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 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


O Adonai, You are my lamp;

~My God, You  illumine my darkness.



Jesus calls us out of darkness To the wonder of his light.

See your dignity, O Christian, Rescued from eternal night.

See the glory of your calling, Brothers, Sisters of the Lord,

Calling  God alone  your Abba Through the love that Christ outpoured.


Turn away from all corruption, Be a sign before the world

Of the love our Abba shows us In the gentle mighty Word.

Be the light upon the lampstand, Be the city on the hill.

Be the men and women toiling, Seeking but our Abba’s will.


Abba, hear your children call you In the name of Christ your own;

Send the Spirit whom he promised That in him we may be one.

So the world will come to know you in the One  who came and died,

For your love will be reflected In the mirror of our lives.

Text: Ralph Wright, OSB, alt. Tune DOMHNACH TRIONOIDE 87 87 D





My soul is thirsting for you, Adonai,

thirsting for you my God.

Psalm 41/42

Like the deer that yearns

for running streams,

so my soul is yearning

for you, my God.


My soul is thirsting for God,

the God of my life;

when can I enter and see,

the face of God.


My tears have become my bread,

by night, by day,

as I hear it said all day long:

“Where is your God?”


Why are you cast down my soul,

why groan within me?

Hope in God and praise the Holy One:

my savior and my God.


Deep is calling on deep

in the roar of mighty waters;

your torrents and all your waves

have swept over me.


By day Adonai will send

compassion and loving kindness;

by night I will sing a song of thanks;

praise the God of my life.


Why are you cast down my soul,

why groan within me?

Hope in God and praise the Holy One:

my savior and my God.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love;

As always before

so now and evermore. Amen.

My soul is thirsting for you, Adonai,

thirsting for you my God.



Reading   2 Kings 5: 12-15

Naaman’s servants came up and reasoned with him.
“My father,” they said,
“if the prophet had told you to do something extraordinary,
would you not have done it?
All the more now, since he said to you,
‘Wash and be clean,’ should you do as he said.”
So Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times
at the word of the man of God.
His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

He returned with his whole retinue to the man of God.
On his arrival he stood before him and said,
“Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,
except in Israel.”




R. Adonai is our God! We acknowledge no other god, * and so we have hope.

V. God will not look disdainfully, nor desert our people; God will not forsake us *and so we have hope.  V. Glory to the ONE, to the WORD, and to the Holy BREATH of Life.



Gospel Canticle of Mary


Many were the lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha;

but only one was cured by God.

It is customary to make the sign of the cross at the beginning of the Gospel Canticle.

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid. 

The Almighty has shown me great favor 

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones 

While lifting up the lowly: 

Fills the famished with bounty, 

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to  WORD 

And to the BREATH of Love! 

As always before, 

so now and evermore.  Amen

Many were the lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha;

but only one was cured by God.



Litany of Intercession

Grant us pardon and peace:

~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Forgive our sins and neglect:

~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Give us true faith and undying hope in your love for us:

~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Strengthen our resolve to follow Christ more closely this Lenten Season:

~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


May we live each day more simply so that others may simply live:

 ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Grant light and peace to all those who have died  and consolation to those who grieve them:   ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

May the sweet incense of our evening prayers rise before you, Gracious  God, and may your loving-kindness fall upon us, that with purified hearts and minds we may sing your praise with the hosts of heaven and the whole of creation and glorify you forever;

for your love is the power that has created all things, sustains all things, and frees all things to join you in building the future now and forever.  Amen.


May the God of Compassion +   bless us with forgiveness and fill our hearts with loving-kindness for all people and all creation .   Amen.


Let us bless Adonai!    ~And give thanks to God.




Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon. 

Queen of the heavens we greet you, Queen of Angels now we entreat you,

Fairest flower, heaven’s portal From whom came the Light immortal.

Matchless maiden, God did raise you For the Universe to praise you.

Hear us, O hear us, dear Mother; Show your children Jesus, our brother.


Pray for us O gracious Queen of the Universe.

~That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray.  O Gracious God, grant to your people lasting health of mind and of body. Send us your assistance in times of temptation.  May we who celebrate the memory of the Holy Mother of God, rise from our sins by the help  of her intercession.  We ask this through Christ our Love.  Amen.