Ordinary Time

WEEK 20 - MONDAY

Evening Prayer
Psalter, Monday Week IV

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.
Amen. Alleluia.


HYMN

Now fades all earthly splendor,
The shades of night descend;
The dying of the daylight
Foretells creation's end.
Though noon gives place to sunset,
Yet dark gives place to light:
The promise of tomorrow
With dawn's new hope is bright.

The silver notes of morning
Will greet the rising sun,
As once the Easter glory
Shone round the Risen One.
So will the night of dying
Give peace to heaven's day,
And hope of heaven's vision
Will light our pilgrim way.

So will the new creation
Rise from the old reborn
To splendor in Christ's glory
And everlasting morn.
All darkness will be ended
As faith gives place to sight
Of Father, Son and Spirit,
One God, in heaven's light.
Text: James Quinn, SJ; Melody: Ewing 76.76 D


PSALMODY

Antiphon 1: Give thanks to the Lord, for his great love is without end.

Psalm 136
Easter Hymn
We praise God by recalling his marvelous deeds (Cassiodorus).

                 I

O give thanks to the Lord for he is good,
for his love endures for ever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his love endures for ever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his love endures for ever;

who alone has wrought marvelous works,
for his love endures for ever;
whose wisdom it was made the skies,
for his love endures for ever;
who fixed the earth firmly on the seas,
for his love endures for ever.

It was he who made the great lights,
for his love endures for ever.
the sun to rule the day,
for his love endures for ever.
the moon and stars in the night;
for his love endures for ever. Glory...

Antiphon 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for his great love is without end.


Antiphon 2 Great and wonderful are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty.

                          II

The first-born of the Egyptians he smote,
for his love endures for ever.
He brought Israel out from their midst,
for his love endures for ever;
arm outstretched, with power in his hand,
for his love endures for ever.

He divided the Red Sea in two,
for his love endures for ever;
he made Israel pass through the midst,
for his love endures for ever;
he flung Pharaoh and his force in the sea,
for his love endures for ever.

Through the desert his people he led,
for his love endures for ever.
Nations in their greatness he struck,
for his love endures for ever.
Kings in their splendor he slew,
for his love endures for ever.

Sihon, king of the Amorites,
for his love endures for ever;
and Og, the king of Bashan,
for his love endures for ever.

He let Israel inherit their land,
for his love endures for ever.
On his servant their land he bestowed,
for his love endures for ever.
He remembered us in our distress,
for his love endures for ever.
 
And he snatched us away from our foes,
for his love endures for ever;
He gives food to all living things
for his love endures for ever;
To the God of heaven give thanks,
for his love endures for ever. Glory...

Psalm Prayer: Almighty God, remember our lowliness and have mercy. Once you gave our fathers a foreign land to inherit. Free us today from sin and give us a share in your inheritance.

Antiphon 2 Great and wonderful are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty.


Antiphon 3 God planned in the fullness of time to restore all things in Christ.

Canticle  -  Ephesians 1:3-10
God our savior

Praised be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has bestowed on us in Christ
every spiritual blessing in the heavens.

God chose us in him
before the world began
to be holy
and blameless in his sight,
to be full of love.

He predestined us
to be his adopted sons through Jesus Christ,
such was his will and pleasure,
that all might praise the glorious favor
he has bestowed on us in his beloved.

In him and through his blood,we have been redeemed,
and our sins forgiven,
so immeasurably generous
is God’s favor to us.

God has given us the wisdom
to understand fully the mystery,
the plan he was pleased
to decree in Christ.
A plan to be carried out
in Christ, in the fullness of time,
to bring all things into one in him,
in the heavens and on earth.  Glory...

Antiphon 3 God planned in the fullness of time to restore all things in Christ.


READING      1 Thess 2:11-13
May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you, so as to strengthen your hearts, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones.


RESPONSORY
Accept my prayer, O Lord, which rises up to you.
 - Accept my prayer, O Lord, which rises up to you.
Like burning incense in your sight
 - which rises up to you.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
Accept my prayer, O Lord, which rises up to you.


MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: Forever will my soul proclaim the greatness of the Lord.


INTERCESSIONS
Jesus does not abandon those who hope in him; therefore, let us humbly ask him:

                   Our Lord and our God, hear us.

Christ our light, brighten your Church with your splendor,
 - so that she may be for the nations the great sacrament of your love.

Watch over the priests and ministers of your Church,
 - so that after they have preached to others, they themselves may remain faithful in your service.

Through your blood you gave peace to the world.
 - turn away the sin of strife, the scourge of war.

O Lord, help married couples with an abundance of your grace,
 - so that they may better symbolize the mystery of your Church.

In your mercy forgive the sins of all the dead.
 - that they may live with your saints.


Our Father...


PRAYER
Stay with us, Lord Jesus,
for evening draws near,
and be our companion on our way
to set our hearts on fire with new hope.
Help us to recognize your presence among us
in the Scriptures we read,
and in the breaking of bread.
You live and reign with the Father
and 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.



 
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