Evening Prayer

Call To Worship

I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.   (Psalm 4:8)

Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12)

Confession of Sin (Psalm 25:16-18)

“Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, for I am lonely and afflicted.   

The troubles of my heart have enlarged; bring me out of my distresses!  Look on my affliction and my pain, and forgive all my sins. In Jesus name, Amen.”

May Almighty God grant forgiveness of sins, and the grace and comfort of his Holy Spirit.  Amen.

A Reading from Holy Scripture  (a Psalm; a Proverb; an OT & NT Chapter)

Recommended Evening Psalms – Psalm 4:1-8; Psalm 31:1-5; Psalm 91

At the end of the reading of Scripture the reader says, “The Word of the Lord.”

Response:        Thanks be to God.

One of the following Scriptures is read:

You keep them in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on you, because they trust in you.  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.    (Isaiah 26:3-4)

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy‑laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28‑30)

“Be sober-minded, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith.”  (1 Peter 5:8‑9)

Pray The Song of Simeon (Luke 2:29-32) Nunc dimittis

” Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.”

The Prayers of The People

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.

Keep me as the apple of your eye; Hide me under the shadow of your wings.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The leader then says one or more of the following prayers.

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech you, O Lord; and by your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Concluding Sentence

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us, this night and evermore. 

Closing Benediction (Numbers 6:24-26)

“The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.”

Amen.

EVENING PRAYERS:

“Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen. “

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, and illumine this night with your celestial brightness;
that by night as by day your people may glorify your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE VALLEY OF VISION

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see Thee
in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin
I behold Thy glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
 that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter Thy stars shine;
let me find Thy light in my darkness,
Thy life in my death, Thy joy in my sorrow,
Thy grace in my sin, Thy riches in my poverty,
Thy glory in my valley.  Amen

Evening Prayer of John Calvin (Genevan Catechism) Since Thou hast made the night for man to rest as Thou hast created the day for his work, I beseech Thee to give my body a restful night and to grant that my soul may be lifted up to Thee and my heart always filled with Thy love.

Teach me, O God, to entrust all my cares to Thee and constantly remember Thy mercy, so that my soul may enjoy spiritual rest. Let not my sleep be excessive, but let it serve to renew my strength so that I may be more ready to serve Thee.

May it please Thee also to keep me pure in body and in spirit, preserving me from all temptations and all danger, so that my very sleep may contribute to the glory of Thy name.

And since this day has not passed without my offending Thee in several ways, I who am a poor sinner make this request. Grant, O God, that just as now Thou hast hid all things in the shadows of the night, Thou wilt also bury my sins in Thy mercy, through Jesus Christ my Savior. Amen.”

Wednesday Nights in 2021

“Getting To Know The Old Testament” – Join us in 2021 as we carefully examine and get a big-picture understanding of the Old Testament this year on Wednesday nights! Old Testament Survey introduces students to the culture, context, and content of each book in the Old Testament. You will not only grasp the main message of each individual book of the Old Testament, will understand how that message points forward to Jesus and the overall message of the Bible. 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesday nights in 2021. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. A notebook and class notes will be provided to everyone who attends. Lovepensacola.org/wednesday

10 am Sunday Service

We are so excited to be back in our building for worship this Sunday, 5/31/20, at our new summer service time of 10 am! Join Pastor Wallnofer as he gives you a church update and what to expect this week at Klondike.

If you can’t join us in person, you can watch live at Facebook.com/klondikechurch and the service will be posted on YouTube immediately following (Youtube.com/pastorjoshmw). Join us! 

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