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¶ Evening Prayer shall
begin by reading one or more of the following Sentences
THE LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence
before him. Hab. ii. 20.
LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place
where thine honour dwelleth. Psalm xxvi. 8.
Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let
the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. Psalm cxli.
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth
stand in awe of him. Psalm xcvi. 9.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be
alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.
Psalm xix. 14.
¶ then follows,
O Lord, open thou our lips. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world
without end. Amen.
Praise ye the Lord. The Lord's Name be praised.
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Magnificat. St. Luke i. 46.
My soul doth magnify the Lord, * and my spirit hath rejoiced
in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded * the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth * all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me; * and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him * throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; * he hath scattered the
proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted
the humble and meek;.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he
hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel; * as
he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.
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Nunc dimittis. St. Luke ii. 29.
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.
The Apostles' Creed.
I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived
by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius
Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From
thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion
of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body:
And the Life everlasting. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer.
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, and the power,
and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us. And grant us thy salvation.
O Lord, save the State. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
Endue thy Ministers with righteousness. And make thy chosen people joyful.
O Lord, save thy people. And bless thine inheritance.
Give peace in our time, O Lord. For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety.
O God, make clean our hearts within us. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
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A Collect for Peace.
O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all
just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which
the world cannot give; that our hearts may be set to obey thy
commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from
the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
A Collect for Aid against Perils.
Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great
mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for
the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.
O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech
thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest
be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health
unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church
universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good
Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may
be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of
spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally,
we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways
afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; that it may
please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several
necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and
a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for
Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.