Evening Prayer

OPENING RESPONSE WITH CONFESSION

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night

And a perfect ending to this day.  Amen!

 

Let my prayer rise before You as incense, O Lord

And the lifting of my hands as a sacrifice (Ps. 141)

 

Silence for Reflection

 

Come, let us offer our confession to the Lord.

Almighty and Merciful Father: We have sinned and strayed from Your ways.  We have followed our own path.  We have offended Your Word.  We have left undone the things we should have done; and we have done things that would shouldn’t have.  Have mercy on us; have mercy on us, O God, according to Your tender mercies and cleanse us from all our sins, for we humbly ask in the name of Jesus, who loved us and gave His life for us.  Amen!

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was and is and will be forever.  Amen!

 

EVENING SONG

The Day is Past and Over (UMH 683)


The day is past and over; 

all things, O Lord, to Thee!

We pray Thee that offenseless

the hours of dark may be.

O Jesus, keep us in Your sight, 

and guard us through the coming night.

 

The Joys of day are over; 

we lift our hearts to Thee,

And call on You that sinless

the hours of dark may be.

O Jesus, make our darkness light,

And guard us through the coming night.

 

The toils of day are over; 

we raise our hymns to Thee,

And ask that free from peril

the hours of dark may be.

O Jesus, keep us in Your sight,

And guard us through the coming night.

 

THE WORD

M – 06:          Psalm 69:1-23     Mark 11:12-25 

T – 07:           Psalm 94             Mark 11:27-33 

W – 08:          Psalm 74                Mark 12:1-11 

T – 09:           Psalm 142143    Mark 14:12-25

F – 10:           Psalm 40:1-14 (15-19), 54            

                      John 19:38-42

S – 11:           Psalm 27                  Rom. 8:1-11

S – 12:           Psalm 113, 114, 118  Luke 24:13-35

 

REPONSE TO THE WORD

Sing them over again to me, 

wonderful words of life.

Let me more of their beauty see, 

wonderful words of life.

Words of life and beauty

teach me faith and duty.

Beautiful words, wonderful words, 

wonderful words of life.

Beautiful words, wonderful words, 

wonderful words of life.

 

THE PRAYERS

Adoration – Offer Your Praise to God

Thanksgiving – Offer Your Gratitude to God

Supplication – Offer Your needs to God

 

COLLECT

Almighty God, as we stand at the foot of the Cross of Your Son, help us to see and know Your 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 Christ our Savior.  Amen!

 

EVENING SONG

The Day is Past and Over (UMH 683)

 

Be Thou, our souls’ preserver,

O God, for You only know

How many are the perils

through which we have to go.

Lord Jesus Christ, O hear our call,

And guard and save us from them all.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

Glory be to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we ask or imagine; glory be to Him from generation to generation in the church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever.  Amen!

 

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