Feast of the Holy Trinity
Evening Prayer II


God to guide me, God to teach me.
God to protect me by night and by day.
God, Holy Trinity in love unending,
glory to you forever and ever.


Psalm 118

O the depths of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! May we reverence you forever.

Give thanks, the Lord is good,
God’s love is forever!
Now let Israel say,
“God’s love is forever!”

Let the house of Aaron say,
“God’s love is forever!”
Let all who revere the Lord say,
“God’s love is forever!”

In distress I called to the Lord,
who answered and set me free,
The Lord is with me, I fear not.
What can they do to me?
The Lord my help is with me,
I can face my foes.

Better to trust in the Lord
than rely on human help.
Better to trust in the Lord
than rely on generous hearts.

The nations surrounded me;
in God’s name, I will crush them!
Surrounded me completely;
in God’s name, I will crush them!
Surrounded me like bees,
blazed like brushwood fire;
in God’s name, I will crush them!

I was pushed to falling,
but the Lord gave me help.
My strength, my song is the Lord,
who has become my savior.

Glad songs of victory sound
within the tents of the just.
With right hand raised high,
the Lord strikes with force.

I shall not die but live
to tell the Lord’s great deeds.
The Lord punished me severely,
but did not let me die.

Open the gates of justice,
let me praise God within them.
This is the Lord’s own gate,
only the just will enter.
I thank you for you have answered me,
and you became my savior.

The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord,
how wonderful in our eyes.

This is the day the Lord made,
Let us rejoice and be glad.
Lord, give us victory!
Lord, grant us success!

Blest is the one who comes,
who comes in the name of the Lord.
We bless you from the Lord’s house.
The Lord God is our light;
adorn the altar with branches.

I will thank you, my God,
I will praise you highly.
Give thanks, the Lord is good,
God’s love is forever!

1 Timothy 3:16

God beyond our naming, praise and glory to you! Alleluia!

Astounding mystery
at the heart of our faith:

One who appeared in human flesh, alleluia!
was attested by the Spirit, alleluia!
seen by angels, alleluia!
proclaimed by Gentiles, alleluia!
believed in by the world, alleluia!
taken up in glory, alleluia!

Reading: Deuteronomy 4: 7-10

For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call? And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today? But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of life; make them known to your children and your children’s children--how you once stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when the Lord said to me, “Assemble the people for me, and I will let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me as long as they live on the earth, and may teach their children so.”

Canticle of Mary

Let nothing delight me but the hope of coming to the possession of you, my God, in your everlasting kingdom.

I acclaim the greatness of the Lord, I delight in God my savior, who regarded my humble state. Truly from this day on All ages will call me blest. For God, wonderful in power, has used that strength for me. Holy the name of the Lord! Whose mercy embraces the faithful, one generation to the next. The mighty arm of God scatters the proud in their conceit, Pulls tyrants from their thrones, and raises up the humble. The Lord fills the starving And lets the rich go hungry. God rescues lowly Israel, recalling the promise of mercy, the promise made to our ancestors, to Abraham’s heirs for ever.

Our Father


O God, Holy One, you are a God beyond our seeing or knowing. We call you many names but never exhaust the mystery of your being. Hear us as we place our needs before you.
God, our Father:
__Let fathers, stepfathers, and foster fathers reflect for their children the mystery of your providence and protection.
God, our Mother:
--Let the face of your tender love be seen and recognized in the women of our time.
Jesus Christ, our brother:
--Teach us how to be sisters and brothers to your people.
Jesus Christ, our friend:
--Give us the love that is willing to lay down its own life that another may live.
Spirit, our advocate:
--Fill us with the courage to speak out against injustice in all its forms.
Spirit, our holy companion, empowering us to cry “Abba”:
__Lead us in the way of prayer.


Faithful God, you have revealed yourself to us in Jesus. Through the power of your Spirit you come to us and abide with us. We, your children, stand in awe of your boundless love. You have given us Jesus to be our way, truth and life. May we daily come to know him more fully, love him more deeply and follow him more nearly. This we ask of you, Holy Trinity, Undivided Unity. Amen.


May the inexhaustible creativity of God reach out to us. Amen.
May the humble generosity of God abide with us. Amen.
May the ardent charity of God renew and animate us. Amen