Prayer for the Evening

What marvels the Lord has worked for us!
Let us give thanks and praise, alleluia!

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!

HymnMeter: 87 87 D
This hymn can be sung to the tune used for
Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Holy Anthem Rise

When from bondage we are summoned
Out of darkness into light,
We must go by hope and patience,
Walk by faith and not by sight.

R/MLet us throw off all that hinders;
Let us run the race to win!
Let us hasten to our homeland
And, rejoicing, enter in.

When our God names us his people,
Then he leads us by the hand
Through a lonely, barren desert,
To a great and glorious land. R/

Psalm 126

There was suddenly such a severe earthquake that the foundations of the jail shook; all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose. (Acts 16:26)

Just as the disciples were delivered from prison, so were all of us delivered from the prison of sin and death by the Resurrection of Christ and the gift of the Spirit. In moments of discouragement, let us remember the hope that lights our way to a goal far more ­wonderful than we can imagine even now.

When the Lord delivered Zion from bondage,
it seemed like a dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
on our lips there were songs.

The heathens themselves said: “What marvels
the Lord worked for them!”
What marvels the Lord worked for us!
Indeed we were glad.

Deliver us, O Lord, from our bondage
as streams in dry land.
Those who are sowing in tears
will sing when they reap.

They go out, they go out, full of tears,
carrying seed for the sowing:
they come back, they come back, full of song,
carrying their sheaves.

Glory to the Father….

Word of GodBaruch 4:22-23

I have trusted in the Eternal God for your welfare,/ and joy has come to me from the Holy One/ Because of the mercy that will swiftly reach you/ from your ­eternal savior./ With mourning and lament I sent you forth,/ but God will give you back to me/ with enduring ­gladness and joy.

My word shall not return to me void/ but shall do
my will,/ achieving the end for which I sent it.
(cf. Is 55:11)

Canticle of Mary(Text, back cover A)

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father…

The Lord sent me to comfort all who mourn. (cf. Is 61:1-2)


Let us pray to the victorious Christ especially for those who have grown discouraged in bearing the heat and burden of the day:

R/MDeliver your people, O Lord, from bondage.

For all those whose faith has led them into places of exile and sorrow:
– be their deliverance and their joy. R/

For all those who labor in hopelessness:
– be their hope and their courage. R/

For all those who have abandoned pastoral ministry in discouragement:
– be their reconciliation and guide. R/

Personal intentions

Our Father….

May the Lord guard our going and coming/ both now and for ever. Amen. (cf. Ps 121:8)

Marian Antiphon(page 9 or 10)

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To you do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve.
To you do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this exile
show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.


Loving mother of the Redeemer,
gate of heaven, star of the sea,
assist your people who have fallen yet strive to rise again.
To the wonderment of nature you bore your Creator,
yet remained a virgin after as before.
You who received Gabriel’s joyful greeting,
have pity on us poor sinners.


Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee!
Blessed are thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Or during Easter Season:

Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia,
has risen as he said, alleluia.

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia!
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.