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A Late Evening Office 17 May 2022

Topic: Evening Prayer

Time: May 25, 2022 07:30 PM Dublin

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Wednesday 25 May 2022: Evening Prayer

 

Rogation Day

 

PREPARATION

 

PREPARATION

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face’.

Your face, Lord, will I seek.

 

Blessed are you, Lord of life.

You make light and darkness,

morning and evening, day and night,

and establish the stars in their heavenly courses.

As evening falls and creatures move on the face of the earth

may we take our rest,

and awake refreshed to praise you,

God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

Silence

 

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

PSALM

Psalm 104: 1, 21-32

1  Bless the Lord, O my soul. ♦︎

O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!

21  You appointed the moon to mark the seasons, ♦︎

   and the sun knows the time for its setting.

22  You make darkness that it may be night, ♦︎

in which all the beasts of the forest creep forth.

23  The lions roar for their prey ♦︎

   and seek their food from God.

24  The sun rises and they are gone ♦︎

to lay themselves down in their dens.

25  People go forth to their work ♦︎

   and to their labour until the evening.

26  O Lord, how manifold are your works! ♦︎

In wisdom you have made them all;

the earth is full of your creatures.

27  There is the sea, spread far and wide, ♦︎

   and there move creatures beyond number, both small and great.

28  There go the ships, and there is that Leviathan ♦︎

which you have made to play in the deep.

29  All of these look to you ♦︎

   to give them their food in due season.

30  When you give it them, they gather it; ♦︎

you open your hand and they are filled with good.

31  When you hide your face they are troubled; ♦︎

   when you take away their breath,

      they die and return again to the dust.

32  When you send forth your spirit, they are created, ♦︎

and you renew the face of the earth.

 

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.

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.

 

A READING

Romans 8: 18-22

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now.

 

MEDITATION

 

THE GOSPEL CANTICLE

MAGNIFICAT The Song of the Blessed Virgin Mary Luke 1: 46-55

The day and the night are yours, O God,

and the sun, the moon and the stars reflect your glory.

 

1 My soul proclaims the greatness· of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

2  who has looked with favour on his lowly servant;

from this day all generations will call me blessed;

3 the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.

4  God has mercy on those who fear him,

from generation to generation.

5  The Lord has shown strength· with his arm

and scattered the proud in their conceit,

6 casting down the mighty from their thrones

and lifting up the lowly.

7  God has filled the hungry with good things

and sent the rich away empty.

8  He has come to the aid of his servant Israel.

to remember the promise of mercy,

9 The promise made to our forebears,

to Abraham and his children 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.

 

The day and the night are yours, O God,

and the sun, the moon and the stars reflect your glory.

 

PRAYER

Let us pray.

 

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Show us your mercy, O Lord,

and grant us your salvation.

 

Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness

and let your servants shout for joy.

 

O Lord, save your people

and bless those whom you have chosen.

 

Give peace in our time, O Lord,

and let your glory be over all the earth.

 

O God, make clean our hearts within us

and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

Almighty God,

whose will it is that the earth and the sea

should bear fruit in due season:

Bless the labours of those who work on land and sea,

grant us a good harvest

and the grace always to rejoice in your care;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

COLLECTS AT EVENING PRAYER

O God

from whom all holy desires all good judgements

and all just works proceed:

Give to your servants

that peace which the world cannot give,

that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments,

and that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies,

may pass our time in rest and quietness;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

 

Lighten our darkness, O Lord, we pray

and in your great mercy defend us

from all perils and dangers of this night;

for the love of your only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

INTERCESSIONS

Let us ask the God of Creation to send a blessing upon us.

 

Upon the rich earth send a blessing, O Lord.

Let the earth be fruitful

and its resources be hallowed.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon human labour send a blessing, O Lord.

Prosper the work of our hands;

may all find dignity and just reward in their work;

free the exploited and oppressed.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon the produce of the earth send a blessing, O Lord.

Guide us into a sustainable future,

and give us the will to share the fruits of the world.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon the seas and waters send a blessing, O Lord.

Teach us to cherish the water of the earth,

and to conserve the seas, lakes and rivers.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

Upon aid agencies send a blessing, O Lord.

Where the earth is parched and the well has run dry;

where war brings want, and children go hungry;

where the poor cry out for bread and for justice,

give hands to care and heal, and compel us to be generous.

We ask in faith:

Hear us, good Lord.

 

We ask you to hear us, good Lord,

For the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

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.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours

now and for ever. Amen.

 

THE ENDING

May God who made heaven and earth bless us and keep us.

Amen.

 

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

A Late Evening Office 17 May 2022

Topic: A Late Evening Office
Time: May 18, 2022 07:30 PM London

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A Late Evening Office
Wednesday 18th May 2022

Blessed be our God for all time, now and for evermore.
Amen

Glory to you, our God, glory be to you,
Holy Spirit, Comforter,
treasure of all goodness and giver of life,
come and dwell in us,
cleanse us from all sin,
and in your love bring us to salvation.
Holy God, holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy on us.

