Evening Prayer January 20th 2021

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin

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WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY. EVENING PRAYER.

 GREETING

Welcome in the name of Christ. God’s grace, mercy, and peace be with you.

And also with you.

 PREPARATION

Through Christ let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God.

Let our lips proclaim his praise.

Let our prayers rise up before God like incense.

Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice.

 PENITENCE

The divisions brought about by human sin and pride are matters of great sorrow for us all. Therefore let us confess our sins, and ask for God’s forgiveness and guidance

Silence is kept

 God be merciful and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

May your ways be known on earth, your saving power to all nations.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

You, Lord, have made known your salvation, and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 The almighty and merciful Lord grant us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

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 shall be for ever. Amen.

Praise the Lord.

The Lord’s name be praised.

THE WORD OF GOD

 A READING

St. Luke 18:15-17

People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’

ADDRESS

ANTHEM

O nata lux

O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi,
Dignare clemens supplicum laudes precesque sumere.
Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis
Nos membra confer effici Tui beati corporis.

O Light born of Light, Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deign to accept the praises and prayers of your suppliants.
O you who once deigned to be hidden in flesh on behalf of the lost,
grant us to be made members of your blessed body.

PRAISE

God is light.

In God there is no darkness.

If we live in the light,

as God is in the light,

we have fellowship with one another

and the fellowship of Christ, who redeems us from sin.

 PRAYERS

 We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray.

We pray to you our God.

 Silence is kept

 That the rest of this day may be holy, peace full and full of your presence; in faith we pray.

We pray to you our God.

That we may hear and respond to your call to peace and justice; in faith we pray

We pray to you our God.

That you will sustain the faith and hope of those who are lonely, oppressed and anxious; in faith we pray

We pray to you our God.

 That you will strengthen us in your service, and fill our hearts with longing for your kingdom; in faith we pray

We pray to you our God.

God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our prayer: keep us in the eternal fellowship of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

COLLECT

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. Amen.

 SENDING OUT

Heavenly Father, we share together the blessing of your presence.

Give us in this life knowledge of your truth, and in the world to come life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Wednesday 25th November Compline

Topic: Compline
Time: Nov 25, 2020 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 25th NOVEMBER: COMPLINE

 

PREPARATION

OPENING PRAYER

Stand

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

 

A SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE

Brethren, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith.                                                                      1 Peter 5: 8, 9

 

VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Thanks be to God.

 

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

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

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

 

Praise ye the Lord.

The Lord’s Name be praised.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

 

PSALM

Psalm 134

1 Behold now, praise the Lord, ■

all ye servant of the Lord.

2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord ■

even in the courts of the house of our God.

3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary ■

and praise the Lord.

4 The Lord that made heaven and earth ■

give thee blessing out of Zion.

 

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

as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

A READING

Ezekiel 33:10-20

Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: ‘Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?’ Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel? And you, mortal, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not save them when they transgress; and as for the wickedness of the wicked, it shall not make them stumble when they turn from their wickedness; and the righteous shall not be able to live by their righteousness when they sin. Though I say to the righteous that they shall surely live, yet if they trust in their righteousness and commit iniquity, none of their righteous deeds shall be remembered; but in the iniquity that they have committed they shall die. Again, though I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die’, yet if they turn from their sin and do what is lawful and right— if the wicked restore the pledge, give back what they have taken by robbery, and walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity—they shall surely live, they shall not die. None of the sins that they have committed shall be remembered against them; they have done what is lawful and right, they shall surely live.

Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just’, when it is their own way that is not just. When the righteous turn from their righteousness, and commit iniquity, they shall die for it. And when the wicked turn from their wickedness, and do what is lawful and right, they shall live by it. Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, I will judge all of you according to your ways!

 

ADDRESS

 

RESPONSORY

Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

 

HYMN

Before the ending of the day,

creator of the world, we pray

that thou with wonted love wouldst keep

thy watch around us while we sleep.

