Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
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EVENING PRAYER

Introduction
v. O Lord, open thou our lips.    
R. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

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.

v. Praise ye the Lord.    
R. The Lord's Name be praised.

Psalmody
The Psalms appointed for the day are said or sung.
At the end of each psalm:

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.

The First Lesson
A passage of the Old Testament is read.

The Office Hymn

The Magnificat Luke 1:46-55
1. + My soul doth magnify the Lord :
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour,
2. For he hath regarded :
the lowliness of his handmaiden.
3. For behold, from henceforth :
all generations shall call me blessed.
4. For he that is mighty hath magnified me :
and holy is his name.
5. And his mercy is on them that fear him :
throughout all generations.
6. He hath shewed strength with his arm :
he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
7. He hath put down the mighty from their seat :
and exalted the humble and meek.
8. He hath filled the hungry with good things:
and the rich he hath sent empty away
9. He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel :
as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.

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.

The Second Lesson
A passage of the New Testament is read.

The Nunc Dimittis Luke 2:29-32
1. + Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:
according to thy word.
2. For mine eyes have seen : thy salvation,
3. Which thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;
4. To be a light to lighten the gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

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.

The Apostles' Creed
v. I believe in God
R. the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
v. The Lord be with you.    
R. And with thy spirit.    
v. Let us pray.

v. Lord, have mercy upon us.       
R. Christ, have mercy upon us.    
v. Lord, have mercy upon us.

v. Our Father
R. 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. Amen.

v. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
R. And grant us thy salvation.

v. O Lord, save the Queen.
R. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

v. Endue thy ministers with righteousness.
R. And make thy chosen people joyful.

v. O Lord, save thy people.
R. And bless thine inheritance.

v. Give peace in our time, O Lord.
R. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

v. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
R. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

The Collect of the Day is said. Then:

v. O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

v. Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. R. Amen.

Other devotions, intercessions or thanksgivings are often used at this point. If Mass follows, a prayer of preparation for Holy Communion is said.

Then:
v. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.

v. Let us bless the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

v. May the Divine Assistance remain with us always,
and may the souls of the departed, through the love and mercy of God,
+ rest in peace.
R. Amen.