Monday, May 4, 2020

Evening Prayer - May 4, 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 44 Deus, auribus
  We have heard with our ears, O God, our forefathers have told us, *
the deeds you did in their days, in the days of old.
  How with your hand you drove the peoples out and planted our forefathers in the land; *
how you destroyed nations and made your people flourish.
  For they did not take the land by their sword, nor did their arm win the victory for them; *
but your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you favored them.
  You are my King and my God; *
you command victories for Jacob.
  Through you we pushed back our adversaries; *
through your Name we trampled on those who rose up against us.

  For I do not rely on my bow, *
and my sword does not give me the victory.
  Surely, you gave us victory over our adversaries *
and put those who hate us to shame.
  Every day we gloried in God, *
and we will praise your Name for ever.
  Nevertheless, you have rejected and humbled us *
and do not go forth with our armies.
10   You have made us fall back before our adversary, *
and our enemies have plundered us.

11   You have made us like sheep to be eaten *
and have scattered us among the nations.
12   You are selling your people for a trifle *
and are making no profit on the sale of them.
13   You have made us the scorn of our neighbors, *
a mockery and derision to those around us.
14   You have made us a byword among the nations, *
a laughing-stock among the peoples.
15   My humiliation is daily before me, *
and shame has covered my face;

16   Because of the taunts of the mockers and blasphemers, *
because of the enemy and avenger.
17   All this has come upon us; *
yet we have not forgotten you, nor have we betrayed your covenant.
18   Our heart never turned back, *
nor did our footsteps stray from your path;
19   Though you thrust us down into a place of misery, *
and covered us over with deep darkness.
20   If we have forgotten the Name of our God, *
or stretched out our hands to some strange god,

21   Will not God find it out? *
for he knows the secrets of the heart.
22   Indeed, for your sake we are killed all the day long; *
we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
23   Awake, O Lord! why are you sleeping? *
Arise! do not reject us for ever.
24   Why have you hidden your face *
and forgotten our affliction and oppression?
25   We sink down into the dust; *
our body cleaves to the ground.
26   Rise up, and help us, *
and save us, for the sake of your steadfast love.


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 5:1-10

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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.
V: Let us pray.

LEVAS2 (L264)   Our Father

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 debts
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever. 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
O Lord, through spiritual discipline you strengthened your servant Monica to persevere in offering her love and prayers and tears for the conversion of her husband and of Augustine their son: Deepen our devotion, we pray, and use us in accordance with your will to bring others, even our own kindred, to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Peace
Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgements, 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)

LEVAS2 (L071)   In Times Like These

Piano     PARTS     Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

In times like these, you need a Savior
In times like these, you need an anchor
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

     This Rock is Jesus, Yes He's the One
     This Rock is Jesus, the only One
     Be very sure, be very sure
     Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these, you need the Bible
In times like these, O be not idle
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

     This Rock is Jesus, Yes He's the One
     This Rock is Jesus, the only One
     Be very sure, be very sure
     Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these, I have a Savior
In times like these, I have an anchor
I'm very sure, I'm very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

     This Rock is Jesus, Yes He's the One
     This Rock is Jesus, the only One
     Be very sure, be very sure
     Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

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