Evening Prayer for Sunday of Easter 2

The Invitatory and Psalter

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 will be for ever. Amen.
Alleluia.

Phos hilaron

O gracious light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! 

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of Life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

111    Confitebor tibi

1              Hallelujah!
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, *
in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.

2              Great are the deeds of the LORD! *
they are studied by all who delight in them.

3              His work is full of majesty and splendor, *
and his righteousness endures for ever.

4              He makes his marvelous works to be remembered; *
the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

5              He gives food to those who fear him; *
he is ever mindful of his covenant.

6              He has shown his people the power of his works *
in giving them the lands of the nations.

7              The works of his hands are faithfulness and justice; *
all his commandments are sure.

8              They stand fast for ever and ever, *
because they are done in truth and equity.

9              He sent redemption to his people;
he commanded his covenant for ever; *
holy and awesome is his Name.

10           The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; *
those who act accordingly have a good understanding;
his praise endures for ever.

112    Beatus vir

1              Hallelujah!
Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!

2              Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

3              Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.

4              Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.

5              It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.

6              For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.

7              They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.

8              Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.

9              They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.

10           The wicked will see it and be angry;
they will gnash their teeth and pine away; *
the desires of the wicked will perish.

113    Laudate, pueri

1              Hallelujah!
Give praise, you servants of the LORD; *
praise the Name of the LORD.

2              Let the Name of the LORD be blessed, *
from this time forth for evermore.

3              From the rising of the sun to its going down *
let the Name of the LORD be praised.

4              The LORD is high above all nations, *
and his glory above the heavens.

5              Who is like the LORD our God, who sits enthroned on high, *
but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth?

6              He takes up the weak out of the dust *
and lifts up the poor from the ashes.

7              He sets them with the princes, *
with the princes of his people.

8              He makes the woman of a childless house *
to be a joyful mother of children.

At the end of the Psalms is sung or said

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Lessons

One or two lessons, as appointed, are read, the Reader first saying

A Reading (Lesson) from ________________.

After each Lesson the Reader may say

Here ends the Reading.

Magnificat

Luke 1:46-55

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *
    for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed: *
    the Almighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him *
    in every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm, *
    he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *
    and has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things, *
    and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *
    for he has remembered his promise of mercy,

The promise he made to our fathers, *
    to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
      and born of the Virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried.
    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again.
    He ascended into heaven,
      and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Let us pray.

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.
Save us from the time of trial,
    and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
    and the glory are yours,
    now and for ever. Amen.

Suffrages B

That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and
goodwill,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins
and offenses,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole
world,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may depart this life in your faith and fear,
and not be condemned before the great judgment seat
of Christ,
We entreat you, O Lord.

That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in
the communion of [________ and] all your saints,
entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
We entreat you, O Lord.

A Collect for the Presence of Christ

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day
is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and
awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in
Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake
of your love. Amen.

A Collect for Mission

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the
joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

From Easter Day through the Day of Pentecost “Alleluia, alleluia” may
be added to the preceding versicle and response.

3 thoughts on “Evening Prayer for Sunday of Easter 2

  1. chaplain hutcheson

    Thanks so much Jonathan. I just completed my evening prayer moments with use of thus liturgy .

    Check out an article from Friday’s Herald Journal Spartanburg about work of chaplain’s in one of the largest hospital systems . Title is something like this , “No one should ever die alone.” Article shares some novel ways chaplains are ministering during this epidemic.

    WITH Much Live And Respect, Uncle Hutch

    Sent from my iPhone

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