Electronic Prayer Book

12th January Evening

 
 
 
 

Part 1. From the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal

 

Opening

 

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.

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.

 
  • Turn back to me and win deliverance, all you that dwell in the remotest corners of the earth; I am God, there is no other.
 
  • Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise and say, ‘The Lord has saved his people, the remnant of Israel’.

 

 

  • See, I will rescue my people from the countries of the east and the west, and bring them back to live in Jerusalem. They shall be my people and I will be their God, in truth and justice.
 
  • The Lord has ransomed Jacob, and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him. They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord.

 

  • God condemned sin in in human nature by sending his own Son, who came with a nature like man’s sinful nature to do away with sin. God did this so that the righteous demands of the Law might be fully satisfied in us who live according to the Spirit, not according to human nature.
 
 

From Psalm 114 [115]

Thanksgiving to God For Help in Need
 

I love the Lord: because he has heard the voice of my pleading,

Because he inclined his ear to me when I called upon him.

The fetters of death encircled me; and the snares of hell seized upon me, I fell into
distress and sorrow.

But I called upon the name of the Lord: “O Lord save my life!”

The Lord is gracious and just, and your God is merciful.

 

The Lord guards the simple: I was helpless and he saved me.

Return O my soul to your rest, for the Lord has dealt kindly with you.

For he has rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

 

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 4: 6 — 8

 
 
 

And before the throne there is, as it were, a sea of glass like to crystal, and in the midst of the throne, and round the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes before and behind. And the first living creature is like a lion and the second is like a calf, and the third has the face, as it were, of a man and the fourth is like an eagle flying. And the four living creatures have each of them six wings; round about and within they are full of eyes. And they do not rest day and night, swaying, “Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God almighty, who was, and who is, and who is coming”.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Evening

Let us pray to the Father who appointed Christ as light of the nations.

Eternal Father, may your Church spread to far horizons; — may she make Christ present in the midst of the world.

You guided wise men from the East to see the new-born Jesus: — reveal your Son to every man who searches for truth.

Lead all nations into the light of Christ; — may they acknowledge him as their Lord and Saviour.

Send you missionaries through the world; — and let men know that their time of grace has come.

Grant to the dead the fullness of redemption; — raise them up in Christ who is the Lord of life.

 
 

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 holy day we are keeping is adorned with three mysteries: this day a star led the Magi to the manger; this day wine was made from water at the wedding; this day at the Jordan Christ willed to be baptised in order to save us, 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

The holy day we are keeping is adorned with three mysteries: this day a star led the Magi to the manger; this day wine was made from water at the wedding; this day at the Jordan Christ willed to be baptised in order to save us, Halleluia.

 
 

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

 
 
 

Lord, may the radiance of your glory light up our hearts, and bring us through the shadows of this world until we reach our homeland of everlasting light, 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