28 July 2021 Evening Prayer


Topic: Evening Prayer 28 July

Time: Jul 28, 2021 07:30 PM

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Wednesday 28 July 2021: Evening Prayer



The Lord be with you

and also with you.



Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

cf 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18



Brothers and sisters in Christ,

Let us praise and worship God who has called us together.

Let us celebrate God’s majesty,

and delight in the wonder of God’s love.

Together we shall confess our sins

and receive assurance that we are forgiven


As the scriptures are read,

we can allow God’s word to speak to us,

and ponder its meaning for our lives.

In our prayers, we give thanks for God’s goodness.

We pray for others as well as for ourselves,

and we offer our lives anew in Christ’s service.


All this we do,

because we believe in the presence among us

of our Saviour Jesus Christ,

and in the mighty power of the Holy Spirit.



Great is the Lord and worthy of all praise.


Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom,

thanksgiving and honour, power and might

be to our God for ever and ever!


CANTICLE: Great and Wonderful (said)                Revelation 15: 3,4 and 5: 13b

1   Great and wonderful are your deeds Lord God, the Almighty: 

just and true are your ways O King of  the nations.

2   Who shall not revere and praise your name O Lord? 

for you alone are holy.

3   All nations shall come and worship in your presence: 

for your just dealings have been revealed.

4   To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb 

be praise and honour, glory and might,

for ever and ever. Amen.






Here these words of scripture.


Love on another,

for love is of God,

and whoever loves is born of God and knows God.

Spirit of God, search our hearts.


Let us in silence remember our need for God’s forgiveness.




Let us confess our sins to God.


God of mercy,

we have sinned against you and against others.

We have sinned in what we have done,

and in what we have failed to do.

We are truly sorry.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

who died for our sins,

Forgive us all that is past

and raise us to newness of life. Amen.



Almighty God, who pardons all who truly repent,

forgive your sins, strengthen you by the Holy Spirit,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesu Christ our Redeemer. Amen.



Psalm 111

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, ♦︎

in the company of the faithful and in the congregation.

The works of the Lord are great, ♦

sought out by all who delight in them.

His work is full of majesty and honour ♦︎

and his righteousness endures for ever.

He appointed a memorial for his marvellous deeds; ♦︎  

the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

He gave food to those who feared him; ♦︎

he is ever mindful of his covenant.

He showed his people the power of his works ♦︎

in giving them the heritage of the nations.

The works of his hands are truth and justice; ♦︎

all his commandments are sure.

They stand fast for ever and ever; ♦︎

they are done in truth and equity.

He sent redemption to his people;

he commanded his covenant for ever; ♦︎

holy and awesome is his name.


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;

a good understanding have those who live by it; ♦︎

his praise endures for ever.’


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.


Mark 6: 35-44

When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.’ But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They said to him, ‘Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?’ And he said to them, ‘How many loaves have you? Go and see.’ When they had found out, they said, ‘Five, and two fish.’ Then he ordered them to get all the people to sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And all ate and were filled; and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.


Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Thanks be to God.




Silence for Meditation



Canticle: The Song of Isaiah                             Isaiah 12: 1-6 (said)

Surely God is my salvation;

I will trust, and will not be afraid.

for the Lord God is my strength and my might;

he has become my salvation.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of  salvation.

And you will say in that day:

Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;

Make known his deeds among the nations;

proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;

let this be known in all the earth.

Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion,

for great in your midst is the Holy One of  Israel.


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.






Let us pray to God the Father,

who has reconciled to himself all things in Christ.


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.


Make your ways known upon earth, O God,

your saving power among all peoples.


Renew your Church in holiness,

and help us to serve you with joy.


Let not the needy, O God, be forgotten,

nor the hope of the poor be taken away.


Make us instruments of your peace,

and let your glory be over all the earth.



For peace among the nations,

that God may rid the world of violence

and let peoples grow in justice and harmony…

God of love

hear our prayer.


For those who serve in public office,

that they may work for the common good…

God of love

hear our prayer.


For Christian people everywhere,

that we may joyfully proclaim

and live our faith in Jesus Christ…

God of love

hear our prayer.


For those who suffer from hunger, sickness or loneliness,

that the presence of Christ

may bring them health and wholeness…

God of love

hear our prayer.


Gracious God,

we thank you that you are always with us,

in the bad times as well as the good,

the difficult as well as the easy,

the sad as well as the happy.

Lord of all hopefulness,

hear our prayer.


We thank you that, though we have sometimes

been unsure of the way ahead,

you have always been there to guide us,

though we have felt discouraged,

you have offered us fresh inspiration,

though we have been in despair,

you have given us hope.

Lord of all hopefulness,

hear our prayer.


We thank you for the assurance this brings us

that your steadfast love never ceases,

that your mercies are new every morning,

that great is your faithfulness.

Lord of all hopefulness,

hear our prayer.


May that conviction give us confidence in the days ahead,

so that whatever problems we face,

whatever disappointments we experience,

whatever sorrows may befall us,

we will still find reason to look forward,

reason to believe in the future,

and reason to hope.

Lord of all hopefulness,

hear our prayer,

in the name of Christ. Amen.



Blessed are you, O Lord,

and blessed are those who observe and keep your law:

Help us to seek you with our whole heart,

to delight in your commandments

and to walk in the glorious liberty

given us by your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.



Gracious God,

you have given us much today;

grant us also a thankful spirit.

Into your hands we commend ourselves and those we love.

Be with us still, and when we take our rest

renew us for the service of your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

In darkness and in light,

in trouble and in joy,

Help us, heavenly Father,

to trust your love,

to serve your purpose,

and to praise your name,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Let us commend ourselves,

and all for whom we pray,

to the mercy and protection of God. Amen.



May the God of peace,

who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ,

the great Shepherd of the sheep,

by the blood of the eternal covenant,

make us perfect in all goodness, so that we may do his will,

and may he make of us what he would have us be,

through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for  ever and ever!




Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace.

Amen. We go in the name of Christ.