Liturgy 1 October
“Be assiduous in prayer” (Col. 4.2), at the hours and times appointed (Rule of St. Augustine, 10).
We, your people, come before you, our Father, in the evening to make memory once more today of the Death and Resurrection of Christ.
Now that the day’s work is done and darkness falls, O God, come to our assistance.
We kindle the fire, singing of our Savior, always the light of the world, and with him we offer our prayers that rise to you like incense.
We pray our psalms of thanksgiving and hope and we lift up the work of salvation in Christ who has died and risen for us: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit!
The reading of the Word calms us and strengthens us after the cares of this day.
We take as our own the words of the Virgin who glorified you for the manifestation of your power toward us, your humble ones. My spirit exults in God, my Savior!
We ask you in the name of Jesus: pardon our weaknesses, protect your Church for an even stronger fidelity, save our world. Hear us, O Lord
In union with him who taught us to prayer, we address you: Our Father, with devotion and conviction.
After having brought together in one prayer all the sentiments of the evening, we ask your blessing. Let us go in the peace of Christ.
The birds who sleep in the same tree fix a meeting for the evening. (Yaka)