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 Sunday Evening

Stars and planets flung in orbit, Galaxies that swirl through space,

Powers hid within the atom, Cells that form an infant’s face:

These, 0 God, in silence praise you; By your wisdom they are made.


Skies adorned with sunset splendor, Silent peaks in calm repose,

Golden fields awaiting harvest, Foaming surf and fragrant rose:

Earth, her bounty clothed with beauty, Echoes all creation’s praise.


Life in wondrous, wild profusion, Seed and fruit, each flower and tree,

Beast and fish and swarming insect, Soaring bird, rejoicing, free:

These, your creatures, join in chorus, Praising you in wordless song.


Humankind, earth’s deepest mystery, Born of dust but touched by grace,

Torn apart by tongue and color, Yet a single, striving race:

We, in whom you trace your image, Add our words to nature’s song.


Gracious God, we bring before you gifts of human life alone,

Truth that throbs through song and story, Visions caught in paint and stone:

These, 0 God, we gladly offer, Gifts to praise the Giver’s name.


Christ, the Word before creation As creation’s final goal,

Once you came for earth’s redemption; By your Spirit make earth whole:

Then, 0 God, the new creation Will your praise for ever sing.

Text: Herman G. Steumpfle (1923-2007) Tune: LAUDA ANIMA, John Goss (1869)





Great are the works of Adonai,

to be pondered by all who love them.

 Psalm 110/111

I will thank Adonai with all my heart

wherever the just meet or assemble.

Great are your works O my God;

a delight to explore and ponder.


Your creation is majestic and glorious

Your justice remains forever.

Who can forget your wonders!

filled with compassion and love!


You give food  to all the faithful,

ever-mindful of your sacred covenant.

You revealed your strength to this people

by giving them land among the nations.


You rule with justice and truth;

Your decrees are helpful and certain;

each law reveals you can be trusted

and can be lived with faith and assurance.


Adonai has delivered this people

and established a covenant for ever.

Your holy Name fills us with awe!


Reverence for the Holy One is the beginning of wisdom,

wise are those who know how to live it!

Praise Adonai forever!


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Great are the works of Adonai,

to be pondered by all who love them.

Reading           Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence
and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Keep on doing what you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me.
Then the God of peace will be with you.



R.  Behold, the vineyard of Adonai is the House of Israel.

V. Look down, Adonai, and see; visit this vine and protect it.

V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Antiphon

The Stone which the builders rejected

has become the Cornerstone.

It is the work of Adonai and it is wonderful!

Canticle from Revelation

Salvation and glory and power

belong to our God, alleluia!

God’s judgments are true and just.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Praise our God

all you servants, alleluia!

Those reverencing with awe,

both small and great.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Adonai our God,

the Almighty reigns, alleluia!

Let us rejoice and exult,

giving God the glory.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

The marriage of the Lamb has come,

And his bride has made herself ready.

She has been given for her clothing,

fine linen, glistening and pure.

R.  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Glory to the Abba and the Word,

and the Holy Breath

As always before,

so now and evermore. Amen!

The Stone which the builders rejected

has become the Cornerstone.

It is the work of Adonai and it is wonderful!




Litany of Intercession

That we may be without anxiety but with prayer and thanksgiving make our requests known to You ~hear us O God.


That we may seek whatever is true, honorable and just, ~hear us O God.


That we may delight in whatever is pure, lovely, or  gracious, ~hear us O God.


That we may set our minds and hearts on excellence and on anything worthy of praise, ~hear us O God.


That we may be faithful to what we have learned and the traditions we have received from Jesus and the saints ~hear us O God.



Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven, …



Closing Prayer & Blessing

Creator and Sustainer of this wondrous Universe, You fill the Earth with bounty to satisfy the needs of all creatures, and invite them to participate in your creative process. Open our eyes and hearts to see the intrinsic good in all things lest we reject the very stone needed to connect the structures of your reign on earth as it is in heaven; for yours is the power and the glory, now and forever. ~Amen.



May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  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.