Morning Prayer

Lent Morning Prayer 

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
All     and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love,

All   according to your judgement give us life.

 

Blessed are you, God of compassion and mercy,

to you be praise and glory for ever.

In the darkness of our sin,

your light breaks forth like the dawn

and your healing springs up for deliverance.

As we rejoice in the gift of your saving help,

sustain us with your bountiful Spirit

and open our lips to sing your praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All     Blessed be God for ever.

a suitable hymn, - or

1. Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness;

    according to the abundance of your compassion

    blot out my offences.

2. Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness

    and cleanse me from my sin.

3. For I acknowledge my faults

    and my sin is ever before me.

4. Against you only have I sinned

    and done what is evil in your sight,

5. So that you are justified in your sentence

    and righteous in your judgement.

6. Cast me not away from your presence

    and take not your holy spirit from me.

7. Give me again the joy of your salvation

    and sustain me with your gracious spirit;

8. Then shall I teach your ways to the wicked

    and sinners shall return to you.

9. Deliver me from my guilt, O God,

    the God of my salvation,

    and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness.

Psalm 51.1–5,12–15

All   Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
All     Amen.

The Word of God

The Appointed psalm is said

All     Glory to the Father and to the Son
          and to the Holy Spirit;
          as it was in the beginning is now
          and shall be for ever. Amen. 

Scripture Readings

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah)

 

Refrain: 

All     The Lord is risen from the tomb
          who for our sakes hung upon the tree. 

1 Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,
   who has come to his people and set them free.

2 He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
   born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through his holy prophets God promised of old
   to save us from our enemies,
   from the hands of all that hate us,

4 To show mercy to our ancestors,
   and to remember his holy covenant.

5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
   to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6 Free to worship him without fear,
   holy and righteous in his sight.  all the days of our life.

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
   for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8 To give his people knowledge of salvation
   by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9 In the tender compassion of our God
   the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,   and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1.68-79

All     Glory to the Father and to the Son
          and to the Holy Spirit;
          as it was in the beginning is now
          and shall be for ever. Amen.

Refrain: 

All     The Lord is risen from the tomb
who for our sakes hung upon the tree. 

Prayers

The Collect of the day is said

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,
as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

All     Our Father in heaven,
          hallowed be your name,
          your kingdom come,
          your will be done,
          on earth as in heaven.
          Give us today our daily bread.
          Forgive us our sins
          as we forgive those who sin against us.
          Lead us not into temptation
          but deliver us from evil.
          For the kingdom, the power,
          and the glory are yours
          now and for ever.
          Amen.

The Conclusion

May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life.
All     Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. 
All     Thanks be to God. .

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