The service of Evening Prayer developed out of the monastic tradition of dividing the day into set hours for prayer, scripture reading, and reflection on the Psalms. In the sixteenth century the English reformer Thomas Cranmer simplified the set monastic prayers to be more suitable for the realities of daily life, thus giving us Morning and Evening Prayer (what is called the Daily Office). Evening prayer includes set prayers, one or two readings of Scripture, and praying some of the Psalms. You can find the service of Evening Prayer in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.
You are invited to end your work day in God’s presence through prayer and contemplation of the Scriptures.
If you have questions or want to learn more about the Daily Office, email the Reverend Neal McGowan.