Evening Prayer

Here is the Evening Prayer used by our church.  You can also download for printing and home use, here.


Evening Prayer


Leader: + In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one true God.
People: Glory be to Him; and may His grace and mercy be upon us for ever. Amen.

L:  Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, by whose glory, the Heaven and the earth are filled; Hosanna in the highest.
P:  Blessed is He who has come, and is to come, in the name of the Lord; Glory be to Him in  the highest.

L: Holy art Thou, O God;
P: Holy art Thou, Almighty,
    Holy art Thou, Immortal,
    + Crucified for us, have mercy on us.  (repeat 3 times)

L:  Lord, have mercy upon us,
P:  Lord, be kind and have mercy. Lord, please accept Thou our offers and our entreaties, and have mercy on us.

L:  Glory be to Thee, O God,
P:  Glory be to Thee, O creator, glory be to Thee, O King, Christ, who dost pity sinners, thy servants.

L:  Our Father, who art in Heaven,
P:  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. Lead us not into temptations; but deliver us from the evil ones for Thine is the    Kingdom, the Power and the glory for ever and ever.     Amen.

L:  Hail, Mary, full of grace,
P:  Our Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, our Lord, Jesus Christ. O Virgin Saint Mary, O Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at all times, and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

 Anugragangal Niranjirikkunna

O Thou, full of mercy, renew Thy creation at the resurrection, O Lord, comfort and absolve our departed ones, who died with hope in Thee, and await Thy coming. O Lord, make them dwell in the bosom of Abraham, and of Issac and of Jacob. May the living and the departed together cry out: 'Blessed is He, who has come, and is to come, and give life to the dead.            Amen.

                    KAUMO ... (Holy art Thou, O God.....)

Moran Yesu Mesiho

O Jesus Christ, our Lord, close not the door of Thy mercy upon our faces. We cofess, we are sinners, have mercy upon us. O Lord, Thy love for us didst make Thee to come down to us from Thy place that by Thy death, our death might be abolished: Have mercy upon us. Amen.

                    KAUMO ...(Holy art Thou, O God.....)

Psalm 91 & Psalm 121 

You, who sit in the shelter of the Most High, and abide in glory, in the shadow of God,

Say to the Lord; 'My trust and my refuge; the God in whom I confide';

For He will deliver you from the snare of stumbling and from idle talk;

He will keep you under His feathers, and by His wings, you will be covered; and His truth shall compass you like an armour.

You will not fear from the terror by night, and from the arrow that flies by the day;

And from the voices that travels in the darkness, and from the devastating wind in the noon.

Thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right side.            

They shall not come near to you, but with your eyes you shall see only; you shall see the revenge of the wicked.

(Since you have said), 'You are the Lord, my trust, who has placed your abode in the heights';

There shall no evil come near to you; neither shall any plague draw near to your dwelling place,

For He will give His angels command concerning you, who shall protect you in all your ways.

And they shall bear you up in their hands, least your foot stumble.

You shall tread upon the adder and the basilisk; and you shall tramble down the lion and the dragon.

(For the Lord has said): 'since he has sought me, I will deliver him and strengthen him';

'Since he has known my name, he will call upon me, and I will answer him and be with him in affliction'.

I will strengthen him and honor him. With long life, will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountain, from where comes my helper.

My help is from before the Lord, who has made the heaven and the earth.

He will not suffer your foot to tremble; Your keeper shall not slumber.

For neither slumbers nor sleeps the keeper of Israel: the Lord is your keeper.

The Lord shall overshadow you with His right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day; mor the moon by night.

The Lord shall take care of you from all evil; The Lord shall take care of your life.

He will watch over your exit and your entrance, henceforth for ever.


Prayer of Mor Savrious

O Lord, who sits in the secret place of the Most High, shelter us beneath the shadow of the wings of Your mercy, and have compassion upon us.

You, who hears all things, in Your loving kindness, please listen to the supplication of Your servants.

Grant us, O Messiah, our Saviour, a peaceful evening and a sinless night: for You are the glorious King, and to You are all our eyes lifted up.

Forgive our debts and our sins; have mercy upon us both in this world and in that to come.

May Your loving kindness shelter us O Lord, and Your grace be upon our faces. May Your cross protect us from the evilone and his hosts.

Let Your right hand overshadow us all the days of our lives, and Your peace reign among us. You do give hope and salvation to the souls that pray to You.

By the prayers of Saint Mary, Your mother, and of all Your Saints, O God, forgive us our debts, and have mercy upon us.      Amen.

     L:       Blessed be the glory of the Lord for ever.
     P:       Have mercy on us O Holy and glorious Trinity

     L:       Blessed be the glory of the Lord for ever.
     P:       Have mercy on us O Holy and glorious Trinity

     L:       Blessed be the glory of the Lord for ever.
     P:       Have mercy and kindness on us O Holy and glorious Trinity

     L:       You are Holy and glorious for ever.
     P:       You are Holy and glorious for ever.
               You are Holy and glorious and blessed is your name for ever.

     L:       Praise be to you our Lord
     P:       Praise be to you our Lord, Praise be to you O our hope for ever....BAREKMOR

     L:       Our Father who art in heaven
     P:       Hallowed be Thy name..........

     L:       Hail Mary full of grace
     P:       Our Lord is with you..........

