Evening Prayer: Monday 12 October 2020

Monday 12 October 2020

Week of Proper 28
Week D

O God, make speed to save us;
O 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 shall be for ever.
Amen.

PSALMODY

Antiphon: As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God. (Psalm 123.2f)

Opening (from Psalm119)

1 Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another;*
you established the earth, and it abides.
2 By your decree these continue to this day,*
for all things are your servants.
3 I will never forget your commandments,*
because by them you give me life.
4 I see that all things come to an end,*
but your commandment has no bounds.

Glory to the Father...
or a suitable hymn

Psalm 71
1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge;*
let me never be ashamed.

2 In your righteousness, deliver me and set me free;*
incline your ear to me and save me.

3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe;*
you are my crag and my stronghold.

4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,*
from the clutches of the evildoer and the oppressor.

5 For you are my hope, O Lord God,*
my confidence since I was young.

6 I have been sustained by you ever since I was born;
from my mother's womb you have been my strength;*
my praise shall be always of you.

7 I have become a portent to many;*
but you are my refuge and my strength.

8 Let my mouth be full of your praise*
and your glory all the day long.

9 Do not cast me off in my old age;*
forsake me not when my strength fails.

10 For my enemies are talking against me,*
and those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together.

11 They say, "God has forsaken him;
go after him and seize him;*
because there is none who will save."

12 O God, be not far from me;*
come quickly to help me, O my God.

13 Let those who set themselves against me be put to shame
and be disgraced;*
let those who seek to do me evil be covered with scorn and reproach.

14 But I shall always wait in patience,*
and shall praise you more and more.

15 My mouth shall recount your mighty acts
and saving deeds all day long;*
though I cannot know the number of them.

16 I will begin with the mighty works of the Lord God;*
I will recall your righteousness, yours alone.

17 O God, you have taught me since I was young,*
and to this day I tell of your wonderful works.

18 And now that I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not
forsake me,*
till I make known your strength to this generation
and your power to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens;*
you have done great things;
who is like you, O God?

20 You have showed me great troubles and adversities,*
but you will restore my life
and bring me up again from the deep places of the earth.

21 You strengthen me more and more;*
you enfold and comfort me.

22 Therefore I will praise you upon the lyre for your
faithfulness, O my God;*
I will sing to you with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.

23 My lips will sing with joy when I play to you,*
and so will my soul, which you have redeemed.

24 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness all day long,*
for they are ashamed and disgraced who sought to do me harm.

Holy God, be our strength and our salvation, that we may never be ashamed to praise you for your mighty acts. We ask this through Jesus Christ.

Conclusion
Revelation 5 and 15

1 Great and wonderful are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty;*
just and true are your ways, O King of the ages!
2 Who shall not revere and praise your name, O Lord?*
for you alone are holy.
3 All nations shall come and worship in your presence,*
for your just dealings have been revealed.
4 To God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb*
be praise and honour, glory and might, for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory to the Father…

Antiphon: As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God.

READING(S)

Luke 8.26-39

Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me"- for Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" He said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. They begged him not to order them to go back into the abyss. Now there on the hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. Those who had seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but Jesus sent him away, saying, "Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.

Silence

Response 119.89

Lord, your word is everlasting.
Lord, your word is everlasting.
It stands firm in the heavens.
Your word is everlasting.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Lord, your word is everlasting.

MAGNIFICAT

Magnificat Antiphon: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. (not repeated in canticle)

1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
*my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;
2 for he has looked with favour on his lowly servant;*
from this day all generations will call me blessed.
3 The Almighty has done great things for me*
and holy is his name.
4 He has mercy on those who fear him*
in every generation.
5 He has shown the strength of his arm;*
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
6 He has cast down the mighty from their thrones*
and has lifted up the lowly.
7 He has filled the hungry with good things,*
and the rich he has sent away empty.
8 He has come to the help of his servant Israel,*
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
9 the promise he made to our forebears,*
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father... (may be said by all)

Magnificat Antiphon: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.

PRAYERS


Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

Collect of the Day

O Lord, since without you we cannot please you:
let the work of your mercy in all things guide our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

Lord God almighty, come and dispel the darkness from our hearts, that in the radiance of your brightness we may know you, the only unfading light, glorious in all eternity.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord:
Thanks be to God!

The God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing:
through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.