Night Prayer: Week 3

 

 

Season of Easter

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.

I confess to almighty God

and to you, my brothers and sisters,

that I have greatly sinned,

in my thoughts and in my words,

in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,

All strike their breast

through my fault, through my fault,

through my most grievous fault;

therefore, I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,

all the Angels and Saints,

and you, my brothers and sisters,

to pray for me to the Lord our God.

 

Prayer Leader:

May almighty God have mercy on us, 

forgive us our sins, and bring 

us to everlasting life. 

Amen. 

Hymn of Gratitude:

Sing a New Song

Sing a new song unto the Lord;

let your song be sung from mountains high.

Sing a new song unto the Lord,

singing alleluia.

 

1. Shout with gladness! Dance for joy!

O come before the Lord.

And play for God on glad tambourines,

and let your trumpet sound.

 

2. Rise, O children, from your sleep;

your Savior now has come.

He has turned your sorrow to joy,

and filled your soul with song.

 

3. Glad my soul for I have seen

the glory of the Lord.

The trumpet sounds; the dead shall be raised.

I know my Savior lives.

 

Antiphon 1 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Psalm 66

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth;

sing of God’s glorious name;

give God glorious praise.

Say to God: 

“How awesome Your deeds!

Before Your great strength Your enemies cringe.

All the earth falls in worship before You; 

they sing of You, sing of Your name!”

 

Come and see the works of God,

awesome in deeds before the children of Adam.

God changed the sea to dry land;

through the river they passed on foot. 

There we rejoiced in God,

who rules by might forever,

God’s eyes are fixed upon the nations.

Let no rebel rise to challenge!

 

Bless our God, you peoples;

loudly sound God’s praise,

Who has kept us alive

and not allowed our feet to slip.

 

You tested us, O God,

tried us as silver tried by fire. 

You led us into a snare;

You bound us at the waist as captives.

 

You let captors set foot on our neck;

we went through fire and water;

then you led us out to freedom. 

 

I will bring burnt offerings to Your house;

to You I will fulfill my vows,

Which my lips pronounced

and my mouth spoke in my distress.

 

Burnt offerings of fatlings I will offer you

and sacrificial smoke of rams;

I will sacrifice oxen and goats.

 

Come and hear, all you who fear God,

while I recount what has been done for me.

I called to God with my mouth;

praise was upon my tongue.

 

Had I cherished evil in my heart,

the Lord would not have heard.

But God did hear

and listened to my voice in prayer.

 

Blessed be God, 

who did not reject my prayer

and refuse to give me mercy.

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 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

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.