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Thursday Evening – Pentecost Octave




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.



Acclamations For Reflection


During Pentecost the morning reflections are beautiful proclamations from the Bible (as used in the Roman Breviary and Roman Missal — 1962.)

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.

  • The Spirit of the Lord fills the world, Halleluia, is all-embracing, and knows man’s utterance, Halleluia, Halleluia, Halleluia. God arises; His enemies are scattered, and those who hate Him flee from before Him. Halleluia.
  • Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful; and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Halleluia.


  • Confirm, O God, what You have wrought in us; from Your temple, which is in Jerusalem, kings shall offer gifts to You, Halleluia.
  • Halleluia, Halleluia. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Halleluia.


  • Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing, where they were sitting, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking of the wonderful works of God, Halleluia, Halleluia.

From Psalm 137 [138]

Prayers of Thanksgiving


I will give thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart, for you have heard the words of my mouth; In the presence of the angels I will sing praises to you,

I will prostrate myself toward your holy temple, and I will praise your name because of your kindness and faithfulness, For you has magnified above all your name and your promise.

When I called upon you, you did answer, you did increase strength within me.

All the kings of the earth shall give thanks to you, O Lord, when they hear the words of your mouth;

And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord;
“Great indeed is the glory of the Lord.”


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 — Acts 8: 5 — 8


In those days, Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached the Christ to them. And the crowds with one accord gave heed to what was said by Philip, listening to him and seeing the miracle that he worked. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, went out of many possessed persons, and many paralytics and cripples were cured. So there was great joy in that city.


Alternative Readings

Old Testament The Gospels Epistles of St. Paul Other Epistles

Hymn for Evening


Come Holy Spirit, God of Love!
From Your bright heavenly Home
Rays of healing light impart.

Come, Father of the poor,
Source of gifts that will endure
Light of every human heart.

You of all consolers best,
Of the soul most kindly Guest,
Bracing courage do bestow

In hard labour You are rest,
In the heat refreshing best,
Solace giving in our woe.

O most blessed light divine,
Let Your radiance in us shine,
And our inmost being fill.


Nothing good by man is thought,
Nothing right by him is wrought,
When he spurns Your gracious Will.

Cleanse our souls from sinful stain,
Bless our dryness with Your rain,
Heal our wounds and mend our way.

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray.

On the faithful who in You,
Trust with childlike piety,
Deign Your sevenfold gifts to send.

Give them virtues rich increase,
Saving grace to die in peace,
Give them joys that never end.
Amen. Halleluia.
Prayer: Cleanse My Heart.


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.


“The Spirit who proceeds from the Father, Halleluia, He will glorify Me, Halleluia, 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.


Repeat the appointed antiphon of the day.


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.



Pentecost Octave Evening Prayer

 O God, you taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit;
grant that in the same Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation.


Let us Pray

May the Comforter, Who proceeds from You, enlighten our minds, we implore You, O Lord, and guide us. As Your Son has promised, into all truth. Who with You lives and reigns in the unity of the same. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the same 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.


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