• St. John's

Evening Prayer, Rite II (Thursday, January 7, 2021)

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I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7,8


The Confession of Sin

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbour.

Silence may be kept.


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.


Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.


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.

Please recite together.


O Gracious Light: 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.


Today’s Appointed Psalm and Lessons

Psalm 114, 115

1 When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language


2 Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.


3 The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.


4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.


5 Why is it, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?


6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?


7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,


8 who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water


1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,

for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness.


2 Why should the nations say, Where is their God?’


3 Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases.


4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.


5 They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.


6 They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell.