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10th January Evening


Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal




O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to my 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.



Acclamations For Reflection


At this time 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.

  • By nature we were as much under God’s anger as the rest of the world. But God loved us with so much love that he was generous with his mercy: when we were dead through our sins, he brought us to life with Christ — it is through grace that you have been saved.
  • Thus says the Lord: At the favourable time I will answer you, on the day of salvation  I will help you. (I have formed you and have appointed you as a covenant people.)



  • Hear are words you may trust, words that merit full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
  • I will restore the land and assign you the estates that lie waste. I will say to the prisoners, “Come out”, to those who are in darkness, “Show yourselves.” On every roadway they will graze, and each bare height shall be their pasture.


  • The city has no need of the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God shines on it, and the Lamb is its lamp. The peoples of the world will talk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their wealth into it.

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 has magnified above all your name and your promise.

When I called upon you, you did answer, you did increase strength within me.


All the kings of the earth shall give thanks to you, 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.”


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 2: 10 — 11


“Behold the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.’”


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles


Full of confidence we pray to the Word of God who came to drown all our sins in the ocean of his love.

Eternal High Priest, in you the fullness of divine worship is given to us; — grant all men a share of this worship through your Church.

You came to us as healer of soul and body; — strengthen the sick and restore them to health.

With you there is mercy and fullness of redemption; — may all men discover the deep joy of repentance.

Mighty King, you broke the chains that held us; — give strength and comfort to those in prison.

Lord of life and death, you opened the gate of heaven, — receive the dead into the glory of your presence.


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.


All from Saba are coming! They bring gold and frankincense, Halleluia, 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.


All from Saba are coming! They bring gold and frankincense, Halleluia, Halleluia.


The Lord’s Prayer



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.




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.





Almighty God and Father, by the guidance of a star you revealed the birth of the Saviour of the world. Open our minds to that revelation, and let it bear fruit in our lives, through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.




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.


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

Part 4. Prayers For Protection