Evening Prayer in Lent

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Amen

Preparation

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love,
according to your judgement give us life.

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
In the darkness of our sin you have shone in our hearts
to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ.
Open our eyes to acknowledge your presence,
that freed from the misery of sin and shame
we may grow into your likeness from glory to glory.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

The Opening Prayer

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 us
to cleanse our hearts
and set us free to sing your praise
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Word of God
The Psalm

The psalm for each day can be found here

Old and New Testament Readings

The readings for each day can be found here

The Responsory

Forsake me not, O Lord;
be not far from me, O my God.
Forsake me not, O Lord;
be not far from me, O my God.

Make haste to help me,
O Lord of my salvation.
Be not far from me, O my God.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
Forsake me not, O Lord;
be not far from me, O my God.

from Psalm 38

The Gospel Canticle, The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)

Those who gave up their lives for Christ and followed in the Way
rejoice with God now and for ever.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
My spirit rejoices in God my saviour.

For 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
In every generation.

He has shown the strength of his arm;
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.

He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
And has lifted up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things
And the rich he has sent empty away.

He has come to the help of his servant, Israel,
For he has remembered his promise of mercy.

The promise he made to our forebears,
To Abraham and his children 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
World without end. Amen.

Those who gave up their lives for Christ and followed in the Way
rejoice with God now and for ever.

Prayers

Prayers can be offered during a period of silence. At the end

Merciful Father
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

The Collect of the day

The Collect for each week can be found here

The Lord’s Prayer

Trusting in the compassion of God,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us 

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.

The Conclusion

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.