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.


Hymn for XXIInd Sunday

Take up your cross, the Savior said, If you would my disciple  be;

Give up your priv’lege and your greed, And  humbly follow after me.


Take up your cross, let not its weight Fill your weak spirit with alarm;

His strength will lift your spirit up And brace your heart and nerve your arm.


Take up your cross, heed not the shame, Nor let your foolish pride rebel;

Our Lord for  you the cross endured and fought the pow’rs of death and hell.


Take up your cross, and follow Christ, Nor think till death to lay it down; For only those who bear the cross May hope  to wear the glorious crown.  Amen.

Tune: DISTRESS L.M. (Southern Harmony 1835); Text: C.W. Everest (1814-1877), alt.




Evening Psalm


My prayers come before you like incense,

the raising of my hands like the ev’ning offering.

Psalm 140/141

I call for your help, O Adonai, Listen to me when I call to you.

God, I cry to you, so listen to my prayer, I am invoking you.


Keep me from evil, watch over me.  Set a guard at the door of my lips.

Love, I turn to you, so listen to me now, I am invoking you.


Defend me, my Love, I take refuge in you.  Guard me from those who do evil.

My Joy, I trust in you, so listen to my heart, I am invoking you.

Setting: Tobias Colgan, OSB, adpt.


Reading           Jeremiah 20: 8-9

Whenever I speak, I must cry out,
violence and outrage is my message;
the word of the LORD has brought me
derision and reproach all the day.

I say to myself, I will not mention him,
I will speak in his name no more.
But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart,
imprisoned in my bones;
I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.




R.  In your great love answer me , O God, *Come to me with your help that never fails. V. I burn with zeal for your house and taunts against you fall on me.  *Come to me with your help that never fails. V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Antiphon

Whoever wishes to come after me must deny the false self,
take up your cross, and follow me.

Canticle from Philippians 2: 6-11 

Refrain:  Lord Jesus

Though he was in the form of God

Jesus did not  snatch at equality with God. Lord Jesus


He emptied himself,

taking the form of  a servant,

being born in the likeness of men.  Lord Jesus


And being found in human form,

he humbled himself,

and became obedient unto death,

even death on a cross. Lord Jesus


Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him

the name that is above every name.  Lord Jesus


That at the name of Jesus

every knee should bow

in heaven and on earth

and under the earth.  Lord Jesus


And every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.

Whoever wishes to come after me must deny the false self,
take up your cross, and follow me.



Litany of Intercession

For the Unity of the Christian Churches and the common good of all Earthkind,

Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For the people of this and every other nation, that all be guided in the ways of justice and peace, Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For the health and well-being of all creation, and the wisdom and will to conserve it, Love in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all those who have asked for our prayers and those for whom we have promised to pray, Love in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all who are suffering in mind, body or spirit, and for those who care for them,

Love in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For those who have died, and for those who grieve their passing, Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.



Prayer of Jesus

Using a translation prepared by the Nez Percé Tribe, we pray as Jesus taught his disciples

O Great Spirit, You are our Shepherd Chief in the most high place.

Your home is everywhere, even beyond the stars and moon.

Whatever You want to be done, let it be done everywhere.

Give us Your gift of bread day by day.

Forgive us our wrongs as we forgive those who wrong us.

Take us away from wrong doings. Free us from evil.

For everything belongs to You.  Let Your power and glory shine forever.  Amen.



Closing Prayer & Blessing

Risen Christ, by virtue of your passing over from death to life,

pour your Holy Spirit into our hearts.  Fill us with awe and reverence for you and love  and compassion for our neighbor, for yours is the power and the glory, now and forever. ~Amen.

May the Great Spirit + bless us and all of creation.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai    ~Thanks be to God.


Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon.
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 heart 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.


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God;

~ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray.  Holy, Mighty and Immortal God, through the working of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body and soul of the glorious virgin Mother Mary, as a worthy dwelling for your Word; grant that we, who celebrate her memory each evening, may with the help of her prayers, be freed from ever-present evil, and come to share the fulness of life eternal.   Amen.