Evening Prayers

Sign of the Cross
†In the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (3)

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Angelic Salutation
Rejoice, Mother of God,
Virgin Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb,
for you have borne Christ,
the Saviour and Redeemer of our souls.

To My Guardian Angel
Angel of God, my holy guardian,
given to me for my protection,
I implore you to enlighten me this day,
to protect me from all evil,
to urge me on to do good deeds
and to guide me on the path of salvation.

To My Patron Saint
Saint (name of patron saint), pray for me,
for with fervour I come to you,
faithful guide and intercessor for my soul.

Evening Examination
1. In your own words, give thanks for the gift of your day!
2. Review your day slowly, from the beginning to the end. Acknowledge the many blessings you received. Give thanks to God. Acknowledge your sins and shortcomings. Ask God for His forgiveness.
3. Make good resolutions. Determine not to commit the same sins again the next day. Ask God for His help. Ask Him to give you strength.
4. Be filled with hope and joy. Be at peace, knowing that God is with you.

Penitential Prayer
O God, remit, remove, and forgive my sins,
committed willfully or through neglect,
by word or deed, knowingly or in ignorance,
in mind or thought, during the day or during night;
forgive all my sins, for You are good and You love mankind.

Prayer of the Publican
†God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
†God, cleanse me of my sins and have mercy on me.
†I have sinned without number, forgive me, O Lord.

Evening Offering
Into Your hands, O Lord Jesus Christ,
I commend my spirit and body;
bless me, save me, and grant me eternal life. Amen.

Sign of the Cross
†In the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (3)