 

O let no evil dreams be near,

or phantoms of the night appear;

our ghostly enemy restrain,

lest aught of sin our bodies stain.

 

All praise be thine, O risen Lord,

from death to endless life restored;

whom with the Father, we adore,

and Holy Spirit, evermore. Amen.

 

 

VERSICLE AND RESPONSE

The following responsory may be said:

Keep me as the apple of an eye.

Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

 

THE GOSPEL CANTICLE

NUNC DIMITTIS

The Song of Simeon  Luke 2: 29-32    

1 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, ■

according to thy word.

2 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, ■

which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

3 To be a light to lighten the Gentiles ■

and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

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

as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Preserve us, O Lord, while waking, and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray.

 

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

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. Amen.

 

Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers,

to be praised and glorified above all for ever;

 

Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Let us praise him and magnify him for ever.

 

Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of  heaven

to be praised and glorified above all for ever.

 

The Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing.

Amen.

 

CONFESSION

 

A prayerful examination of the past day may be undertaken after which the following or other suitable words of penitence may be used

We confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

That we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, Through our own

grievous fault. Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.

Almighty God, have mercy upon us, Forgive us all our sins, Deliver us

from all evil, Confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, And bring us

to life everlasting; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The priest, when present, pronounces the absolution.

May the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

VERSICLES AND RESPONSES

Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us

that thy people may rejoice in thee?

O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us

and grant us thy salvation.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.

O Lord, hear our prayer

and let our cry come unto thee.

Let us pray.

 

THE COLLECTS

Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, our homes,

and drive away all the snares of  the enemy;

Let thy holy angels dwell therein

to  preserve  us  in  peace;

and  may  thy  blessing  be  upon  us  evermore;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Almighty God,

as we stand at the foot of the cross of thy Son,

help us to see and know thy love for us,

so that in humility, love and joy

we may place at his feet

all that we have and all that we are;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

THE ENDING

 

DISMISSAL

We will lay us down in peace and take our rest.

For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.

 

The Lord be with you

and with thy spirit.

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

BLESSING

May Christ, who heals us through his blood, bless us.

May he restore in us whatever is lacking in our faith

and set us at liberty to worship him in freedom

through our words and deeds. Amen.

 

 

 

Morning Prayer Kingship of Christ – 22 November

Topic: Morning Prayer Kingship of Christ

Time: Nov 22, 2020 11:00 AM

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Killiskey Parish
Sunday 22nd November 2020 @ 11.00am
MORNING PRAYER 1

THE SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT: THE KINGSHIP OF CHRIST

Opening Hymn: CH281 “Rejoice, the Lord is King!”
Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore;
mortals, give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice! again I say: Rejoice!
Jesus the Saviour reigns,
the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains,
he took his seat above:
His kingdom cannot fail,
he rules o’er earth and heaven;
the keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus given:
He sits at God’s right hand
till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command,
and fall beneath his feet:
Rejoice in glorious hope;
Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up
to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
the trump of God shall sound: Rejoice!
Charles Wesley (1707-88)
based on Philippians 4: 4

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full. Proverbs 19:17
Let us humbly confess our sins unto almighty God.

A GENERAL CONFESSION
Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have
followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have
left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to
have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare
thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises
declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we
may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

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, The power, And
the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
O Lord, open thou our lips
and our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Praise ye the Lord.
The Lord’s name be praised.

THE PSALM
Psalm 95
1 O come, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving : and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God : and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are all the corners of the earth : and the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it : and his hands prepared the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and fall down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For he is the Lord our God : and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
8 To-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts : as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the
wilderness;
9 When your fathers tempted me : proved me, and saw my works.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said : It is a people that do err in their hearts, for they have
not known my ways;
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath : that they should not enter into my rest.
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.

A LESSON
from the Old Testament
Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24
For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. As shepherds seek out their
flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to
which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. I will bring them out from the peoples and
gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of
Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. I will feed them with good pasture, and the
mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.
Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their
shepherd. And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the Lord, have
spoken.

