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THE ORDER FOR EVENING PRAYER
(Abbreviated Form with Options Commonly Used in Private Recitation)
As Written in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer

 
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Today is Thursday, September 24, 2020

Friday after Trinity XV
The Season is TRINITY

The liturgical color of the day is GREEN

Concerning the Service of the Church

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Sentences of Scripture.

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him. Psalm xcvi. 9.
 
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm xix. 14.

  General Confession & Absolution

              O Lord, open thou our lips.
Answer. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

              Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Minister. Praise ye the Lord.
Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.
 

The Psalter


Psalm 89:1-19


The Eighty-Ninth Psalm

Misericordias Domini.


MY song shall be alway of the loving-kindness of the LORD; * with my mouth will I ever be showing thy truth from one generation to another.
 
For I have said, Mercy shall be set up for ever; * thy truth shalt thou stablish in the heavens.
 
I have made a covenant with my chosen; * I have sworn unto David my servant:
 
Thy seed will I stablish for ever, * and set up thy throne from one generation to another.
 
O LORD, the very heavens shall praise thy wondrous works; * and thy truth in the congregation of the saints.
 
For who is he among the clouds, * that shall be compared unto the LORD?
 
And what is he among the gods, * that shall be like unto the LORD?
 
God is very greatly to be feared in the council of the saints, * and to be had in reverence of all them that are round about him.
 
O Lord God of hosts, who is like unto thee? * thy truth, most mighty LORD, is on every side.
 
Thou rulest the raging of the sea; * thou stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
 
Thou hast subdued Egypt, and destroyed it; * thou hast scattered thine enemies abroad with thy mighty arm.
 
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; * thou hast laid the foundation of the round world, and all that therein is.
 
Thou hast made the north and the south; * Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy Name.
 
Thou hast a mighty arm; * strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
 
Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat; * mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
 
Blessed is the people, O LORD, that can rejoice in thee; * they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.
 
Their delight shall be daily in thy Name; * and in thy righteousness shall they make their boast.
 
For thou art the glory of their strength, * and in thy loving-kindness thou shalt lift up our horns.
 
For the LORD is our defence; * the Holy One of Israel is our King.
 

 
vs 20 Thou spakest sometime in visions unto thy saints, and saidst, * I have laid help upon one that is mighty, I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
 
I have found David my servant; * with my holy oil have I anointed him.
 
My hand shall hold him fast, * and my arm shall strengthen him.
 
The enemy shall not be able to do him violence; * the son of wickedness shall not hurt him.
 
I will smite down his foes before his face, * and plague them that hate him.
 
My truth also and my mercy shall be with him; * and in my Name shall his horn be exalted.
 
I will set his dominion also in the sea, * and his right hand in the floods.
 
He shall call me, Thou art my Father, * my God, and my strong salvation.
 
And I will make him my firstborn, * higher than the kings of the earth.
 
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, * and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
 
His seed also will I make to endure for ever, * and his throne as the days of heaven.
 

 
vs 31 But if his children forsake my law, * and walk not in my judgments;
 
If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; * I will visit their offences with the rod, and their sin with scourges.
 
Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, * nor suffer my truth to fail.
 
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips: * I have sworn once by my holiness, that I will not fail David.
 
His seed shall endure for ever, * and his throne is like as the sun before me.
 
He shall stand fast for evermore as the moon, * and as the faithful witness in heaven.
 
But thou hast abhorred and forsaken thine anointed, * and art displeased at him.
 
Thou hast broken the covenant of thy servant, * and cast his crown to the ground.
 
Thou hast overthrown all his hedges, * and broken down his strongholds.
 
All they that go by spoil him, * and he is become a reproach to his neighbours.
 
Thou hast set up the right hand of his enemies, * and made all his adversaries to rejoice.
 
Thou hast taken away the edge of his sword, * and givest him not victory in the battle.
 
Thou hast put out his glory, * and cast his throne down to the ground.
 
The days of his youth hast thou shortened, * and covered him with dishonour.
 
LORD, how long wilt thou hide thyself? for ever? * and shall thy wrath burn like fire?
 
O remember how short my time is; * wherefore hast thou made all men for nought?
 
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? * and shall he deliver his soul from the power of the grave?
 
Lord, where are thy old loving-kindnesses, * which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
 
Remember, Lord, the rebuke that thy servants have, * and how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of many people;
 
Wherewith thine enemies have blasphemed thee, * and slandered the footsteps of thine anointed.
 
Praised be the LORD for evermore. * Amen, and Amen.

 
Gloria in excelsis.

GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
 

The First Lesson


Ecclesiasticus 42:15-21


I will now remember the works of the Lord, and declare the things that I have seen: In the words of the Lord are his works. The sun that giveth light looketh upon all things, and the work thereof is full of the glory of the Lord. The Lord hath not given power to the saints to declare all his marvellous works, which the Almighty Lord firmly settled, that whatsoever is might be established for his glory. He seeketh out the deep, and the heart, and considereth their crafty devices: for the Lord knoweth all that may be known, and he beholdeth the signs of the world. He declareth the things that are past, and for to come, and revealeth the steps of hidden things. No thought escapeth him, neither any word is hidden from him. He hath garnished the excellent works of his wisdom, and he is from everlasting to everlasting: unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor.


Magnificat. St. Luke i. 46.

MY soul doth magnify the Lord, * and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded * the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth * all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me; * and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him * throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; * he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel; * as he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed, for ever.

  Cantate Domino       Bonum est confiteri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


 

The Second Lesson

St. Matthew 8:28 - 9:8

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.


Nunc Dimittis. St. Luke ii. 29.

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, * according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen * thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared * before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, * and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

  Deus misereatur       Benedic, anima mea

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.



 
The Apostles' Creed.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
 
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.

              The Lord be with you.
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. Let us pray.
The Lord's Prayer.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Minister. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Minister. O Lord, save the State.
Answer. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Minister. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.
Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.
Minister. O Lord, save thy people.
Answer. And bless thine inheritance.
Minister. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
Answer. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
 

The Collect for the Day

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

KEEP, we beseech thee O Lord, thy church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Collect for Peace.

O GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.


A Collect for Aid against Perils.

LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.


  A Prayer for the President of the United States

A Prayer for the Clergy and People.

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.


A Prayer for All Conditions of Men.

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [* especially those for whom our prayers are desired;] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

  A General Thanksgiving       A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the Order of Evening Prayer.


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