Words for Morning Prayer in Lent

Published by David Penny on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00
Spiritual

Morning Prayer in Lent 

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips

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and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

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

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according to your judgement give us life.

One or more of the following is said or sung:

this or another prayer of thanksgiving

Blessed are you, God of compassion and mercy,

to you be praise and glory for ever.

In the darkness of our sin,

your light breaks forth like the dawn

and your healing springs up for deliverance.

As we rejoice in the gift of your saving help,

sustain us with your bountiful Spirit

and open our lips to sing your praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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Blessed be God for ever.

a suitable hymn, or A Song of Penitence

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

according to the abundance of your compassion

blot out my offences.

2

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness ♦

and cleanse me from my sin.

3

For I acknowledge my faults ♦

and my sin is ever before me.

4

Against you only have I sinned ♦

and done what is evil in your sight,

5

So that you are justified in your sentence ♦

and righteous in your judgement.

6

Cast me not away from your presence ♦

and take not your holy spirit from me.

7

Give me again the joy of your salvation ♦

and sustain me with your gracious spirit;

8

Then shall I teach your ways to the wicked ♦

and sinners shall return to you.

9

Deliver me from my guilt, O God,

the God of my salvation, ♦

and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness.

Psalm 51.1-5, 12-15

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Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

This opening prayer may be said

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;

let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,

so may the light of your presence, O God,

set our hearts on fire with love for you;

now and for ever.

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Amen.

The Word of God

Psalmody

The appointed psalmody is said.

Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

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Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Canticle

The Song of Manasseh, or another suitable canticle, for example, number 20 (page 570), number 33 (page 584) or number 41 (page 592), may be said

Refrain:

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Full of compassion and mercy and love

is God, the Most High, the Almighty.

1

Lord almighty and God of our ancestors, ♦

you who made heaven and earth in all their glory:

2

All things tremble with awe at your presence, ♦

before your great and mighty power.

3

Immeasurable and unsearchable is your promised mercy, ♦

for you are God, Most High.

4

You are full of compassion, long-suffering and very merciful, ♦

and you relent at human suffering.

5

O God, according to your great goodness, ♦

you have promised forgiveness for repentance

to those who have sinned against you.

6

The sins I have committed against you ♦

are more in number than the sands of the sea.

7

I am not worthy to look up to the height of heaven, ♦

because of the multitude of my iniquities.

8

And now I bend the knee of my heart before you, ♦

imploring your kindness upon me.

9

I have sinned, O God, I have sinned, ♦

and I acknowledge my transgressions.

10

Unworthy as I am, you will save me, ♦

according to your great mercy.

11

For all the host of heaven sings your praise, ♦

and your glory is for ever and ever.

Manasseh 1a, 2, 4, 6, 7a, b, 9a, c, 11, 12, 14b, 15b

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Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

All

Full of compassion and mercy and love

is God, the Most High, the Almighty.

Scripture Reading

One or more readings appointed for the day are read.

The reading(s) may be followed by a time of silence.

A suitable song or chant, or a responsory in this or another form, may follow

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;

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O my God, in you I trust.

You are the God of my salvation,

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To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

In you I hope all the day long.

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O my God, in you I trust.

Remember, Lord, your compassion and love,

for they are from everlasting.

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To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;

O my God, in you I trust.

from Psalm 25

Gospel Canticle

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is normally said,

Refrain:

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be satisfied.

1

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, ♦

who has come to his people and set them free.

2

He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, ♦

born of the house of his servant David.

3

Through his holy prophets God promised of old ♦

to save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all that hate us,

4

To show mercy to our ancestors, ♦

and to remember his holy covenant.

5

This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: ♦

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6

Free to worship him without fear, ♦

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

7

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, ♦

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

8

To give his people knowledge of salvation ♦

by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9

In the tender compassion of our God ♦

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10

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

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1.68-79

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Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Refrain:

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be satisfied.

Prayers

Intercessions are offered

for the day and its tasks

for the world and its needs

for the Church and her life

Those preparing for baptism and confirmation

Those serving through leadership

Those looking for forgiveness

Those misled by the false gods of this present age

All who are hungry.

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer

(or)

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Silence may be kept.

The Collect of the day is said

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Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer is said

Trusting in the compassion of God,

as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

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Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.

Amen.

(or)

Trusting in the compassion of God,

let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

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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,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen

The Conclusion

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.

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Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. 

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Thanks be to God.

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