No Recording for this Evening.



 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


Stay with us Lord for it is evening,

~And the day is almost over.



Day is done, but love unfailing dwells ever here
Shadows fall, but hope, prevailing, calms every fear.
Loving Abba, none forsaking, take our hearts of Love’s own making
Watch our sleeping, guard our waking, be always near.



Dusk descends, but light unending shines through our night
You are with us, ever lending new strength to sight
One in love, your truth confessing one in hope of heaven’s blessing
May we see, in love’s possessing love’s endless light!



Eyes will close, but you unsleeping watch by our side
Death may come, in love’s safekeeping still we abide
God of love, all evil quelling sin forgiving, fear dispelling
Stay with us, our hearts indwelling this eventide.
Text: James Quinn, S.J., alt.; Melody: AR HYD Y NOS;






You stretch forth your hand and save me, O Adonai!

Psalm 137/138

I thank you Adonai with all my heart, you have heard the words of my mouth.

Before  the angels I’ll bless you, and adore before your  holy temple.


I thank you for your faithfulness and love which excel all we ever knew of you.

On the day I called you answered; you increased the strength of my soul.


You stretch forth your hand and save me, your hand will do all things for me.

Your love, my God, is eternal; discard not the work of your hands.

Setting: Tobias Colgan, OSB, alt.

Reading   Romans 8:1-2,10-11

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death. If Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through the Spirit that dwells in you.



R. God be praised,*Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!  V.There is nothing in death or life that can separate us from the love of God *Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!  V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”
Jesus stretched out his hand, and touching him said:
“I do wish this.  Be clean and healed.”

It is customary to make the sign of the cross at the beginning of the Gospel Canticle.

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to  WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”
Jesus stretched out his hand, and touching him said:
“I do wish this. Be clean and healed.”


Litany of Thanksgiving and Intercession

For the healing waters of creation, which bring pleasure and health, purity and life,

~ We thank you.


For the richness of Mother Earth, who brings forth fruits and flowers, a pleasure to taste and a joy to behold,~ We thank you.


For the soaring birds of the air, the crawling creatures on the Earth, the gliding fishes in the seas, for all creatures great and small with whom we share this precious web of life,  ~ We thank you.


For the invigorating sunlight of day, the deepening mystery of night, the wonder of the stars, and the call of the unknown in the universe, ~ We thank you.


From heedless misuse and dishonoring of the wonders of your hand,
~ O God, deliver us.


From squandering resources, abusing our companion species, and polluting the habitat we all share,~ O God, deliver us.


From the folly of imagining ourselves the center of creation,~ O God, deliver us.


For the courage and wisdom to confess how little we have cared for your gifts,
~ Strengthen us, O Spirit.


For the conviction that you have called us to love and restore the Earth,

~ Strengthen us, O Spirit.


For repentance and the determination to begin our proper role in creation anew,

~ Strengthen us, O Spirit.

Prayer of Jesus

Translation prepared for the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer

Eternal Spirit, Earth-Maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:
May the hallowing of your Name echo throughout the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the earth!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever.



Closing Prayer & Blessing

Creating and Sustaining God, as we celebrate  the  sixth day of the week in the warmth of summer, we praise and thank you for the wonder and beauty of all the creatures that You have made, for each one of them reveals something of Your inexpressible love.  Awaken in us such a sense of wonder and delight that we receive with gratitude the gifts that Mother Earth provides to supply our needs,  generously share these gifts with all your creatures, and lovingly care for our common home—all to the honor and glory of your Holy Name. Amen.


May the God of the Cosmos +   bless us with reverence, wonder and awe .



Let us bless Adonai!

~Thanks be to God.



Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Salve Regina
Marian Antiphon

Mother of Mercy, Our Queen we greet you. Our life, our hope, our happiness we hail you. We call to you as Eve’s own children, and exiles.  To you we lift our hearts in sorrow and fear,  in this valley of tears.  Turn then, our loving Advocate, and look with favor upon us.  And after our life in exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O gracious, O loving, O Virgin benign, our Mother Mary.