Morning Prayer from
    The Book of Common Prayer
    Saturday, 25 September 2021
  The introduction to the service is used on Sundays, and may be used on any occasion. If the Introduction is not used, the service begins with the opening responses.
  Introduction
   
  The minister may use a seasonal sentence before using one or more of the penitential sentences.
   
  The minister introduces the service
     
    Dearly beloved [brethren],
    the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge
       and confess our manifold sins and wickedness;
     
    [and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before
       the face of almighty God our heavenly Father;
    but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent and
       obedient heart;
    to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same
       by his infinite goodness and mercy.
    And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge
       our sins before God;
    yet ought we most chiefly so to do,
    when we assemble and meet together
    to render thanks for the great benefits that we have
       received at his hands,
    to set forth his most worthy praise,
    to hear his most holy word,
    and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary,
    as well for the body as the soul.]
     
    Wherefore I pray and beseech you,
    as many as are here present,
    to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice,
    unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying [after me]:
     
    (or)
     
    Beloved, we are come together in the presence of almighty God and of the whole company of heaven to offer unto him through our Lord Jesus Christ our worship and praise and thanksgiving; to make confession of our sins; to pray, as well for others as for ourselves, that we may know more truly the greatness of God's love and shew forth in our lives the fruits of his grace; and to ask on behalf of all men such things as their well-being doth require.
     
    Wherefore let us kneel in silence, and remember God's presence with us now.
   
All
  Almighty and most merciful Father,
    we have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.
    We have followed too much the devices and desires
       of our own hearts.
    We have offended against thy holy laws.
    We have left undone those things
       which we ought to have done;
    and we have done those things
         which we ought not to have done;
    and there is no health in us.
    But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders.
    Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults.
    Restore thou them that are penitent;
    according to thy promises declared unto mankind
       in Christ Jesu our Lord.
    And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
    that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
    to the glory of thy holy name.
  Amen.
   
  A priest says
     
    Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    who desireth not the death of a sinner,
    but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live;
    and hath given power, and commandment, to his ministers
    to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent,
    the absolution and remission of their sins:
    he pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent
       and unfeignedly believe his holy gospel.
    Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance,
       and his Holy Spirit,
    that those things may please him which we do at this present;
    and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy;
    so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
   
  or other ministers may say
     
    Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord,
    to thy faithful people pardon and peace,
    that they may be cleansed from all their sins,
    and serve thee with a quiet mind;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
   
All
  Our Father, which art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name;
    thy kingdom come;
    thy will be done,
    in earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
  as we forgive them that trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation;
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom,
    the power and the glory,
    for ever and ever.
    Amen.
  Morning Prayer
   
  The introduction to the service is used on Sundays, and may be used on any occasion. If the Introduction is not used, the service begins with the opening responses.
   
  These responses are used
     
    O Lord, open thou our lips
All
  and our mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
    and to the Holy Ghost;
All
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
    world without end. Amen.
     
    Praise ye the Lord.
All
  The Lord's name be praised.
     
Venite, exultemus Domino  
     
1
  O come, let us sing unto the Lord :
    let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
     
2
  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving :
    and shew ourselves glad in him with psalms.
     
3
  For the Lord is a great God :
    and a great King above all gods.
     
4
  In his hand are all the corners of the earth :
    and the strength of the hills is his also.
     
5
  The sea is his, and he made it :
    and his hands prepared the dry land.
     
6
  O come, let us worship, and fall down :
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
     
7
  For he is the Lord our God :
    and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
     
[8
  Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts :
    as in the provocation,
         and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness;
     
9
  When your fathers tempted me :
    proved me, and saw my works.
     
10
  Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said :
    It is a people that do err in their hearts,
       for they have not known my ways.
     
11
  Unto whom I sware in my wrath :
    that they should not enter into my rest.]
   
Psalm 95
     
    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
    and to the Holy Ghost;
    as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
    world without end. Amen.
     
Psalmody  
   

Psalm 119.33-72

  
 

  
33
 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes *
 and I shall keep it unto the end.
  
 
  
34
 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law *
 yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
  
 
  
35
 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments *
 for therein is my desire.
  
 
  
36
 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies *
 and not to covetousness.
  
 
  
37
 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity *
 and quicken thou me in thy way.
  
 
  
38
 O stablish thy word in thy servant *
 that I may fear thee.
  
 
  
39
 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of *
 for thy judgements are good.
  
 
  
40
 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments *
 O quicken me in thy righteousness.
  
 
  
41
 Let thy loving mercy come also unto me, O Lord *
 even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
  
 
  
42
 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers *
 for my trust is in thy word.
  
