Psalm 86

 

Psalm 86

Bend down, Lord, and hear me • for I am poor and impoverished.

Keep me pure, O Lord my God and save your servant • for I have put my hope in you.

Have mercy on me, Lord, because I have called to you all day long • Delight the soul of your servant because I have lifted myself toward you, O Lord.

For you, Lord, are gentle and true, • infinitely merciful toward all who call to you.

Listen to my prayer, O Lord, • and look upon the voice of my requests.

When I encountered trouble I called to you • and you heard me.

No one among the gods is like you, Lord • nor do their works compare to yours.

All the nations that you have made will come and bow down before you • and they will glorify your name forever.

You are great, Lord, and you do wonderful things • and you alone are God.

Lead me on your path, and I will live by your truth • and my heart will be happy to revere your name.

I will declare my faith in you, O Lord my God, with all my heart • I will glorify your name forever.

Your mercy toward me has abounded, Lord • and you have rescued me from the deepest hell.

O God, lawless people assailed me, and mighty hordes came after me, • in their eyes you are no God.

Yet you, O Lord my God, are compassionate and merciful, • tolerant, very gracious, and true. Look after me and have mercy on me.

Strengthen your servant; give life to the son of your handmaiden • and show me a sign of your goodness.

Those who hate me will see it and be ashamed • because you, Lord, have helped me and consoled me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Having arrived at this evening hour, we all lift up our hands and glorify you, O Lord our God, for through the course of this peaceful day you have granted us to arrive at this evening hour. Find us worthy, Lord, to give thanks to you, the almighty Lord God, with pure heart and angelic song. Save us and have mercy on us.

Save us, Lord.

Have mercy on us, O Lord our God, as befits your great mercy. Let us all say together:

Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Having arrived at this evening hour, without ceasing, let us all glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

And again in peace let us beseech the Lord.

Let us pray to the almighty God, the King of Peace, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for peace, and for the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.

May the Lord God grant us many years of peace, and send us peace-loving rulers for the sake of his great, holy and awe-inspiring name.

May he also keep in peace the heads of states, military rulers, the people, and our comings and goings; and may he crush the battles of the enemy in our midst. May the almighty Lord save us and have mercy on us.

Save us, Lord.

Let us ask the Lord to lead us through this evening and the coming night in peace and in faith.

Grant it, Lord.

For an angel of peace to guard us, let us ask the Lord.

Grant it, Lord.

For the remission and forgiveness of our transgressions, let us ask the Lord.

Grant it, Lord.

The great and mighty power of the holy cross to help us, let us ask the Lord.

Grant it, Lord.

And again with one voice for our true and holy faith, let us ask the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

For the faculty, students and alumni of this Seminary, that they may remain firm in their calling, preaching the Gospel and doing the will of God, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

May the Lord inspire many young men and women to come forward to serve the holy church in gladness, let us beseech the Lord.

Lord have mercy.

Let us commit ourselves and one another to the Lord God, the almighty One.

We commit ourselves to you, O Lord.

Have mercy on us, O Lord our God by your great mercy. Let us all say together:

Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy.

Hear our voice, O Lord our God. Receive our supplications, the lifting up of our hands and the words of our prayers. Sanctify this, our evening offering, so that we may prepare it for your pleasure with a sweet fragrance. Increase in us, almighty Lord, faith, hope and love and all deeds of virtue. So that leading a devout, religious life day and night according to your good will, we may become worthy to beseech you for the salvation of our souls, and for our spiritual life, Lord. And may we receive grace and mercy from you so that we may thankfully glorify the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Peace unto all.

And with your spirit.

Let us bow down to God.

Before you, O Lord.

Bowing down to you, O Lord our God, we thank you for leading us through this day in peace. Lord, we ask you to lead us through this evening and the coming night without sin and without stumbling, to stand firm, and to remain steadfast in faith, in hope, in love, and in the observance of your commandments. We ask you for peace in the whole world, and for stability in your holy church, and for salvation for our souls. So that receiving from you all that we ask, we may always offer up great and proper praise to your all-powerful dominion, O Christ our God, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.