Evening Prayer: Saturday 27 June 2020

Saturday 27 June 2020

Week of Proper 12
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)

Matthew 21.1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs them.' And he will send them immediately." This took place to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet, saying, "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey." The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."

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,
in your mercy hear our prayers:
and as you give us the desire to pray,
grant us your help and protection;
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.