Evening Prayer: Thursday 20 June 2019

Thursday 20 June 2019

Corpus Christi
Festivals

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: Sing to the Lord a new song;*
sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful. (Ps. 149.1)

Opening (from Psalm149)

1 Let Israel rejoice in his maker;*
let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
2 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people*
and adorns the poor with victory.
3 Let the faithful rejoice in triumph;*
let them be joyful on their beds.
4 Let the praises of God be in their throat*
and a two-edged sword in their hand.

Glory to the Father...
or a suitable hymn

Psalm 89.19-37
19 You spoke once in a vision and said to your faithful people:*
"I have set the crown upon a warrior
and have exalted one chosen out of the people.

20 I have found David my servant;*
with my holy oil have I anointed him.

21 My hand will hold him fast*
and my arm will make him strong.

22 No enemy shall deceive him,*
nor any wicked man bring him down.

23 I will crush his foes before him*
and strike down those who hate him.

24 My faithfulness and love shall be with him,*
and he shall be victorious through my name.

25 I shall make his dominion extend*
from the Great Sea to the River.

26 He will say to me, ÒYou are my Father,*
my God, and the rock of my salvation.Ó

27 I will make him my firstborn*
and higher than the kings of the earth.

28 I will keep my love for him for ever,*
and my covenant will stand firm for him.

29 I will establish his line for ever*
and his throne as the days of heaven.

30 If his children forsake my law*
and do not walk according to my judgements;

31 If they break my statutes*
and do not keep my commandments ;

32 I will punish their transgressions with a rod*
and their iniquities with the lash;

33 But I will not take my love from him,*
nor let my faithfulness prove false.

34 I will not break my covenant,*
nor change what has gone out of my lips.

35 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness:*
ÒI will not lie to David.

36 His line shall endure for ever*
and his throne as the sun before me;

37 It shall stand fast for evermore like the moon,*
the abiding witness in the sky.Ó"

Remember us, gracious God, when we cannot see your way and purpose, and renew in us the joy of your kingdom of light and life. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

Conclusion
Revelation 4 and 5

1 Glory and honour and power*
are yours by right, O Lord our God;
2 For you created all things*
and by your will they have their being.
3 Glory and honour and power*
are yours by right, O Lamb who was slain;
4 For by your blood you ransomed us for God,*
from every race and language,
from every people and nation.
5 To make us a kingdom of priests*
to stand and serve before our God.
6 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: Sing to the Lord a new song; sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful.

READING(S)

Luke 20.41-21.4

Then he said to them, "How can they say that the Messiah is David"s son? For David himself says in the book of Psalms, ÒThe Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool." Ó David thus calls him Lord; so how can he be his son?" In the hearing of all the people he said to the disciples, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love to be greeted with respect in the market-places, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets. They devour widows" houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on."

Silence

Response 132.15

Zion shall be your resting place for ever.
Zion shall be your resting place for ever.
Here will you dwell for you delight in her.
Your resting place for ever.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Zion shall be your resting place for ever.

MAGNIFICAT

Magnificat Antiphon: The Lord swore to David,* the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.

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: The Lord swore to David,* the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.

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 Jesus Christ,
who in a wonderful Sacrament
have left to us a memorial of your passion:
grant us, we pray,
so to venerate the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood,
that we may ever perceive within ourselves
the fruits of your redemption;
who live and reign with God the Father
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.