Evening Prayer: Saturday 17 October 2020

Saturday 17 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 136
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

2 Give thanks to the God of gods,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

4 Who only does great wonders,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

5 Who by his wisdom made the heavens,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

6 Who spread out the earth upon the waters,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

7 Who created great lights,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

8 The sun to rule the day,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

9 The moon and the stars to govern the night,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

10 Who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

11 And brought out Israel from among them,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

12 With a mighty hand and a stretched-out arm,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

13 Who divided the Red Sea in two,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

15 But swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

16 Who led his people through the wilderness,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

17 Who struck down great kings,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

18 And slew mighty kings,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

19 Sihon, king of the Amorites,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

20 And Og, the king of Bashan,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

21 And gave away their lands for an inheritance,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

22 An inheritance for Israel his servant,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

23 Who remembered us in our low estate,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

24 And delivered us from our enemies,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

25 Who gives food to all creatures,*
for his mercy endures for ever;

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,*
for his mercy endures for ever.

Maker and Sustainer of all things, Source of all life and goodness, help us always to love and serve one another, and to worship you with joy and gladness, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 9.37-50

On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. Just then a man from the crowd shouted, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child. Suddenly a spirit seizes him, and all at once he shrieks. It throws him into convulsions until he foams at the mouth; it mauls him and will scarcely leave him. I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not." Jesus answered, "You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here." While he was coming, the demon dashed him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. And all were astounded at the greatness of God. While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands." But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying. An argument arose among them as to which one of them was the greatest. But Jesus, aware of their inner thoughts, took a little child and put it by his side, and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the greatest." John answered, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us." But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you."

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: God has come to the aid of his servant Israel, as he promised to Abraham and his children.

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: God has come to the aid of his servant Israel, as he promised to Abraham and his children.

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.