Night Prayer: Sunday 11 February 2018

February 11, 2018

Sunday before Lent
Night Prayer

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

O God, make speed to save us;
O Lord, make haste to help us.

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

Alleluia!

PSALMODY

Antiphon: He shall cover you with his pinions,*
you shall not be afraid of any terror by night.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,*
abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 He shall say to the Lord,
‘You are my refuge and my stronghold,*
my God in whom I put my trust.’
3 He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter*
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with his pinions,
and you shall find refuge under his wings;*
his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of any terror by night,*
nor of the arrow that flies by day:
6 Of the plague that stalks in the darkness,*
nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
7 A thousand shall fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand.*
but it shall not come near you.
8 Your eyes have only to behold*
to see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge,*
and the Most High your habitation,
10 There shall no evil happen to you,*
neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over you,*
to keep you in all your ways.
12 They shall bear you in their hands,*
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder;*
you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.
14 Because he is bound to me in love,
therefore will I deliver him;*
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him;*
I am with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and bring him to honour.
16 With long life will I satisfy him,*
and show him my salvation.

 

Glory be to the Father…

Antiphon: He shall cover you with his pinions,*
you shall not be afraid of any terror by night.

READING

Revelation 22.4,5

They shall see the Lord face to face and his name shall be on their foreheads. And night shall be no more. They need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Thanks be to God.

Silence

Response (Ps. 31.5)

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
I commend my spirit.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

NUNC DIMITTIS

Antiphon: Preserve us, O Lord,* while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Now, Lord, 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 be to the Father…

Antiphon: Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

PRAYERS

Collect

Lord, by triumphing over the power of darkness you have prepared for us a place in the new Jerusalem. May we who have this day given thanks for our resurrection praise you in the eternal city of which you are the light; where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Conclusion

The Lord be with you;
and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord;
Thanks be to God.

or

Bless the Lord, the God of our fathers;
Sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

Bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
Sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

The almighty and most merciful Lord
guard us and give us his blessing.
Amen.