Night Prayer: Week 1

Season of Advent

All stand and make sign of cross

 

Prayer Leader:

God, come to our assistance. 

Response: 

Lord, make haste to help us. 

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. 

Prayer Leader:

We pause for a moment to reflect on our day,

bringing to mind where we could have trusted in God

and allowed the Holy Spirit to work through us,

so that we could have been more Christ like.

Penitential Rite

Brief moment of silence to examine our day.

Kyrie eléison

     R/. Kyrie eléison

Christe eléison.

     R/. Christe eléison.  

Kyrie eléison

     R/. Kyrie eléison

 

Prayer Leader:

May almighty God have mercy on us, 

forgive us our sins, and bring 

us to everlasting life. 

Amen. 

 

Hymn of Gratitude:

O Word of God, come into this space.

O Word of God, come send us your grace.

Open our minds, show us your truth,

transform our lives anew.

O Word of God, come into this space.

O Word of God, come send us your grace.

Open our minds, show us your truth,

transform our lives anew.

O Word of God, come into this space.

O Word of God, come send us your grace.

Open our minds, show us your truth,

transform our lives anew.

Antiphon 1 

In You, my God, my body will rest in hope.

Psalm 80

 

O God, You are the Creator

and the Sustainer of Your church

You have protected and prospered

Your faithful followers

throughout the stormy and tumultuous past.

Today we are in trouble.

Listen to our cries of concern, O God.

We are confused and confounded.

We don't know where to turn,

in what direction to go.

 

We have prayed, O God.

We have sung Your praises.

We have proclaimed Your love to the world.

But today our power is slipping away,

our prestige is wearing thin.

People seem to have little respect for us anymore.

Those who have been brought up

within our structures

and have embraced our doctrines

are leaving the fold.

They say we are no longer meeting their needs

or the needs of the world.

 

You were with us in the beginning, Lord.

You planted us in the midst

of this world's turmoil.

Glory be 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.

Antiphon 1 

In You, my God, my body will rest in hope.

Stand for the Gospel reading

Gospel Reading

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to…

- Glory to You, O Lord

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Silent Reflection

Responsory

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. 

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. 

 

You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth. 

- I commend my spirit. 

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, 

- Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit. 

 

Gospel Canticle

Stand

Antiphon 

Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake;

watch over us as we sleep,

that awake, we may keep watch with Christ,

and asleep, rest in his peace. 

Now, O God, let your servant go.

Let me go in peace according to Your Word.

For my eyes behold your saving work: 

A light for all the world, alleluia.

 

Now, O God, let your servant go.

Let me go in peace according to Your Word.

For my eyes behold your saving work: 

A light for all the world, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Antiphon 

Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake;

watch over us as we sleep,

that awake, we may keep watch with Christ,

and asleep, rest in his peace.

Eucharistic Adoration

Please find a comfortable place to be in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. 

At 8 p.m., we will conclude our Night Prayer.

 

Songs of Adoration

Concluding Prayer

Prayer Leader:

You have given us bread from heaven

- Having within it all sweetness.

 

Let us pray. 

Lord God,

Send us peaceful sleep 

to refresh our tired bodies.

May Your help always renew us

and keep us strong in Your service. 

 

We ask this through Christ our Lord. 

Amen. 

 

Benediction

 

May the all-powerful Lord 

grant us a restful night 

and a peaceful death. 

Amen.