 
  
43
 O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth *
 for my hope is in thy judgements.
  
 
  
44
 So shall I alway keep thy law *
 yea, for ever and ever.
  
 
  
45
 And I will walk at liberty *
 for I seek thy commandments.
  
 
  
46
 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings *
 and will not be ashamed.
  
 
  
47
 And my delight shall be in thy commandments *
 which I have loved.
  
 
  
48
 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved *
 and my study shall be in thy statutes.
  
 
  
49
 O think upon thy servant, as concerning thy word *
 wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
  
 
  
50
 The same is my comfort in my trouble *
 for thy word hath quickened me.
  
 
  
51
 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision *
 yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
  
 
  
52
 For I remembered thine everlasting judgements, O Lord *
 and received comfort.
  
 
  
53
 I am horribly afraid *
 for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
  
 
  
54
 Thy statutes have been my songs *
 in the house of my pilgrimage.
  
 
  
55
 I have thought upon thy Name, O Lord, in the night-season *
 and have kept thy law.
  
 
  
56
 This I had *
 because I kept thy commandments.
  
 
  
57
 Thou art my portion, O Lord *
 I have promised to keep thy law.
  
 
  
58
 I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart *
 O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
  
 
  
59
 I called mine own ways to remembrance *
 and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
  
 
  
60
 I made haste, and prolonged not the time *
 to keep thy commandments.
  
 
  
61
 The congregations of the ungodly have robbed me *
 but I have not forgotten thy law.
  
 
  
62
 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee *
 because of thy righteous judgements.
  
 
  
63
 I am a companion of all them that fear thee *
 and keep thy commandments.
  
 
  
64
 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy *
 O teach me thy statutes.
  
 
  
65
 O Lord, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant *
 according unto thy word.
  
 
  
66
 O learn me true understanding and knowledge *
 for I have believed thy commandments.
  
 
  
67
 Before I was troubled, I went wrong *
 but now have I kept thy word.
  
 
  
68
 Thou art good and gracious *
 O teach me thy statutes.
  
 
  
69
 The proud have imagined a lie against me *
 but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
  
 
  
70
 Their heart is as fat as brawn *
 but my delight hath been in thy law.
  
 
  
71
 It is good for me that I have been in trouble *
 that I may learn thy statutes.
  
 
  
72
 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me *
 than thousands of gold and silver.
  
 

   
  At the end of each psalm these words are said or sung
   
  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
  and to the Holy Ghost;
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
  world without end. Amen.
   
  Old Testament Reading  
   

First Reading: Wisdom 19

As for the ungodly, wrath came upon them without mercy unto the end: for he knew before what they would do;
How that having given them leave to depart, and sent them hastily away, they would repent and pursue them.
For whilst they were yet mourning and making lamentation at the graves of the dead, they added another foolish device, and pursued them as fugitives, whom they had intreated to be gone.
For the destiny, whereof they were worthy, drew them unto this end, and made them forget the things that had already happened, that they might fulfil the punishment which was wanting to their torments:
And that thy people might pass a wonderful way: but they might find a strange death.
For the whole creature in his proper kind was fashioned again anew, serving the peculiar commandments that were given unto them, that thy children might be kept without hurt:
As namely, a cloud shadowing the camp; and where water stood before, dry land appeared; and out of the Red sea a way without impediment; and out of the violent stream a green field:
Wherethrough all the people went that were defended with thy hand, seeing thy marvellous strange wonders.
For they went at large like horses, and leaped like lambs, praising thee, O Lord, who hadst delivered them.
For they were yet mindful of the things that were done while they sojourned in the strange land, how the ground brought forth flies instead of cattle, and how the river cast up a multitude of frogs instead of fishes.
But afterwards they saw a new generation of fowls, when, being led with their appetite, they asked delicate meats.
For quails came up unto them from the sea for their contentment.
And punishments came upon the sinners not without former signs by the force of thunders: for they suffered justly according to their own wickedness, insomuch as they used a more hard and hateful behaviour toward strangers.
For the Sodomites did not receive those, whom they knew not when they came: but these brought friends into bondage, that had well deserved of them.
And not only so, but peradventure some respect shall be had of those, because they used strangers not friendly:
But these very grievously afflicted them, whom they had received with feastings, and were already made partakers of the same laws with them.
Therefore even with blindness were these stricken, as those were at the doors of the righteous man: when, being compassed about with horrible great darkness, every one sought the passage of his own doors.
For the elements were changed in themselves by a kind of harmony, like as in a psaltery notes change the name of the tune, and yet are always sounds; which may well be perceived by the sight of the things that have been done.
For earthly things were turned into watery, and the things, that before swam in the water, now went upon the ground.
The fire had power in the water, forgetting his own virtue: and the water forgat his own quenching nature.
On the other side, the flames wasted not the flesh of the corruptible living things, though they walked therein; neither melted they the icy kind of heavenly meat that was of nature apt to melt.
For in all things, O Lord, thou didst magnify thy people, and glorify them, neither didst thou lightly regard them: but didst assist them in every time and place.

or 2 Chronicles 7

   
  Te Deum Laudamus  
   
  Either the Te Deum Laudamus (as follows) or Benedicite, omnia opera is said or sung.
   