After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: Thanks & Praise 150 “There is a higher throne”
There is a higher throne
than all this world has known
where faithful ones from every tongue
will one day come.
Before the Son we’ll stand,
made faultless through the Lamb;
believing hearts find promised grace:
salvation comes.
Hear heaven’s voices sing,
their thunderous anthem rings
through emerald courts and sapphire skies,
their praises rise.
All glory, wisdom, power,
strength, thanks, and honour are
to God, our King who reigns on high
for evermore.
And there we’ll find our home,
our life before the throne;
we’ll honour Him in perfect song
where we belong.
He’ll wipe each tear-stained eye,
as thirst and hunger die;
the Lamb becomes our Shepherd King;
we’ll reign with Him.
Keith Getty (b. 1974)
and Kristyn Getty (b. 1980)

A LESSON
from the Gospels
Matthew 25: 31-46
‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All
the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the
sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to
those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I
was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I
was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry
and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and
welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”
And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’
After the reading silence may be kept.

BENEDICTUS
The Song of Zechariah Luke 1: 68-79
1 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
2 And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us
in the house of his servant David;
3 As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets
which have been since the world began;
4 That we should be saved from our enemies,
and from the hands of all that hate us,
5 To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers,
and to remember his holy covenant;
6 To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:
that he would give us,
7 That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies
might serve him without fear,
8 In holiness and righteousness before him
all the days of our life.
9 And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest,
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
10 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people,
for the remission of their sins,
11 Through the tender mercy of our God
whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us,
12 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

THE APOSTLES’ CREED
is said
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 Spirit,
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 Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYER
Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
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. Amen.
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us
and grant us thy salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Endue thy ministers with righteousness
and make thy chosen people joyful.
O Lord, save thy people
and bless thine inheritance.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.
O God, make clean our hearts within us
and take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

THE COLLECTS
THE COLLECT OF THE DAY
Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

THE SECOND COLLECT For Peace
O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose
service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy
defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE THIRD COLLECT For Grace
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day:
Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of
danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE SERMON
INTERCESSIONS
Let us with confidence present our prayers and supplications to the throne of grace. We pray for all those in positions
of power, that they may govern with wisdom and integrity, serving the needs of their people.
May your reign come.
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for the Church, the sign of your reign, that it may extend your welcome to people of every race and
background.
May your kingdom come.
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for Christians of every denomination, that together we may come to understand the royal priesthood you
bestowed on us in baptism.
May your dominion come,
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for those whose commitment to truth brings them into conflict with earthly powers, that they may have the
courage to endure.
May your rule come,
Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for this community of faith, that attentive to your word we may always worship in spirit and in truth.
May your reign come,
Lord, hear our prayer.
Loving God, you have taught us that the power of the heart is greater than the power of wealth and might.
Hear us as we pray for the fulfilment of your reign. We ask this through Jesus Christ our King,
to him be glory and power for ever. Amen.

PRAYERS
A Prayer for the President and all in authority
Almighty God, who rulest over the kingdoms of the world; We commend to thy merciful care the people of this land,
that being guarded by thy providence, they may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of this State and to
all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness,
that they may serve thy people faithfully to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Houses of the Oireachtas
Almighty God, source of all authority and wisdom: guide by your Spirit those who represent us in Dáil and Seanad.
As representatives of the people keep them humble, as legislators make them compassionate, and as politicians defend
their integrity. So may the proceedings of the Oireachtas serve the truth and promote the common good. We pray in
the name of Jesus Christ, the servant Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People
Almighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels: Send down upon our Bishops and Clergy, and all
People 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.
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 the good estate of the Catholic Church; 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 his sake. Amen.

Closing Hymn: CH644 “Faithful Shepherd, feed me”
Faithful Shepherd, feed me
in the pastures green;
faithful Shepherd, lead me
where your steps are seen.
Hold me fast, and guide me
in the narrow way;
so, with you beside me,
I need never stray.
Daily bring me nearer
to the heavenly shore;
may my faith grow clearer,
may I love you more.
Hallow every pleasure,
every gift and pain;
be my only treasure,
all I hope to gain.
Day by day prepare me
as you see is best,
then let angels bear me
to your promised rest.
Thomas Pollock (1836-96) altd.

