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 Saturday Evening

O fire that fuels the stars and suns,

rekindled in our evening flame:

your blinding radiance yet is dimmed

before the One from whom you came.


When out of darkness first you dawned,

you ushered in God’s gifts untold:

on this the eighth, unequaled day,

you blazed where Life lay dead and cold.


For Christ, our light, unquenchable,

death sought to master and defy,

yet from a darkened, empty tomb

Life gave definitive reply.


The universe will not be shamed,

delighting God in endless ways,

for neither human sin nor pride

can silence its unceasing praise. Amen

Text: Aelred-Seton Shanley


Evening Psalm


Give peace, Adonai, to those who place all their hope in you.

Psalm 121/122

I rejoiced when I heard them say:

“Let us go to God’s House!”

And now our feet are standing

within your gates O Jerusalem!


Jerusalem is built as a city–

Strongly compact.

It is there that the tribes go up,

the tribes of our God.


For Israel’s law it is

there to praise God’s Holy Name.

There were set the thrones of judgment

of the house of David.


For the peace of Jerusalem pray;

“Peace be to your homes!

Safety within your walls!

in every dwelling place, peace!”


For love of my family and friends

I say: “Peace upon you!”

For love of the house of Adonai

I pray for your good.


Glory to the ONE and the WORD

and the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore, Amen.

 Give peace, Adonai, to those who place all their hope in you.


Reading          Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek ADONAI while God may be found,
call out to ADONAI while God is near.
Let the scoundrels forsake their ways,
and the wicked their thoughts;
let them turn to ADONAI for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving.



R. Seek Adonai, while our God can be found; *Call out with trust, while our God is near.   V.  O Israel hope in Adonai, both now and forever; *Call out with trust, while our God is near.  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Breath of Love.

Gospel Antiphon

Why be envious because I am generous?

The first will be last and the  last first.

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.


He emptied himself,

taking the form of  a servant,

being born in the likeness of human beings.


And being found in human form,

he humbled himself,

and became obedient unto death,

even death on a cross.


Therefore God has highly exalted him

and bestowed on him the name

that is above every other name.


That at the name of Jesus

every knee should bow

in heaven and on earth

and under the earth.


And every tongue confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Abba.


Glory to the Abba and to the Word

And to the Breath of Love

As always before

So now and evermore. Amen

Why be envious because I am generous?

The first will be last and the  last first.




Litany of Intercession

For all those who labor in the vineyards, orchards, fields and farms, that each may receive a living wage and the joy of working with Mother Earth to nourish the life of all living things,  Love, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all who search for work, especially those forced by unjust legal and economic systems to leave their native lands in order to provide for their families,  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

Our Father…



Closing Prayer & Blessing

God of Day and God of Darkness, the harmony and balance of creation reveal the mystery of your love.  Through the change of seasons you enable Mother Earth to give birth to a wondrous diversity of landscapes and life, winds and weather, creatures and crops.  Help us to recognize and honor the holiness of each earthly being and the communion among all things so that our ways of living and loving may lead to the freedom, flourishing and fullness of life for all creation.  For yours is the power and the glory of love, now and forever. ~Amen.


May the God who blesses creation with times and seasons + bless us with reverence and love for all people and all Earthkind.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.     ~Thanks be to God.





Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon for this season.

Marian Antiphon

Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae, Vita dulcedo et Spes nostra, salve!

Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae; Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum vale. Eia, ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos misericordes oculos, ad nos converte; et Jesum benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis, post hoc exilium ostende.  O Clemens, O Pia, O Dulcis, Virgo Maria!


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.