Electronic Prayer Book

7th 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

 

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.

 
  • It is God who brought us salvation and called us to a dedicated life, not for any merit of ours but of his own purpose and his own grace, which was granted to us in Christ Jesus for all eternity.
 
  • How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’.

 

 

  • Who will not fear you, Lord?
    Who will refuse to declare your greatness? For you alone are holy.
 
  • It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.

 

  • Many nations shall come over to the Lord on that day and become his people, and he will make his dwelling with you.
 
 

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 1: 4 — 6

 
 
 

John to the seven churches that are in Asia: grace be to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the rule of the kings of the earth. To him who has loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and made us to be a kingdom, and priests to his Father — to him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Evening

At this time the Magi knelt before our Saviour. Let us also worship him with great joy. Light of all light, reveal yourself at this time.

Christ manifested in the flesh: — sanctify us by the word of God and by prayer.

Christ, vindicated in the Spirit; — free our lives from the spirit of discord.

Christ, seen by angels; — give us even now a share in the joy of heaven.

Christ, preached among the nations; — move all hearts by the power of your Spirit.

Christ, believed in by the world; — renew your disciples’ faith.

Christ, taken up in glory: — enkindle in us the desire of your kingdom.

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
   
       
 

Seeing the star, the Magi rejoiced exceedingly; and entering the house, they offered the Lord gold, frankincense and myrrh, 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

Seeing the star, the Magi rejoiced exceedingly; and entering the house, they offered the Lord gold, frankincense and myrrh, 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