Monday Evening Dedication (Renewal)


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.
Long-suffering Lord,
rich in grace and truth,
grant us this night the gifts of meekness, calm, mercy,
compassion, and spiritual understanding.
Lead us in joy to that dawn that does not pass away.
With grateful hearts,
we shall remain in your presence,
and offer humble praise to you, your Father and
your Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
Peace be with the Church and her children.
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.
Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples,
For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever,
and peace on earth and good will to all.
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
pour your love into our hearts,
and your goodness into our minds.
Preserve us from all evil,
so that your calm and peace may reign among us.
We shall give you glory,
now and for ever,
Antiphon: O Lord, our Lord,
how glorious is your name over all the earth.

Psalm 8

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings
you have fashioned praise because of your foes,
to silence the hostile and the vengeful.

When I behold the heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars which you set in place—

What is man that you should be mindful of him,
or the son of man that you should care for him:

You made him little less than the angels,
and crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him rule over the works of your hands,
putting all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen,
yes, and the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, the fishes of the sea,
and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
how glorious is your name over all the earth!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.

Antiphon: O Lord, our Lord,
how glorious is your name over all the earth.
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Son,
condescending to become one of us,
you humbled yourself and came down to earth.
Stretch forth your merciful right hand upon us,
that it may protect us from the enemy,
now and for ever.
Psalm 141:1-4
O Lord, to you I call; hasten to me;
harken to my voice when I call upon you.
Let my prayer come like incense before you;
the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.

O Lord, set a watch before my mouth,
a guard at the door of my lips.
Let not my heart incline to the evil
of engaging in deeds of wickedness
With men who are evildoers;
and let me not partake of their dainties.
Psalm 142
With aloud voice I cry out to the Lord;
with a loud voice I beseech the Lord.
My complaint I pour out before him;
before him I lay bare my distress.
When my spirit is faint within me,
you know my path.
In the way along which I walk
they have hid a trap for me.
I look to the right to see,
but there is no one who pays me heed.
I have lost all means of escape;
there is no one who cares for my life.
I cry out to you, O Lord:
I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land
of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
for I am brought low indeed.
Rescue me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.
Lead me forth from prison,
that I may give thanks to your name.
The just shall gather around me
when you have been good to me.

Psalm 119:105-112
A lamp to my feet is your word,
a light to my path.
I resolve and swear
to keep your just ordinances.
I am very much afflicted;
O Lord, give me life according to your word.
Accept, O Lord, the free homage of my mouth,
and teach me your decrees.
Though constantly I take my life in my hands,
yet I forget not your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but from your precepts I have not strayed.
Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
the joy of my heart they are.
I intend in my heart to fulfill you statutes
always to the letter.
Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!
For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.
If desired, a Sooghito or either the Hymn, “The Christian Combat” (page 165) or the Hymn, “The Expectation of the Virgins” (page 166) may be sung following the Evening

Praise, glory and honor to the One who hears our prayers and
forgives our transgressions
He is the ocean of mercy and source of compassion,
the God of goodness to whom is due glory and honor this night, and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever.
Creator of the world and ruler of all beings,
you uphold everything by your power and guide all things
in your wisdom.
You have made evening and morning,
night and day.
Lord God,
during this evening grant our souls freedom from all evil thoughts, and our bodies rest from all harmful fatigue.
Accept our vigil and receive our worship,
that your calm may reign over us, and your peace govern
our hearts.
Thus, our minds will be freed from the darkness of sin.
Be for us the Sun of justice;
illumine us with your spiritual light, Lord,
that we may not sleep amid confusion and shame,
but be awakened to labor according to your commandments.
Do not turn your ever-watchful eye from us, but guard us in
your mercy.
Lord, do not let the wolf enter into your sheepfold to devour
the sheep marked with your seal,
but protect us with your merciful right hand,
and save us from the enemy.
Keep the snares of the devil far from us,
and drive away all evil spirits.
Let no obscure thoughts fill us,
but rather grant us, asleep or awake, to persevere in what
is pleasing to you,
and to store up deeds of goodness and light for the great
and awesome Day.
Then we shall be counted among those who inherit the

