An Evening Prayer from Vespers - Pray of the Church for Today

24 Sep 2017

Prayers and intercessions  

Christ is the Head of his body, the Church, and we are the members of that body; gathered this evening to pray in his name, we say:

– Your kingdom come!

May your Church be a light to the nations, the sign and source of your power to unite all men:

  may she lead mankind to the mystery of your love.

– Your kingdom come!

Guide the Pope and all the bishops of your Church:

  grant them the gifts of unity, of love, and of peace.

– Your kingdom come!

Lord, give peace to our troubled world;

  and give to your children security of mind and freedom from anxiety.

– Your kingdom come!

Help us to bring your compassion to the poor, the sick, the lonely, the unloved;

  lead us to find you in the coming week.

– Your kingdom come!

Awaken the dead to a glorious resurrection:

  may we be united with them at the end of time.

– Your kingdom come!


Father,

  you summed up the whole law

  as love of you and of our neighbour.

Grant that by keeping this commandment of love,

  we may come to eternal life.

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.


The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

  Amen.

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