Electronic Prayer Book

Monday Evening

 

Week following Fourth Sunday after the Octave of Easter

 

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 Easter the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal — 1962.)

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.

 
  • Stay with us Lord, for it is getting towards evening, Halleluia.
 
  • The stone was rolled back from the doorway of the tomb, Halleluia, Halleluia.
 
  • Over Your resurrection, O Christ — Let heaven and earth rejoice, Halleluia.
 
  • If you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Mind the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.
 

From Psalm 26 [27]

Prayer of Confidence
 

 

Hear O Lord, my voice which cries to you, be gracious to me and answer me.

My heart speaks to you, my face seeks you, your face, O Lord, I seek.

Hide not your face from me, rebuff not your servant in anger.

You are my help; cast me not off, nor forsake me O God, my Saviour.

You my father and my mother abandon me, yet will the Lord receive me.

Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me along a safe path because of my enemies.

Deliver me not to the desires of my foes, for false witnesses have risen up against me, and men who breathe violence.

I believe that I shall behold the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord, be strong, and let your heart take courage, and wait for the Lord.

 

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 — Revelation 5: 11 — 14

 
 
 

And I beheld, and I heard a voice of many Angels round about the throne, and the living creatures and the elders, and the number of them was thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing.” And every creature that is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and such as are on the sea, and all that are in them, I heard them all saying, “To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, blessing and honour and glory and dominion, forever and ever.” And the four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped in who lives forever and ever.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 

Easter Hymn for Evening

 

To the Paschal Victim let Christians offer a sacrifice of praise.

The Lamb redeemed the sheep. Christ, sinless, reconciled sinners to the Father.

Death and life were locked together in a unique struggle. Life’s captain died; now He reigns, never more to die.

Tell us Mary. “What did you see on the way?”

“I saw the tomb of the now living Christ. I saw the glory of Christ, now risen. I saw angels who gave witness; the cloths too which once had covered head and limbs.

Christ my hope has risen. He will go before His own in Galilee.”

We know that Christ has indeed risen from the dead. Conqueror and King, have mercy on us. Amen. Halleluia!

 

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
   
       
 

“I speak the truth to you: it is expedient for you that I depart. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you,” Halleluia.

   
       

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

 

To live as baptised Christians, loyal to God, in the shifting and difficult
conditions of life on earth is only possible with the help of His grace,
which alone keeps our hearts “where true joys are”.

 

O God, Who by the humility of Your Son have raised up a fallen world; grant everlasting joy to Your faithful people; that those whom You have rescued from the perils of endless death, You may cause to enjoy endless happiness. Through the same Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the 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 Throughout Advent | Part 3. The Angelus | Part 4. Prayers For Protection