and eternal joys,
in that place of light where neither darkness nor trouble
can penetrate,
and we shall glorify you, your Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
accept the incense (our prayers) of your servants, as you accepted the incense of Moses,
and receive our petitions, as you received the prayer of Eleazar and Phinehas.
As the incense of Aaron and Levite was pleasing to you,
so may this incense (our prayer), which your worshipers
have offered to you, be acceptable in your sight.
receive this incense (our prayer), in which we have offered to you, and render it pleasing to your Father.
Delight us with the fragrance of your glorious perfumes.
Thus we shall rejoice in you and give glory to you, your father and your living Spirit,
now and for ever.
Save your people and bless your inheritance; shepherd and guide them always.
Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in
the name of our Lord our God for ever.
I heard the voice of the Prophet Jeremiah say: “Happy the man
who from his earliest youth has shouldered the yoke of
the Lord.
A Reading from the Letter to the Ephesians
Ephesians 4:17-32
I declare and solemnly attest to the Lord that you must no longer live as the pagans do—their minds empty, their understanding darkened. They are estranged from a life in God because of their ignorance and their resistance; without remorse they have abandoned themselves to lust and the indulgence of every sort of lewd conduct. That is not what you learned when you learned Christ! I am supposing, of course, that he has been preaching and taught to you in accord with the truth that
is in Jesus: namely, that you must lay aside your former way of life and the old self which deteriorates through illusion and desire, and acquire a fresh, spiritual way of thinking.
You must put on that new man created in God’s image, whose justice and holiness are born of truth.
See to it, then, that you put an end to lying; let everyone speak the truth to his neighbor, for we are members of one another. If you are angry, let it be without sin. The sun must not go down on your wrath; do not give the devil a chance to work on you. The man who has been stealing must steal no longer; rather, let him work with his hands at honest labor so that he will have something to share with those in need. Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things men need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing to sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, all passion and anger, harsh words, slander and malice of every kind. In place of these, be kind to one anther, compassionate, and mutually forgiving, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.
O Lord of night and Master of all time, hear our supplications and have mercy on us.
You have reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your
Church, and keep her children in the light of the cross.
Behold the night which spreads and covers the earth with
darkness. At night time may our prayer be a pure incense
pleasing to your majesty.
The sun has set, darkness envelops the earth. Lord, illumine the eyes of our hearts with the light. Glory be to you, O Lord.
The Virgin Mary, your Mother and the apostles. prophets and
martyrs intercede for us; O God, through their prayers,
strengthen the weak, comfort the sick, grant pardon to the
deceased and forgive the faults of us poor sinners.
Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and your saints:
through the prayers of your Mother, the prophets, apostles
and martyrs, watch over the living, and in your mercy,
forgive those who have died.
Let us confess, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son ✛ and Holy Spirit.

Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy
Holy are you, O God;
Holy are you, O Strong One;
Holy are you, O Immortal One;
have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, forgive us and have mercy on us.
Lord, hear us and have mercy on us.
Lord, accept our worship and our prayers.
Lord, come to our assistance and have mercy on us.
Our Father, who are in heaven;
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your 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,
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
O Lord, the night and the day are yours;
you uphold the light and the sun.
Through your power you direct the sequence of the seasons.
O Lord,
you have brought the day to its close and called forth the night; be for us that great Day that never ends.
In the evening let your light shine in our hearts,
and in the darkness of the night
enlighten us with the knowledge of your truth.
And so, through all the days of our lives,
we shall praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
To you be glory and may your mercy rest upon us,
now and for ever.

Let us thank God for all the graces he has bestowed on us
this day which has passed in calm and peace.
Let us recall our failings against the commandments of God
and the Church in thought, word, deed and omission
We ask for God’s pardon as we pray:
Forgive us, Jesus!
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Father in heaven,
by your living and holy name,
keep us from evil an lead us not into temptation;
for we call upon you, O Lord, our God, our constant hope,
glory to you for ever.
O Lord, our Lord,
may our humble worship be pleasing to you;
may our prayers come before you and our actions give
you honor.
Let you mercy, kindness, help, graces and divine love
be poured abundantly upon us poor sinners,
both in heaven and on the earth
which you have created in your goodness.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory for ever.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.

O God,
through the prayers of your Mother and the saints who have
believed in you;
the prayers of the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors; through the prayers of the just, the priests, the holy fathers, pastors and teachers of the truth faith;
and through the prayers of N., Pope of Rome, N., our Patriarch, and N., our Bishop,
forgive your people and have mercy on your flock.
May God bless, forgive, sanctify, purify, and keep each of the faithful united with us in this spiritual office.
May mercy and compassion be upon us and all the faithful who
dwell here.
May peaceful rest be granted to those who have died in the faith.
May the faithful who live here experience the protection of
Christ’s victorious cross.
May we and all his servants, who adore him with bowed heads,
receive the mercy of the holy and glorious Trinity
Father, Son, ✛ Holy Spirit, to whom be glory now and for ever.
May God forgive your sins,
pardon your failings,
and deliver you from the power of the enemy.
May he grant you the remission of your offenses.
Go in peace, and pray to Christ for me.