A General Thanksgiving
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, We thine unworthy servants Do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
For all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation and
all the blessings of this life: But above all, for thine inestimable love In the redemption of the world by our Lord
Jesus Christ; For the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, That our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful,
And that we show forth thy praise, Not only with our lips but in our lives; By giving up ourselves to thy service,
And by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, To
whom with thee and the Holy Spirit Be all honour and glory, World without end. Amen.

A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom
Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all
evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13: 13

Evening Prayer Wednesday 14 October at 7.00pm

 

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PLEASE NOTE AND UNDERLINE THE FACT THAT THE MEETING WILL BE AT 7PM AND NOT 7.30PM AS NORMAL

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Topic: Evening Prayer Wednesday 14 October

Time: Oct 14, 2020 07:00 PM Dublin

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Wednesday 14 October 2020: Evening Prayer

 

GREETING

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

PREPARATION

We have come together as the family of God

in our Father’s presence to offer him praise and thanksgiving to hear and receive his holy word  to bring before him the needs of the world to ask his forgiveness of our sins and to seek his grace that through his Son Jesus Christ we may give ourselves to his service.

 

PRAISE

Let us worship and praise him.

 

Lord, open our lips that we may glorify and praise your Name.

 

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.

 

Praise the Lord. Alleluia.

 

Come Bless the Lord (Psalm 134)

1 Come, bless the Lord, all you | servants •of the | Lord, ♦  you that by night | stand •in the | house of the | Lord.

2,3 Lift up your hands towards the sanctuary and | bless the | Lord. ♦

The Lord who made heaven and earth give you | blessing | out of | Zion.

 

Glory to the Father, and | to the | Son, ♦ and | to the | Holy | Spirit;  as it was in the be|ginning, is | now, ♦ and shall be for | ever. | A|men.

 

PENITENCE

Let us call to mind and confess our sins.

 

Silence

 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father in penitence we confess that we have sinned against you through our own fault in thought, word and deed  and in what we have left undone.

For the sake of your Son, Christ our Lord

forgive us all that is past and grant we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your Name.

 

Almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins  and keep us in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

THE WORD OF GOD

A PSALM

Psalm 34: 1-14

1 I will bless the | Lord at | all times; ♦ his praise shall | ever be | in my | mouth. 2 My soul shall glory | in the | Lord; ♦ let the | humble | hear and be | glad. 3. O magnify the | Lord with | me; ♦  let us ex|alt his | name to|gether.

 

4 I sought the Lord | and he | answered me ♦ and de|livered me from | all my | fears. 5 Look upon him | and be | radiant ♦ and your faces | shall not | be a|shamed.

  1. This poor soul cried, and the | Lord | heard me ♦ and | saved me from | all my | troubles.

 

7 The angel | of the | Lord ♦ encamps around those who | fear him | and de|livers them. 8. O taste and see that the | Lord is | gracious; ♦ blessed is the | one who | trusts in | him.

 

9 Fear the Lord, all | you his | holy ones, ♦  for those who | fear him | lack | nothing. 10 Lions may lack and | suffer | hunger, ♦ but those who seek the Lord lack | nothing | that is | good.  11. Come, my children, and | listen to | me; ♦ I will | teach •you the | fear •of the | Lord.

 

12 Who is there who de|lights in | life ♦ and longs for | days •to en|joy good | things?

13 Keep your | tongue from | evil ♦  and your | lips from | lying | words.

  1. Turn from evil | and do | good; ♦ seek | peace | and pur|sue it.

 

Glory to the Father, and | to the | Son, ♦ and | to the | Holy | Spirit;  as it was in the be|ginning, is | now, ♦ and shall be for | ever. | A|men.