PSALM 30
1 I will exalt you, O Lord,
because you have raised me up ♦︎
and have not let my foes triumph over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you ♦︎
and you have healed me.
3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; ♦︎
you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit.
4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; ♦︎
give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,
his favour for a lifetime. ♦︎
Heaviness may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.
6 In my prosperity I said,
‘I shall never be moved. ♦︎
You, Lord, of your goodness,
have made my hill so strong.’
7 Then you hid your face from me ♦︎
and I was utterly dismayed.
8 To you, O Lord, I cried; ♦︎
to the Lord I made my supplication:
9 ‘What profit is there in my blood,
if I go down to the Pit? ♦︎
Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
10 ‘Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; ♦︎
O Lord, be my helper.’
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing; ♦︎
you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;
12 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; ♦︎
O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
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 for ever. Amen.

A READING
LUKE 10:25-28
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit
eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He
answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And
he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’

MEDITATION
on the Reading
A CANTICLE
Nunc Dimittis
1 Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
your word has been fulfilled.
2 My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people.
3 A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory
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 for ever. Amen.
Let us pray to the Lord with all our heart and with all our soul.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for all Christian people, that they may live in love and truth.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for all ministers of the Church, and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for peace throughout the world, and for all governments.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for our neighbours and for all our friends.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for those who hate us as we pray for those who love us.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for refugees and prisoners, and for all who are exposed to the dangers of
travel.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for all sick people, for the sorrowful and the dying.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us pray for the abundance of the fruits of the earth, and that the poor and hungry
may receive a just share.
Lord, have mercy.
Let us remember our brothers and sisters who have entered into eternal rest.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
Let us continue praying in a time of open prayer.
– A period of open prayer follows –
The leader brings this to an end saying:
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

COMMON COLLECT
Lord Almighty,
come and scatter the darkness of our hearts
by the light of your presence;
that we may know you
the Light of the world
and the one true God,
blessed this night and for evermore.
Amen.

BLESSING
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
May the Almighty and merciful God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless us
and keep us.
Amen.

Which view do you take?

We are constantly bombarded by news of the gravity of the threat that climate change poses to humanity, to the earth, to biodiversity. Some people ‘switch off’ and think that the situation is being exaggerated, while others realise that there is an urgent need to take actions to ameliorate our own impact on the world. Which view do you take?

Some people laugh at politicians for suggesting small steps to lessen our impact, others build these steps into their daily routines. Which view do you take?

Some people deride politicians for aiming too high, believing the big steps needed are just too difficult to take, the sacrifices too great; others take every step they can. Which view do you take?

Some people refuse to worry about climate change, hoping everything will be all right; others take the situation very seriously and reduce their own environmental impact as much as possible. Which view do you take?

If drought and high summer temperatures cause food shortages as predicted, some people will blame governments and say they should do more to help; others will realise that human activities are to blame. Which view do you take?

U&Ukraine

There will be a retiring collection each Sunday in May for an appeal launched by The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough called U&Ukraine. This initiative aims to help Ukrainian people arriving in Ireland to feel welcome. The Church of St George and St Thomas in Dublin’s city centre is being made available for use as a hub and cultural centre. The well-known church, located on Cathal Brugha Street just off O’Connell Street, will become a centre of warmth, welcome and activity for those arriving in Ireland from Ukraine.

Funds are needed to upgrade kitchen and restroom facilities in St George and St Thomas’s to ensure they are fit for use by members of the Ukrainian community. The United Dioceses has committed to working closely with the Ukrainian community leaders in Ireland to identify practical ways to support and meet the needs of those arriving in the country.

In the slightly longer term, its intention is to sponsor a priest in the Ukrainian Orthodox tradition and in this way to provide pastoral and liturgical ministry to Ukrainians who have come to Ireland as displaced persons. We intend to do this in the first instance for a year. This will take some time to effect.

Funds raised during May will be forwarded to the United Dioceses to assist this appeal.

Singalong Concert for Ukraine

The Singalong Concert for Ukraine on 23rd April raised €3,000 (including €920 donated by Hollyanne Armstrong from her sketches). This money will be forwarded to the Bishops’ Appeal for the provision of humanitarian assistance in countries neighbouring Ukraine who have received refugees.

Friendship Group May

The next meeting of the Friendship Group will take place on 16th May. This group is mainly composed of retired people who meet for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee. For further details please contact Linda Walsh on (086) 8228378.

General Synod

Revd Jack Kinkead and Revd Ken Rue will be attending the General Synod at the Assembly Buildings in Belfast. General Synod is the Governing Body of the Church of Ireland. It starts on Wednesday 4th and continues until Friday 6th May. Please remember all members in prayer.