Glory to the Father…. Alleluia!




Your hand, O God, has guided

Your flock, from age to age;

Their wondrous tale is written,

Full clear, on every page;

Your people owned your goodness,

And we their deeds record;

And both of this bear witness;

One Church, one Faith, one Lord.


When shadows thick were falling,

And all seemed sunk in night,

O Lord, you sent your servants,

Your chosen sons of light.

On them and on your people

Your plenteous grace was poured,

And this was still their message,

One Church, one Faith, one Lord.


PSALM  80:2a, 3b, 9-10, 15-16, 18-20


I will appoint over you shepherds after my own heart,/ who will shepherd you wisely and prudently. (Jer 3:15)


In the name of Christ, Saint Leo watched over the Church, God’s beloved flock and vine, in troubled times not entirely unlike our own. He guarded the faithful in unity and truth during the early onslaught of the barbarian migrations toward Rome.


O shepherd of Israel, hear us,

you who lead Joseph’s flock,

O Lord, rouse up your might,

O Lord, come to our help.


You brought a vine out of Egypt;

to plant it you drove out the nations.

Before it you cleared the ground;

it took root and spread through the land.


God of hosts, turn again, we implore,

look down from heaven and see.

Visit this vine and protect it,

the vine your right hand has planted.


May your hand be on the man you have chosen,

the man you have given your strength.

And we shall never forsake you again:

give us life that we may call upon your name.


God of hosts, bring us back;

let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.


Glory to the Father….


Word of God (Acts 20:28, 32)


Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, in which you tend the church of God that he acquired with his own blood. And now I commend you to God and to that gracious word of his that can build you up and give you the inheritance among all who are consecrated.


The Lord is our shepherd;/ nothing shall we want.

(cf. Ps 23:1)




I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need no longer fear and tremble; and none shall be missing, says the Lord. (Jer 23:4)


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…




Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep. Through the intercession of Saint Leo, we pray:


R/Loving Shepherd, hear us.


You have led us through wise, prudent, and firm pastors:

– strengthen our pope in holiness, discernment, and ­singleness of heart. R/


You have cared for your Church in every danger:

– grant all those who hold the pastoral office the courage of the Gospel. R/


You have promised to be with your Church in every age:

– be with us amid the tensions and uncertainties of our time. R/


(Personal intentions)


Our Father….


May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, Jesus our Lord, furnish us with all that is good, so that we may do his will. May he carry out in us what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (cf. Heb 13:20-21)




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 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

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