Evening Prayer 23 June 2021

Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Jun 23, 2021 07:30 PM London

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Evening Prayer

23  June, 2021.



O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.


I love you, O Lord my strength.

The Lord is my crag, my fortress and my deliverer.

In my distress I called upon the Lord

and cried out to my God for help.

He heard my voice in his temple

and my cry came to his ears.

He parted the heavens and came down

and thick darkness was under his feet.

He rode upon the cherubim and flew;

he came flying on the wings of the wind.

He made darkness his covering round about him,

dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion.

From the brightness of his presence, through the clouds

burst hailstones and coals of fire.

The Lord also thundered out of heaven;

the Most High uttered his voice with hailstones and coals of fire.

For you will save a lowly people

and bring down the high looks of the proud.

You also shall light my candle;

the Lord my God shall make my darkness to be bright.

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried in the fire;

he is a shield to all who trust in him.

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.


Opening prayer

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful, let us pray with one heart and mind.

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.


The word of God

St. Mark 6:45-52

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain to pray.

When evening came, the boat was out on the lake, and he was alone on the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the lake. He intended to pass them by. But when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought it was a ghost and cried out; for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ Then he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.




Canticle: Magnificat

My soul doth magnify the Lord.

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For he hath regarded: the lowliness of his handmaiden: For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is his Name.

And his mercy is on them that fear him: throughout all generations.

He hath shewed strength with his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.

He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel:

As he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.

Setting by George Dyson


Prayers of intercession

Prayers may be offered:

for peace

for individuals & their needs

for the social services

for all who work in the criminal justice system

for victims and perpetrators of crime

for the work of aid agencies throughout the world

for those living in poverty or under oppression

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.


The Conclusion

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.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.