Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Evening Prayer - Tuesday September 8 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.

Glo-ry 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.




O Gracious Light Phos hilaron


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 47


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All you na-tions, clap your hands! 
Shout out to God in cel-e-bra-tion! 
For the Lord Most High is awe-in-spir-ing; 
he is the great king who rules the whole earth! 

He sub-dued na-tions be-neath us 
and coun-tries un-der our feet. 
He picked out for us a spe-cial land 
to be a source of pride for Ja-cob, whom he loves. 

God has a-scend-ed his throne a-mid loud shouts; 
the Lord has a-scend-ed a-mid the blar-ing of rams horns. 
Sing to God! Sing! 
Sing to God our king! Sing! 

For God is king of the whole earth! 
Sing well-writ-ten song! 
God reigns o-ver the na-tions! 
God sits on his ho-ly throne! 

The no-bles of the na-tions as-sem-ble, 
a-long with the peo-ple of the God of A-bra-ham, 
for God has au-thor-i-ty o-ver the rul-ers of the earth. 
He is high-ly ex-alt-ed! 

Glo-ry 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 


Psalm 48


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The Lord is great and cer-tain-ly wor-thy of praise 
in the cit-y of our God, his ho-ly hill. 
It is loft-y and pleas-ing to look at, 
a source of joy to the whole earth. 

Mount Zi-on re-sem-bles the peaks of Za-phon; 
it is the cit-of the great king. 
God is in its for-tress; 
he re-veals him-self as its de-fend-er. 

For look, the kings as-sem-ble; 
they ad-vance to-geth-er. 
As soon as they see, they are shocked; 
they are ter-ri-fied, they quick-ly re-treat. 

Look at them shake un-con-trol-la-bly, 
like a wom-an writh-ing in child-birth. 
With an east wind you shat-ter the large ship. 
We heard a-bout God's might-deeds, 

Now we have seen them, 
in the cit-y of the Lord of Heav-en’s Ar-my, 
in the cit-y of our God. 
God makes it per-ma-nent-ly se-cure. 

We re-flect on your loy-al love, O God, with-in your tem-ple. 
The praise you re-ceive as far a-way as the ends of the earth 
is wor-thy of your rep-u-ta-tion, O God. You ex-e-cute jus-tice! 
Mount Zi-on re-joic-es; the towns of Ju-dah are hap-py, 

be-cause of your acts of judg-ment. 
Walk a-round Zi-on! En-cir-cle it! 
Count its tow-ers! 
Con-sid-er its de-fense! 

Walk through its for-tress, 
so you can tell the next gen-er-a-tion a-bout it! 
For God, our God, is our de-fend-er for-ev-er! 
It is the Lord who guides us! 

Glo-ry 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. 


Readings



A reading from Acts 14:1-18


The same thing happened in Iconium when Paul and Barnabas went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a large group of both Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out courageously for the Lord, who testified to the message of his grace, granting miraculous signs and wonders to be performed through their hands. But the population of the city was divided; some sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles. When both the Gentiles and the Jews (together with their rulers) made an attempt to mistreat them and stone them, Paul and Barnabas learned about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and the surrounding region. There they continued to proclaim the good news. 

In Lystra sat a man who could not use his feet, lame from birth, who had never walked. This man was listening to Paul as he was speaking. When Paul stared intently at him and saw he had faith to be healed, he said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And the man leaped up and began walking. So when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” They began to call Barnabas Zeus and Paul Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. The priest of the temple of Zeus, located just outside the city, brought bulls and garlands to the city gates; he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifices to them. But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard about it, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting, “Men, why are you doing these things? We too are men, with human natures just like you! We are proclaiming the good news to you, so that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them. In past generations he allowed all the nations to go their own ways, yet he did not leave himself without a witness by doing good, by giving you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying you with food and your hearts with joy.” Even by saying these things, they scarcely persuaded the crowds not to offer sacrifice to them. 

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God! 

Tuesday - Song to the Lamb


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Splen-dor and ho-nor and king-ly pow-er 
are yours by right, Lord our God, 
For you cre-at-ed eve-ry-thing that is, 
and by your will they were cre-at-ed and have their be-ing; 

And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, 
for with your blood you have re-deemed for God, 
From eve-ry fam-i-ly, lan-guage, peo-ple, and na-tion, 
a king-dom of priests to serve our God. 

And so, to him who sits up-on the throne, 
and to Je-sus Christ the Lamb, 
Be wor-ship and praise, do-min-ion and splen-dor, 
for ev-er and for ev-er-more. 

Glo-ry 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 John 10:31-42


The Jewish leaders picked up rocks again to stone him to death. Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good deeds from the Father. For which one of them are you going to stone me?” The Jewish leaders replied, “We are not going to stone you for a good deed but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are claiming to be God.” 

Jesus answered, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If those people to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’ (and the scripture cannot be broken), do you say about the one whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform the deeds of my Father, do not believe me. But if I do them, even if you do not believe me, believe the deeds, so that you may come to know and understand that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” Then they attempted again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches. 

Jesus went back across the Jordan River again to the place where John had been baptizing at an earlier time, and he stayed there. Many came to him and began to say, “John performed no miraculous sign, but everything John said about this man was true!” And many believed in Jesus there. 

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God! 

