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At the Close of Day on Wednesday,

    September 13th, Ordinary Time, Anno Domini 2017

Invitatory and Pslams

O God, make speed to save me; *
    O Lrod, make haste to help me (Psalm 70:1).
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; *
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm 134

Behold now, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, *
    you that stand by night in the house of the Lord.
Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the Lord; *
    the Lord who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion. (BCP)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A Reading from Jeremiah 14:9

Lord, you are in the midst of us, and we are called by your Name: Do not foresake us, O Lord our God.

Canticle 17, Nunc Dimittis

Luke 2:29-32 ~ The Song of Simeon

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
    to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
    whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
    and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Prayers

Prayers for ourselves and others may follow. It is appropriate that prayers of thanksgiving for the blessings of the day, and penitence for our sins, be included.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy Name,
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those
        who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
    and the power, and the glory,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

The Collect

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.

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us. Amen.


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Resources for today's Psalms

Psalm 134

Psalm 49

Psalm 53

Resources for Matt. 2:1-12

Resources on the Lord's Prayer

Companion Devotionals

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