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Daily Prayer for Year Two : Proper 23-Saturday 
 Ordinary Time:   17-October-2020
Psalm 116:1– 7
Psalm 116:1– 19
Psalm 117:1– 2
Ecclesiasticus 3:17– 31
Acts 28:17– 31
Luke 9:37– 50
--Today is the Holy Day of St. Ignatius of Antioch--

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

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.

or this
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

*A deacon or lay person using the preceding form remains kneeling, and substitutes 'us' for 'you' and 'our' for 'your.'
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

The Invitatory and Psalter
Officiant:   Lord, open our lips.
People:     And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen   Alleluia

Then follows one of the Invitatory Psalms

Venite
Psalm 95:1-7

Come, let us sing to the Lord; *
   let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *
   and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, *
   and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of the earth, *
   and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it, *
   and his hands have molded the dry land.
Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, *
   and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
    Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

The following Antiphon may be sung or said with the Invitatory Psalm

On other Sundays and weekdays  Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him.

The Lessons



Psalm 116

(1) I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. (2) Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. (3) The pains of death surrounded me, And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. (4) Then I called upon the name of the LORD: 'O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!'

(5) Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. (6) The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. (7) Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.



Psalm 116

(1) I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. (2) Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. (3) The pains of death surrounded me, And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. (4) Then I called upon the name of the LORD: 'O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!'

(5) Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. (6) The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. (7) Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. (8) For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, And my feet from falling.

(9) I will walk before the LORD In the land of the living. (10) I believed, therefore I spoke, 'I am greatly afflicted.' (11) I said in my haste, 'All men are liars.' (12) What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?

(13) I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD. (14) I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people. (15) Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints. (16) O LORD, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have loosed my bonds.

(17) I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD. (18) I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people, (19) In the courts of the LORD's house, In the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.



Psalm 117

(1) Praise the LORD, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! (2) For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

(17) My child, be humble in everything you do, and people will appreciate it more than gifts. (18) The greater you become, the more humble you should be; then the Lord will be pleased with you. (20) The Lord's power is great, and he is honored by those who are humble. (21) Don't try to understand things that are too hard for you, or investigate matters that are beyond your power to know.

(22) Concentrate on the Law, which has been given to you. You do not need to know about things which the Lord has not revealed, (23) so don't concern yourself with them. After all, what has been shown to you is beyond human power to understand. (24) Many people have been misled by their own opinions; their wrong ideas have warped their judgment. (26) Stubbornness will get you into trouble at the end. If you live dangerously, it will kill you.

(27) A stubborn person will be burdened down with troubles. Sinners go on adding one sin to another. (28) There is no cure for the troubles that arrogant people have; wickedness has taken deep root in them. (29) Intelligent people will learn from proverbs and parables. They listen well because they want to learn. (30) Giving to the poor can make up for sin, just as water can put out a blazing fire.

(31) Anyone who responds to others with acts of kindness is thinking of the future, because he will find help if he ever falls on hard times.

  The Word of the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.



Acts 28

(17) And it came to pass after three days that Paul called the leaders of the Jews together. So when they had come together, he said to them: 'Men and brethren, though I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans, (18) who, when they had examined me, wanted to let me go, because there was no cause for putting me to death. (19) But when the Jews spoke against it, I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, not that I had anything of which to accuse my nation. (20) For this reason therefore I have called for you, to see you and speak with you, because for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.'

(21) Then they said to him, 'We neither received letters from Judea concerning you, nor have any of the brethren who came reported or spoken any evil of you. (22) But we desire to hear from you what you think; for concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.' (23) So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till evening. (24) And some were persuaded by the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved.

(25) So when they did not agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had said one word: 'The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, (26) saying, 'Go to this people and say: 'Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; And seeing you will see, and not perceive; (27) For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.' ' (28) Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!'

(29) And when he had said these words, the Jews departed and had a great dispute among themselves. (30) Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, (31) preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

  The Word of the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.



Luke 9

(37) Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him. (38) Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, 'Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child. (39) And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and it departs from him with great difficulty, bruising him. (40) So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.'

(41) Then Jesus answered and said, 'O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here.' (42) And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father. (43) And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did, He said to His disciples, (44) Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.'

(45) But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying. (46) Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest. (47) And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him, (48) and said to them, 'Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.'

(49) Now John answered and said, 'Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.' (50) But Jesus said to him, 'Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side.'

  The Gospel of the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.


Canticles
can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.

9 The First Song of Isaiah      
Kyrie Pantokrator Isaiah 12:2-6
Can be read after the Old Testament Reading

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 forever. Amen.

15 The Song of Mary      
Magnificat Luke 1:46-55 Can be read after the New Testament Reading
 
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 to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed

*Officiant and People together, all standing

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 People stand or kneel

Officiant : The Lord be with you.
People :   And with your Spirit.
Officiant : Let us pray.


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, forever and ever. Amen.

Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
A
Show us your mercy, O Lord;
   And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
  Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
   For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
   And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
   Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
  Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
   And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.

B
 That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
 We entreat you, O Lord.
 That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,
 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 [________ and] all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
 We entreat you, O Lord.


The Collect of the Week:  
   Proper 23 The Sunday closest to October 12
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Collect of the Day:
  A Collect for Saturdays
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then, unless the Eucharist or a form of general intercession is to follow,one of these prayer for mission is added
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.

or this
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 Thanksgiving
Officiant and People
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for 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 love in 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
Officiant
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

The Officiant 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 forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21


This concludes the Evening Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord

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