Evening Prayer II
Psalter, Sunday, Week II
God, come to my assistance.
- Lord, make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
- as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.
Antiphon 1: In holy splendor the Lord will send forth you holy sceptre from Zion.
The Lord's revelation to my Master:
"Sit on my right:
your foes I will put beneath your feet."
The Lord will wield from Zion
your scepter of power:
rule in the midst of all your foes.
A prince from the day of your birth
on the holy mountains;
from the womb before the dawn I begot you.
The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
"You are a priest for ever,
a priest like Melchizedeck of old."
The Master standing at your right hand
will shatter kings in the day of his wrath.
He shall drink from the stream by the wayside
and therefore he shall lift up his head. Glory...
In holy splendor the Lord will send forth you holy sceptre from Zion.
Antiphon 2 We worship the one true God who made heaven and earth.
When Israel came forth from Egypt,
Jacob's sons from an alien people
Judah became the Lord's temple,
Israel became his kingdom.
The sea fled at the sight:
the Jordan turned back on its course,
the mountains leapt like rams
and the hills like yearling sheep.
Why was it, sea, that you fled,
that you turned back, Jordan, on your course?
Mountains, that you leapt like rams;
hills, like yearling sheep?
Tremble, O earth, before the Lord,
in the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turns the rock into a pool
and flint into a spring of water. Glory...
We worship the one true God who made heaven and earth.
Antiphon 3 God did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all.
Christ suffered for you,
and left you an example
to have you follow in his footsteps.
He did no wrong;
no deceit was found in his mouth.
When he was insulted,
he returned no insult.
When he was made to suffer,
he did not counter with threats.
Instead, he delivered himself up
to the One who judges justly.
In his own body
He brought your sins to the cross,
so that all of us, dead to sin,
could live in accord with God's will.
By his wounds you were healed. Glory...
God did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all.
Sanctify your people, redeemed by your blood.
Redeemer of the world, give us a greater share of your passion through a deeper spirit of repentance,
- so that we may share the glory of your resurrection.
May your Mother, comfort of the afflicted, protect us,
- may we console others as you console us.
Look with love on those who suffer because of our indifference,
- come to their aid, and turn our uncaring hearts to justice and charity.
You humbled yourself by being obedient even to accepting death, death on a cross,
- give all who serve you the gifts of obedience and patient endurance.
Transform the bodies of the dead to be like your own in glory,
- and bring us at last into their fellowship.
Almighty ever-living God,
who as an example of humility for the human race to follow
caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross,
graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering
and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.