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Trinity Vespers

V. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

 R. Amen.

 

V. O Lord, open thou our lips.

R. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

 

V. Receive, O Lord, our prayers this hour

R. The offering to you of this day. Amen

 

Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God

 

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father;

We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.

We have offended against thy holy laws;

And there is no health in us.

A period of silence for reflection may follow. 

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us;

Forgive us all our sins,

And grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,

To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

 

O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and grant us Absolution and Remission of all our sins, true repentance; amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of Thy Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

V. O God, make speed to save us.

R. O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

 V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

 

Psalmody

A Selection from the Psalter or

One or more of the Psalms below is read

 

Psalm 119:148 My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Thy word.

149 Hear my voice according to Thy lovingkindness; Revive me, O LORD, according to Thine

     ordinances.

150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Thy law.

151 Thou art near, O LORD, and all Thy commandments are truth.

152 Of old I have known from Thy testimonies, That Thou hast founded them forever.

 

V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

~or

 

Psalm 116:1 I Love the LORD, because He hears my voice and my supplications.

 2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

 3 The cords of death encompassed me, and the terrors of Sheol came upon me; I found distress

    and sorrow.

 4 Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech Thee, save my life!"

 5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate.

 6 The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

 7 Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

 8 For Thou hast rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

 9 I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.

 

V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

~or

 

Psalm 134:1 Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.

3 May the LORD bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth.

 

V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Scripture Reading  

The following short lessons or another suitable passage is read

2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

 R. Thanks be to God.

 

Matthew 24:44 "For this reason you too be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. 45 "Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 "Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. 47"Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

R. Thanks be to God.

 

John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.

R. Thanks be to God.


V. Lord let my prayer be counted as incense before Thee;

R. And the lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.

 

V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with thy spirit.

V. Let us pray.

The Kyrie may be said in place of the Lord’s Prayer provided the Lord’s Prayer is said once during the morning hours and once during the evening hours

V. Lord, have mercy upon us.

R. Christ, have mercy upon us.

V. Lord, have mercy upon 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

V. Lord, hear our prayer.

 R. And let our cry come unto Thee.

 V. Let us pray.

Here at least two prayers are said: the Collect of the day (from the past Sunday or specific for the day) and the first prayer provided below

If the Collect be already said, a prayer from the Additional Collects may be used or both prayers provided below may be used

                                                                               

O Lord, who hast vouchsafed to redeem us by thy Blood and to bring us safely through this day; grant in these waning hours that our thoughts may be drawn to thee; so in joyful occupation and quiet meditation we may be refreshed from all our labors; this we ask in thy name, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we do give Thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and lovingkindness to us this day; And, we beseech thee, grant us the continual presence and help of thy Holy Spirit; that no unclean thoughts, unlawful designs, or inordinate desires, may be found within us this night; but that we may go to our rest in peace, and be preserved pure and blameless, unto the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

V. Let Thy Saints be joyful in Thy glory.

R. Let all who take refuge in Thee be glad.

 

V. Bless the Lord.

R. Thanks be to God.

 

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.

 

Here ends the Order for Vespers

 

 

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