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Prayer for the Evening

 

God is full of love to all who call:

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

 

Lord, whose love in humble service

Bore the weight of human need,

Who did on the Cross forsaken,

Show us mercy’s perfect deed;

We, your servants, bring the worship

Not of voice alone but heart:

Consecrating to your purpose

Ev’ry gift which you impart.

 

As we worship, grant us vision,

Till your love’s revealing light,

Till the height and depth and greatness

Dawns upon our human sight:

Making known the needs and burdens

Your compassion bids us bear,

Stirring us to faithful service,

Your abundant life to share.

 

PSALM 86:1-6

 

You know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich. (2 Cor 8:9)

 

Once free of family responsibilities, Saint Elizabeth chose to become poor with the poor despite opposition and persecution. In their name she prayed; to their needs she devoted all her energies and ­possessions; in their presence she found joy in the Lord whom she loved.

 

Turn your ear, O Lord, and give answer

for I am poor and needy.

Preserve my life, for I am faithful:

save the servant who trusts in you.

 

You are my God, have mercy on me, Lord,

for I cry to you all the day long.

Give joy to your servant, O Lord,

for to you I lift up my soul.

 

O Lord, you are good and forgiving,

full of love to all who call.

Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer

and attend to the sound of my voice.

 

Glory to the Father….

 

Word of God (Luke 12:33-34)

 

Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

For, in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ will be richly ­provided for you. (2 Pt 1:11)

 

CANTICLE OF MARY

 

Do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Cor 9:7)

 

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

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son. We pray:

 

R/You are our God; have mercy on us!

 

For the poor and the needy:

– teach all people to give as you have given. R/

 

For the sick and the outcast:

– teach all people to see as you see. R/

 

For the aged and abandoned:

– teach all people to offer the gift of their presence as you offer the gift of yours. R/

 

(Personal intentions)

 

Our Father….

 

May the eyes of our hearts be enlightened, that we may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones. Amen. (cf. Eph 1:18)

 

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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