Night Prayer 5th Week of Lent

 

Night Prayer – 5th Week of Lent

 

Light a candle, it will help with prayer.

 

In the name of the Father …

 

As we begin our prayer let’s give thanks to God for our day.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy

Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

 

Play a piece of Music

 

Psalm 4 - Thanksgiving

Antiphon

Lord, have mercy and hear me.

 

When I cáll, ánswer me, O Gód of jústice; *

from ánguish you reléased me, have mércy and héar me!

 

O mén, how lóng will your héarts be clósed, *

will you lóve what is fútile and séek what is fálse?

 

It is the Lórd who grants fávours to thóse whom he lóves; *

the Lórd héars me whenéver I cáll him.

 

Fear him; do not sín: pónder on your béd and be stíll *

Make jústice your sácrifice, and trúst in the Lórd.

 

‘What can bríng us háppiness?’ mány sáy. *

Líft up the líght of your fáce on us, O Lórd.

 

You have pút into my héart a gréater jóy *

than théy have from abúndance of córn and new wíne.

 

I will líe down in péace and sléep comes at ónce *

for yóu alone, Lórd, make me dwéll in sáfety.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Antiphon

Lord, have mercy and hear me.

 

Psalm-prayer

Give us hope, Lord, to steady our steps, for we walk by faith and not by earthly sight. May hope deepen our longing, perfect our love and lead us to our promised rest.

Psalm 133 (134) - Evening prayer in the Temple

Antiphon

Bless the Lord through the night.

 

O cóme, bléss the Lórd, *

all yóu who sérve the Lórd,

who stánd in the hóuse of the Lórd, *

in the cóurts of the hóuse of our Gód.

 

Lift up your hánds to the hóly pláce *

and bléss the Lórd through the níght.

 

May the Lórd bléss you from Síon, *

he who máde both héaven and éarth.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Antiphon

Bless the Lord through the night.

 

Psalm-prayer

All your servants praise and thank you, Lord. Be our light as night descends. We lift up to you the good works of our hands; grant us your generous blessing.

 

Short Reading - Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

 

Pause for a few moments

Canticle - Nunc Dimittis

Antiphon

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

 

At lást, all-pówerful Máster, †

you give léave to your sérvant *

to go in péace, accórding to your prómise.

 

For my éyes have séen your sálvation *

which you have prepáred for all nátions,

the líght to enlíghten the Géntiles *

and give glóry to Ísrael, your péople.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Antiphon

Save us, Lord, while we are awake; protect us while we sleep; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him in peace.

 

Let us pray.

Come to visit us, Lord, this night, so that by your strength we may rise at daybreak to rejoice in the resurrection of Christ, your Son,  who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.