Daily Evening Prayer

for Epiphanytide

Epiphany Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.  Isaiah 60:3

Confession of Sin

The Officiant says to the People

Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

The Officiant and People say

Almighty and most merciful Father,
We have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the deceits and desires of our own hearts.
We have offended against your holy laws.
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done;
and apart from your grace, there is no health in us.
O Lord, have mercy upon us.
Spare those who confess their faults.
Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord; And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.

A deacon or layperson prays

Grant your faithful people, merciful Lord, pardon and peace; that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Invitatory  

Officiant   O Lord, open our lips.

People     And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Officiant  O God, make speed to save us;

People     O Lord, make haste to help us.

Officiant  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

People     As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Officiant  Praise the Lord.

People    The Lord’s Name be praised.

Then follows

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed in the Daily Lectionary

At the end of each Psalms is said

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then follows

The Lesson (from the Gospel) Appointed in The Daily Lectionary

Then follows this Canticle

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

Lord, now let 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 people;

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *
and to be the glory of your people Israel.

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.

Officiant   The Lord be with you.

People     And with your spirit.

Officiant  Let us pray.  Lord, have mercy upon us.

People     Christ, have mercy upon us.                

Officiant   Lord, have mercy upon us.

Officiant and People

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, forever and ever. Amen.

 Officiant O Lord, show us your mercy;

People    And grant us your salvation.

Officiant O Lord, save our nation;  

People   And guide us in the way of justice and truth.

Officiant Clothe your ministers with righteousness;

People   And make your chosen people joyful.

Officiant O Lord, save your people;

People   And bless your inheritance.

Officiant Give peace in our time, O Lord;

People   And defend us by your mighty power.

Officiant Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;

People   Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.  

Officiant Create in us clean hearts, O God;

People  And take not your Holy Spirit from us.

The Collect of the Day (the same as in the Collect of the preceding Sunday’s insert)

A Collect for Peace

O God, the source of all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works: Give to your servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments, and that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

A Collect for Missions

O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men, women and children everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.  Amen.

It is good to add personal prayers and intercessions at the end of the service.