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Lent 5 Sunday Evening

 

Part 1. From the Divine Office

 

We recommend the use of one or more
Lenten Devotions at this time, especially near Easter.

 

Opening

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

     Praise be to you, Lord, King of eternal glory.

 
 

Lenten Acclamations For Reflection:—

Acknowledging our sinfulness, our need of repentance, and expressing our strong desire to be restored fully to God’s household.

Each “Acclamation” is, in fact, an antiphon, traditionally said before and after each psalm. Those wishing to follow the custom can choose one of the following for this purpose, or simply pause and meditate on one or more.

     
 
  • Look, O Lord, upon My misery, for My enemy has triumphed.
 
  • In My straits I called upon the Lord, and He answered Me and set Me free.

 

  • My people, what have I done to you, or in what way have I grieved you? Answer Me!
 
  • O Lord, You have pleaded the cause of My soul, O Lord, My God, defender of My life.

 

  • Must good be repaid with evil that they should dig a pit to take My life?
     

 

From Psalm 4

Night Prayer

 

    Answer me, when I call, O my just God, you who gave me relief in my distress; have pity on me and answer my prayer.

    You men, how long will you be hard hearted? why do you love vanity and seek after falsehood?         

    Know that the Lord deals wonderfully with his holy one; the Lord will hear when I call to him.

    Tremble and sin not, ponder within your hearts, upon your beds, and be silent.

 

    Offer fitting sacrifices, and trust in the Lord.

    Many say: “Who will show us good things?” Let the light of your countenance shine upon us, O Lord!

    You have given joy to my heart greater than when men abound in corn and wine.

    As soon as I lie down, I fall asleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, do make me dwell in security.

 

     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.

 

 

 

Psalm 133 [134]

Night Prayer

     Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord; who stand in the house of the Lord during the night hours.

     Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

     May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth.

 

     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.

 
   

 

Reading — Hebrews 9: 11 — 15

Christ’s sacrifice, taking the place of all sacrifices of the old law,
is of the highest perfection. It suffices, once and for all, to expiate,
i.e. make complete reparation for all our sins and to open for us anew the gates of heaven.

 

When Christ appeared as High Priest of the good things to come, He entered once for all through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made by hands (that is, not of this creation), nor again by virtue of blood of goats and calves, but by virtue of his own blood, into the Holy of Holies having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkled ashes of a heifer sanctify the unclean unto the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the Holy Spirit offered Himself unblemished unto God cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And this is why he is mediator of a new covenant, that whereas a death has taken place for redemption from the transgressions committed under the former covenant, they who have been called may receive eternal inheritance according to the promise in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

A Lenten Prayer from the Bible

The Canticle of the three young men

Daniel 3: 52 — 57

This hymn is the introduction to the longer praise usually called the Benedicite (Blessing God).

    Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever;

    And blessed is your holy and glorious name, praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.

    Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory, praiseworthy and glorious above all forever.

    Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

    Blessed are you who look into the depths from your throne upon the Cherubim, praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.

    Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever.

    Bless the Lord, all you works of the Lord, praiseworthy and exalt him above all forever.

 

 

 

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

“Abraham, your father, rejoiced that
he was to see My day. He saw it
and was glad.”

      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

“Abraham, your father, rejoiced that he was to see My day. He saw it and was glad.”

 
   

 

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

We implore You. Almighty God, mercifully look upon Your family, that by Your bounty it may be governed in body, and by Your protection, guarded in spirit. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who Lives and reigns with You in the 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.

     
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