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Livestream Service – 9th August (Text File only)




Evening Prayer
for the 9th Sunday after Trinity

The Blessing of the Light
A candle is lit
The Lord is my light and my salvation:
my God shall make my darkness to be bright.
The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you
All and also with you.
Blessed are you, Lord God, creator of day and night:
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As darkness falls you renew your promise
to reveal among us the light of your presence.
By the light of Christ, your living Word,
dispel the darkness of our hearts
that we may walk as children of light
and sing your praise throughout the world.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
All Blessed be God for ever!

Prayers of Penitence
The sun of righteousness has dawned with healing in his wings. Let us come to the light of Christ, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Silence for reflection
All Lord our God,
in our sin we have avoided your call.
Our love for you is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes away early.
Have mercy on us;
deliver us from judgement;
bind up our wounds and revive us;
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
May almighty God,
who sent his Son into the world to save sinners,
bring us his pardon and peace, now and for ever.
All Amen.

The opening prayer is said
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.
All Amen.

The Word of God
Psalm 86
1 Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, • for I am poor and in misery.
2 Preserve my soul, for I am faithful; • save your servant, for I put my trust in you.
3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God; • I call upon you all the day long.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant, • for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 For you, Lord, are good and forgiving, • abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer • and listen to the voice of my supplication.
7 In the day of my distress I will call upon you, • for you will answer me.
8 Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord, • nor any works like yours.
9 All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord, • and shall glorify your name.
10 For you are great and do wonderful things; • you alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; • knit my heart to you, that I may fear your name.
12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, • and glorify your name for evermore;
13 For great is your steadfast love towards me, • for you have delivered my soul from the depths of the grave.
14 O God, the proud rise up against me and a ruthless horde seek after my life; • they have not set you before their eyes.
15 But you, Lord, are gracious and full of compassion, • slow to anger and full of kindness and truth.
16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me; • give your strength to your servant and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a token of your favour, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; • because you, O Lord, have helped and comforted me.
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.

Acts 14.8-20
8 In Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet and had never walked, for he had been crippled from birth. 9He listened to Paul as he was speaking. And Paul, looking at him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10said in a loud voice, ‘Stand upright on your feet.’ And the man* sprang up and began to walk. 11When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, ‘The gods have come down to us in human form!’ 12Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city,* brought oxen and garlands to the gates; he and the crowds wanted to offer sacrifice. 14When the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting, 15‘Friends,* why are you doing this? We are mortals just like you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. 16In past generations he allowed all the nations to follow their own ways; 17yet he has not left himself without a witness in doing good—giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, and filling you with food and your hearts with joy.’ 18Even with these words, they scarcely restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
19 But Jews came there from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds. Then they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. 20But when the disciples surrounded him, he got up and went into the city. The next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.
All The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.
The light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.
All The Lord is the strength of my life.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
All The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.

Gospel Canticle
The Magnificat

All You have done great things, O God,
and holy is your name.
1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;
he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.
2 From this day all generations will call me blessed;
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his name.
3 He has mercy on those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
4 He has shown strength with his arm
and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
5 Casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly.
6 He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty
7 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel,
to remember his promise of mercy.
8 The promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
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 You have done great things, O God,
and holy is your name.

The following response is used
Lord in your mercy
All hear our prayer.

Silence may be kept
Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
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.

The Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

All 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.

The Conclusion
All Gracious God, you have given us much today; grant us also a thankful spirit. Into your hands we commend ourselves and those we love. Stay with us, and when we take our rest renew us for the service of your Son Jesus Christ.

The Blessing
The Lord bless you and watch over you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord look kindly on you and give you peace; and the blessing of God almighty
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
be among you and remain with you always.
Let us bless the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.