Evening Prayer: Saturday 23 May 2020

Saturday 23 May 2020

Week 6 of Easter
New Life: the Lord

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: With you is the well of life, and in your light we see light. (Psalm 36.9)

Opening (from Psalm36)

1 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,*
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
2 Your righteousness is like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep;*
you save both man and beast, O Lord.
3 How priceless is your love, O God!*
your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
4 They feast upon the abundance of your house;*
you give them drink from the river of your delights.

Glory to the Father...
or a suitable hymn

Psalm 145
1 I will exalt you, O God my King,*
and bless your name for ever and ever.

2 Every day will I bless you*
and praise your name for ever and ever.

3 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;*
there is no end to his greatness.

4 One generation shall praise your works to another*
and shall declare your power.


5 I will ponder the glorious splendour of your majesty*
and all your marvellous works.

6 They shall speak of the might of your wondrous acts,*
and I will tell of your greatness.

7 They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness;*
they shall sing of your righteous deeds.

8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,*
slow to anger and of great kindness.

9 The Lord is loving to everyone*
and his compassion is over all his works.

10 All your works praise you, O Lord,*
and your faithful servants bless you.

11 They make known the glory of your kingdom*
and speak of your power;

12 That the peoples may know of your power*
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom;*
your dominion endures throughout all ages.

14 The Lord is faithful in all his words*
and merciful in all his deeds.

15 The Lord upholds all those who fall;*
he lifts up those who are bowed down.

16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord,*
and you give them their food in due season.

17 You open wide your hand*
and satisfy the needs of every living creature.
18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways*
and loving in all his works.

19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him,*
to all who call upon him faithfully.

20 He fulfils the desire of those who fear him,*
he hears their cry and helps them.

21 The Lord preserves all those who love him,*
but he destroys all the wicked.

22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord;*
let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.

Almighty God, give us grace to know you more and more, that knowing we may love and loving we may praise, that the whole world may hear your name and worship you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Conclusion
Colossians 1

1 Give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ;*
he has delivered us from the dominion of darkness.
2 He has transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,*
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of our sins.
3 He is the image of the invisible God,*
the first-born of all creation.
4 For in him all things were created,*
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.
5 He is the head of the body, the church;*
he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead.
6 In him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,*
to reconcile all things to himself,
making peace by the blood of his cross.

Glory to the Father…

Antiphon: With you is the well of life, and in your light we see light.

READING(S)

Matthew 7.28-8.4

Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean." He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I do choose. Be made clean!" Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

Silence

Response 30.1

I will exalt you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up; alleluia, alleluia.
I will exalt you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up; alleluia, alleluia.
You have not let my enemies triumph over me.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I will exalt you, O Lord, for you have lifted me up; alleluia, alleluia.

MAGNIFICAT

Magnificat Antiphon: Father, I have manifested your name; and now I come to you; alleluia!

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: Father, I have manifested your name; and now I come to you; alleluia!

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 God, from whom all good things arise:
grant such grace to those who call on you,
that, by your inspiration,
we may ponder those things that are right,
and, by your guidance, do them;
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.