Evening Prayer: Sunday 19 May 2024

Sunday 19 May 2024

Whitsunday
New Life: the Spirit

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: Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Opening (from Psalm 51)

1 You look for truth deep within me,*
and will make me understand wisdom secretly.
2 Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure;*
wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.
3 Create in me a clean heart, O God,*
and renew a right spirit within me.
4 Cast me not away from your presence*
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Glory to the Father
or a suitable Hymn

Psalm 68.1-20
1 Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered;*
let those who hate him flee before him.

2 Let them vanish like smoke when the wind drives it away;*
as the wax melts at the fire, so let the wicked perish at
the presence of God.

3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;*
let them also be merry and joyful.

4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
exalt him who rides upon the heavens;*
Yahweh is his name, rejoice before him!

5 Father of orphans, defender of widows,*
God in his holy habitation!

6 God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners
into freedom;*
but the rebels shall live in dry places.

7 O God, when you went forth before your people,*
when you marched through the wilderness,

8 The earth shook, and the skies poured down rain,
at the presence of God, the God of Sinai,*
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

9 You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance;*
you refreshed the land when it was weary.

10 Your people found their home in it;*
in your goodness, O God, you have made provision
for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word;*
great was the company of women who bore the tidings:

12 'Kings with their armies are fleeing away;*
the women at home are dividing the spoils.'

13 Though you lingered among the sheepfolds,*
you shall be like a dove whose wings are covered with silver,
whose feathers are like green gold.

14 When the Almighty scattered kings,*
it was like snow falling in Zalmon.

15 O mighty mountain, O hill of Bashan!*
O rugged mountain, O hill of Bashan!

16 Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountain,
at the hill which God chose for his resting place?*
truly, the Lord will dwell there for ever.

17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand,
even thousands of thousands;*
the Lord comes in holiness from Sinai.

18 You have gone up on high and led captivity captive;
you have received gifts even from your enemies,*
that the Lord God might dwell among them.

19 Blessed be the Lord day by day,*
the God of our salvation, who bears our burdens.

20 He is our God, the God of our salvation;*
God is the Lord, by whom we escape death.

Glory to the Father…

Blessed are you, Lord God of truth and justice; you open our hearts and our mouths to pray and to praise. Guide now our feet in your holy way, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Conclusion


Romans 8

1 If God is for us, who is against us?*
The God who did not spare his own Son,
will he not give us all things with him?
2 It is God who justifies; who is to condemn?*
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
3 Neither death nor life,*
nor angels nor principalities;
4 Nor things present, nor things to come,*
nor depth, nor height;
5 Nor powers, nor anything in all creation*
shall separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Glory to the Father…

Antiphon: Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

READING(S)

John 20.19-23

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you.' After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.' When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.'

Silence

Response Psalm Psalm 147.5

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; alleluia, alleluia.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; alleluia, alleluia.
There is no limit to his wisdom.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; alleluia, alleluia.

MAGNIFICAT

Magnificat Antiphon: In the Spirit, we have access to the Father; alleluia! Ephesians 2.18

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: In the Spirit, we have access to the Father; alleluia! Ephesians 2.18

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,
who on the day of Pentecost enlightened the hearts of your people by the fire of the Holy Spirit:
give us wisdom and understanding, and lead us into all truth,
that your Church may be kept in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the same 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.