- Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion:
which cannot be shaken but stands forever.
- As the hills enfold Jerusalem:
so you enfold your people O Lord, now and forever.
- The sceptre of the wicked shall not hold sway
over land assigned to the just:
lest the just should put out their hand to do evil.
- Do good O Lord to those who are good:
to those who are upright in heart.
- As for those who turn aside into crooked ways,
the Lord shall lead them away with evil-doers:
but upon Israel there shall be peace.
Gracious and loving God,
your Son Jesus Christ
prepared himself by vigil and prayer
for his work and witness;
strengthen us in heart and mind
by this remembrance of your grace
to bear witness to your great love
and to work for your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Thank Him for 3 things that happened today (Good or Not!)
give us today our daily bread.
Be present, merciful God,
and protect us through the silent hours of this night,
that we, who are wearied
by the changes and chances of this fleeting world,
may rest upon your eternal changelessness.