Sunday – Night Prayer

Introduction to each hour (Remains the same everyday)

  • O God, come to my aid;
  • O Lord, make haste to help me
  • 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.

Examination of Conscience (I prefer inserting St Ignatius Daily Examen here instead) (Remains the same everyday)

I confess to almighty God, to blessed Mary ever virgin, to blessed Dominic our father, to all the saints, and to you my brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly; by thought, word, deed and omission, through my fault: and I beseech you to pray for me.

May Almighty God have Mercy on us, forgive us all our sins, and may He free us from all evil, keep us safe and strengthen us in every good work, and bring us to eternal life.

Amen

Opening Hymn(Drop an email if you would want a different hymn);

Christ, the true light of us, true morn,
Dispersing far the shades of night,
Light whereof every light is born,
Pledge of the beatific light,

Thou all the night our guardian be
Whose watch no sleep or slumber knows;
Thou be our peace, that stayed on thee
Through darkness we may find repose.

Sleep then our eyes, but never sleep
The watchful heaven-directed heart,
And may thy hand in safety keep
The servants whose desire thou art.

Look on us, thou, and at our side
Our foes and thine repulse afar:
Through every ill the faithful guide
Who in thy blood redeemed are.

While soul within the body clings,
Body and soul defend us, Lord.
Sure in the shadow of thy wings,
Kept in thy lasting watch and ward.

Psalmody (Remains the same every Sunday)

Anthipon 1 : Lord have mercy and hear me

Psalm 4

When I called out, he heard me, the God of my righteousness.
When I was in trouble, you gave me freedom:  
now, take pity on me and listen to my prayer.

Sons of men, how long will your hearts be heavy?
Why do you seek for vain things?
Why do you run after illusions?
Know that the Lord has done marvellous things for those he has chosen.
When I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

Be vigorous, but do not sin:  
speak in the silence of your heart,
in your bed, be at rest.
Offer righteousness as a sacrifice, 
and put your trust in the Lord.

Many are saying, Who will give us good things?
Let your face shine on us, Lord,  
let the light of your face be a sign.
You have given me a greater joy 
than the others receive
from abundance of wheat and of wine.
In peace shall I sleep, Lord, in peace shall I rest:
firm in the hope you have given me.

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.

Anthipon 1 : Lord have mercy and hear me

Anthipon 2 : Bless the Lord through the night.

Psalm 133

Come, bless the Lord,  
all you servants of the Lord  
who stand through the night in the house of the Lord!

Lift up your arms to the sanctuary
and bless the Lord!

May the Lord bless you from Zion –  
the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

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.

Anthipon 2 : Bless the Lord through the night.

Scripture (Deut 6:4-7) (Remains the same every Sunday)

Hear, O Israel: The Lordour God, the Lordis one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Short Responsory(Remains the same every Sunday)

  • Into your hands Lord I commend my spirit
  • You have redeemed us, Lord God of Truth
  • 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.

Canticle (This part remains the same everynight)

Anthipon : 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.

Canticle LK 2:29-32 NUNC DIMITTIS

“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss your servant in peace.

For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”

Anthipon : 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.

Concluding Prayer

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 forever and ever.

Final blessing (The same is repeated every night)

The Lord Grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

Final Anthem to Blessed Virgin Mary (Drop an email if you would want a different hymn);

Mother of Christ! hear thou thy people’s cry,
Star of the deep and portal of the sky!
Mother of him who thee from nothing made,
Sinking we strive, and call to thee for aid:
Oh, by that joy which Gabriel brought to thee,
Thou Virgin, first and last, let us thy mercy see.

Amen

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