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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1064
Proper of Seasons: 236
Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 1410

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 694
Proper of Seasons: 324
Psalter: Tuesday, Week III, 882

Evening Prayer for Tuesday of the 3rd week of Lent

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

HYMN

Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command
raised from the sea the solid land,
and drove each billowy heap away,
and bade the earth stand firm for aye.

That so, with flowers of golden hue,
the seeds of each it might renew;
and fruit trees bearing fruit might yield–
and pleasant pasture of the field;

Our spirit’s rankling wounds efface
with dewy freshness of thy grace:
that grief may cleanse each deed of ill,
and o’er each lust may triumph still.

Let every soul thy law obey,
and keep from every evil way;
rejoice each promised good to win
and flee from every mortal sin.

O Father, that we ask be done,
through Jesus Christ, thine only Son;
who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
doth live and reign eternally. Amen.

𝄞 “Earth’s Mighty Maker, Whose Command” by Rebecca Hincke • Title: Earth’s Mighty Maker, Whose Command; Text: Telluris ingens Conditor; 5th-6th c; Tr Anon; Tune: Chant, Mode D; Lumen Christi Hymnal; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; Recording copyright 2016 by Surgeworks, Inc.

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 The Lord surrounds his people with his strength.

Psalm 125
The Lord, guardian of his people

Peace to God’s true Israel (Galatians 6:16).

Those who put their trust in the Lord
are like Mount Zion, that cannot be shaken,
that stands for ever.

Jerusalem! The mountains surround her,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and for ever.

For the scepter of the wicked shall not rest
over the land of the just
for fear that the hands of the just
should turn to evil.

Do good, Lord, to those who are good,
to the upright of heart;
but the crooked and those who do evil,
drive them away!

On Israel, peace!

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.

Psalm-prayer

Surround your people, Lord, within the safety of your Church, which you preserve on its rock foundation. Do not let us stretch out our hands to evil deeds, nor be destroyed by the insidious snares of the enemy, but bring us to share the lot of the saints in light.

Ant. The Lord surrounds his people with his strength.

Ant. 2 Unless you acquire the heart of a child, you cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Psalm 131
Childlike trust in God

Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart (Matthew 11:29).

O Lord, my heart is not proud
nor haughty my eyes.
I have not gone after things too great
nor marvels beyond me.

Truly I have set my soul
in silence and peace.
As a child has rest in its mother’s arms,
even so my soul.

O Israel, hope in the Lord
both now and for ever.

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.

Psalm-prayer

Lord Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, you declared that whoever receives a little child in your name receives you, and you promised your kingdom to those who are like children. Never let pride reign in our hearts, but may the Father’s compassion reward and embrace all who willingly bear your gentle yoke.

Ant. Unless you acquire the heart of a child, you cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Ant. 3 Lord, you have made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father.

Canticle – Revelation 4:11; 5:9, 10, 12
Redemption hymn

O Lord our God, you are worthy
to receive glory and honor and power.

For you have created all things;
by your will they came to be and were made.

Worthy are you, O Lord,
to receive the scroll and break open its seals.

For you were slain;
with your blood you purchased for God
men of every race and tongue,
of every people and nation.

You made of them a kingdom,
and priests to serve our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power and riches,
wisdom and strength,
honor and glory and praise.

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.

Ant. Lord, you have made us a kingdom and priests for God our Father.

READING James 2:14-18b

My brothers, what good is it to profess faith without practicing it? Such faith has no power to save one, has it? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and no food for the day, and you say to them: “Good-bye and good luck!” Keep warm and well fed,” but do not meet their bodily needs, what good is that? So it is with the faith that does nothing in practice. It is thoroughly lifeless. To such a person one might say, “You have faith and I have works — is that it?” Show me faith without works, and I will show you the faith that underlies my works!
This is a longer reading taken from the single volume Christian Prayer book

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

To you, O Lord, I make my prayer for mercy;
To you, O Lord, I make my prayer for mercy;.

Heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.
I make my prayer for mercy;

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
To you, O Lord, I make my prayer for mercy;

CANTICLE OF MARY

Ant. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each one of you, unless you forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.

Luke 1:46-55
The soul rejoices in the Lord

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

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.

Ant. This is how my heavenly Father will treat each one of you, unless you forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.

INTERCESSIONS

Christ our Lord has warned us to watch and pray to avoid temptation. With our whole heart let us pray to him:
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Jesus, our Christ, you promised to be with those who pray in your name,
help us always to pray with you to the Father in the Holy Spirit.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Bridegroom of the Church, cleanse her from every stain,
teach her to walk in hope and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Friend of the human race, teach us concern for our neighbor as you have commanded,
that all may see you more clearly as the light of the world.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

King of peace, give your peace to the world,
that your presence may reveal your saving power in every place.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Open the door of eternal happiness to all the dead,
welcome them into the glory of unending life.
Turn to us, Lord, and have mercy.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

May your grace not forsake us,
O Lord, we pray,
but make us dedicated to your holy service
and at all times obtain for us your help.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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