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Livestream Service – 16th August (Text File only)

 

 

 

Preparation

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

All  Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord

All  who made heaven and earth.

A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

 

All  Most merciful God,

we confess to you,

before the whole company of heaven and one another,

that we have sinned in thought, word and deed

and in what we have failed to do.

Forgive us our sins,

heal us by your Spirit

and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen

 

Absolution

Grant we beseech you, merciful Lord

To your faithful people pardon and peace,

That they may be cleansed from all their sins

And serve you with a quiet mind;

Through Jesus Christ your son our Lord,

Who is alive and reigns with you,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever.

All       Amen.

 

O God, make speed to save us.

All  O Lord, make haste to help us.

All  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.

Alleluia.

 

We say together

Before the ending of the day,

Creator of the world, we pray

That you, with steadfast love, would keep

Your watch around us while we sleep.

From evil dreams defend our sight,

From fears and terrors of the night;

Tread underfoot our deadly foe

That we no sinful thought may know.

O Father, that we ask be done

Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;

And Holy Spirit, by whose breath

Our souls are raised to life from death.

 

Psalm 4

1    Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;  ♦

you set me at liberty when I was in trouble;

have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2    How long will you nobles dishonour my glory;  ♦

how long will you love vain things and seek after falsehood?

3    But know that the Lord has shown me his marvellous kindness;  ♦

when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

4    Stand in awe, and sin not;  ♦

commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

5    Offer the sacrifices of righteousness  ♦

and put your trust in the Lord.

6    There are many that say, ‘Who will show us any good?’  ♦

Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.

7    You have put gladness in my heart,  ♦

more than when their corn and wine and oil increase.

8    In peace I will lie down and sleep,  ♦

for it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.

 

All  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.

 

Scripture Reading

Matthew 5: 21-28.

Homily

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

All  Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.

All  I commend my spirit.

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

All  Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

 

The Nunc dimittis (The Song of Simeon) is said

All  Save us, O Lord, while waking,

and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ

and asleep may rest in peace.

 

1    Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:  ♦

your word has been fulfilled.

2    My own eyes have seen the salvation  ♦

which you have prepared in the sight of every people;

3    A light to reveal you to the nations  ♦

and the glory of your people Israel.

Luke 2.29-32

All  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.  

All  Save us, O Lord, while waking,

and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ

and asleep may rest in peace.

Let us pray.

In the unusual times in which we find ourselves let us pray for the sick and those who care for them.

Lord God, you alone are skilled to know the cure

for every sickness and every soul.

If, by our lives your grace may be known

then in us, through us, and if need be despite us,

All      LET YOUR KINGDOM COME

 

On all who tend the sick,

council the distressed,

sit with the dying,

or advance medical research

we ask your blessing,

that in caring for your people

they may meet and serve their Lord

All      LET YOUR KINGDOM COME

 

For those who in this land

administer the agencies of health and welfare

we ask your guidance that in all they do

human worth may be valued,

and the service of human need be fully resourced.

All      LET YOUR KINGDOM COME. AMEN.

 

Silence may be kept.

Visit this place, O Lord, we pray,

and drive far from it the snares of the enemy;

may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,

and may your blessing be always upon us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All  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.

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

In peace we will lie down and sleep;

All  for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,

All  for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning,

All  so do we look for you, O Christ.

The Lord bless us and watch over us;

the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;

the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace.

All  Amen.

 

May God bless us in our sleep with rest,

In our dreams with vision,

In our waking with a calm mind,

In our souls with the friendship of the Holy Spirit

This night and every night.

Amen.