Lenten Evening Prayer 2021 ENGLISH version - Book - Page 7
By God’s word the heavens were made,
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
God collects the waves of the ocean:
and stores up the depths of the sea.
Let all the earth fear the Lord,
all who live in the world stand in awe.
For God spoke; it came to be.
God commanded; it sprang into being.
They are happy whose God is the Lord,
the people who are chosen as his own.
From the heavens the Lord looks forth
and sees all the peoples of the earth.
From the heavenly dwelling God gazes
on the dwellers on the earth;
God who shapes the hearts of them all
and considers all their deeds.
The Lord looks on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul is waiting for the Lord;
the Lord is our help and our shield.
Our hearts find joy in the Lord.
We trust in God’s holy name.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
as we place all our trust in you.
Pause for silent reflection