Friday, February 24, 2006
Evening Prayer (Vespers)

Image Source: Saint Johns Cathedral in Valletta Malta

"Never lie down to sleep without first having examined your conscience on the way you have spent the day and without first turning your thoughts to God. Then offer and consecrate your whole person and that of every Christian, especially my wretched self, to God just as I do for you" (St. Padre Pio: Letters II p 292).

Vespers is one of the two main times of prayer in the Christian life along with Lauds (Morning). If you are looking to incorporate Vespers into your life, you can start by praying either Vespers (from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary) or the Roman Office's Vespers (available freely online from Divinum Officium).

How do you end your day in prayer? What can we learn from each other and add to our own daily prayers?

Evening Prayer:
My God, at the end of this day I thank you most heartily for all the graces I have received from you. I am sorry that I have not made a better use of them. I am sorry for all the sins I have committed against you. Forgive me, O my God, and graciously protect me this night. Blessed Virgin Mary, my dear heavenly mother, take me under your protection. St. Joseph, my dear guardian angel, and all you saints of God, pray for me. Sweet Jesus, have pity on all poor sinners, and save them from hell. Have mercy on the suffering souls in purgatory.

2 comment(s):

del_button February 20, 2011 at 5:35 PM
jj said...

Please pray for me Joanna, Victor Konan & Honozon to urgently get usd5,500 for the bank fees, we needed a miracles or else we will be facing bankruptcy end of this week. Lord, have mercy on us. Thanks

del_button February 9, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Unknown said...

Pray for me that God send me help to bring me out of my great indebtedness. I am at the verge of comprising my living in Chastity. I pray for the continuous intercession of Mary help of Christians and mother of perpetual help.

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