  We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
  All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting.
  To thee all angels cry aloud, the heavens and all the powers therein.
  To thee cherubin and seraphin continually do cry,
  Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
  Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.
  The glorious company of the apostles praise thee.
  The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee.
  The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
  The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee:
  the Father of an infinite majesty;
  thine honourable, true and only Son;
  also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.
   
  Thou art the King of glory, O Christ.
  Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.
  When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
       thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
  When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
       thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers.
  Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
  We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.
  We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,
       whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
  Make them to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting.
   
  O Lord, save thy people and bless thine heritage.
  Govern them and lift them up for ever.
  Day by day we magnify thee;
  and we worship thy name, ever world without end.
  Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
  O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
  O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in thee.
  O Lord, in thee have I trusted; let me never be confounded.
   
  New Testament Reading  
   

Second Reading: Mark 13.32-end

Jesus said to Peter, James, John, and Andrew, But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

   
  Benedictus  
   
  Either The Benedictus (as follows) or Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100) is said or sung.
   
 
1
  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel :
  for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
   
 
2
  And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us :
  in the house of his servant David;
   
 
3
  As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets :
  which have been since the world began;
   
 
4
  That we should be saved from our enemies :
  and from the hands of all that hate us;
   
 
5
  To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers :
      and to remember his holy covenant;
       
 
6
  To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham :
      that he would give us,
       
 
7
  That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies :
      might serve him without fear,
       
 
8
  In holiness and righteousness before him :
      all the days of our life.
       
 
9
  And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest :
      for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
       
 
10
  To give knowledge of salvation unto his people :
      for the remission of their sins;
       
 
11
  Through the tender mercy of our God :
      whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
       
 
12
  To give light to them that sit in darkness,
         and in the shadow of death :
      and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
     
Luke 1.68-79
   
  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
  and to the Holy Ghost;
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
  world without end. Amen.
   
  The Apostles' Creed  
   
All
  I believe in God the Father almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth:
  and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
    who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
    born of the Virgin Mary,
    suffered under Pontius Pilate,
    was crucified, dead, and buried.
    He descended into hell;
    the third day he rose again from the dead;
    he ascended into heaven,
    and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty;
    from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Ghost;
    the holy catholic Church;
    the communion of saints;
    the forgiveness of sins;
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting.
    Amen.
     
  Prayers  
     
    The Lord be with you.
All
  And with thy spirit.
     
    Let us pray.
     
    Lord, have mercy upon us.
All
  Christ, have mercy upon us.
    Lord, have mercy upon us.
     
All
  Our Father, which art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name;
    thy kingdom come;
    thy will be done,
    in earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive them that trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation;
    but deliver us from evil. Amen.
     
    O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
All
  And grant us thy salvation.
     
    O Lord, save the Queen.
All
  And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.
     
    Endue thy ministers with righteousness.
All
  And make thy chosen people joyful.
     
    O Lord, save thy people.
All
  And bless thine inheritance.
     
    Give peace in our time, O Lord.
All
  Because there is none other that fighteth for us,
  but only thou, O God.
     
    O God, make clean our hearts within us.
All
  And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.
     
  Three Collects are said.
     
The Collect of the Day  
     
    O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
     
The Collect for Peace  
     
    O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord,
    in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life,
    whose service is perfect freedom;
    defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies;
    that we, surely trusting in thy defence,
    may not fear the power of any adversaries;
    through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
The Collect for Grace  
     
    O Lord, our heavenly Father,
    almighty and everlasting God,
    who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day;
    defend us in the same with thy mighty power;
    and grant that this day we fall into no sin,
    neither run into any kind of danger,
    but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance,
    to do always that is righteous in thy sight;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All
  Amen.
     
  The order for the end of the service may include:
     
  hymns or anthems
    a sermon
    further prayers (which may include prayers from here)
     
  This prayer may be used to conclude the service
     
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    and the love of God,
    and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost,
    be with us all evermore.
All
  Amen.