Daily Morning Prayer

Saturday August 18, 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


Proper

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:2


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.

Proper

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: 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 90. Domine, refugium


  • 1
  • Lord, you have been our refuge *
  • from one generation to another.
  • 2
  • Before the mountains were brought forth, or the land and the earth were born, *
  • from age to age you are God.
  • 3
  • You turn us back to the dust and say, *
  • “Go back, O child of earth.”
  • 4
  • For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past *
  • and like a watch in the night.
  • 5
  • You sweep us away like a dream; *
  • we fade away suddenly like the grass.
  • 6
  • In the morning it is green and flourishes; *
  • in the evening it is dried up and withered.
  • 7
  • For we consume away in your displeasure; *
  • we are afraid because of your wrathful indignation.
  • 8
  • Our iniquities you have set before you, *
  • and our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
  • 9
  • When you are angry, all our days are gone; *
  • we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
  • 10
  • The span of our life is seventy years, perhaps in strength even eighty; *
  • yet the sum of them is but labor and sorrow, for they pass away quickly and we are gone.
  • 11
  • Who regards the power of your wrath? *
  • who rightly fears your indignation?
  • 12
  • So teach us to number our days *
  • that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
  • 13
  • Return, O Lord; how long will you tarry? *
  • be gracious to your servants.
  • 14
  • Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
  • so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
  • 15
  • Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us *
  • and the years in which we suffered adversity.
  • 16
  • Show your servants your works *
  • and your splendor to their children.
  • 17
  • May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; *
  • prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.

Psalm 91. Qui habitat


  • 1
  • He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, *
  • abides under the shadow of the Almighty.
  • 2
  • He shall say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my stronghold, *
  • my God in whom I put my trust.”
  • 3
  • He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter *
  • and from the deadly pestilence.
  • 4
  • He shall cover you with his pinions, and you shall find refuge under his wings; *
  • his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler.
  • 5
  • You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, *
  • nor of the arrow that flies by day;
  • 6
  • Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, *
  • nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day.
  • 7
  • A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, *
  • but it shall not come near you.
  • 8
  • Your eyes have only to behold *
  • to see the reward of the wicked.
  • 9
  • Because you have made the Lord your refuge, *
  • and the Most High your habitation,
  • 10
  • There shall no evil happen to you, *
  • neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
  • 11
  • For he shall give his angels charge over you, *
  • to keep you in all your ways.
  • 12
  • They shall bear you in their hands, *
  • lest you dash your foot against a stone.
  • 13
  • You shall tread upon the lion and adder; *
  • you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.
  • 14
  • Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; *
  • I will protect him, because he knows my Name.
  • 15
  • He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; *
  • I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor.
  • 16
  • With long life will I satisfy him, *
  • and show him my salvation.

Psalm 92. Bonum est confiteri


  • 1
  • It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, *
  • and to sing praises to your Name, O Most High;
  • 2
  • To tell of your loving-kindness early in the morning *
  • and of your faithfulness in the night season;
  • 3
  • On the psaltery, and on the lyre, *
  • and to the melody of the harp.
  • 4
  • For you have made me glad by your acts, O Lord; *
  • and I shout for joy because of the works of your hands.
  • 5
  • Lord, how great are your works! *
  • your thoughts are very deep.
  • 6
  • The dullard does not know, nor does the fool understand, *
  • that though the wicked grow like weeds, and all the workers of iniquity flourish,
  • 7
  • They flourish only to be destroyed for ever; *
  • but you, O Lord, are exalted for evermore.
  • 8
  • For lo, your enemies, O Lord, lo, your enemies shall perish, *
  • and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
  • 9
  • But my horn you have exalted like the horns of wild bulls; *
  • I am anointed with fresh oil.
  • 10
  • My eyes also gloat over my enemies, *
  • and my ears rejoice to hear the doom of the wicked who rise up against me.
  • 11
  • The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, *
  • and shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon.
  • 12
  • Those who are planted in the house of the Lord *
  • shall flourish in the courts of our God;
  • 13
  • They shall still bear fruit in old age; *
  • they shall be green and succulent;
  • 14
  • That they may show how upright the Lord is, *
  • my Rock, in whom there is no fault.

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

2 Samuel 6

6:1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim. And they carried the ark of God on a new cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. And Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart, with the ark of God, and Ahio went before the ark.

And David and all the house of Israel were making merry before the Lord, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and God struck him down there because of his error, and he died there beside the ark of God. And David was angry because the Lord had burst forth against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah, to this day. And David was afraid of the Lord that day, and he said, “How can the ark of the Lord come to me?” 10 So David was not willing to take the ark of the Lord into the city of David. But David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite. 11 And the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.

12 And it was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing. 13 And when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. 14 And David danced before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn.

16 As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart. 17 And they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. 18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts 19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed, each to his house.

20 And David returned to bless his household. But Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel honored himself today, uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' female servants, as one of the vulgar fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!” 21 And David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me as prince over Israel, the people of the Lord—and I will make merry before the Lord. 22 I will make myself yet more contemptible than this, and I will be abased in your eyes. But by the female servants of whom you have spoken, by them I shall be held in honor.” 23 And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death. (ESV)

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.


Especially suitable for use on Saturday

Benedicite, omnia opera Domini A Song of Creation

Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65

Invocation

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

I The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord,

O heavens and all waters above the heavens.

Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew,

all winds and fire and heat,

Winter and summer, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold,

drops of dew and flakes of snow.

Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Glorify the Lord, of nights and days,

O shining light and enfolding dark.

Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

II The Earth and its Creatures

Let the earth glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,

and all that grows upon the earth,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams,

O whales and all that move in the waters.

All birds of the air, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild,

and all you flocks and herds.

O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

III The People of God

Let the people of God glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

Glorify the Lord, O priests and servants of the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

You that are holy and humble of heart, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

Doxology

Let us glorify the Lord: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit;

praise him and highly exalt him forever.

In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord,

praise him and highly exalt him forever.


The Second Lesson from

Ephesians 1:15-23

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (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

Almighty God, give us the increase of faith, hope, and love; and, so that we may obtain what you have promised, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Collect for Sabbath Rest (Saturday)

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; 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.

Officiant

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21