Evening Prayer: June 7th, 2019

Evening Prayer
Led by Fr. Michael Thorne Jarrett

Psalm 119:73-96
Jeremiah 34
Acts 25

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

O = Officiant
A = All

OLord, open our lips.
AAnd our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
OO God, make speed to save us.
AO Lord, make haste 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 ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The Invitatory

 

O Gladsome Light
Phos Hilaron

O gladsome light of the holy glory
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 joyful voices,
O Son of God, Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

Psalter

The appointed Psalm is read together
 
Psalm 119:73-96
Yodh
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; *
give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
May those who fear you see me and rejoice, *
because I have hoped in your word.
I know, O LORD, that your judgements are righteous, *
that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
O let your steadfast love be my comfort, *
according to your word to your servant.
Let your tender mercy come to me, that I may live; *
for your law is my delight.
Let the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me with falsehood; *
but as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.
Let those who fear you turn to me, *
and they shall know your testimonies.
May my heart be blameless regarding your decrees, *
that I may not be put to shame!
Kaph
My soul languishes for your salvation; *
I have my hope in your word.
My eyes long for your promise; *
While I ask, "When will you comfort me?”
I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, *
yet I have not forgotten your decrees.
How many days must your servant endure? *
When will you bring judgement against my pursuers?
The arrogant have dug pits to trap me; *
they do not live in accord with your law.
All your commandments show constancy; *
help me, for they persecute me with falsehood!
They have almost destroyed me from the earth, *
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
Give me life, in accordance with your steadfast love, *
that I may keep the testimony of your mouth.
Lamedh
Forever, O LORD, *
your word stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; *
you established the earth, and it stands fast.
In accordance with your laws they stand this day, *
for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight, *
I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts, *
for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me, *
for I have sought your precepts.
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me, *
but I shall ponder your testimonies.
I have seen a limit of all perfection, *
but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
Composite
After the Psalm, the Officiant begins
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
 

The Lessons

A reading of the appointed lessons
A Reading from Jeremiah 34
(The reading text is not available for older services) ESV
 The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
A brief silence is kept after the reading.
Please pause the service if you would like more time.
 

Canticle

 

10 The Second Song of Isaiah
Quaerite Dominum
Isaiah 55:6-11

Seek the Lord while he wills to be found;*
call upon him when he draws near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways*
and the evil ones their thoughts;
And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have compassion,*
and to our God, for he will richly pardon.
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 heavens*
and return not again, but water the earth,
Bringing forth life and giving growth,*
seed for sowing and bread for eating,
So is my word that goes forth from my mouth;*
it will not return to me empty;
But it will accomplish that which I have purposed,*
and prosper in that for which I sent it.

 
A Reading from Acts 25
(The reading text is not available for older services) ESV
 The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
A brief silence is kept after the reading.
 

AFFIRMING OUR FAITH

Everyone shall join in proclaiming the Creed
 

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

OThe Lord be with you
AAnd with your spirit.
OLet us pray.
  
OLord, have mercy
AChrist, have mercy
 Lord, have mercy
 
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.
 
OFor the day that is past, that worry and every anxious fear may be put away from us, and that Christ would be glorified in all we have done, let us pray to the Lord.
ALord, have mercy.
OFor those who are exhausted, sleepless, and depressed; for those who suffer for the sake of the Name of Christ; for those who are hungry, sick, afraid, or in any kind of danger; for those who are alone, and for those who have no one to pray for them, let us pray to the Lord.
ALord, have mercy.
OThat this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful; that the angels of the Lord our God would encamp around us; and that our weary souls may find their rest in Christ our Savior, let us pray to the Lord.
ALord, have mercy.
OLet us offer our own prayers.
(a brief pause while people silently offer their own prayers)
 
Suffrages from The Trinity Mission Daily Prayers for Individuals & Families
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
OLet us bless the Lord.
AThanks be to God.
OThe 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