The service is found in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, pages 320 – 327.
Opening and Hymn 565, All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
Confession and Forgiveness
Kneel or sit and keep silence for self-examination.
One or more of the following psalms may be said or sung: 4, 33, 34, 91, 130, 134, 136. Each psalm is followed by a time of silence.
The service includes one of the following or another brief scripture reading.
Do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” Indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the dominion and the righteousness of God, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow. (Matthew 6:31-34)
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
Responsory, Gospel Canticle and Prayers
The Lord’s Prayer and Blessing