The Nicene Creed

L:            We believe in one true God

P:            The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

L:            We believe in one true God

P:            And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, who was begotten of the Father   before all worlds; Light of Light, true God of true God; begotten and not made; and being of one  substance with His father; by whom all things were made:


                  BY  THE HOLY GHOST, AND BECAME MAN


               And the third day rose again, according to His will and ascended to Heaven and sits at the right hand of His Father; and He will come again in His great glory to judge both the living and the  dead; and His Kingdom shall have no end.

L:            We believe in one true God

P:            And we believe in the Holy Spirit, The Lord, the Giver of life to all, Who proceeds from the Father; who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the Prophets and Apostles.

L:            We believe in one true God

P:            And in One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, we confess one Baptism for the remission of sins; And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the new life in the world to come..


Pattangapetta Deyvan Thampurane

O Lord, You are the one true God, save us from all evils and all wickedness, from all malice, and from thoughts of adultery, from all enemies, from deceitful companions, from temptations of devil, and from the wickedness of men; from unclean passions, from unseemly lusts, from devilish thoughts, and from evil dreams; from allhidden snares, from idle words, from great treacheries, from revengeful utterances, and from all temptations of the world; from rods of rage, from sudden death, from anger, from hatred, from ligtnings and thunder-bolts, from plagues, and from hell fire; from hard-hearted and wicked deeds, from undying worms, from unquenchable fire, from the gnashing of teeth, from lamentations, from bitter occurances, from evil hours, and from tormenting powers from famine, from fears, from sudden shocks, from all unbearable punishments; from Your words uttering 'depart from me I know you not', and from all that will seperate us from You. Amen. 

Prayer before retiring to sleep

O merciful God, the voice of our prayer knocks at Your door; prevent not from Your devotees the petitions of their needs. We call upon You, O God, to assist us in our infirmities. O good one, listen to the voice of our supplications and grant our petitions in Your mercy.

Hymn of St. Ephraim

               1.    Lord, Thy mercy on us cast,
                      Use our service ev'ry piece,
                      Grant us from Thy treasure vast
                       Mercy, blessing and release,
               2.    Let me Lord, before Thee stand,
                       Wakefully my watch I'd keep,
                       Should I fall to slumber's hand,
                       Guard Thou me from sinful sleep
               1.    Walking, if to wrong I take,
                       Mercif'ly absolve Thou me;
                       Sleeping, if a sin I make,
                       Pardon grant in clemency.
                2.    By the cross of Thy disgrace
                       Grant me, Lord, a restful sleep,
                       Evil dreams do Thou efface,
                       Wicked thoughts far from me keep.
                1.    Through the night conduct me, Lord,
                       Peaceful sleep give Thou to me,
                       Lest foul thougts in me find hoard
                       Phantoms lest a terror be,
                2.    Grant Thy angel's watchful view,
                       Guard my limbs without abate,
                       Hateful lusts in me subdue,
                       By Thy living flush I ate.
                1.    While I lie and sleep in calm,
                       May Thy blood my keeper be,
                       Let my soul dwell free from qualm
                       In Thine image mad'st Thou me.
                2.    Overshadow with Thy hand,
                       Me, a handicraft of Thine,
                       Let me in Thy fortress stand,
                       Mercy shielding round be mine.
                1.    While my body silent lies,
                       May Thy pow'r its vigil keep;
                       Let my breath like incense rise,
                       T'ward Thy greatness in my sleep.
                2.    Let not evil touch my bed,
                       By Thy mother's pleas for me;
                       By Thy blood atoning shed,
                       Satan's harm removed be.
                1.    Since Thy word abides the same,
                       Guarded by Thy cross I'd be;
                       Walking, I shall praise Thy name,
                       Who didst love e'en feeble me.
                2.    Grant O Lord, a listening ear,
                       With desire to do Thy will;
                       Let Thy peace at eve be near,
                       Night Thy righteousness fulfill.
                1.    Saviour Christ, our hearts inspire,
                       Thee to see effulgent bright-
                       Thee whose honor shines as fire,
                       Worshipped by all sons of light.
                2.    Jesus, Saviour of the world,
                       Thou who dwellest in the light,
                       Praise we Thee for love unfurled-
                       Mercy, now with future bright.
                1.    Lord, our God, we give Thee praise,
                       Praise a thousand thousand fold;
                       Tens of thousands praises raise,
                       Mercy now till time untold.
                2.    Praise to Thee, to Thee be praise,
                       Angels serve Thee and adore;
                       Lord of angels, we too raise,
                       Pray'rs and worship all the more.
                1.    Praise to Thee who art our bost,
                       One true God, and one alone;
                       Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
                       One in three and three in one.
                2.    Praise the Lord who always hears,
                       Pray'rs of feeble folk like us,
                       Who regards repentent tears,
                       As first-fruits, gifts offered thus.
                1.    Earthly ones to Thee give praise,
                       Countless as the leaves of trees;
                       Thee whose glory angels raise,
                       Serving Thee as Thou dost please.
                2.    Setting minds above the sod,
                       Thank we God, exalt Him most,
                       Who exists as one true God,
                       Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
                1.    Thou who hearest pray'rs to Thee,
                       Supplications who dost heed;
                       Hear us: reconciled be,
                       Mercy show, and grant out need.
        Kurielaison, Kurielaison, Kurielaison.

Shudhamulla Bava

O Holy Father, guard us by Thy sacred Name. Son of God, our Saviour, protect us with Thy victorious cross. O Holy Spirit, make us worthy temples of Thy holy habitation. O Lord, our God for ever, shelter us under Thy devine wings, at all times, for ever.      Amen.