Lent 1 Wednesday
Daily Prayer for Early Evening
✠ The Second Wednesday of Lent ✠
FEBRUARY 24, A. D. 2021
Invocation and Versicle
In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
( A candle may be lighted)
Let my prayer rise before You as incense,
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
Joyous Light of glory,
Of the immortal Father,
Heavenly, holy, blessed Jesus Christ.
We have come to the setting of the sun
And we look to the evening light.
We sing to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy of being praised
With pure voices forever.
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
The universe proclaims Your glory.
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10 and Gloria Patri
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be put to shame;
let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!
Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
is now and will be forever. Amen.
Reading: The Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ: Drawn from the Four Gospels, Part I: The Lord's Supper
(after the reading)
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life ✠ everlasting. Amen.
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 forever and ever. Amen.
Collect for the First Sunday in Lent
O Lord God, you led your ancient people through the wilderness and brought them to the promised land. Guide the people of your Church that, following our Saviour, we may walk through the wilderness of this world toward the glory of the world to come; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon ourselves the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility, that in the last day, when he shall come again in glory to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to life immortal; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
O Lord, you promise to hear and answer our petitions. We therefore entreat you especially for our brothers and sisters who suffer sickness, loneliness, anxiety or fear of death. Let them know the comfort which only you can afford them, that they may meet their trials with courage and trust in you, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
O God, You desire not the death of sinners, but rather that we turn from our wickedness and live. Graciously behold Your people who plead to You and spare us. Withdraw the scourge of Your wrath and be moved in mercy to turn away this pestilence from us; for the sake of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord.
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for the evening is at hand and the day is past. Be our constant companion on the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope among us, that we may recognize You as You are revealed in the Scriptures and in the breaking of the bread. Grant this for Your name’s sake.
Let us bless the Lord;
Thanks be to God.
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Daily Prayer for Early Evening from Lutheran Service Book. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV®Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.