Monday, May 11, 2020

Evening Prayer - May 11, 2020

Opening Hymn: LEVAS2 (L176)    An Evening Prayer


1 If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Dear Lord, forgive!
2 If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I offend some other through the strain,
Dear Lord, forgive!
3 If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in the fold,
When thou hast given me some fort to hold,
Dear Lord, forgive!
4 Forgive the sins I have confessed to thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O guide me, love me, and my keeper be.
Dear Lord, Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

V: O God, make speed | to save | us.
R: O Lord, | make haste | to help | us.

Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen!


O Gracious Light Phos hilaron with words

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,we sing your praises,
O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.


PSALMS


Psalm 64 Exaudi, Deus
  Hear my voice, O God, when I complain; *
protect my life from fear of the enemy.
  Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, *
from the mob of evildoers.

  They sharpen their tongue like a sword, *
and aim their bitter words like arrows,
  That they may shoot down the blameless from ambush; *
they shoot without warning and are not afraid.

  They hold fast to their evil course; *
they plan how they may hide their snares.
  They say, "Who will see us? who will find out our crimes? *
we have thought out a perfect plot."

  The human mind and heart are a mystery; *
but God will loose an arrow at them, 
    and suddenly they will be wounded.
  He will make them trip over their tongues, *
and all who see them will shake their heads.

  Everyone will stand in awe and declare God's deeds; *
they will recognize his works.
10   The righteous will rejoice in the LORD and put their trust in him, *
and all who are true of heart will glory.


Psalm 65 Te decet hymnus
  You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; *
to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem.
  To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come, *
because of their transgressions.

  Our sins are stronger than we are, *
but you will blot them out.
  Happy are they whom you choose 
    and draw to your courts to dwell there! *
they will be satisfied by the beauty of your house, 
    by the holiness of your temple.

  Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness, 
    O God of our salvation, *
O Hope of all the ends of the earth 
    and of the seas that are far away.
  You make fast the mountains by your power; *
they are girded about with might.

  You still the roaring of the seas, *
the roaring of their waves, and the clamor of the peoples.
  Those who dwell at the ends of the earth 
    will tremble at your marvelous signs; *
you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy.

  You visit the earth and water it abundantly; 
     you make it very plenteous; *
the river of God is full of water.
10   You prepare the grain, *
for so you provide for the earth.

11   You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; *
with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase.
12   You crown the year with your goodness, *
and your paths overflow with plenty.

13   May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing, *
and the hills be clothed with joy.
14   May the meadows cover themselves with flocks, 
    and the valleys cloak themselves with grain; *
let them shout for joy and sing.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen! 

The Lessons

A reading from Matthew 6:1-6, 6:16-18
"Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. "So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

"And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God!


The Song of Mary Magnificat
Luke 1:46-55

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him *
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm, *
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
The promise he made to our fathers, *
to Abraham and his children forever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.
World without end. Amen, amen! 


Hymnal 1982 (S105) The Nicene Creed


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of his Father.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried;

On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory,
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, and giver of Life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen. 

The Prayers

V: The Lord be with you.
R: And also with you.
Let us pray.

Our Father in heaven, 
hallowed be your Name, 
your kingdom come, 
your will be done, on earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 
Forgive us our sins 
as we forgive those who sin against us. 
Save us from the time of trial, 

and deliver us from evil. 
For the kingdom, the power, 
and the glory are yours, n
ow and for ever. Amen.


Suffrages B

That this evening may be holy, good, | and peace- | ful,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace | and good | will,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our | sins and | offenses,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to | the whole | world,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may depart this life in your faith and fear,
and not be condemned before the great judgment | seat of | Christ,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.
That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in
the communion of Barnabas and all your saints,
entrusting one another and all our | life to | Christ,
We | entreat | you, O | Lord.

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Peace
Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen.

Prayer for Mission
O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers of the People
Participants make prayer and praise requests together.

LEVAS2 (L262)   Amen


CLOSING


Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory to God whose power, working in us, *
can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: 
Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, *
and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20)

671 - Amazing Grace


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, 
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found; 
was blind but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, 
and grace my fear relieved;
How precious did that grace appear 
the hour I first believed.

The Lord has promised good to me, 
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be 
as long as life endures.

Through many dangers, toils and snares 
I have already come
'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far, 
and grace will lead me home.

When we've been there ten thousand year, 
bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise 
than when we'd first begun.


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