Evening prayer

Jan 23 - 29

MUSIC FOR GATHERING

S     Ps103Ps103Ps 103;

M   Ps 44Ps 44;

T     Ps 47Ps 48Ps 47Ps 48;

W    Ps 49Ps 53Ps 49Ps 53;

T     Ps 59Ps 60Ps 59Ps 60;

F     Ps 51Ps 51Ps 51;

S     Ps 138Ps 139Ps 139Ps 138Ps 139;

 

OPENING PRAYER

Loving Lord, we have served You today as we have encountered You in the faces of others.  Help us, then, to draw near to you in these moments, so that we might know You more intimately and serve You more faithfully tomorrow.  Amen!

 

SILENCE FOR REFLECTION

 

Lord, we have heard Your commandment: Love God and Love Your Neighbor.  You know our hearts; You know how earnestly we have tried to keep Your Word.  Yet, we confess to You, O God, that we have sinned and fallen short of Your best plans.  Forgive us and strengthen us to serve You more faithfully.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray.  Amen!

 

EVENING HYMN

Jesus, Oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

Jesus, Oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

 

O let the Son of God enfold you with His Spirit and His love; 

let His fill your heart and satisfy your soul.

O let Him have the things that hold you and His Spirit like a

dove will descend upon your life and make you whole.

Jesus, Oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

Jesus, Oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

 

Glory be to You Almighty God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  May Your Name be exalted throughout the world.  Amen!

 

THE WORD OF THE LORD

S       Ps 103Mk 7:31–37;

M     Ps 44Jn 4:43–54;

T      Ps 47 & 48Jn 5:1–18;

W     Ps 49 & 53Jn 5:19–29;

T      Ps 59 & 60Jn 5:30–47;

F       Ps 51Jn 6:1–15;

S       Ps 138 & 139Jn 6:16–27;

 

OUR PRAYERS TO THE LORD

23     Johnny & Donna Scarborough; Jordan Mulkey;

         Steve & Liza Singletary; Rose Marie Murphy;

24     Adam & Tara Still; Kathryn Pace

         Herbert & Gail Swords; Janice Peavy

25     Jim & Bebi Wasdin; Gina Roland;

         Al & Mary Jane Warrick; Linda Smith

26     Mike & Candi Vickers; Billy Gray Roland

         Tracy & Lisa Weaver; Sibbie Smith

27     Jimmy & Jane Wasdin; Garrett Roland;

         Mark & Wanda Winslett; Buddy Smith;

28     Jim & Stephanie Whitehead; Scot Rowland;

         Lindsey Still; Sally Storey; Mary Waller

 

Sunday – A Collect for Resurrection Hope

Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the New Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for His resurrection, may praise You in that City of which He is the light, and where He lives and reigns for ever and ever.  Amen!

 

Monday – A Collect for Peace

O God, the Source of all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: 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 the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior.  Amen!

 

Tuesday – A Collect for Aid against Perils

Lighten our darkness, we beseech You, O Lord; and by Your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of Your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen!

 

Wednesday – A Collect for Protection

O God, the life of all who live, the light of the faithful, the strength of those who labor, and the repose of the dead: We thank You for the blessings of the day that is past, and humbly ask for Your protection through the coming night.  Bring us in safety to the morning hours; through Him who died and rose again for us, Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

Thurs – A Collect for the Presence of Christ

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know You as You are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of Your love.  Amen!

 

Friday – A Collect for Faith

Lord Jesus Christ, by Your death You took away the sting of death: Grant to us Your servants so to follow in faith where You have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in You and wake up in Your likeness; for Your tender mercies’ sake.  Amen!

 

Saturday – A Collect for the Eve of Worship

O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth Your unending day upon us who watch for You, that our lips may praise You, our lives may bless You, and our worship on the morrow give You glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen!


EVENING HYMN

O come and sing the song with gladness as your hearts are filled with love; lift your hands in sweet surrender to His Name.

O let Him have the things that hold you and His Spirit like a dove will descend upon your life and make you whole.

Jesus, Oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

Jesus, Oh Jesus, come and fill Your lambs.

 

BENEDICTION

Lord, You have known me and loved me.  You have blessed me throughout this day with reminders of that love.  Then, make us mindful, as we rest in You, of Your calling upon our lives.  And use us always to build Your Kingdom.  Amen!