Friday, September 17, 2021

Evening Prayer - Friday September 17 2021

Confession

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name.

Amen

May Almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us all our sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen us in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit
keep us in eternal life.

Amen




Friday - Evensong Invitation


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Grace to you and peace from God our Fa-ther
and from/the Lord Je-sus Christ.
Wor-ship the Lord in/the beau-ty of his holi-ness;
let the whole earth trem-ble be-fore him.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as in-cense,
the lifting up of my hands as the eve-ning sacri-fice.
I will bless the Lord who gives me coun-sel;
my heart teaches me, night after night.

I have set the Lord al-ways be-fore me;
be-cause he is at my right hand, I shall not fall.
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


O Gracious Light

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 73


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Certain-ly God is good to Is- ra- el,
and to those whose motives are pure!
But as for me, my feet al- most slipped;
my feet al-most slid out from under me.

For I envied those who are proud,
as I ob-served the pros- peri- ty of/the wick- ed.
For they suffer no pain;
their bodies are strong and well- fed.

They are im-mune to/the trou-ble common to men;
they do not suffer as other men do.
Arro-gance is their neck- lace,
and vio-lence covers them like cloth- ing.

Their pros-peri-ty causes them to do wrong;
All their thoughts are sin- ful.
They mock and say evil things;
they proud- ly threaten vio- lence.

They speak as if they rule in heav- en,
and they lay claim to/the earth.
There-fore they have more than e-nough food to eat,
and even suck up the wat- er of/the sea.

They say, How does God know what we do?
Is the Most High a- ware of what goes on?
Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like,
Those who al-ways have it so eas- y

They get richer and rich- er.
Sure-ly in vain I have kept my motives pure
and main-tained a pure life- style.
I suf- fer all day long,

I am punished eve- ry morn- ing.
If I had publi- cized these thoughts,
I would have be-trayed your peo- ple.
When I tried to make sense of this,

it was troubling to me.
Then I entered the pre- cincts of God's tem- ple,
and under-stood the desti-ny of/the wick- ed.
Sure-ly you put them in slipper- y plac- es;

You bring them down to ruin.
How deso-late they be-come in a mere mo- ment!
Terri-fying judg-ments make their de- mise com- plete!
They are like a dream after one wakes up.

O Lord, when you a-wake you will de- spise them.
Yes, my spirit was bit- ter,
and my in-sides felt sharp pain.
I was igno- rant and lacked in- sight;

I was as senseless as an ani-mal be- fore you.
But I am con- tin- ual- ly with you;
And you hold my right hand.
You guide me by your wise ad- vice,

and then you will lead me
to a po- sition of hon- or.
Whom do I have in heaven but you?
I de-sire no one but you on earth.

My flesh and my heart may grow weak,
but God al- ways pro- tects my heart
and gives me sta- bil- i- ty.
Yes, look! Those far from you die;

You de-stroy every-one who is un- faithful to you.
But as for me, God's pres- ence is all I need.
I have made the Sove-reign Lord my shel- ter,
as I de-clare all/the things you have done.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho- ly Spi- rit:
as it was in/the be- ginning, is now,
and will be for ever A- men.


Readings



A reading from 1 Corinthians 3:16-23


Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, which is what you are.

Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he can become wise. For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” And again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about mere mortals! For everything belongs to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Friday - Glory to God


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Glory to God in/the high-est,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heaven-ly King,
al-might-y God and Fath-er,

We worship you, we give you thanks,
We praise you for your glo-ry.
Lord Je-sus Christ, only Son of/the Fath-er,
Lord God, _ Lamb of God,

You take/a-way the sin of/the world:
have mer-cy up-on us;
you are seated at/the right hand of/the Fath-er:
re-ceive _ our pray-er.

For you a-lone are/the Ho-ly One,
You a-lone are the Lord,
You a-lone are/the Most High, Je-sus Christ,
with/the Ho-ly Spi-rit, in/the glory of God the Fath-er.


A reading from Matthew 5:11-16



Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me. Rejoice and be glad because your reward is great in heaven, for they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way.

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people! You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Friday - Second Song of Isaiah


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Seek the Lord while he wills to/be found;
call up-on him when he draws near.
Let the wicked for-sake their ways
and the evil ones their thoughts;

And let them turn to/the Lord,
and he will have com-passion,
Let then re-turn to our God,
for he will rich-ly par-don.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,

and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as rain and snow fall from/the heav-ens
and re-turns not a-gain,
but wat-ers the whole earth,

Bring-ing forth life
and giving a-bun-dant growth
And seed for re-plan-ting
and bread and fruit for eat-ing,

So is my word that goes forth from my mouth;
it will not re-turn to me emp-ty;
But it will ac-com-plish that which I have pur-posed,
and prosper in that for which I sent it.

Glory to/the Fath-er, and to/the Son,
and to/the Ho-ly Spi-rit:
as it was in/the be-ginning, is now,
and will be for-ever A-men.


Prayers



Friday Creed


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

He was con-ceived by/the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit
and born of/the Vir-gin Mar-y.
He suffered under Pon-tius Pi-late,
was cruci-fied, died, and was bur-ied.

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

He will come a-gain
to judge the living and the dead.
We be-lieve in/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
the _ holy catho-lic Church,

the com-mun-ion of saints,
the for-give-ness of sins,
the resur-rec-tion of/the bod-y,
and the life ever-last-ing. A-men.




Friday - Our Father






Friday - Evening Suffrages B


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

That we may be pardoned and for-given for our sins and of-fens-es,
We en-treat you, O Lord.
That there may be peace to your Church and to/the whole world,
We en-treat you, O 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, O Lord.

That we may be bound to-gether by your Ho-ly Spi-rit
in the com-mun-ion of Barna-bas and all your saints,
en-trust-ing one an-other and all our life to Christ,
We en-treat you, O Lord.




Collect of the Day


O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

Amen.

A Collect for Fridays

Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to us your servants so to follow in faith where you have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness; for your tender mercies' sake.

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-y God,
you have given us grace at this time
with one ac-cord
to make our common sup-pli-ca-tion to you;

and you have prom-ised
through your well-be-loved Son
that when two or three are gathered 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;
granting us in this world knowl-edge of your truth,
and in/the age to come life ever-lasting. A-men.


Friday - Closing Blessings


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The grace of our Lord Je-sus Christ,
and the love of God our Fath-er,
and the fellow-ship of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit,
be with us all ever-more. A-men.

Thanks be to God!
May the God of hope fill us
with all joy and peace in be-liev-ing
through the power of/the Ho-ly Spi-rit. A-men.




Music from the Vox Barnabas Psalter, a collection of 60 Chant Scores
released to Public Domain March 30, 2020.
Hymns are taken from the Vox Barnabas Hymnal a collection arranged from Public Domain hymns
and also released to Public Domain for unrestricted Internet and Performance use.
Scriptures from the New English Translation(NET) Bible, used with permission.

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