7 Evening Prayers from the 1962 Roman Missal

Evening Prayers
Kneel down, and say:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Amen. Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and for evermore. Amen.

Come, O Holy Ghost! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Thy divine love.

Let us place ourselves in the presence of God. Humbly adore Him:

Great God, the Lord of heaven and earth! I prostrate myself before Thee. WIth all the Angels and Saints I adore Thee. I acknowledge Thee to be my Creator and sovereign Lord, my first beginning and last end. I render to Thee the homage of my being and life. I submit myself to they holy Will, and I devote myself to Thy divine service, now and for ever.

Then say the Our Father, and Hail Mary (thrice) in honour of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Lady; I believe in God (Creed) and the Confiteor.

Examination of Conscience
Examine yourself what sins you have committed this day, by thought, word, deed or omission. Then say the Acts of Faith, Hope, and Charity.

An Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good, and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life.

The litany of the Bless Virgin Mary.

Prayer for the Faithful Departed
O God! the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of Thy servants departed the remission of all their sins: that through pious supplications they may obtain that pardon which they have always desired: Who livest and reignest world without end Amen.

Prayer for a Happy Death
O God, who hast doomed all men to die, but hast concealed from all the hour of their death, grant that I may pass my days in the practice of holiness and justice, and that I may deserve to quit this world in the peace of a good conscience, and in the embraces of Thy love. Through the same Christ our Lord… Amen.

Prayer for Protection during the Night
O Angel of God, to whose holy care I am committed by the divine Mercy, enlighten, defend and protect me this night from all sin and danger. Amen.

Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this habitation, and drive from it all the snares of the enemy. Let Thy holy Angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace; and may Thy blessing be upon us for ever, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God the Father, bless us; Jesus Christ, defend and keep us; the virtue of the Holy Ghost enlighten and sanctify us this night and forever; and may the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Bless, O Lord, the repose I am going to take in order to renew my strength, that I may be better able to serve Thee. O all ye Saints and Angels! but chiefly,Thou, O Mother of God! intercede for me this night and during the rest of my life, but particularly at the hour of my death.

May the divine assistance remain always with us. Amen.

Psalm 129: De Profundis
We have committed sins: we confess we have sinned. But God grants pardon to him who repents.

**All prayers are taken from the 1962 Roman Missal

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