Night Prayer: Saturday 12 January 2019

Saturday 12 January 2019

Saturday of the week of Epiphany

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: Have mercy on me, O God,* and hear my prayer.

Psalm 4
1 Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause;*
you set me free when I am hard-pressed;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
2 'You mortals, how long will you dishonour my glory;*
how long will you worship dumb idols
and run after false gods?'
3 Know that the Lord does wonders for the faithful;*
when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.
4 Tremble, then, and do not sin;*
speak to your heart in silence upon your bed.
5 Offer the appointed sacrifices*
and put your trust in the Lord.
6 Many are saying,
"Oh, that we might see better times!"*
Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord.
7 You have put gladness in my heart,*
more than when grain and wine and oil increase.
8 I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep;*
for only you, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Glory to the Father...

Psalm 134
1 Behold now, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord,*
you that stand by night in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the Lord;*
the Lord who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

Glory to the Father…

Antiphon: Have mercy on me, O God,* and hear my prayer.

READING(S)

Isaiah 30.15

Thus says the Lord God: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be your strength. The Lord waits to be gracious to you; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Thanks be to God.

Silence

Response (Psalm 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

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 with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Conclusion

The Lord be with you;
and also with you.
Let us bless the Lord;
Thanks be to God.
May the almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, bless and keep us.
Amen.

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.