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Evening Prayer II
Psalter, Sunday Week III

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.


O Christ, you are the light and day
Which drives away the night,
The ever shining Sun of God
And pledge of future light.

As now the  ev'ning shadows fall
Please grant us, Lord, we pray,
A quiet night to rest in you
Until the break of day.

Remember us, poor mortal ones,
We humbly ask, O Lord,
And may your presence in our souls,
Be now our great reward.
Text: Christe qui Lux es et Dies; Melody: St. Anne, William Croft, 1708


Antiphon 1: The Lord said to my Master, sit on my right hand, alleluia.

Psalm 110:1-5,7
The Messiah, king and priest
Christ's reign will last until all his enemies are made subject to him (1 Corinthians 15:25)

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...

Psalm Prayer: Father, we ask you to give us victory and peace. In Jesus Christ, our Lord and King, we are already seated at your right hand. We look forward to praising you in the fellowship of all your saints in our heavenly homeland.

Antiphon 1 The Lord said to my Master, sit on my right hand, alleluia.

Antiphon 2 Our compassionate Lord has left us a memorial of his wonderful work, alleluia.

Psalm 111
God's marvelous works

We are lost in wonder at all you have done for us, our Lord and mighty God (Revelation 15:3)

I will thank the Lord with all my heart
in the meeting of the just and their assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord,
to be pondered by all who love them.

Majestic and glorious his work,
his justice stands firm for ever.
He makes us remember his wonders.
The Lord is compassion and love.

He gives food to those who fear him;
keeps his covenant ever in mind.
He has shown his might to his people
by giving them the lands of the nations.

His works are justice and truth,
his precepts are all of them sure,
standing firm for ever and ever;
they are made in uprightness and truth.

He has sent deliverance to his people
and established his covenant for ever.
Holy his name, to be feared.

To fear the Lord is the first stage of wisdom;
all who do so prove themselves wise.
His praise shall last for ever! Glory...

Psalm Prayer: Merciful and gentle Lord, you are the crowning glory of all the saints. Give us, your children, the gift of obedience which is the beginning of wisdom, so that we may do what you command and be filled with your mercy.

Antiphon 2 Our compassionate Lord has left us a memorial of his wonderful work, alleluia.

Antiphon 3 All power is yours, Lord God, our mighty king, alleluia.

Canticle  -  See Revelation 19:1-7
The wedding of the lamb

Salvation, glory, and power to our God:
his judgments are honest and true.
Alleluia (alleluia).

Sing praise to our God, all you his servants,
all who worship him reverently, great and small.
Alleluia (alleluia).

The Lord our all-powerful God is King;
Let us rejoice, sing praise, and give him glory.
Alleluia (alleluia).

The wedding feast of the Lamb has begun,
and his bride is prepared to welcome him.
Alleluia (alleluia). Glory...

Antiphon 3 All power is yours, Lord God, our mighty king, alleluia.

READING      1 Peter 1:3-7
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith, to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time. In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

The whole creation proclaims the greatness of your glory.
 - The whole creation proclaims the greatness of your glory.
Eternal ages praise
 - the greatness of your glory.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
 - The whole creation proclaims the greatness of your glory.

MAGNIFICAT (Canticle of Mary)
Antiphon: Tell yourselves: we are useless servants, for we did only what we should have done.

The world was created by the Word of God, re-created by his redemption, and it is continually renewed by his love. Rejoicing in him we call out:

                                Renew the wonders of your love, Lord

We give thanks to God whose power is revealed in nature,
 - and whose providence is revealed in history.

Through your Son, the herald of reconciliation, the victor of the cross,
 - free us from empty fear and hopelessness.

May all those who love and pursue justice,
 - work together without deceit to build a world of true peace.

Be with the oppressed, free the captives, console the sorrowing, feed the hungry, strengthen the weak,
 - in all people reveal the victory of your cross.

After your Son's death and burial you raised him up again in glory,
 - grant that the faithful departed may live with him.

Our Father...

Almighty ever-living God,
who in the abundance of your kindness
surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you,
pour out your mercy upon us
to pardon what conscience dreads
and to give what prayer does not dare to ask.
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.


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