Carmelite Sisters at Sacred Heart Retreat House

Night Prayer Saturday Lent

March 27, 2020

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Saturday Night Prayer

Leader: God, come to my assistance.

All:         Lord, make haste to help me.

                Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

                it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. (Alleluia)

 

Hymn:

All praise to you, O God this night

For all the blessings of the Light

Keep us we pray O King of kings

Beneath your own almighty wings

 

Forgive us Lord through Christ, your Son

Whatever wrong this day we’ve done;

Your peace give to the world, O Lord,

That man might live in one accord

 

Lent Antiphon 1:     Have mercy, Lord, and hear my prayer

Easter Antiphon 1:   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

 

Psalm 4

Thanksgiving

When I call, answer me, O God of justice;

from anguish you released me, have mercy and hear me!

O men, how long will your hearts be closed,

will you love what is futile and seek what is false?

 

It is the Lord who grants favors to those whom he loves;

the Lord hears me whenever I call him.

 

Fear him; do not sin: ponder on your bed and be still.

Make justice your sacrifice and trust in the Lord.

 

‘What can bring us happiness?’ many say.

Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord.

 

You have put into my heart a greater joy

than they have from abundance of corn and new wine.

 

I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once

for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

 

(Leader begins and then all join)

Lent Antiphon 1:     Have mercy, Lord, and hear my prayer

Easter Antiphon 1:   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

 

Lent Antiphon 2:     In the silent hours of night, bless the Lord

Easter Antiphon 2:   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

 

Psalm 134

Evening Prayer in the temple

 

O come, bless the Lord,

all you who serve the Lord,

who stand in the house of the Lord,

in the courts of the house of our God.

 

Lift up your hands to the holy place

and bless the Lord through the night.

 

May the Lord bless you from Zion,

he who made both heaven and earth.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

 

(Leader begins and then all join)

Lent Antiphon 2:     In the silent hours of night, bless the Lord

Easter Antiphon 2:   Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

 

Reading                                                               Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.

Responsory

Leader: Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, (Easter: alleluia, alleluia)

All: --Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, (Easter: alleluia, alleluia)

 

Leader: You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth,

All: Lent:   --I commend my spirit

       Easter: --alleluia, alleluia

Leader: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

All: --Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit, (Easter: alleluia, alleluia)

Ant. 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 (Easter: alleluia)

Gospel Canticle                                         Luke 2:29-32

Lord, now you let your servant go in peace;

your word has been fulfilled:

 

my own eyes have seen the salvation

which you have prepared in the sight of every people:

 

a light to reveal you to the nations

and the glory of your people Israel.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen

 

Ant. 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 (Easter: alleluia)

 

Prayer

(Leader)

Let us pray,

Lord, be with us throughout this night. When day comes may we rise from sleep to rejoice in the resurrection of Your Christ, who lives and reigns forever and ever.

All:         Amen.

Leader: May the all-powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.  

All:          Amen.

Marian Antiphon

Ave Regina Caelorum

Verse 1
Ave, Regina caelorum
Ave, Domina Angelorum:
Salve, radix, salve, porta
Ex qua mundo lux est orta

Verse 2
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa
Super omnes speciosa
Vale, o valde decora
Et pro nobis Christum exora