Electronic Prayer Book

9th 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.

 
  • By  his divine power, he has given us all the things we need for life and for true devotion, bringing us to know God himself, who has called us by his own glory and goodness.
 
  • On that day the plant that the Lord has grown shall become glorious in its beauty, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and splendour of the survivors of Israel.

 

 

  • Declare this with a shout of joy, proclaim it, send it forth to the end of the earth; say, “The Lord has redeemed his servant Jacob!”
 
  • I have summoned this man to perform my designs faithfully; go where he will, my guidance will be his. He shall build up my own city, he shall let my captives go free, without bribe or ransom says the Lord of Hosts.

 

  • I was there to be sought by a people who did not ask, to be found by men who did not seek me. I said, “Here am I, here am I”.
 
 

From Psalm 129 [130]

Prayer for pardon and mercy.
 

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice!

Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.

If you should remember sins, O Lord, who could bear it?

But with you is forgiveness, that you may be served with reverence.

I hope in the Lord; my soul hopes in his word;

My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchman for the dawn.

 

More than watchman for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord, For with the Lord is mercy and with him plenteous redemption:

And he shall redeem Israel from all its sins.

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: 1 — 7

 
 
 

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus, write: Thus says he who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven gold lamp-stands: I know your works, your labour, and your patience, and that you cannot bear evil men; but have tried them who say they are Apostles and are not, and have found them false. And you have patience and have endured for my name, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore whence you have fallen, and repent, and do the former works; or else I will come to you, and will move your lamp-stand out of its place, unless you repent. But this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches: Him who overcomes I will permit to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of my God.”

 
 

Alternative Readings

 
Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles
 
 

Hymn
for
Evening

Let us unite ourselves with all Christians, praising the Father and asking for his protection.

Father, help those who search for an unknown God; — and let them discover the light of Christ.

Look in mercy on those who adore you as the one and only God; — show them that you are always close.

Remember all your children throughout the world; — see that they never stray far from you.

Send your angels to protect all men; — save them from a sudden and unprovided death.

Bring the dead to the vision of your glory; — give them eternal happiness in 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.

 
 
Antiphon
   
       
 

Herod kept asking the Magi, “What miracle have you seen indicating the birth of a King?”  “We have seen a radiant star, and its brightness illumines the world.”

   
       

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

Herod kept asking the Magi, “What miracle have you seen indicating the birth of a King?”  “We have seen a radiant star, and its brightness illumines the world.”

 
 

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

 
 
 

God and Father, light of all mankind, make our hearts radiant with the splendour of that light which long ago you shed on our fathers in the faith, and give your people the joy of lasting peace, 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