Daily Morning Prayer

Saturday October 20, 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

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: O Come let us adore him.

Jubilate Be Joyful

Psalm 100


Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;

serve the Lord with gladness

and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: the Lord himself is God;

he himself has made us, and we are his;

we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

go into his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good;

his mercy is everlasting;

and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

Then follows

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

Psalm 102. Domine, exaudi


  • 1
  • Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come before you; *
  • hide not your face from me in the day of my trouble.
  • 2
  • Incline your ear to me; *
  • when I call, make haste to answer me,
  • 3
  • For my days drift away like smoke, *
  • and my bones are hot as burning coals.
  • 4
  • My heart is smitten like grass and withered, *
  • so that I forget to eat my bread.
  • 5
  • Because of the voice of my groaning *
  • I am but skin and bones.
  • 6
  • I have become like a vulture in the wilderness, *
  • like an owl among the ruins.
  • 7
  • I lie awake and groan; *
  • I am like a sparrow, lonely on a house-top.
  • 8
  • My enemies revile me all day long, *
  • and those who scoff at me have taken an oath against me.
  • 9
  • For I have eaten ashes for bread *
  • and mingled my drink with weeping.
  • 10
  • Because of your indignation and wrath *
  • you have lifted me up and thrown me away.
  • 11
  • My days pass away like a shadow, *
  • and I wither like the grass.
  • 12
  • But you, O Lord, endure for ever, *
  • and your Name from age to age.
  • 13
  • You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to have mercy upon her; *
  • indeed, the appointed time has come.
  • 14
  • For your servants love her very rubble, *
  • and are moved to pity even for her dust.
  • 15
  • The nations shall fear your Name, O Lord, *
  • and all the kings of the earth your glory.
  • 16
  • For the Lord will build up Zion, *
  • and his glory will appear.
  • 17
  • He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless; *
  • he will not despise their plea.
  • 18
  • Let this be written for a future generation, *
  • so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord.
  • 19
  • For the Lord looked down from his holy place on high; *
  • from the heavens he beheld the earth;
  • 20
  • That he might hear the groan of the captive *
  • and set free those condemned to die;
  • 21
  • That they may declare in Zion the Name of the Lord, *
  • and his praise in Jerusalem;
  • 22
  • When the peoples are gathered together, *
  • and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
  • 23
  • He has brought down my strength before my time; *
  • he has shortened the number of my days;
  • 24
  • And I said, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days; *
  • your years endure throughout all generations.
  • 25
  • In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, *
  • and the heavens are the work of your hands;
  • 26
  • They shall perish, but you will endure; they all shall wear out like a garment; *
  • as clothing you will change them, and they shall be changed;
  • 27
  • But you are always the same, *
  • and your years will never end.
  • 28
  • The children of your servants shall continue, *
  • and their offspring shall stand fast in your sight.”

Psalm 103. Benedic, anima mea


  • 1
  • Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
  • and all that is within me, bless his holy Name.
  • 2
  • Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
  • and forget not all his benefits.
  • 3
  • He forgives all your sins *
  • and heals all your infirmities;
  • 4
  • He redeems your life from the grave *
  • and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness;
  • 5
  • He satisfies you with good things, *
  • and your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.
  • 6
  • The Lord executes righteousness *
  • and judgment for all who are oppressed.
  • 7
  • He made his ways known to Moses *
  • and his works to the children of Israel.
  • 8
  • The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
  • slow to anger and of great kindness.
  • 9
  • He will not always accuse us, *
  • nor will he keep his anger for ever.
  • 10
  • He has not dealt with us according to our sins, *
  • nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
  • 11
  • For as the heavens are high above the earth, *
  • so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.
  • 12
  • As far as the east is from the west, *
  • so far has he removed our sins from us.
  • 13
  • As a father cares for his children, *
  • so does the Lord care for those who fear him.
  • 14
  • For he himself knows whereof we are made; *
  • he remembers that we are but dust.
  • 15
  • Our days are like the grass; *
  • we flourish like a flower of the field;
  • 16
  • When the wind goes over it, it is gone, *
  • and its place shall know it no more.
  • 17
  • But the merciful goodness of the Lord endures for ever on those who fear him, *
  • and his righteousness on children’s children;
  • 18
  • On those who keep his covenant *
  • and remember his commandments and do them.
  • 19
  • The Lord has set his throne in heaven, *
  • and his kingship has dominion over all.
  • 20
  • Bless the Lord, you angels of his, you mighty ones who do his bidding, *
  • and hearken to the voice of his word.
  • 21
  • Bless the Lord, all you his hosts, *
  • you ministers of his who do his will.
  • 22
  • Bless the Lord, all you works of his, in all places of his dominion; *
  • bless the Lord, O my soul.

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 Kings 8

8:1 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land. Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done.” And while he was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, here is the woman, and here is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.”

Now Elisha came to Damascus. Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick. And when it was told him, “The man of God has come here,” the king said to Hazael, “Take a present with you and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the Lord through him, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?’” So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, all kinds of goods of Damascus, forty camel loads. When he came and stood before him, he said, “Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?’” 10 And Elisha said to him, “Go, say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover,’ but the Lord has shown me that he shall certainly die.” 11 And he fixed his gaze and stared at him, until he was embarrassed. And the man of God wept. 12 And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.” 13 And Hazael said, “What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, “The Lord has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.” 14 Then he departed from Elisha and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Elisha say to you?” And he answered, “He told me that you would certainly recover.” 15 But the next day he took the bed cloth and dipped it in water and spread it over his face, till he died. And Hazael became king in his place.

16 In the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign. 17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. 19 Yet the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, since he promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever.

20 In his days Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king of their own. 21 Then Joram passed over to Zair with all his chariots and rose by night, and he and his chariot commanders struck the Edomites who had surrounded him, but his army fled home. 22 So Edom revolted from the rule of Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time. 23 Now the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 24 So Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.

25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah; she was a granddaughter of Omri king of Israel. 27 He also walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was son-in-law to the house of Ahab.

28 He went with Joram the son of Ahab to make war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead, and the Syrians wounded Joram. 29 And King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds that the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. (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

Acts 1:1-14

1:1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. (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

God, our refuge and strength, true source of all godliness: Graciously hear the devout prayers of your Church, and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who sits at your right hand to intercede for us, and who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns in everlasting glory. 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

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:14