Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Evening Prayer, June 8, 2022, 7 p.m.

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Sealth (Seattle), Chief of the Duwamish Confederacy, 1866 - transferred from June 7 

(Lutheran Book of Worship, page 142)

L             Jesus Christ is the light of the world.


C             The light no darkness can overcome.


L             Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening,


C             And the day is almost over.


L             Let your light scatter the darkness,


C             And illumine your Church.


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.


The Lord be with you.

  And also with you.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

  It is right to give him thanks and praise.


Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe, who led your people Israel by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night: Enlighten our darkness by the light of your Christ; may his Word be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path; for you are merciful, and you love your whole creation, and we, your creatures, glorify you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.



Let my prayer rise before you as incense;

            the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

O Lord, I call to you; come to me quickly;

            hear my voice when I cry to you.

Let my prayer rise before you as incense;

            the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord,

            and guard the door of my lips.

Let not my heart incline to any evil thing;

            let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers.

But my eyes are turned to you, Lord God;

            in you I take refuge. Strip me not of my life.

Glory 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.

Let my prayer rise before you as incense;

            the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.


Silence for meditation.


Let the incense of our repentant prayer ascend before you, O Lord, and let your lovingkindness descend upon us, that with purified minds we may sing your praises with the Church on earth and the whole heavenly host, and may glorify you forever and ever.




Psalm 19

1 The heavens declare the glo- | ry of God,*

                and the firmament | shows his handiwork.

2 One day tells its tale | to another,*

                and one night imparts knowledge | to another.

3 Although they have no | words or language,*

                and their voices | are not heard,

4 their sound has gone out in- | to all lands,*

                and their message to the ends | of the world.

5 In the deep has he set a pavilion | for the sun;*

                it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;

                it rejoices like a champion to | run its course.

6 It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens

and runs about to the end of | it again;*

                nothing is hidden from its | burning heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect and re- | vives the soul;*

                the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom | to the innocent.

8 The statutes of the Lord are just and re- | joice the heart;*

                the commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light | to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean and en- | dures forever;*

                the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous | altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, more than | much fine gold,*

                sweeter far than honey, than honey | in the comb.

11 By them also is your ser- | vant enlightened,*

                and in keeping them there is | great reward.

12 Who can tell how often | he offends?*

                Cleanse me from my | secret faults.

13 Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;

let them not get dominion | over me;*

                then shall I be whole and sound, and innocent of a | great offense.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable | in your sight,*

                O Lord, my strength and | my redeemer.


 The psalm prayer is said. 

Heavenly Father, you have filled the world with beauty. Open our eyes to see your gracious hand in all your works, that rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness, for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

R. Amen


Hymn       LBW 341     Jesus, Still Lead On

1      Jesus, still lead on,

        till our rest be won;

        and, although the way be cheerless,

        we will follow, calm and fearless;

        guide us by your hand

        to our Father’s land.


2      If the way be drear,

        if the foe be near,

        let no faithless fears o’ertake us,

        let not faith and hope forsake us;

        safely past the foe

        to our home we go.


3      When we seek relief

        from a long-felt grief,

        when temptations come alluring

        make us patient and enduring;

        show us that bright shore

        where we weep no more.


4      Jesus, still lead on,

        till our rest be won;

        heav’nly leader, still direct us,

        still support, console, protect us,

        till we safely stand

        in our Father’s land.


Text: Nicolaus L. von Zinzendorf, 1700-1760; tr. Jane L. Borthwick, 1813-1897, alt.                         


Micah 6:6-8

Luke 6:20-23

From Chief Sealth's speech at the ceding of his land


In many and various ways

God spoke to this people of old by the prophets.

  But now in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.



My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;

            my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

            for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

            From this day all generations will call me blessed.

                        The Almighty has done great things for me,

                        and holy is his name.

                        He has mercy on those who fear him

                        in every generation.

            He has shown the strength of his arm;

            he has scattered the proud in their conceit.

            He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,

            and has lifted up the lowly.

            He has filled the hungry with good things,

            and the rich he has sent away empty.

            He has come to the help of his servant Israel,

            for he has remembered his promise of mercy,

            the promise he made to our fathers,

            to Abraham and his children forever.

            Glory 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


This is the day the LORD has made. Alleluia.

    Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Alleluia.


LITANY OF THE HOLY GHOST  (Lindemann, Daily Prayer)


Lord, have mercy upon us.

  Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.


O Christ, hear us.

  Christ, graciously hear us.


Holy Trinity, Three Persons and One God:

  Have mercy upon us.


Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son:

  Have mercy upon us.

Holy Ghost, coequal with the Father and the Son:

  Have mercy upon us.

Holy Ghost, Promise of the Father, most loving and most bounteous:

  Have mercy upon us.

Gift of the Most High God, Ray of heavenly light, Author of all good, Source of living water, ever-burning Love, Spirit of wisdom and understanding:

  Have mercy upon us.

Spirit of counsel and might, Spirit of knowledge and piety, Spirit of the fear of the Lord:

  Have mercy upon us.

Spirit of sorrow and repentance, Spirit of grace and prayer, Spirit of charity, peace, and joy:

  Have mercy upon us.

Spirit of patience, long-suffering, and goodness, Spirit of mild ness, gentleness, and faith, Spirit of modesty, purity, and chastity:

  Have mercy upon us.

Who in the beginning didst move upon the waters, by whose inspiration spake the holy men of old, who didst overshadow the Blessed Virgin:

  Have mercy upon us.

Who didst wonderfully cooperate in the miraculous conception of the Son of God, who didst descend upon Him at His baptism, who on the Day of Pentecost didst come upon the apostles in the likeness of fiery tongues, by whom we also are born again, who dwellest in us, who governest the church, who fillest the whole world:

  Have mercy upon us.

We beseech Thee:

  To hear us, O Lord.

That Thou wouldst give us the grace of all virtues, that Thou wouldst cause us to persevere in righteousness, that Thou wouldst be our everlasting Reward:

  We beseech Thee to hear us, O Lord.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world:

  Pour out Thy Holy Spirit upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world:

  Send down Thy Holy Spirit upon us.

O Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world:

  Grant us Thy Holy Spirit.

O Christ, hear us.

  O Christ, graciously hear us.

Create in us a clean heart, O God:

  And renew a right spirit within us.



For the week of Pentecost

For the commemoration of Sealth, the chief of the Duwamish Confederacy

For peace among the nations

For the variety of races and cultures

For our own needs and for the needs of others

For peace at the end of the day (Church of Sweden, 1614):

Watch over us, O Lord, our heavenly Father, 

preserve us from all evil, and grant that we may this night rest secure beneath your care; bless your Church and our government; remember the sick and those who are in need or peril; have mercy on all your people; and when our last evening shall come, grant that we may fall asleep in your peace and wake in your glory; 

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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


Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, + the Son, and the Holy Spirit, bless and preserve us.  Amen