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OFFICE FOR THE DEAD May he never allow you to stumble!

EVENING PRAYER Let him sleep not, your guard.


No, he sleeps not nor slumbers,
Israels guard.
INTRODUCTION
The Lord is your guard and your shade;
God, + come to my assistance. at your right side he stands.
Lord, make haste to help me. By day the sun shall not smite you,
nor the moon in the night.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit: The Lord will guard you from evil,
as it was in the beginning, is now, he will guard your soul.
and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia. The Lord will guard your going and coming
both now and for ever.

HYMN Glory to the Father, and to the Son


and to the Holy Spirit:
For all the saints, who from their labors rest, as it was in the beginning, is now,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, and will be forever. Amen.
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia! Ant. The Lord will keep you from all evil. He will
guard your soul.
Thou wast their rock, their fortress and their might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light. Ant 2. If you kept a record of our sins, Lord, who
Alleluia, Alleluia! could escape condemnation?

O blest communion, fellowship divine! Psalm 130 (129)


We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
All are one in thee, for all are thine. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Alleluia, Alleluia! Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive
But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day; to the voice of my pleading.
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way. If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Alleluia, Alleluia! Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you.
PSALMODY
My soul is waiting for the Lord,
Ant 1. The Lord will keep you from all evil. He will I count on his word.
guard your soul. My soul is longing for the Lord
more than watchman for daybreak.
Psalm 121 (120) Let the watchman count on daybreak
and Israel on the Lord.
I lift up my eyes toward the mountains:
from where shall come my help? Because with the Lord there is mercy
My help shall come from the Lord, and fullness of redemption,
who made heaven and earth. Israel indeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity.
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Glory to the Father, and to the Son READING
and to the Holy Spirit: 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be forever. Amen. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is
your sting? The sting of death is sin, and sin gets its
Ant. If you kept a record of our sins, Lord, who sting from the law. But thanks be to God who has
could escape condemnation? given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

RESPONSORY
Ant 3. As the Father raises the dead and gives them
life, so the Son gives life to whom he wills. Lord, in your steadfast love, give them eternal rest.
Lord, in your steadfast love, give them eternal
CANTICLE rest.
Philippians 2:6-11
You will come to judge the living and the dead.
Though he was in the form of God, Give them eternal rest.
Jesus did not regard equality with God
something to be grasped at. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Spirit.
Rather, he emptied himself, Lord, in your steadfast love, give them eternal
and took the form of a slave, rest.
being born in the likeness of men.

He was known to be of human estate, CANTICLE OF MARY


and it was thus that he humbled himself,
obediently accepting even death, Ant. All that the Father gives me will come to me,
death on a cross! and whoever comes to me I shall not turn away.

Because of this, Luke 1:46-55


God highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name The soul rejoices in the Lord
above every other name, My + soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
So that at Jesus name for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
every knee must bend
in the heavens, on the earth From this day all generations will call me blessed:
and under the earth, the Almighty has done great things for me,
and every tongue proclaim and holy is his Name.
to the glory of God the Father:
JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit: He has shown the strength of his arm,
as it was in the beginning, is now, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
and will be forever. Amen.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
Ant. As the Father raises the dead and gives them and has lifted up the lowly.
life, so the Son gives life to whom he wills.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
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and the rich he has sent away empty. show your face to the dead who are still deprived
of your light.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel Lord, you are our life and resurrection.
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers, When at last our earthly home is dissolved,
to Abraham and his children for ever. give us a home, not of earthly making, but built of
eternity in heaven.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, Lord, you are our life and resurrection.
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen. THE LORDS PRAYER

Ant. All that the Father gives me will come to me, (Remember us, Lord, when you come to your
and whoever comes to me I shall not turn away. kingdom and teach us how to pray:)

Our Father, who art in heaven,


INTERCESSIONS hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
We acknowledge Christ the Lord through whom we thy will be done
hope that our lowly bodies will be on earth as it is in heaven.
made like his in glory, and we say: Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
Lord, you are our life and resurrection. as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
Christ, Son of the living God, who raised up Lazarus, but deliver us from evil.
your friend, from the dead,
raise up to life and glory the dead whom you have
redeemed by your precious blood. PRAYER
Lord, you are our life and resurrection.
Lord God,
Christ, consoler of those who mourn, you dried the you are the glory of believers
tears of the family of Lazarus, of the and the life of the just.
widows son, and the daughter of Jarius, Your Son redeemed us
comfort those who mourn for the dead. by dying and rising to life again.
Lord, you are our life and resurrection. Our brother (sister) N. was faithful
and believed in our own resurrection.
Christ, Savior, destroy the reign of sin in our earthly Give to him (her) the joys and blessings
bodies, so that just as through sin we of the life to come.
deserved punishment, We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
so through you we may gain eternal life. who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
Lord, you are our life and resurrection. one God for ever and ever.
Amen.
Christ, Redeemer, look on those who have no hope
because they do not know you,
may they receive faith in the resurrection and in DISMISSAL
the life of the world to come.
Lord, you are our life and resurrection. May the Lord bless + us,
protect us from all evil
You revealed yourself to the blind man who begged and bring us to everlasting life.
for the light of his eyes, Amen.
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