EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 65. Te decet hymnus.
Ps 117. Laudate Dominum.
1 Chronicles 29:9-17
9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly,
because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD:
and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation:
and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father,
for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory,
and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven
and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and
thou art exalted as head above all.
12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over
all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand
it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious
14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able
to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of
thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were
all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there
is none abiding.
16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build
thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is
all thine own.
know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure
in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I
have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen
with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is,
that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not
according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about
to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves
unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,
That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise,
Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is,
to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up
Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth,
and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved.
with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the
mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall
not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of
peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Ps 119. I. Beati immaculati.
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness
of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over
16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over
Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou
anoint to be prophet in thy room.
he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who
was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with
the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon
20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let
me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will
follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have
I done to thee?
21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and
slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the
oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose,
and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life,
keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt
not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell
that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure
in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful:
for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken
all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall
sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters,
or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 112. Beatus vir.
Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless,
and him that had none to help him.
13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me:
and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was
as a robe and a diadem.
15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.
16 I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not
I searched out.
17 And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil
out of his teeth.
18 Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply
my days as the sand.
19 My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all
night upon my branch.
20 My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand.
21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
22 After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped
23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their
mouth wide as for the latter rain.
24 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light
of my countenance they cast not down.
25 I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king
in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners.
1 Timothy 6:6-19
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we
can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after
righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed
a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no
man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to
whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not
highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living
God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready
to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Michael & All Angels
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 148. Laudate Dominum.
Ps 150. Laudate Dominum.
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which
standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a
time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even
to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall
awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars
for ever and ever.
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a
book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who
is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth,
was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and
to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the
Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed
to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the
four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as
it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are
the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him
that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and
twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of
them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers
9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the
book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and
hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and
tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall
reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about
the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them
was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour,
and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and
under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are
in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and
power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the
Lamb for ever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders
fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
PRAYER (St Michael & All Angels)
Ps 8. Domine, Dominus noster.
Ps 91. Qui habitat.
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,
and answer thou me.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare,
if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who
hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid
the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God
shouted for joy?
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my
right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for
them who shall be heirs of salvation?
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which
at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed
unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according
to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world
to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man,
that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst
him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For
in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that
is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under
we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for
the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he
by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are
all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain
of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
(St Michael & All Angels)
Ps 34. Benedicam Dominum.
2 Kings 6:8-17
8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel
with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be
9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware
that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are
10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of
God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not
once nor twice.
11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled
for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them,
Will ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?
12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha,
the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the
words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch
him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great
host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and
gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses
and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master!
how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more
than they that be with them.
Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that
he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and
he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots
of fire round about Elisha.
1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands
to vex certain of the church.
2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further
to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and
delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending
after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without
ceasing of the church unto God for him.
6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night
Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains:
and the keepers before the door kept the prison.
7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light
shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised
him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from
8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy
sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment
about thee, and follow me.
9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was
true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came
unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to
them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through
one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of
a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered
me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of
the people of the Jews.