Daily Morning Prayer

Monday December 10, 2018

Approved for Provincial Use

The Anglican Church in North America

Petertide, A.D. 2013

The Officiant may begin Morning Prayer by reading an opening sentence of Scripture found on pages 17-19 or another appropriate Scripture. The Confession of Sin may be said, or the Office may continue with “O Lord, open our lips.”

Opening Sentences of Scripture


In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Isaiah 40:3

Confession of Sin

The Officiant says to the People

Dearly beloved, the Scriptures teach us to acknowledge our many sins and offenses, not concealing them from our heavenly Father, but confessing them with humble and obedient hearts that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy. We ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before Almighty God, but especially when we come together in his presence to give thanks for the great benefits we have received at his hands, to declare his most worthy praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and others, those things necessary for our life and our salvation. Therefore, come with me to the throne of heavenly grace.

or this

Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

Silence is kept. All kneeling the Officiant and People say

Almighty and most merciful Father,

we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

we have followed too much the deceits and desires of our

own hearts.

we have offended against your 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 apart from your grace, there is no health in us.

O Lord, have mercy upon us.

Spare those who confess their faults.

Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared

to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord;

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,

that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life,

to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.

The Priest alone stands and says

Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, desires not the death of sinners, but that they may turn from their wickedness and live. He has empowered and commanded his ministers to pronounce to his people, being penitent, the absolution and remission of their sins. He pardons all who truly repent and genuinely believe his holy Gospel. For this reason, we beseech him to grant us true repentance and his Holy Spirit, that our present deeds may please him, the rest of our lives may be pure and holy, and that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or this

The Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.

A deacon or layperson remains kneeling and prays

Grant your faithful people, merciful Lord, pardon and peace; that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Invitatory

All stand

  • Officiant
  • O Lord, open our lips;
  • People
  • And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
  • Officiant
  • O God, make speed to save us;
  • People
  • O Lord, make haste to help us.
  • Officiant
  • Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
  • People
  • As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
  • Officiant
  • Praise the Lord.
  • People
  • The Lord’s name be praised.

Then follows the Venite. Alternatively, the Jubilate may be used.

These seasonal antiphons may be sung or said before and after the Invitatory Psalm.


Our King and Savior now draws near: O come, let us adore him.

Venite O Come

Psalm 95:1-7; 8-11

O come, let us sing to the Lord;

Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

Let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it,

and his hands formed the dry land.

O come, let us worship and bow down;

Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture,

and the sheep of his hand.

O, that today you would hearken to his voice!

Then follows

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Psalm 50. Deus deorum

  • 1
  • The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken; *
  • he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
  • 2
  • Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, *
  • God reveals himself in glory.
  • 3
  • Our God will come and will not keep silence; *
  • before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm.
  • 4
  • He calls the heavens and the earth from above *
  • to witness the judgment of his people.
  • 5
  • “Gather before me my loyal followers, *
  • those who have made a covenant with me and sealed it with sacrifice.”
  • 6
  • Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; *
  • for God himself is judge.
  • 7
  • Hear, O my people, and I will speak: “O Israel, I will bear witness against you; *
  • for I am God, your God.
  • 8
  • I do not accuse you because of your sacrifices; *
  • your offerings are always before me.
  • 9
  • I will take no bull-calf from your stalls, *
  • nor he-goats out of your pens;
  • 10
  • For all the beasts of the forest are mine, *
  • the herds in their thousands upon the hills.
  • 11
  • I know every bird in the sky, *
  • and the creatures of the fields are in my sight.
  • 12
  • If I were hungry, I would not tell you, *
  • for the whole world is mine and all that is in it.
  • 13
  • Do you think I eat the flesh of bulls, *
  • or drink the blood of goats?
  • 14
  • Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving *
  • and make good your vows to the Most High.
  • 15
  • Call upon me in the day of trouble; *
  • I will deliver you, and you shall honor me.”
  • 16
  • But to the wicked God says: *
  • “Why do you recite my statutes, and take my covenant upon your lips;
  • 17
  • Since you refuse discipline, *
  • and toss my words behind your back?
  • 18
  • When you see a thief, you make him your friend, *
  • and you cast in your lot with adulterers.
  • 19
  • You have loosed your lips for evil, *
  • and harnessed your tongue to a lie.
  • 20
  • You are always speaking evil of your brother *
  • and slandering your own mother’s son.
  • 21
  • These things you have done, and I kept still, *
  • and you thought that I am like you.”
  • 22
  • “I have made my accusation; *
  • I have put my case in order before your eyes.
  • 23
  • Consider this well, you who forget God, *
  • lest I rend you and there be none to deliver you.
  • 24
  • Whoever offers me the sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me; *
  • but to those who keep in my way will I show the salvation of God.”

