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Simplified Liturgy for Corona Virus/Covid19/Wuhan Virus Outbreak
VESPERS EVENING PRAYER FOR WEDNESDAYS OF LENT 2020

Congregational responses printed in bold type

WELCOME
Blessed be the kingdom…forever     and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Good morning and welcome to St. Peter…

INVOCATION
Make haste O God, + to deliver me    O Lord make haste to help me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and the to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.

PSALMS
Psalm 141:1-4, 8, with antiphon
Let my prayer rise before you as incense;    
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
1O Lord, I call to you; come to me quickly;
hear my voice when I cry to you.
2Let my prayer rise before you as incense;
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord;
and guard the door of my lips.
4Let not my heart incline to any evil thing;
let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers.
8But 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.

Let the incense…glorify you forever and ever.    Amen.

Psalm 51
1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your lovingkindness;    
in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
2Wash me through and through from my wickedness,
and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4Against you only have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight.
5And so you are justified when you speak
and upright in your judgment.
6Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth,
a sinner from my mother’s womb.
7For behold, you look for truth deep within me,
and will make me understand wisdom secretly.
8Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure;
wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.
9Make me hear of joy and gladness,
that the body you have broken may rejoice.
10Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
11Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
12Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
13Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
14I shall teach your ways to the wicked,
and sinners shall return to you.
15Deliver me from death, O God,
and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness, O God of my salvation.
16Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
17Had you desired it, I would have offered sacrifice,
but you take no delight in burnt-offerings.
18The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
19Be favorable and gracious to Zion,
and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
20Then you will be pleased with the appointed sacrifices,
with burnt-offerings and oblations;
then shall they offer young bullocks upon your altar.
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.

Silence is kept for reflection

LESSONS
Lent 4, March 22, 2020    Genesis 50:15-26
Lent 5, March 29, 2020     Exodus 7:8:24

MAGNIFICAT    Luke 1:46-55
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

LITANY, COLLECT FOR PEACE, LORD’S PRAYER
After each petition     Lord, have mercy.
Help…us, gracious Lord. Silence for meditation
Rejoicing…to Christ, our Lord.    To you, O Lord.
O God…and the Holy Spirit, God forever.     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.

If you’d like the full text for your own daily evening prayers, just email Pastor Jared

Portions of the liturgy are from Sundaysandsesasons.com, copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Scripture is reprinted from New Revised Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Prayers of the Church, copyright 2018 Lutheran Core. Sermon, copyright 2020 Jared Stillions or other listed preacher. Used by permission. All other material not covered by other copyright is copyright 2020 St. Peter Lutheran Church of Hallettsville, Texas. Reprinted by permission under one or more of the following licenses:  Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License # SB140201, One License A-727829, CCLI 11158184. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-727829 and/or CCLI with license 11158184. No reproduction allowed without permission.
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