Evening Prayer: July 11th, 2024

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Thanks,
-Michael


Led by Fr. Michael Thorne Jarrett

 

Today’s Readings:
Psalm 109
Judges 8:1-21
Matthew 23


Confession

The confession is said privately. The audio file begins after 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.

A brief silence is kept

Grant your faithful people, merciful Lord, pardon and peace; that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invitatory

O = Officiant
A = All

 

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O Lord, open our lips.
A And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
O O God, make speed to save us.
A O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be 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.
O Praise the Lord.
A The Lord’s Name be praised.
Everyone shall join in the following:

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 109
1  Do not be silent, O God of my praise.
For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, *
speaking against me with lying tongues.
3  They have surrounded me with words of hate, *
and fought against me without a cause.
4  In return for my love they have become my accusers, *
but I give myself to prayer.
5  Thus they reward me evil for good, *
and hatred for my love.
6  Appoint a wicked man against him; *
let an accuser stand at his right hand.
7  When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; *
let his prayer be counted as sin.
8  May his days be few; *
may another take his office.
9  May his children be fatherless, *
and his wife a widow.
10  May his children wander about and beg; *
may they be cast out of their habitations.
11  May the creditor seize all that he has; *
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
12  Let there be none to extend kindness to him, *
nor any to pity his fatherless children.
13  May his posterity be cut off; *
may his name be wiped out in the next generation.
14  May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, *
and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15  Let them be always before the LORD, *
that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
16  For he was not minded to show kindness,
but pursued the poor and needy *
and the brokenhearted, to put him to death.
17  As he loved cursing; let curses come upon him. *
He did not delight in blessing; so may it be far from him.
18  He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; *
so let it soak into his body like water,
and like oil into his bones.
19  May it be to him a garment that he wraps around him, *
like a belt that he wears continually.
20  May this be the reward from the LORD to my accusers, *
of those who speak evil against my soul.
21  But you, O LORD my Lord,
deal kindly with me for the sake of your name; *
because your mercy is good, deliver me.
22  For I am poor and needy, *
and my heart is wounded within me.
23  I am passing like a shadow at evening; *
I am shaken off like a locust.
24  My knees are weak from fasting; *
my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
25  I am an object of scorn to my accusers; *
when they see me, they shake their heads.
26  Help me, O LORD my God; *
save me according to your steadfast love.
27  Let them know that this is your hand; *
that you, O LORD, have done it.
28  Though they curse, yet you will bless.
Let them arise and be put to shame, *
but your servant will rejoice.
29  May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; *
may they be wrapped in their own shame as a cloak.
30  With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; *
I will praise him in the midst of many.
31  For he stands at the right hand of the needy, *
to save him from those who would condemn his soul. †

Composite

 


After the Psalm, the Officiant begins

Glory be 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

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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

Magnificat
The Song of Mary
Luke 1:46-55

My soul magnifies the Lord,*
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;

For he has regarded*
the lowliness of his handmaiden.

For behold, from now on,*
all generations will call me blessed;

For he that is mighty has magnified me,*
and holy is his Name.

And his mercy is on those who fear him,*
throughout all generations.

He has shown the strength of his arm;*
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He has brought down the mighty from their thrones,*
and has exalted the humble and meek.

He has filled the hungry with good things,*
and the rich he has sent empty away.

He, remembering his mercy, has helped his servant Israel,*

as he promised to our fathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory be 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.

 

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The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 


A brief silence is kept after the reading.

 

The Creed

 

I believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, visible and invisible.

 

I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten 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 with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
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.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father,
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 


The Prayers

O The Lord be with you
A And with your spirit.
O Let us pray.
   
O Lord, have mercy
A Christ, 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.
 

O For 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.
A Lord, have mercy.
O That 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.
A Lord, have mercy.
O Create in us clean hearts, O God;
A And renew a right spirit within us.
O Grant us your peace;
A For only in you can we live in safety.
O We pray for those in sickness, grief, persecution, bondage, fear, or loneliness.
A Lord, have mercy.
O Let us offer our own prayers.
(a brief pause to silently offer our own prayers)
Suffrages from The Trinity Mission Daily Prayers for Individuals & Families

 

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.
 

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.
 

O Let us bless the Lord.
A Thanks be to God.
O 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