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green leaf iconfrom Psalm 134

Behold now, bless the LORD,

all you servants of the LORD, *

you that stand by night

in the house of the LORD.

Lift up your hands in the holy place

and bless the LORD; *

the LORD who made heaven and earth

bless you out of Zion.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

green leaf iconNight Reading

Lord, you are in the midst of us and we are called by your Name:

Do not forsake us, O Lord our God.

Jeremiah 14:9,22

green leaf iconThe Song of Simeon

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;

For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:

A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

green leaf iconIntercession

We pray for all who have died,
that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom.

Lord, let your loving-kindness be upon them;
Who put their trust in you.

Hear us, Lord;

For your mercy is great. Amen.

green leaf iconPetition

O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment,

and light rises up in darkness for the godly:

Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties,

the grace to ask what you would have us to do,

that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices,

and that in your light we may see light,

and in your straight path may not stumble;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

green leaf iconConfession

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness;
in your great compassion blot out my offenses.

Wash me through and through from my wickedness
and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions only too well,
and my sin is ever before me.

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One,
have mercy upon me. Amen.

green leaf iconThanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise

for all that you have done for us.

We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation,

for the beauty of this world,

for the wonder of life,

and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends,

and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks

which demand our best efforts,

and for leading u to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ;

for the truth of his Word and the example of his life;

for his steadfast obedience,

by which he overcame temptation;

for his dying,

through which he overcame death;

and for his rising to life again,

in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit,

that we may know your Spirit and make your Spirit known;

and through your Spirit, at all times and in all places,

may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

green leaf iconThe Lord’s Prayer (or Traditional)

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your Name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those

who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial,

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours,

now and for ever. Amen.

green leaf iconA Collect for the Night

Visit this place, O Lord,

and drive far from it all snares of the enemy;

let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace;

and let your blessing be upon us always;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

green leaf iconBlessing

The almighty and merciful Lord,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

bless us and keep us. Amen.