Night Prayer: Week 2

 

 

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

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 91

That 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 

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.