Wednesday 7 October Evening Prayer

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Topic: Evening Prayer
Time: Oct 7, 2020 07:30 PM London

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Welcome in the name of Christ. God’s grace, mercy, and
peace be with you.
And also with you.
We come from scattered lives to meet with God. Let us
recognise God’s presence with us.
As God’s people we have gathered. Let us worship
together. Amen.
We come to God as one from whom no secrets are
hidden, to ask for his forgiveness and peace.
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.
God in Christ has revealed his glory.
Come, let us worship.
From the rising of the sun to its setting.
The Lord’s name is greatly to be praised.
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.
St John 11:45-57
Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary
and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some
of them went to the Pharisees and told them what he had
done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a
meeting of the council, and said, ‘What are we to do?
This man is performing many signs. If we let him go on
like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans
will come and destroy both our holy place and our
nation.’ But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest
that year, said to them, ‘You know nothing at all! You
do not understand that it is better for you to have one
man die for the people than to have the whole nation
destroyed.’ He did not say this on his own, but being
high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about
to die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but to
gather into one the dispersed children of God. So from
that day on they planned to put him to death.
Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among
the Jews, but went from there to a town called Ephraim
in the region near the wilderness; and he remained there
with the disciples.
Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went
up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to
purify themselves. They were looking for Jesus and were
asking one another as they stood in the temple, ‘What do
you think? Surely he will not come to the festival, will
he?’ Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given
orders that anyone who knew where Jesus was should let
them know, so that they might arrest him.
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
as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.
There is no end to God’s greatness.
One generation shall praise your works to another
and shall declare your power.
All your works praise you, Lord,
and your faithful servants bless you.
They make known the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your power.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.
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.
Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our
hearts are restless till they find their rest in you: Teach us
to offer ourselves to your service, that here we may have
your peace, and in the world to come may see you face
to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, we share together the blessing of your
Give us in this life knowledge of your truth, and in
the world to come life everlasting; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.