Tuesday - Third Song of Isaiah


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A-rise, shine, for your light has come, 
and the glo-ry of the Lord has dawned up-on you. 
For be-hold, dark-ness co-vers the land; 
deep gloom en-shrouds the peo-ples. 

But o-ver you the Lord will rise, 
and his glo-ry will ap-pear up-on you. 
Na-tions will stream to your light, 
and kings to the bright-ness of your dawn-ing. 

Your gates will al-ways be o-pen; 
by day or night they will nev-er be shut. 
They will call you, The Cit-y of the Lord, 
The Zi-on of the Ho-ly One of Is-ra-el. 

Vio-lence will no more be heard in your land, 
ru-in or de-struc-tion with-in your bor-ders. 
You will call your wall, Sal-va-tion, 
and all your por-tals, Praise. 

The sun will no more be your light by day; 
by night you will not need the bright-ness of the moon. 
The Lord will be your ev-er-last-ing light, 
and your God will be your glo-ry. 

Glo-ry 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. 


Prayers



Tuesday Creed


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We be-lieve in God, the Fath-er al-might-y, 
cre-a-tor of heav-en and earth. 
We be-lieve in Je-sus Christ, 
his on-ly son, our Lord. 

He was con-ceived by the pow-er of the Ho-ly Spi-rit 
and born of the Vir-gin Ma-ry. 
He suf-fered un-der Pon-tius Pi-late, 
was cru-ci-fied, died, and was bur-ied. 

He de-scend-ed to the dead. 
On the third day he rose a-gain. 
He a-scend-ed into heav-en, 
and is seat-ed at the right hand of the Fath-er. 

He will come a-gain 
to judge the liv-ing and the dead. 
We be-lieve in the Ho-ly Spi-rit, 
the ho-ly cath-o-lic Church, 

the com-mun-ion of saints, 
the for-give-ness of sins, 
the res-ur-rec-tion of the bod-y, 
and the life ev-er-last-ing. A-men. 




Tuesday - Our Father


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The Lord be with you. 
And al-so with you. A-men. 
Our Fath-er in heav-en, 
hal-low-ed be your Name. 

Your king-dom come, 
your will be done, on earth as in heav-en. 
Give us to-day our dai-ly bread. 
For-give us our sins as we for-give those who sin a-gainst us. 

Save us from the time of tri-al, 
and de-liv-er us from e-vil. 
For the king-dom, the pow-er, and the glo-ry are yours, 
now and for ev-er. A-men. 




Tuesday - Evening Suffrages A


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Show us your mer-cy, Lord; 
And grant us your sal-va-tion. 
Clothe your min-is-ters with right-eous-ness; 
Let your peo-ple sing with joy. 

Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; 
For on-ly in you can we live in safe-ty. 
Lord, keep this na-tion un-der your care; 
And guide us in the way of jus-tice and truth. 

Let your way be known up-on earth; 
Your sav-ing health a-mong all na-tions. 
Let not the need-y, O Lord, be for-got-ten; 
Nor the hope of the poor be tak-en a-way. 

Cre-ate in us clean hearts, God; 
And sus-tain us by your Ho-ly Spi-rit. 
Show us your mer-cy, Lord; 
And grant us your sal-va-tion. 




Collect of the Day

 

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ in his earthly life shared our toil and hallowed our labor: Be present with your people where they work; make those who carry on the industries and commerce of this land responsive to your will; and give to us all a pride in what we do, and a just return for our labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. 

Amen.

A Collect for Aid against Perils

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.

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.





A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom


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Al-might-God, 
you have giv-en us grace at this time 
with one ac-cord 
to make our com-mon sup-pli-ca-tion to you; 

and you have prom-ised 
through your well-be-lov-ed Son 
that when two or three are ga-thered to-geth-er in his Name 
you will be in the midst of them: 

Ful-fill now, O Lord, our de-sires and pe-ti-tions 
as may be best for us; 
grant-ing us in this world knowl-edge of your truth, 
and in the age to come life ev-er-last-ing. A-men. 


Tuesday - Closing Eph 3_20


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Let us bless the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia 
Thanks be to God. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia 
Glo-ry to God whose pow-er, work-ing in us, 
can do in-fi-nite-ly more than we can ask or im-ag-ine 

Glo-ry to him from gen-er-a-tion to gen-er-a-tion in the Church, 
and in Christ Je-sus for ev-er and ev-er. A-men. 
Let us bless the Lord. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia 
Thanks be to God. Al-le-lu-ia, al-le-lu-ia 



LEVAS II - Hymn 120 There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit

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1. There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it's the Spirit of the LORD
There are sweet expressions on each face
And I know they feel the presence of the LORD

[Refrain] Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet Heavenly Dove,
Stay Right here with us, filling us with Your love.
And for these blessings, we lift our hearts in praise;
Without a doubt, we'll know, 
That we have been revived 
When we shall leave this place.

2. There are blessings you cannot receive
Till you know Him in His fullness and believe
You're the one to profit when you say
"I am going to walk with Jesus all the way" [Refrain]

3. If you say He saved you from your sin
Now you're weak, you're bound, and cannot enter in
You can make it right if you yield
You'll enjoy the Holy Spirit that we feel [Refrain]



Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores by John Johansen, 
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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