Night Prayer: Week 4

 

 

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:

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly-minded,
For with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

 

At his feet the six-winged seraph,
Cherubim, with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

 

Antiphon 1 

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Psalm 67

May we continually 

welcome God’s mercy and blessing

in order that we may demonstrate

God’s purpose throughout the earth

and God’s redemptive power

to the creatures of this world.

And may it ultimately resolve

in all of God’s children lifting their voices

in praise to their Lord and God.

 

The nations of the earth would truly

abide in peace and sing for joy

if they would allow God to be their God

and if we would direct our destinies

according to God's will.

Then the inhabitants of this world would surely

lift their voices in praise to their Lord and God.

 

The earth continues to receive

the abundance of God

God's blessings are all around and with us.

 

May every mountain and valley, plain and forest,

every city and every suburb,

echo with the praises for our God.

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.