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Friday Evening

 

Following Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Halleluia.

 

Acclamations For Reflection

 

In Time After Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Breviary), and the evening ones are the Biblical passages used in the previous Sunday Liturgy.

Spending a moment to reflect on one or more of these prepares us to praise God using the psalms of the day, which follow.

 
 
 

Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.

 
  • God is in His holy dwelling, God Who makes us of one mind to dwell in a house; He shall give power and strength to His people.
    God arises; His enemies are scattered and those who hate Him flee before Him.
 
  • In God my heart trust, and I find help; then my heart exults, and with my song I give Him thanks. To You, O Lord, I call; O my God, be not deaf to me; depart not from me.

 

  • I will extol You, O Lord, for You drew me clear and did not let my enemies rejoice over me; O Lord, I cried out to You and You healed me.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Sing joyfully to God, our strength; acclaim the God of Jacob. Take up a pleasant psalm with the harp. Halleluia.

 

 

  • Honour the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce. Then will your barns be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow.
 
 

From Psalm 141 [142]

Lead us not into Temptation
 

O Lord, I call to you: hasten to help me; listen to my voice, when I call you.

Let my prayer rise to you like incense, the lifting up of my hands like the evening sacrifice.

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth, keep watch at the door of my lips.

Incline not my heart to any evil, to engage in wicked deeds; And with men who do wrong let me never feed on their choice foods.

 

Let the just man strike me; it is kindness;

let him rebuke me: it is oil for the head. Which my head shall not refuse, but I will still always pray under their corrections.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 
 

Reading — 2nd St. Peter 1: 8 — 9

 

When virtue and knowledge are rooted in and blossom
through faith, Christians are neither inactive nor unfruitful.
Contrariwise, the Christian” who does not walk worthily of God,
he who does not bear spiritual fruit has forgotten that he was
cleansed from his former sins (Col. 1: 10) he has renounced
his baptismal vows; he has foresworn his allegiance to God.

 

“For if you possess these virtues and they abound in you, they will render you neither inactive not unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks them is blind, groping his way, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from former sins.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

New Testament Canticle:
for
Friday Evening

Hymn of Adoration

Revelation 15: 3 and 4

 

Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God almighty; just and true are your ways, O King of the ages.

Who will not fear you, O Lord, and magnify your name? For you alone are holy. For all nations will come and worship before you; because your judgments are manifest (revealed).

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.    Amen.

 
 

Mary’s Hymn of Praise — St. Luke 1: 46 — 55

 

Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1: 41—45), acclaimed Mary, warmly with the words: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb” — to which Mary replied in her prophetic hymn.

 
 

Antiphon

   
       
 

The Lord has put down the mighty from their throne and has exalted the lowly

   
       

My soul magnifies the Lord.

And my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid, for behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed,

Because he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And His mercy is from generation to generation toward those who fear him. —

He has shown might with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.

 

He has put down the mighty from their thrones and has exalted the lowly.

The hungry he has filled with good things and the rich he has sent empty away. —

He has given help to Israel his servant, mindful of his mercy.

(As he promised our fathers) towards Abraham and his descendants forever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

       
     
Antiphon

Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.

 
 

The Lord’s Prayer

 
 

Traditional

Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Contemporary

Our Father, in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name,
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven,
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer

 

There is perhaps no lovelier prayer than this one addressed to God’s infinite goodness, which it both calls upon and puts before our eyes.

 

Almighty and everlasting God, in the abundance of Your loving-kindness, You exceed both the merits and the desires of Your suppliants; pour forth Your mercy upon us, that You may forgive what our consciences fear and grant what we do not presume to ask. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

 

Closing

   
 

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

   

May the all powerful
and merciful Lord,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless and preserve us.
Amen.

 

Part 2. Devotions During Ordinary Time | Part 3. The Angelus

Part 4. Prayers For Protection