Psalm 51. Miserere mei, Deus

  • 1
  • Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; *
  • in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
  • 2
  • Wash me through and through from my wickedness *
  • and cleanse me from my sin.
  • 3
  • For I know my transgressions, *
  • and my sin is ever before me.
  • 4
  • Against you only have I sinned *
  • and done what is evil in your sight.
  • 5
  • And so you are justified when you speak *
  • and upright in your judgment.
  • 6
  • Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, *
  • a sinner from my mother’s womb.
  • 7
  • For behold, you look for truth deep within me, *
  • and will make me understand wisdom secretly.
  • 8
  • Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; *
  • wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.
  • 9
  • Make me hear of joy and gladness, *
  • that the body you have broken may rejoice.
  • 10
  • Hide your face from my sins *
  • and blot out all my iniquities.
  • 11
  • Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
  • and renew a right spirit within me.
  • 12
  • Cast me not away from your presence *
  • and take not your holy Spirit from me.
  • 13
  • Give me the joy of your saving help again *
  • and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
  • 14
  • I shall teach your ways to the wicked, *
  • and sinners shall return to you.
  • 15
  • Deliver me from death, O God, *
  • and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness, O God of my salvation.
  • 16
  • Open my lips, O Lord, *
  • and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
  • 17
  • Had you desired it, I would have offered sacrifice, *
  • but you take no delight in burnt-offerings.
  • 18
  • The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; *
  • a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
  • 19
  • Be favorable and gracious to Zion, *
  • and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
  • 20
  • Then you will be pleased with the appointed sacrifices, with burnt-offerings and oblations; *
  • then shall they offer young bullocks upon your altar.

Psalm 52. Quid gloriaris?

  • 1
  • You tyrant, why do you boast of wickedness *
  • against the godly all day long?
  • 2
  • You plot ruin; your tongue is like a sharpened razor, *
  • O worker of deception.
  • 3
  • You love evil more than good *
  • and lying more than speaking the truth.
  • 4
  • You love all words that hurt, *
  • O you deceitful tongue.
  • 5
  • Oh, that God would demolish you utterly, *
  • topple you, and snatch you from your dwelling, and root you out of the land of the living!
  • 6
  • The righteous shall see and tremble, *
  • and they shall laugh at him, saying,
  • 7
  • “This is the one who did not take God for a refuge, *
  • but trusted in great wealth and relied upon wickedness.”
  • 8
  • But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; *
  • I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
  • 9
  • I will give you thanks for what you have done *
  • and declare the goodness of your Name in the presence of the godly.

At the end of the Psalms is sung or said

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

The Lessons

One or more Lessons, as appointed, are read, the Reader first saying

The First Lesson from

Sirach 46

1 Joshua the son of Nun was valiant in war,
And was the successor of Moses in prophecies:
Who according to his name was made great
For the saving of God’s elect,
To take vengeance of the enemies that rose up against them,
That he might give Israel their inheritance.

2 How was he glorified in the lifting up his hands,
And in stretching out his sword against the cities!

3 Who before him so stood fast?
For the Lord himself brought his enemies to him.

4 Did not the sun go back by his hand?
And didn’t one day become as two?

5 He called upon the Most Highand Mighty One,
When his foes pressed him round about;
And the great Lord heard him.

6 With hailstones of mighty power
He caused war to break violently upon the nation,
And in the going down he destroyed those who resisted;
That the nations might know his armor,
How that he fought in the sight of the Lord;
For he followed after the Mighty One.

7 Also in the time of Moses he did a work of mercy,
He and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
In that they withstood the adversary,
Hindered the people from sin,
And stilled the murmuring of wickedness.

8 And of six hundred thousand people on foot, they two alone were preserved
To bring them into the heritage,
Even into a land flowing with milk and honey.

9 Also the Lord gave strength to Caleb,
And it remained with him to his old age;
So that he entered upon the height of the land,
And his seed obtained it for a heritage:

10 That all the children of Israel might see
That it is good to walk after the Lord.

11 Also the judges, every one by his name,
All whose hearts went not a whoring,
And who turned not away from the Lord,
May their memorial be blessed.

