WEEK I - SUNDAY
Evening Prayer I
Psalter, Week I
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.
Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days
This Is Our Accepted Time
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
Audi, Benigne Conditor
Antiphon 1: Lord God, we ask you to receive us and be pleased with the sacrifices we offer you this day with humble and contrite hearts.
Though he was in the form of God,
Jesus did not deem equality with God
something to be grasped at.
Rather, he emptied himself
and took the form of a slave,
being born in the likeness of men.
He was known to be of human estate
and it was thus that he humbled himself,
obediently accepting even death,
death on a cross!
Because of this,
God highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
above every other name,
So that at Jesus' name
every knee must bend
in the heavens, on the earth,
and under the earth,
and every tongue proclaim
to the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! Glory...
Antiphon 3 Christ died for our sins, the innocent for the guilty,to bring us back to God. In the body he was put to death,but in the spirit he was raised to life.
Lord, fill your people with your life.
Lord Jesus, you became like us in all things but sin; teach us how to share with others their joy and sorrow,
- that our love may grow deeper every day.
Help us to feed you in feeding the hungry,
- and to give you drink in giving drink to the thirsty.
You raised Lazarus from the sleep of death,
- grant that those who have died the death of sin may rise again through faith and repentance.
Inspire many to follow you with greater zeal and perfection,
- through the example of the blessed Virgin Mary and the saints.
Let the dead rise in your glory,
- to enjoy your love for ever.
Grant, almighty God,
through the yearly observances of holy Lent,
that we may grow in understanding
of the riches hidden in Christ
and by worthy conduct pursue their effects.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
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.
The English translation of Psalm Responses, Alleluia Verses, Gospel Verses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1973, 1974, 1975, ICEL; excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.