All Saints’ Church Renhold Bedfordshire, England

Evening Prayer in Epiphany Season 

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.

All   O Lord,make haste to help us.

From the rising of the sun to its setting

All   your glory is proclaimed in all the world.


Blessed are you, Sovereign God,

our light and our salvation,

to you be glory and praise for ever.

You gave your Christ as a light to the nations,

and through the anointing of the Spirit

you established us as a royal priesthood.

As you call us into your marvellous light,

may our lives bear witness to your truth

and our lips never cease to proclaim your praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All   Blessed be God for ever.


Hymn

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;

bow down before him, his glory proclaim;

with gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness

kneel and adore him: the Lord is his name.


Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness:

high on his heart he will bear it for thee,

comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,

guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.


Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness

of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine:

truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,

these are the offerings to lay on his shrine.


These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,

he will accept for the name that is dear;

mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,

trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.


O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;

bow down before him, his glory proclaim;

with gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness

kneel and adore him: the Lord is his name.

J S B Monsell

(Tune: 13 10 13 10)

This opening prayer may be said

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.


Silence is kept.

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come down upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever.

All   Amen.



The Word of God

PsalmodyThe appointed psalmody is said.

All    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.


If there are two Scripture readings, the first may be read here,

Canticle

All    You created all things, O God,

and are worthy of our praise for ever.

1     You are worthy, our Lord and God,  

to receive glory and honour and power.

2     For you have created all things,  

and by your will they have their being.

3     You are worthy, O Lamb, for you were slain,  

and by your blood you ransomed for God

saints from every tribe and language and nation.

4     You have made them to be a kingdom and priests

serving our God,  

and they will reign with you on earth.

Revelation 4.11; 5.9b,10


All   To the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb  

be blessing and honour and glory and might,

for ever and ever. Amen.

All   You created all things, O God,

and are worthy of our praise for ever.

Scripture Reading

One or more readings appointed for the day are read.

The reading(s) may be followed by a time of silence.


Arise, shine, for your light has come;

the glory of the Lord is rising upon you.

All   Arise, shine, for your light has come;

the glory of the Lord is rising upon you.


God’s salvation has been openly shown to all people.

All   The glory of the Lord is rising upon you.


Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

All   Arise, shine, for your light has come;

the glory of the Lord is rising upon you.

from Isaiah 60

Gospel Canticle    The Magnificat

Refrain:

All    Behold,my servant, whom I uphold,

my chosen, in whom my soul delights;

the anointed one on whom my Spirit rests.

1     My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;  

he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

2     From this day all generations will call me blessed;  

the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.

3     He has mercy on those who fear him,  

from generation to generation.

4     He has shown strength with his arm  

and has scattered the proud in their conceit,

5     Casting down the mighty from their thrones  

and lifting up the lowly.

6     He has filled the hungry with good things  

and sent the rich away empty.

7     He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,  

to remember his promise of mercy,

8     The promise made to our ancestors,  

to Abraham and his children for ever.

Luke 1.46-55

All    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.

All    Behold, my servant, whom I uphold,

my chosen, in whom my soul delights;

the anointed one on whom my Spirit rests.

Prayers

Thanksgiving may be made for the day.

Intercessions are offered


These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.


Silence may be kept.


The Collect of the day (here) or the following is said

Almighty God,

in Christ you make all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known your heavenly glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All   Amen.


Believing the promises of God,

let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

All   Our Father, who art in heaven …

The Conclusion

May Christ, who sends us to the nations,

give us the power of his Spirit.

All   Amen.


Let us bless the Lord.

All   Thanks be to God.



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