A CANTICLE

NUNC DIMITTIS   The Song of Simeon   Luke 2: 29-32 ELLC 1 Now, Lord, you let your servant | go in | peace: ♦ your | word has | been ful|filled.

2 My own eyes have | seen the · sal|vation ♦  which you have prepared in the | sight of | every | people.

3 A light to re|veal you · to the | nations ♦  and the | glory · of your | people | Israel.

 

Glory to the Father, and | to the | Son, ♦ and | to the | Holy | Spirit;  as it was in the be|ginning, is | now, ♦ and shall be for | ever. | A|men.

 

A READING

John 6: 25-35

When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’  Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’

 

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

ADDRESS

 

THE BAPTISMAL CREED

I believe and trust in God the Father who made the world.

I believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ who redeemed humankind.

I believe and trust in his Holy Spirit who gives life to the people of God.

I believe and trust in one God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray.

 

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

 

 

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are bold to say: 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, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

INTERCESSIONS AND THANKSGIVINGS

 

INTERCESSIONS

Lord God

We ask you to give us your blessing to your Church, holiness to the world, peace to this nation, justice and to all people knowledge of your law. Keep safe our families protect the weak heal the sick comfort the dying and bring us all to a joyful resurrection.

We ask these things through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom you know our needs before we ask and our ignorance in asking:

have compassion on our weakness  and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not and for our blindness we cannot ask grant us through your Son Jesus Christ our Saviour.

 

THANKSGIVINGS

Blessing and honour and thanksgiving and praise more than we can utter more than we can understand be to you, O holy and glorious Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit from all angels, all people, all creatures for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

God of all power, we acclaim you Lord of all grace, we worship you. we are not worthy of you yet your goodness makes us praise you and give you thanks.

We praise you for the life you have given us and for all the blessings we have received at your hands. Above all, we give you thanks for your Son Jesus Christ for the grace and hope which his death and resurrection have brought to us. We ask this of you, our Father that we may never forget your goodness to us and that we may show our thankfulness

not only in words but by the service of our lives both now and in all eternity.

 

COLLECTS

Almighty God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels and all just works proceed: give your servants that peace which the world cannot give

that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments

and that, free from the fear of our enemies we may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Amen.

 

THE ENDING

Lighten our darkness, Lord and by your great mercy defend us in all perils and dangers of the night; for the love of your only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.

 

Finances

The Parish is facing a significant drop in income levels this year due to the
cancellation of its main fundraising event and reduced monies from church
collections during lockdown. One method of assisting parish finances would
be to join in the Planned Giving arrangements which are set out below.

