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evening prayer

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  1. Evening Prayer, evensongnoun

    (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer


  1. evening prayer

    Evening prayer, also known as vespers, compline, or even-song, refers to any prayer or religious service conducted in the evening as a part of many different religious traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. These prayers are typically used to thank God for the events of the day, seek divine protection during the night, or bring spiritual closure to the day through meditation and reflection. The exact content, structural framework, and timing of the evening prayer may vary widely based on the particular beliefs and practices of different religious groups or individuals.


  1. Evening Prayer

    Evening Prayer is a liturgy in use in the Anglican Communion and celebrated in the late afternoon or evening. It is also commonly known as Evensong, especially when the office is rendered chorally. It is roughly the equivalent of Vespers in the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran churches, although it was originally formed by combining the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline. Although many churches now take their services from Common Worship or other modern prayer books, if a church has a choir, Choral Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer often remains in use because of the greater musical provision. Evening Prayer, like Morning Prayer and in contrast to the Eucharist, may be led by a layperson, and is recited by some devout Anglicans daily in private.

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    Read the full text of the Evening Prayer poem by Edith Nesbit on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evening prayer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evening prayer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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