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11th 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.

  • Here is the message we heard from him and pass on to you: that God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.
  • God has taken us out of the power of darkness and created a place in the kingdom of the Son that he loves, and in him we gain our freedom, the forgiveness of our sins. He is the image of the unseen God and the first born of all creation.


  • Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
  • Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold your deliverance has come. His recompense comes with him; he carries his reward before him; and they shall be called a Holy People, the ransomed of the Lord.



  • The people that went about in darkness has seen a great light; for men abiding in a land where death overshadowed them, light has dawned.

From Psalm 140 [141]

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 — Revelation 2: 14 — 17


“But I have a few things against you, because you have there some  who hold  the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel, that they might eat and commit fornication. So you have also some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaites. In like manner repent, or else, I will come to you quickly and fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; to him who overcomes I will give the hidden manna; and I will give him a white pebble, and upon the pebble a new name written, which no one knows except him who receives it.”


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles


United in prayer with all our brothers, let us bless God and call upon his name.

Holy Father we pray for those who know you only by the light of reason; — lead them to the knowledge of the gospel.

Guide all outside the Church who strive for a better world; — let them find Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life.

Help men of all other religions to live in sincerity of heart; — and bring them into your own marvellous light.

Cleanse the hearts of your faithful; —that they may know the great depths of your love.

Show your mercy to the dead; — and endow them with the glory of your saints.


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.


Warned in sleep, the Magi returned to their country by another way.


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.


Warned in sleep, the Magi returned to their country by another way


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