Late Evening Office – 16 September 2020

Topic: Late Evening Office 16 September 2020

Time: Sep 16, 2020 07:30 PM Dublin

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WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE EVENING PRAYER
GREETING
The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you.
PREPARATION
Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by
sending us your Holy Spirit, and made known to every
race and nation the way of eternal life; open our lips by
your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PENITENCE
Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the
ourselves and confess our sins.
Silence is kept for one minute
Let us admit to God the sin which always confronts us:
Lord God, we have sinned against you; we have done
evil in your sight. We are sorry and repent. Have
mercy on us according to your love. Wash away our
wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin. Renew a
right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of your
salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May the God of love and power forgive you and free
your from your sins, heal and strengthen you by the
Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
O Lord, we call to you: come to us quickly.
Hear us when we cry to you.
Let our prayers rise up before you like incense.
Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice.
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.
THE WORD OF GOD
A READING
St Mark 12:18-27
Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came
to him and asked him a question, saying, ‘Teacher,
Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a
wife but no child, the man shall marry the widow and
raise up children for his brother. There were seven
brothers; the first married and, when he died, left no
children; and the second married her and died, leaving
no children; and the third likewise; none of the seven left
children. Last of all the woman herself died. In the
resurrection whose wife will she be? For the seven had
married her.’
Jesus said to them, ‘Is not this the reason you are wrong,
that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of
God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither
marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in
heaven. And as for the dead being raised, have you not
read in the book of Moses, in the story about the bush,
how God said to him, “I am the God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”? He is God not of
the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong.’
ADDRESS
SONG OF WORSHIP
Lord, I come to you
Lord I come to you
let my heart be changed, renewed,
flowing from the grace
that I found in you.
And Lord I’ve come to know
the weaknesses I see in me
will be stripped away
by the power of your love.
Hold me close,
let your love surround me.
Bring me near,
draw me to your side.
And as I wait
I’ll rise up like the eagle,
and I will soar with you,
your Spirit leads me on,
in the power of your love.
Lord unveil my eyes,
let me see you face to face,
the knowledge of your love
as you live in me.
Lord renew my mind
as your will unfolds in my life,
in living every day
by the power of your love.
PRAISE
Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the universe.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting your name is
proclaimed in all the world.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
When the times had fully come you sent the Sun of
Righteousness.
In him the fullness of your glory dwells. To you be
glory and praise for ever.
PRAYERS
We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray.
We pray to your our God.
Silence is kept for one minute
That the rest of this day may be holy, peace full and full
of your presence; in faith we pray.
We pray to your our God.
That we may hear and respond to your call to peace and
justice; in faith we pray
We pray to your our God.
That you will sustain the faith and hope of those who are
lonely, oppressed and anxious; in faith we pray
We pray to your our God.
That you will strengthen us in your service, and fill our
hearts with longing for your kingdom; in faith we pray
We pray to your our God.
God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our

Wednesday 26 August Evening Prayer

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Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: Aug 26, 2020 07:30 PM London

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WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST. EVENING PRAYER
GREETING
The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you.
PREPARATION
We meet in the presence of God who knows our needs,
hears our cries, feels our pain, and heals our wounds.
Amen.
PENITENCE
Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the
darkness. Together, let us confess our sins.
Silence is kept
Let us admit to God the sin which always confronts us:
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have
wandered and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devices and desires of
our own hearts. We have offended against your holy
laws. We have left undone those things that we ought
to have done; and we have done those things that we
ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.
But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us sinners. Spare
those who confess their faults. Restore those who are
penitent, according to your promises declared to
humankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O
most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may live a
disciplined, righteous and godly life, to the glory of
your holy name. Amen.
May the God of love and power forgive you and free you
from your sins, heal and strengthen you by the Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
O Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
God is spirit.
Let us worship in spirit and truth.
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.
THE WORD OF GOD
A READING
St Matthew 23:27-32
‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you
are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look
beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead
and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look
righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy
and lawlessness. ‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and
decorate the graves of the righteous, and you say, “If we
had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not
have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the
prophets.” Thus you testify against yourselves that you
are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill
up, then, the measure of your ancestors.
ADDRESS
CANTICLE
Nunc Dimittis
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.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
PRAISE
Blessed are you, Lord God, King of the universe.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting your name is
proclaimed in all the world.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
When the times had fully come you sent the Sun of
Righteousness.
In him the fullness of your glory dwells. To you be
glory and praise for ever.
PRAYERS
We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray.
We pray to you our God.
Silence is kept
That the rest of this day may be holy, peace full and full
of your presence; in faith we pray.
We pray to you our God.
That we may hear and respond to your call to peace and
justice; in faith we pray
We pray to you our God.
That you will sustain the faith and hope of those who are
lonely, oppressed and anxious; in faith we pray
We pray to you our God.
That you will strengthen us in your service, and fill our
hearts with longing for your kingdom; in faith we pray
We pray to you our God.
God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our
prayer: keep us in the eternal fellowship of Jesus
Christ our Saviour. Amen.
COLLECT
O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in
showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant to us such a
measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your
commandments, may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SENDING OUT
Jesus Christ is the light of the world:
a light no darkness can quench.
Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening:
and the day is almost over.
The darkness is not dark to you:
The night is as bright as the day.
Let your light scatter the darkness:
and fill your church with your glory. Amen.

