Electronic Prayer Book

Friday Evening

 

Following Tenth 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.

 
  • Hearken, O God, to my prayer; turn not away from my pleading; give heed to me, and answer me.
    When I called upon the Lord, He heard my voice, from those who war against me; and He humbled them, Who is before all ages, and remains forever: cast your care upon the Lord, and He will support you.
 
  • From You let judgment come; Your eyes uphold what is right.
    Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.

 

  • You shall be pleased with due sacrifices, burnt offerings and holocausts on Your altar, O Lord.
 
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. To You we owe our hymn of praise, O God, in Zion; to You must vows be fulfilled in Jerusalem. Halleluia.

 

 

  • To You I lift up my soul, O Lord. In You, O my God, I trust; let me not be put to shame, let not my enemies exult over me. No one who waits for You shall be put to shame.
 
 

From Psalm 137 [138]

Prayers of Thanksgiving
 

I will give thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart, for you have heard the words of my mouth;

In the presence of the angels I will sing praises to you, I will prostrate myself toward your holy temple, and I will praise your name because of your kindness and faithfulness, for you have magnified above all your name and your promise.

When I call upon you, you answered me you increased strength within me.

All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, when they hear the words of your mouth

And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord; “Great indeed is the glory of the Lord.”

 

Indeed the Lord is high, yet he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he regards from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of tribulation, you preserve my life, you stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, your right hand saves me.

The Lord will complete his work in my behalf. O Lord, your kindness is everlasting; forsake not the works of your hands.

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 — 1st St. Peter 4: 15 — 17

 

St. Peter is addressing frightened and harshly treated people.
Whereas it would be most shameful to suffer just punishment
for crimes committed, to suffer as a Christian is no disgrace.
By bearing the name Christian (originally a somewhat
degrading term used by the Romans to distinguish
them from the Jews), they glorify God.
These sufferings are the beginning of
God’s judgment in His own household.
They will sift the virtuous from the lax Christian.
And if this is thought severe, what will happen
to those who disregard the Gospel?

 

Let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or a slanderer, or as one coveting what belongs to others. But if he suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God under this name. For the time has come for the judgment to begin with the household of God.

 
 

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

 
If God puts His omnipotence in the service of His mercy,
we can go to Him in spite of our faults and, lifted up by hope,
make haste towards the accomplishment of His promises.
 

O God, You manifest Your almighty power most of all in sparing and showing mercy, that we, running to Your promises, may be made partakers of Your heavenly goods. 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