Night Prayer: Week 1

 

 

Season of Ordinary Time

 

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:

Now it is evening: Lights of the city

Bid us remember Christ is our Light.

Many are lonely, who will be neighbor?

Where there is caring Christ is our Light.

Now it is evening: Little ones sleeping

Bid us remember Christ is our Peace.

Some are neglected, who will be neighbor?

Where there is caring Christ is our Peace.

Now it is evening: Food on the table

Bids us remember Christ is our Life.

Many are hungry, who will be neighbor?

Where there is sharing Christ is our Life.

Now it is evening: Here in our meeting

May we remember Christ is our Friend.

Some may be strangers, who will be neighbor?

Where there’s a welcome Christ is our Friend.

 

Antiphon 1 

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

Psalm 88

You keep me safe, Lord God.

So when I pray at night,

please listen carefully

to each of my concerns.

I am deeply troubled

and close to death;
I am as good as dead

and completely helpless.
I am no better off

than those in the grave,
those You have forgotten
and no longer help.

You have put me in the deepest

and darkest grave;

Your anger rolls over me

like ocean waves.

You have made my friends turn

in horror from me.

I am a prisoner

who cannot escape,

and I am almost blind

because of my sorrow.

Each day I lift my hands

in prayer to You, Lord.

Do You work miracles

for the dead?

Do they stand up

and praise You?

Are Your love and loyalty announced

in the world of the dead?

Do they know of Your miracles

or Your saving power

in the dark world below

where all is forgotten?

Each morning I pray

to You, Lord.   

Why do You reject me?

Why do You turn from me? 

Ever since I was a child,

I have been sick

and close to death.

You have terrified me

and made me helpless.

Your anger is like a flood!

And I am shattered

by Your furious attacks

that strike each day

and from every side.

My friends and neighbors

have turned against me

because of You,

and now darkness

is my only companion.

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.