Evening Prayer Service Sheet
11th April 2021

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Topic: Evening Prayer Sunday 11th April
Time: Apr 11, 2021 06:00 PM London

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Evening Prayer for Easter 2 2021B

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

In your resurrection, O Christ,

let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

Blessed are you, Sovereign Lord, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to you be glory and praise for ever. From the deep waters of death you brought your people to new birth by raising your Son to life in triumph. Through him dark death has been destroyed and radiant life is everywhere restored. As you call us out of darkness into his marvellous light may our lives reflect his glory and our lips repeat the endless song.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 Blessed be God for ever.

 Hymn

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

Silence is kept.

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God, so may your mercy come down upon usto cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing your praise now and for ever, Amen

 Psalm 143

Hear my prayer, O Lord, and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications;  answer me in your righteousness.

Enter not into judgement with your servant,  for in your sight shall no one living be justified.

For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those long dead.

My spirit faints within me;  my heart within me is desolate.

I remember the time past; I muse upon all your deeds;  I consider the works of your hands.

I stretch out my hands to you;  my soul gasps for you like a thirsty land.

O Lord, make haste to answer me; my spirit fails me;  hide not your face from me lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.

Let me hear of your loving-kindness in the morning,for in you I put my trust;  show me the way I should walk in, for I lift up my soul to you.

Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies,  for I flee to you for refuge.

Teach me to do what pleases you, for you are my God;  let your kindly spirit lead me on a level path.

Revive me, O Lord, for your name’s sake;  for your righteousness’ sake, bring me out of trouble.

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.

 Canticle

 God raised Christ from the dead, the Lamb without spot or stain. Alleluia.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading, kept in heaven for you,

Who are being protected by the power of God through faith, for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

You were ransomed from the futile ways of your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold

But with the precious blood of Christ like that of a lamb without spot or stain.

Through him you have confidence in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.

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.

I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praises of the Most High.

 A reading from the prophecy of Isaiah

On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; he sets up victory like walls and bulwarks.  Open the gates, so that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.  Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace— in peace because they trust in you.  Trust in the Lord for ever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.  For he has brought low the inhabitants of the height; the lofty city he lays low. He lays it low to the ground, casts it to the dust.  The foot tramples it, the feet of the poor, the steps of the needy.  The way of the righteous is level; O Just One, you make smooth the path of the righteous. In the path of your judgements, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown are the soul’s desire.  My soul yearns for you in the night,  my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.  For when your judgements are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.   Your dead shall live, their corpses shall rise.  O dwellers in the dust,  awake and sing for joy!  For your dew is a radiant dew, and the earth will give birth to those long dead.

Thanks be to God.

Homily

The Lord is my strength and my song he has become my salvation.

The Lord is my strength and my song: he has become my salvation.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

 He has become my salvation.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

The Lord is my strength and my song: he has become my salvation.

 The Magnificat

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Alleluia.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; he has looked with favour on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed; the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his name. He has mercy on those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm and has scattered the proud in their conceit, Casting down the mighty from their thrones and lifting up the lowly.He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, to remember his promise of mercy, The promise made to our ancestors, 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 stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. Alleluia.

Prayers

Almighty Father, you have given your only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. . Amen.

Rejoicing in God’s new creation as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia. Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia