Lord, be merciful to us.
Heal our souls, for we have sinned against you.
Show us your unfailing love, Lord,
and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7)
Turn again, O Lord,
and be gracious to your servants.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:22)
Let us pray for the Holy Church of God:
May it please you to prosper Zion, to build up the walls of Jerusalem. (Psalm 51:18)
May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels. (Psalm 122:7)
May your priests be clothed with your righteousness;
may your faithful people sing for joy. (Psalm 132:9)
Let us pray for our pastors and teachers:
Never take the word of truth from their mouths. (Psalm 119:43)
That they will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of your name, O Lord our God. Amen. (Micah 5:4)
Source: Attributed to Abendgebet of the German Lutheran Church in Book of Prayers for Church and Home, ed. by Paine and Thompson, Philadelphia: Christian Education Press, 1962, p. 57.
Modified with scriptures taken or adapted from the New International Version, 2011.