Evening Prayer – 1
Almighty God, we give You thanks for surrounding us, as daylight fades, with the brightness of the vesper light; and we implore You of Your great mercy that, as You enfold us with the radiance of this light, so You would shine into our hearts the brightness of Your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Evening Prayer – 2
Grant us, Lord, the lamp of charity which never fails, that it may burn in us and shed its light on those around us, and that by its brightness we may have a vision of that holy City, where dwells the true and never-failing Light, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Evening Prayer – 3
O Lord God Almighty, as You have taught us to call the evening, the morning, and the noonday one day; and have made the sun to know its going down: Dispel the darkness of our hearts, that by Your brightness we may know You to be the true God and eternal light, living and reigning for ever and ever.
Evening Prayer – 4
Seek Him Who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth: The Lord is His Name.
Evening Prayer – 5
O my God, I present myself before Thee at the end of another day, to offer Thee anew the homage of my heart. I humbly adore Thee, my Creator, my Redeemer, and my Judge! I believe in Thee, because Thou art Truth itself; I hope in Thee, because Thou art faithful to Thy promises; I love Thee with my whole heart, because Thou art infinitely worthy of being loved; and for Thy sake I love my neighbor as myself.
Enable me, O my God, to return Thee thanks as I ought for all Thine inestimable blessings and favors. Thou hast thought of me, and loved me from all eternity; Thou hast formed me out of nothing; Thou hast delivered up Thy beloved Son to the ignominious death of the Cross for my redemption; Thou hast made me a member of Thy holy Church; Thou hast preserved me from falling into the abyss of eternal misery, when my sins had provoked Thee to punish me; and Thou hast graciously continued to spare me, even though I have not ceased to offend Thee. What return, O my God, can I make for Thine innumerable blessings, and particularly for the favors of this day? O all ye Angels and Saints, unite with me in praising the God of mercies, who is so bountiful to so unworthy a creature.
Evening Prayer to Our Blessed Mother – 6
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of mercy, pray for me that I may be preserved this night all evil, whether of body or soul. Dear St. Joseph, all the saints and angels, and especially you, my guardian angel and my chosen patron, watch over me. I commend myself to your protection now and always.
Evening Prayer to Our Blessed Mother – 7
Night is falling, dear Mother, the long day is o’er, And before thy loved image I’m kneeling once more, To thank thee for keeping me safe through the day, To ask thee this night to keep evil away.
Many times have I fallen today, Mother dear; Many graces neglected since last I knelt here. Wilt thou not in pity, my own Mother mild, Ask Jesus to pardon the sins of thy child? I am going to rest, for the day’s work is done,
Its hours and moments have passed one by one. And the God Who will judge me has counted them all; He has numbered each grace, He has counted each fall.
In His book they are written against the last day 0 Mother, ask Jesus to wash them away; For one drop of His Blood for which sinners was spilt Is sufficient to cleanse the whole world from its guilt. And if e’er the dawn I should draw my last breath;
If the sleep that I take be the long sleep of death,
Be near me, dear Mother, for Jesus’ dear sake
When my soul on Eternity’s shore shall awake.
Evening Prayer of St Augustine – 8
Watch, Lord, with those who wake or weep tonight.
Give the angels and saints charge over those who sleep.
O Lord Jesus Christ, tend Your sick ones, rest Your weary ones,
bless Your dying ones, soothe the suffering ones,
pity all the afflicted ones, shield the joyful ones,
and all for Your love’s sake.