Lent: Bible Version: NKJ Psalm 89:19- 52 Jeremiah 16:10- 21 Romans 7:1- 12 John 6:1- 15
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Lent: Bible Version: NKJ Psalm 89:19- 52 Jeremiah 16:10- 21 Romans 7:1- 12 John 6:1- 15
Daily Evening Prayer:People: O God, make speed to help us Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen Except in Lent, add Alleluia
The Officiant begins the service with one or more of the following sentences of Scripture, or with the Service of Light, and continuing with the appointed Psalmody; or with the versicle 'O God, make speed to save us'
Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from theLord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2
Worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness; let the whole earthtremble before him. Psalm 96:9
Yours is the day, O God, yours also the night; you established the moon and the sun. You fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74:15,16
I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7,8
Seek him who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning, and darkens the day into night; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth: The Lord is his name. Amos 5:8
If I say, 'Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light around me turn to night,' darkness is not dark to you, O Lord; the night is as bright as the day; darkness and light to you are both alike. Psalm 139:10,11
Jesus said, 'I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' John 8:12
Confession of Sin Most merciful God, I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. I am truly sorry and I humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on me and forgive me; that I may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. 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. AmenThe Invitatory and Psalter Officiant: O God, make speed to save us
The following, or some other suitable hymn, or an Invitatory Psalm, may be sung or said.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. Then follows
The Psalm or Psalms Appointed At the end of the Psalms is sung or said Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.The Lessons One or two lessons, as appointed, are read, the Reader first saying *After each Lesson you may say
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
(23) I will beat down his foes before his face, And plague those who hate him. (24) "But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, And in My name his horn shall be exalted. (25) Also I will set his hand over the sea, And his right hand over the rivers. (26) He shall cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'
(27) Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth. (28) My mercy I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him. (29) His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven. (30) "If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
(31) If they break My statutes And do not keep My commandments, (32) Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes. (33) Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. (34) My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
(35) Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David: (36) His seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; (37) It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky." Selah (38) But You have cast off and abhorred, You have been furious with Your anointed.
(39) You have renounced the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. (40) You have broken down all his hedges; You have brought his strongholds to ruin. (41) All who pass by the way plunder him; He is a reproach to his neighbors. (42) You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
(43) You have also turned back the edge of his sword, And have not sustained him in the battle. (44) You have made his glory cease, And cast his throne down to the ground. (45) The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah (46) How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
(47) Remember how short my time is; For what futility have You created all the children of men? (48) What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah (49) Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses, Which You swore to David in Your truth? (50) Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants -- How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
(51) With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed. (52) Blessed be the LORD forevermore! Amen and Amen.
(14) " Therefore behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that it shall no more be said, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,' (15) "but, 'The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.' For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. (16) " Behold, I will send for many fishermen," says the LORD, "and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. (17) "For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity hidden from My eyes.
(18) "And first I will repay double for their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable idols." (19) O LORD, my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends of the earth and say, "Surely our fathers have inherited lies, Worthlessness and unprofitable things." (20) Will a man make gods for himself, Which are not gods? (21) " Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; And they shall know that My name is the LORD.
(5) For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. (6) But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. (7) What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." (8) But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead.
(9) I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. (10) And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. (11) For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me. (12) Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
(5) Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" (6) But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. (7) Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little." (8) One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
(9) "There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?" (10) Then Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. (11) And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. (12) So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost."
(13) Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten. (14) Then those men, when they had seen the sign that Jesus did, said, "This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world." (15) Therefore when Jesus perceived that they were about to come and take Him by force to make Him king, He departed again to the mountain by Himself alone.CanticlesCanticles can be prayed or song after each reading all after all reading.After the Old Testament a Canticle maybe read or Silence may be kept after each Reading. One of the following Canticles can be sung or said after each Reading.
9 The First Song of Isaiah       Kyrie Pantokrator Isaiah 12:2-6 Surely, it is God who saves me; * I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, * and he will be my Savior. Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing * from the springs of salvation. And on that day you shall say, * Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name; Make his deeds known among the peoples; * see that they remember that his Name is exalted. Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, * and this is known in all the world. Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, * for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
19 The Song of the Redeemed       Magna et mirabilia Revelation 15:3-4 O ruler of the universe, Lord God, great deeds are they that you have done, * surpassing human understanding. Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, * O King of all the ages. Who can fail to do you homage, Lord, and sing the praises of your Name? * for you only are the Holy One. All nations will draw near and fall down before you, * because your just and holy works have been revealed. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty,creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.  He descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again.  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.   I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,  the communion of saints,  the forgiveness of sins,  the resurrection of the body,  and the life everlasting. Amen. The Prayers The Lord's Prayer 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 trespasses,  as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,and the power, and the glory,  for ever and ever. Amen. Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen. or the following O God, you manifest in your servants the signs of your presence: Send forth upon us the spirit of love, that in companionship with one another your abounding grace may increase among us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Here may be sung a hymn or anthem.
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.
Before the close of the Office one or both of the following may be used The General ThanksgivingAlmighty God, Father of all mercies,we your unworthy servants give you humble thanksfor all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation,and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable lovein the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen. A Prayer of St. Chrysostom Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen. Then may be said Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God You may then conclude with one of the following The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14 ---or--- May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13---or--- 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 for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Evening Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the LordClick Here see Credit and Thanks