Thursday, May 14, 2020

Evening Prayer - May 14, 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.


Psalm 74


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All    

Why, O God, have you per-ma-nent-ly re-ject-ed us?
Why does your an-ger burn a-gainst the sheep of your pas-ture?
Re-mem-ber your peo-ple
whom you ac-quired in an-cient times,

whom you res-cued
so they could be your ver-own na-tion,
as well as Mount Zi-on,
where you dwell for-ev-er!

Hur-ry to the per-ma-nent ru-in,
and to all the dam-age the en-e-my has done to the tem-ple!
Your en-e-mies roar in the mid-dle of your sanc-tu-ar-y;
they set up their bat-tle flags.

They in-vade like lum-ber-jacks
swing-ing their ax-es in thick for-est.
And now they are tear-ing down all its en-grav-ings
with ax-es and crow-bars.

They set your sanc-tu-ar-on fire;
they dese-crate your dwell-ing place
by knock-ing it to the ground.
They say to them-selves, We will op-press all of them.

They burn down all the plac-es
where peo-ple wor-ship God in the land.
We do not see any signs of Gods pres-ence;
there are no long-er any proph-ets

And we have no one
to tell us how long this will last.
How long, O God, will the ad-ver-sar-y hurl in-sult?
Will the en-e-my blas-pheme your name for-ev-er?

Why do you re-main in-ac-tive?
In-ter-vene and de-stroy him!
But God has been my king from an-cient times,
per-form-ing acts of de-liv-er-ance on the earth.

You de-stroyed the sea by your strength;
you shat-tered the heads of the sea mon-ster in the wa-ter.
You crushed the heads of Le-vi-a-than;
you fed him to the peo-ple who live a-long the coast.

You broke o-pen the spring and the stream;
you dried up per-pet-u-al-ly flow-ing rivers.
You es-tab-lished the cy-cle of day and night;
you put the moon and sun in place.

You set up all the bound-a-rys of the earth;
you cre-at-ed the cy-cle of sum-mer and win-ter.
Re-mem-ber how the en-e-my hurls in-sult, Lord,
and how a fool-ish na-tion blas-phemes your name!

Do not hand the life of your dove
o-ver to wild an-i-mal!
Do not con-tin-ue to dis-re-gard the lives
of your op-pressed peo-ple!

Re-mem-ber your cov-e-nant prom-ise,
for the dark re-gions of the earth
are full of plac-es where vio-lence rules.
Do not let the af-flict-ed be turned back in shame!

Let the op-pressed and poor praise your name!
Rise up, O God! De-fend your ho-nor!
Re-mem-ber how fools in-sult you all day long!
Do not dis-re-gard what your en-e-mies say,

Nor the un-ceas-ing shouts
of those who de-fy you.
Rise up, God!
De-fend your ho-nor! A-men.

Glor-y to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.


A reading from Matthew 6:25-34

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you-- you of little faith? 

"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. "So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today."

Here ends the Reading.
Thanks be to God!

Thursday - Song of Mary


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

My soul pro-claims the great-ness of the Lord,
my spir-it re-joices in God my Sav-ior;
for he has looked with fa-vor on his low-ly serv-ant.
From this day all gen-er-a-tions will call me bless-ed:

the Al-might-y has done great things for me,
and ho-ly is his Name.
He has mer-cy on those who fear him
in eve-ry gen-er-a-tion.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scat-tered the proud in their con-ceit.
He has cast down the might-y from their thrones,
and has lift-ed up the low-ly.

He has filled the hun-gry with good things,
and the rich he has sent a-way emp-ty.
He has come to the help of his serv-ant Is-ra-el,
for he has re-mem-bered his prom-ise of mer-cy,

The prom-ise he made to our fa-thers,
to A-bra-ham and his chil-dren for-ev-er.
My soul pro-claims the great-ness of the Lord,
my spir-it re-joices in God my Sav-ior;

Glor-y to the Fath-er, and to the Son,
and to the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now,
and will be for ev-er. A-men.



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.

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, 
now and forever. Amen.


Thursday - Suffrages B


Tenor     Soprano     Response     Cantor     Bass     Alto     All     

That this eve-ning may be ho-ly, good, and peace-ful,
We en-treat you, Lord.
That your ho-ly an-gels may lead us in paths of peace and good-will,
We en-treat you, Lord.

That we may be par-doned and for-giv-en for our sins and of-fense,
We en-treat you, Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,
We en-treat you, Lord.

That we may de-part this life in your faith and fear,
and be freed from con-dem-na-tion
be-fore the great judg-ment seat of Christ,
We en-treat you, Lord.

That we may be bound to-geth-er by your Ho-ly Spir-it
in the com-mun-ion of Bar-na-bas and all your saints,
entrusting one an-oth-er and all our life to Christ,
We en-treat you, 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 the Presence of Christ
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. 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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