Evening Prayers

SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT

SUNDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

in word or song

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

Magnificat, Mary’s Song (Luke 1:46-55)

My soul glorifies the Lord, *
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
The Lord looks on me a lowly servant; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is God’s name!
God’s mercy is from age to age, on those who are faithful.
God puts forth an arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.
Casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.
God fills the hungry with good things, sends the rich away empty.
Protecting Israel, God’s servant, remembering mercy,
the mercy promised to our ancestors,
to Abraham, Sarah and their children for ever.

Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem:  Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise thee in that City of which he is the light; and where he liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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MONDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

in word or song

Glory be to the Father
And to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.  Amen. Amen.

We believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being [substance] with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

Az Yashir Moshe, Song of the Sea (Exodus 15)

I will sing to the Lord,
For he has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea!
The Lord is my strength and song,
God has become my salvation;
Pharaoh’s chariots and his army God cast into the sea;
The depths have covered them;
They sank to the bottom like a stone.
In the greatness of Your majesty
You have overthrown those who rose against you.
You sent forth your wrath;
It consumed them like stubble.
And with the blast of Your nostrils
The waters were piled up
The surging waters stood firm like a wall;
The deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy boasted but you blew your breath,
And the sea covered them.
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Who among the gods is like you O Lord?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
Awesome in glory, working wonders.
You stretched out Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them.
In your unfailing love
You will lead the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them
To your holy dwelling.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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TUESDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

in word or song

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

[in unison as song, chant, or word]

Magnificat, Mary’s Song (Luke 1:46-55)

My soul glorifies the Lord, *
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
The Lord looks on me a lowly servant; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is God’s name!
God’s mercy is from age to age, on those who are faithful.
God puts forth an arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.
Casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.
God fills the hungry with good things, sends the rich away empty.
Protecting Israel, God’s servant, remembering mercy,
the mercy promised to our ancestors,
to Abraham, Sarah and their children for ever.

Almighty God, we give you thanks for surrounding us, as daylight fades, with the brightness of the vesper light; and we implore you of your great mercy that, as you enfold us with the radiance of light, so you would shine into our hearts the brightness of you Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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WEDNESDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

in word or song

Glory be to the Father
And to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.  Amen. Amen

We believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being [substance] with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

Benedictus, Zechariah’s Song (Luke 1:68-79)

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and sets them free.
God raises from David’s house
A child with power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in ages past
To save us from enemy hands,
From the grip of all who hate us.
The Lord favored our ancestors
Recalling the sacred covenant,
The pledge to our ancestor Abraham,
To free us from our enemies,
So we might worship without fear
And be holy and just all our days.
And you, child, will be called
prophet of the Most High,
For you will come to prepare
A pathway for the Lord
By teaching the people salvation
Through forgiveness of their sin.
Out of God’s deepest mercy
A dawn will come from on high,
Light for those shadowed by death,
A guide for our feet on the way to peace.

O Lord, God Almighty, as you have taught us to call the evening, the morning, and the noonday one day; and have made the sun to know its going down:  Dispel the darkness of our hearts, that by your brightness we may know you to be the true God and eternal light, living and reigning for ever and ever.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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THURSDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

in word or song

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

We believe in one God the Father, the Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being [substance] with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made truly human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

[in unison as song, chant, or word]

Christ Song (Philippians 2)

May our minds be like that of Christ Jesus,
Who, though he was in the form of God,
Did not regard equality with God
As something to be exploited,
But emptied himself,
Taking the form of a slave,
Being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
He humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death,
Even death on a cross.
Therefore, God also highly exalted him
And gave him the name that is above every name,
So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend,
In heaven and on earth and under the earth,
And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Grant us Lord, the lamp of charity which never fails, that it may burn in us and shed its light on those around us, and that by its brightness we may have a vision of that holy City, where dwells the true and never-failing Light, Jesus Christ.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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FRIDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.

Praise God above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Declaration of Faith

We believe and trust in God the Father Almighty.
We believe and trust in Jesus Christ, his Son.

We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit.
We believe and trust in the Three in One.


Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

Magnificat, Mary’s Song (Luke 1:46-55)

My soul glorifies the Lord, *
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
The Lord looks on me a lowly servant; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.
The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is God’s name!
God’s mercy is from age to age, on those who are faithful.
God puts forth an arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.
Casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.
God fills the hungry with good things, sends the rich away empty.
Protecting Israel, God’s servant, remembering mercy,
the mercy promised to our ancestors,
to Abraham, Sarah and their children for ever.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who by thy death didst take away the sting of death:  grant unto us they servants so to follow in faith where thou hast led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in thee, and awake up after thy likeness; for thy tender mercies’ sake.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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SATURDAY

Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

O God, come to my aid : O Lord, make haste to help me.

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.

Kneeling Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

I confess to almighty God,
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have sinned through my own fault,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done,
and in what I have failed to do;
and I ask you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord, our God.

silence (or time to confess to God or to one another)

Rebuke me, O Lord, but not in your anger, lest I come to nothing (Jer.10:24).

Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  Amen.

A candle is lit while during the next song and prayer:

Walk in the light, the beautiful light.
Come where the dew drops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the light of the world.

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the ever living Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the evening 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,
your glory fills the whole world.

in word or song

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise God all creatures here below.
Praise God above, ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Prayers for Others

Following each request: Lord, hear our prayer.

Our Father…

Nunc Dimittis, Simeon’s Song (Luke 2:29-32)

Lord, let your servant
Now die in peace
For you have kept your promise.
With my own eyes
I see the salvation
You prepared for all peoples
A light of revelation for the Gentiles
And glory to your people Israel.

O God, the source of eternal light: shed forth thine unending day upon us who watch for thee, that our lips may praise thee, our lives may bless thee, and our worship on the morrow may give thee glory:  through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may God lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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