Compline 19 August

Topic: Compline 19 August 2020

Time: Aug 19, 2020 07:30 PM

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WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2020: COMPLINE
PREPARATION
OPENING PRAYER
The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.
VERSICLES AND RESPONSES
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praise to your name, O Most High;
To herald your love in the morning,
your truth at the close of the day.
HYMN 63 vs. 1, 2, 4 and 6 (SAID)
All praise to thee, my God, this night,
for all the blessings of the light;
keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
beneath thine own almighty wings.
Forgive me, Lord, for this I pray,
the ill that I this day have done,
that with the world, myself, and thee
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
O may my soul on thee repose,
and may sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
sleep that shall me more vigorous make
to serve my God when I awake.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS
A prayerful examination of the past day may be undertaken after which the following words of penitence are used
Holy and gracious God,
I confess that I have sinned against you this day.
Some of my sin I know –
the thoughts and words and deeds of which I am ashamed –
but some is known only to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ
I ask forgiveness.
Deliver and restore me, that I may rest in peace.
By the mercy of God
We are united with Jesus Christ,
in whom we are forgiven.
We rest now in the peace of Christ
and rise in the morning to serve.
THE WORD OF GOD
PSALM
Psalm 35
Refrain: My soul waits for the Lord.
1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord;
Lord, | hear my | voice; ■
let your ears consider well the | voice •of my | suppli|cation.
2 If you, Lord, were to mark what is | done a|miss, ■
O | Lord, | who could | stand?
3† But there is for|giveness with | you, ■
so | that you | shall be | feared.
Refrain: My soul waits for the Lord.
4 I wait for the Lord; my | soul | waits for him; ■
in his | word | is my | hope.
5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than the night watch | for the | morning, ■
more than the | night watch | for the | morning.
Refrain: My soul waits for the Lord.
6 O Israel, | wait •for the | Lord, ■
for with the | Lord | there is | mercy;
7 With him is | plenteous re|demption ■
and he shall redeem | Israel from | all their | sins.
Refrain: My soul waits for the Lord.
Psalm-Prayer
Father, we commend to your faithful love
those who are crying from the depths;
help them to watch and pray
through their time of darkness,
in sure hope of the dawn of your
forgiveness and redemption;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, ■
and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, ■
is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
A READING
Matthew 8: 1-13
When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and there was a
leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me
clean.’ He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’
Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, ‘See that you say nothing to anyone;
but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to
them.’
When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, ‘Lord, my
servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure
him.’ The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only
speak the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers
under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my
slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who
followed him, ‘Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come
from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while
the heirs of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.’ And to the centurion Jesus said, ‘Go; let it be done for you according to your
faith.’ And the servant was healed in that hour.
ADDRESS
RESPONSORY
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.
VERSICLE AND RESPONSE
The following responsory may be said:
Keep me as the apple of an eye.
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
THE GOSPEL CANTICLE
NUNC DIMITTIS The Song of Simeon Luke 2: 29-32
1 Now, Lord, you let your servant | go in | peace: ■
your | word has | been ful|filled.
2 My own eyes have | seen the · sal|vation ■
which you have prepared in the | sight of | every | people.
3 A light to re|veal you · to the | nations ■
and the | glory · of your | people | 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.
Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping;
that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
PRAYERS
Hear my prayer, O Lord;
listen to my cry.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.
In righteousness I shall see you;
when I awake, your presence will give me joy.
COLLECTS
Be present, merciful God,
and protect us through the hours of this night,
so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of life
may find rest in you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O Lord,
support us all the day long of this troubled life,
until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes
and the busy world is hushed,
the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then, in your mercy,
grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest,
and peace at the last,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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, give rest to the weary,
bless the dying, soothe the suffering,
comfort the afflicted, shield the joyous,
and all for your love’s sake. Amen.
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. Amen.
THE ENDING
BLESSING
Almighty and merciful God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
bless, preserve, and keep us, this night and for evermore. Amen.
DISMISSAL
Now in peace I will lie down and sleep;
You alone, O God, make me secure.
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.