Night Prayer: Wednesday 14 March 2018

March 14, 2018

Wednesday after Fourth Sunday of Lent
Night Prayer

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.

O God, make speed to save us;
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

PSALMODY

Antiphon: Make haste, O Lord, to deliver me,* for you are my tower of strength.

Psalm 31.1-5
1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;*
deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Incline your ear to me;*
make haste to deliver me.
3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe,
for you are my crag and my stronghold;*
for the sake of your name, lead me and guide me.
4 Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me,*
for you are my tower of strength.
5 Into your hands I commend my spirit,*
for you have redeemed me,
O Lord, O God of truth.
Glory to the Father…

Psalm 130
1 Out of the depths have I called you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice;*
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss,*
O Lord, who could stand?
3 For there is forgiveness with you;*
therefore you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him;*
in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than watchmen for the morning,*
more than watchmen for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the Lord,*
for with the Lord there is mercy;
7 With him there is plenteous redemption,*
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

Glory be to the Father…

Antiphon: Make haste, O Lord, to deliver me,* for you are my tower of strength.

READING

Ephesians 4.26

Do not let anger lead you into sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Thanks be to God.

Silence

Response (Ps. 31.5)

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
I commend my spirit.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

NUNC DIMITTIS

Antiphon: Preserve us, O Lord,* while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace;*
your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation*
which you have prepared in the sight of every people;
A light to reveal you to the nations,*
and the glory of your people Israel.
Glory be to the Father…

Antiphon: Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

PRAYERS

Collect

Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with your celestial brightness; and from the children of light banish the deeds of darkness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Conclusion

The Lord be with you;
and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord;
Thanks be to God.

or

Bless the Lord, the God of our fathers;
Sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

Bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
Sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

The almighty and most merciful Lord
guard us and give us his blessing.
Amen.