WEEK VI Monday



 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


Stay with us Lord for it is evening,

~And the day is almost over.



The Shaper of the turning world

Whose pow’r no mortal mind can know

Dispelling chaos holds apart

The swirling waters’ massive flow.


The sky is fashioned for the clouds,

The earth is veined with myriad streams,

To staunch the sun’s corrosive heat

And cool the harshness of her flames.


Good Abba, send in time of need

The calming gift of silent grace,

Lest in our hearts deceit should tear

The quiet fabric of your peace.


In this great darkness make our faith

A light to be our constant guide

That we may choose the narrow way

And not the way of wounded pride.


Most loving Abba, grant our prayer

Through Jesus Christ, your well-loved Son, 

That in your Spirit we may live

And praise your glory ever one.  Amen.  

Text: Ralph Wright, OSB, alt. ; Tune: Plainsong






Here am I, O God!

I come to do your will.

I waited and waited for Adonai.

At long last God stooped down

and listened to my cry;


Adonai pulled me from the deadly pit

out of the miry clay,

and gave me a steady stride 

on rock-solid ground.


God gave me a new song:

a hymn of praise.

Those who see this will be moved

to trust in Adonai.


Happy indeed are those

who place their trust in God,

not seduced by idols 

nor won over by the lies of rebels.


How many are the wonders, Adonai,

that you work on our behalf;

Were I to name them all,

no one could count or keep track.

Truly you are beyond compare:


You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings

but an open ear.

You do not ask for holocaust or victim.

Instead, here am I.


In the scroll of the book it stands written

that I should do your will.

My God, I delight in your law

in the depth of my heart.


I will celebrate your justice

before all in the great assembly;

I do  not hold back the story–

Adonai, you know this is true.


I did not hide in my heart

your acts of justice and rescue;

I boldly declared to all

your truth and care, your faithful love.


Adonai you always surround me 

with the compassion of a loving mother,

Your certain and tender care

will always protect and guard me.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As always before

so now and evermore. Amen.

Here am I, O God!

I come to do your will.

Reading    1 Thess 2:11-13

As you know, we treated each one of you as parents treat their children, exhorting and encouraging you and insisting that you conduct yourselves as worthy of the God who calls you into the kin-dom of glory.  And for this reason we too give thanks to God unceasingly, that, in receiving the word of God from hearing us, you received not a human word but, as it truly is, the word of God, which is now at work in you who believe.



R. Whatever you do  in word or dead, *do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus. V. Giving thanks to God our Abba through him. *do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus.  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


Jesus sighed from the depth of his spirit and said,
“Why does this generation seek a sign?
Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given.”

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

Jesus sighed from the depth of his spirit and said,
“Why does this generation seek a sign?
Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given.”


Litany of Intercession


Lord Jesus, extend the reign of your love to every heart;
– may each of us come to the knowledge of truth.


Preserve those who lead with wisdom and simplicity of life;
– come with your power to help them.


Remember those who long for honest work to live in peace and security;
– so that all may contribute to the common good.


May the Gospel be a refuge of the poor and a comfort for the afflicted;
– the conscience of the rich and an affliction for the comfortable.



Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

Creator God, we stand in wonder and awe before your gift of water that brings life and nourishment through streams and rivers, marshes and swamps, lakes, seas and oceans!  We marvel at water’s beauty and diversity of forms in dew and mist, rain and snow, hail and ice, humidity, vapor and steam.  As we celebrate  the creation and distribution of water on this second day of the week, strengthen our commitment to conserve and share this gift with wisdom and respect.  For yours is the glory and power of love now and forever.  Amen.


May the God of all creation +   bless us with a hunger and thirst for justice.

~ Amen.


Let us bless Adonai!

~Thanks be to God.


Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon. Ave Regina Caelorum is sung from the 3rd of February until Good Friday, inclusive.

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, holy Mother of God.

~ 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.

Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, may we be freed from present sorrow and attain eternal happiness.  We ask this through Christ our Love.  ~ Amen.