Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Evening Prayer - Tuesday September 21 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






Tuesday - 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 19


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The heavens de-clare the glory of God;
the sky dis-plays his handi-work.
Day after day it speaks out;
night after night it re-veals his great-ness.

There is no ac-tual speech or word,
nor is its voice liter-al-ly heard.
Yet its voice echoes through-out the earth;
its words carry to/the dis-tant ho-ri-zon.

In/the sky he has pitched a tent for/the sun.
Like a bride-groom it e-merg-es from its cham-ber;
like a strong man it en-joys running its course.
It e-merges from/the dis-tant ho-ri-zon,

and goes from one end of/the sky to/the oth-er;
noth-ing can es-cape its heat.
The law of/the Lord is per-fect and pre-serves one's life.
The rules set down by/the Lord are re-lia-ble

and im-part wis-dom to/the inex-pe-ri-enced.
The Lord's pre-cepts are fair and make one joy-ful.
The Lord's com-mands are pure and give in-sight for life.
The com-mands to fear the Lord are right and en-dure for-ev-er.

The judg-ments given by/the Lord
are trust-worthy and ab-so-lute-ly just.
They are of greater val-ue than gold,
than even a great a-mount of pure gold;

they bring greater de-light than hon-ey,
than even the sweet-est hon-ey from/a honey-comb.
Yes, your servant finds moral guid-ance there;
those who o-bey them re-ceive a rich re-ward.

Who can know all his er-rors?
Please do not punish me for sins I am una-ware of.
More-over, keep me from com-mItting fla-grant sins;
do not al-low such sins to con-trol me.

Then I will be blame-less,
and inno-cent of bla-tant re-bel-lion.
May my words and my thoughts be ac-cept-able in your sight, O Lord,
my shelter-ing rock and my re-deem-er.

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.


Psalm 112


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Praise the Lord! Alle-lu-ja!
How blessed is the one who o-beys the Lord,
who takes great de-light in keeping his com-mands.
His de-scendants will be power-ful on/the earth;

The god-ly will be blessed.
His house con-tains wealth and rich-es;
his in-tegri-ty en-dures.
In/the darkness a light shines for/the god-ly,

For each one who is merci-ful, com-passion-ate, and just.
It goes well for/the one who gener-ous-ly lends mon-ey,
and con-ducts his busi-ness honest-ly.
For he will never be shak-en;

Oth-ers will al-ways re-member one who is just.
He does not fear bad news.
He is confi-dent; he trusts in/the Lord.
His re-solve is firm; he will not suc-cumb to fear

And so he looks in triumph on his ene-mies.
He gener-ous-ly gives to/the need-y;
his in-tegri-ty en-dures.
He will be vindi-cat-ed and hon-ored.

When the wicked see this, they will wor-ry;
they will grind their teeth in frus-tration and melt a-way;
the de-sire of/the wicked will per-ish.
How blessed is the one who o-beys the Lord,

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 Job 28:12-28



“But wisdom—where can it be found?
Where is the place of understanding?


Mankind does not know its place;
it cannot be found in the land of the living.


The deep says, ‘It is not with me.’
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’


Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it,
nor can its price be weighed out in silver.


It cannot be measured out for purchase with the gold of Ophir,
with precious onyx or sapphires.


Neither gold nor crystal can be compared with it,
nor can a vase of gold match its worth.


Of coral and jasper no mention will be made;
the price of wisdom is more than pearls.


The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it;
it cannot be purchased with pure gold.


“But wisdom—where does it come from?
Where is the place of understanding?


For it has been hidden
from the eyes of every living creature,
and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed.


Destruction and Death say,
‘With our ears we have heard a rumor about where it can be found.’


God understands the way to it,
and he alone knows its place.


For he looks to the ends of the earth
and observes everything under the heavens.


When he made the force of the wind
and measured the waters with a gauge,


when he imposed a limit for the rain,
and a path for the thunderstorm,


then he looked at wisdom and assessed its value;
he established it and examined it closely.


And he said to mankind,
‘The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Tuesday - Song of Creation


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Glori-fy the Lord, all you works of/the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for-ev-er.
In/the firma-ment of his power, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glori-fy the Lord, you an-gels and all powers of/the Lord,
O heavens and all waters a-bove the heav-ens.
Sun and moon and stars of/the sky, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glori-fy the Lord, eve-ry shower of rain and fall of dew,
all winds and fire and heat.
Win-ter and Sum-mer, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glori-fy the Lord, O chill and cold,
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glori-fy the Lord, O nights and days,
O shin-ing light and en-fold-ing dark.
Storm clouds and thunder-bolts, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Let the earth glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.
Glori-fy the Lord, O mountains and hills, and all/that grows up-on the earth,
praise him for ev-er. Glori-fy the Lord,

O springs of water, sea, and streams,
O whales and all that move in/the wat-ers.
All birds of/the air, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glori-fy the Lord, O beasts of/the wild,
and all you flocks and herds.
O men and women every-where, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Let the people of God glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.
Glori-fy the Lord, O priests and servants of/the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Glori-fy the Lord, O spirits and souls of/the right-eous
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.
You that are holy and hum-ble of heart, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.

Let us glori-fy the Lord: Fath-er, Son, and Ho-ly Spi-rit;
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.
In/the firma-ment of his power, glori-fy the Lord,
praise him and highly ex-alt him for ev-er.


A reading from Matthew 13:44-52


“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast into the sea that caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, they pulled it ashore, sat down, and put the good fish into containers and threw the bad away. It will be this way at the end of the age. Angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

“Have you understood all these things?” They replied, “Yes. ”Then he said to them, “Therefore every expert in the law who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his treasure what is new and old. ”

Here ends the reading.
Thanks be to God!

Tuesday - Song of Mary


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My soul pro-claims the greatness of/the Lord,
my spirit re-joices in God my Sav-ior;
for he has looked with favor on his lowly serv-ant.
From this day all gener-a-tions will call me blessed:

the Al-might-y has done great things for me,
and _ holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in eve-ry gener-a-tion.

He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their con-ceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the low-ly.

He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent/a-way emp-ty.
He has come to/the help of his servant Is-ra-el,
for he has re-membered his prom-ise of mer-cy,

The prom-ise he made to our fath-ers,
to Abra-ham and his children for-ev-er.
My soul pro-claims the greatness of/the Lord,
my spirit re-joices in God my Sav-ior;

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



Tuesday 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.




LEVAS2 Hymn 264 - Our Father


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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.







Tuesday - 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


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-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.


Tuesday - 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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