Evening Prayer

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Worthy are you, O Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing. For by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. And you have made us a kingdom and priests to our God, and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:9-10)

Call to mind and confess the sins of the day.

Cleanse us from the sins of this day O Lord, and restore to us the joy of your salvation. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Psalm 51:7-12)

It is good to give thanks to you O Lord, and sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your loving-kindness in the morning and your faithfulness by night. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by what you have done. I will sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O Lord! (Psalm 92:1-5)

Pray over the day, giving thanks for its achievements. Pray for the coming evening.

Pray though a psalm, sing or listen to a hymn, or say the Gloria:

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we praise you,
we bless you,
we worship you,
we glorify you,
we give thanks to you for your great glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
('Gloria in Excelsis' - said or sung since at least the 4th century)

Be pleased O Lord to deliver us!
O Lord make haste to help us.
(Psalm 40:13)

Now may you O God, who are able to keep us from falling, present us before the presence of your glory blameless and with great joy. And to you, the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24-25)