Night Prayer: Week 1

 

 

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.

The Rite of Sprinkling with Holy Water

Brief moment of silence to examine our day.

Prayer Leader:

In the waters of baptism we died with Christ

and rose with him to new life.

May we come to share with Him eternal glory.

Prayer Leader:

May almighty God cleanse us of our sins,

and make us dignified to sit at the heavenly table.

We ask this through Christ, the Risen Lord.

Amen. 

 

Hymn of Gratitude:

Ven al Banquete/Come to the Feast

Ven, ven al banquete.

Ven a la fiesta de Dios. 

Here the hungry find plenty,

here the thirsty shall drink.

Ven a la cena de Cristo, 

come to the feast.

1. Like the child whose fishes and loaves 

fed the multitude,

in the Lord the little we have,

broken and shared, becomes abundant food.

2. Hay que darse a morir para cosechar,

las semillas de libertad y resurrección, 

la promesa de vivir.

3. In the stranger by our side,

in the least and last,

in the thirst for justice we share, 

Christ is here in the breaking of the bread.

Antiphon 1 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Psalm 91

One whose faith is focused on God,

who finds security in God,

does not have to live in fear.

 

 We are not left untouched 

by the tempest of this life,

and may be wounded

by the onslaughts of evil,

but our great God does not leave us

to suffer these things alone.

 

The Lord cares for God’s own and delivers us

even in the midst of the conflicts

that plague us.

If God is truly our God,

we do not have to be afraid

of the enemy that threatens

or the affliction that lays us low.

 

People all around us may fall,

never to rise again,

but the Lord is by our side

to raise us to our feet

and to lead us to the ultimate victory.

 

 Even the ministering spirits

of God’s invisible world

are watching over us.

They will not allow anything to hurt us

except by God’s loving permission

and through God’s eternal concern.

Our loving God has promised:

“Because My children love Me,

I will never let My children go.

I shall feel the pain of their wounds

and bear their hurt

and shall transform that which is ugly 

into that which enriches and blesses.

And when my children cry out in agony,

I shall hear and answer.

I will be close to them and will deliver them,

And I will grant them eternal life”

 

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.