12 May their bones flourish again out of their place,
And may the name of those who have been honored be renewed upon their children.

13 Samuel, the prophet of the Lord, beloved of his Lord,
Established a kingdom, and anointed princes over his people.

14 By the law of the Lord he judged the congregation,
And the Lord visited Jacob.

15 By his faithfulness he was proved to be a prophet,
And by his words he was known to be faithful in vision.

16 Also when his enemies pressed him round about
He called upon the Lord, the Mighty One,
With the offering of the sucking lamb.

17 And the Lord thundered from heaven,
And with a mighty sound made his voice to be heard.

18 And he utterly destroyed the rulers of the Tyrians,
And all the princes of the Philistines.

19 Also before the time of his long sleep
He made protestations in the sight of the lord andhis anointed,
I have not taken any man’s goods, so much as a sandal:
And no man did accuse him.

20 And after he fell asleep he prophesied,
And showed the king his end,
And lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy,
To blot out the wickedness of the people.

A citation giving chapter and verse may be added.

After each Lesson the Reader may say

  • The Word of the Lord
  • People
  • Thanks be to God

Or the Reader may say

Here ends the Reading.

The following Canticles are normally sung or said aftereach of the lessons. The Officiant may also use a Canticle drawn from those on pages 35-43 or an appropriate song of praise.

Suitable for use at any time

Ecce, Deus Surely, it is God who saves me

Isaiah 12:2-6

Surely, it is God who saves me;

I will trust in him and not be afraid.

For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense,

and he will be my Savior.

Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing

from the springs of salvation.

And on that day you shall say,

Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;

Make his deeds known among the peoples;

see that they remember that his Name is exalted.

Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things,

and this is known in all the world.

Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy,

for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

The Second Lesson from

Revelation 2:18-29

18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: ‘The words of the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

19 “‘I know your works, your love and faith and service and patient endurance, and that your latter works exceed the first. 20 But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. 21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. 24 But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. 25 Only hold fast what you have until I come. 26 The one who conquers and who keeps my works until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations, 27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received authority from my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Revelation 3:1-6

3:1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.

“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (ESV)

Benedictus The Song of Zechariah

Luke 1:68-79

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;

he has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty savior,

born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old,

that he would save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all who hate us.

He promised to show mercy to our fathers

and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham,

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

Free to worship him without fear,

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

To give his people knowledge of salvation

by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

The Apostles’ Creed

Officiant and People together, all standing

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers

The People kneel or stand.

  • Officiant
  • The Lord be with you.
  • People
  • And with your spirit.
  • Officiant
  • Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy [upon us].

Christ, have mercy [upon us].

Lord, have mercy [upon us].

Officiant and People

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass

against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen.

or this

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name.

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.

  • Officiant
  • O Lord, show us your mercy;
  • People
  • And grant us your salvation.
  • Officiant
  • O Lord, save our nations;
  • People
  • And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
  • Officiant
  • Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
  • People
  • And make your chosen people joyful.
  • Officiant
  • O Lord, save your people;
  • People
  • And bless your inheritance.
  • Officiant
  • Give peace in our time, O Lord;
  • People
  • For only in you can we live in safety.
  • Officiant
  • Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
  • People
  • Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
  • Officiant
  • Create in us clean hearts, O God;
  • People
  • And take not your Holy Spirit from us.

The Officiant then prays one or more of the following collects. It is traditional to pray the Collects for Peace and Grace daily. Alternatively, one may pray the collects on a weekly rotation, using the suggestions in parentheses.

The Collect of the Day

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your Holy Word we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for the Renewal of Life (Monday)

O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness during the day, we may, when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect for Mission

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The General Thanksgiving

Officiant and People

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,

we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks

for all your goodness and loving-kindness

to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our creation, preservation,

and all the blessings of this life;

but above all for your immeasurable love

in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;

for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,

that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,

not only with our lips, but in our lives,

by giving up our selves to your service,

and by walking before you

in holiness and righteousness all our days;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

A Prayer of St. John Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications to you; and you have promised through your well beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

  • Let us bless the Lord
  • People
  • Thanks be to God

The Officiant may invite the People to join in one of the Graces.


May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Romans 15:13