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BCP Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer

 

  Morning Prayer from
    The Book of Common Prayer
    Friday, 20 October 2017
  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 102

  
 

  
1
 Hear my prayer, O Lord :
  and let my crying come unto thee.
  
 
  
2
 Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble :
  incline thine ear unto me when I call; O hear me, and that right soon.
  
 
  
3
 For my days are consumed away like smoke :
  and my bones are burnt up as it were a fire-brand.
  
 
  
4
 My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass :
  so that I forget to eat my bread.
  
 
  
5
 For the voice of my groaning :
  my bones will scarce cleave to my flesh.
  
 
  
6
 I am become like a pelican in the wilderness :
  and like an owl that is in the desert.
  
 
  
7
 I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow :
  that sitteth alone upon the house-top.
  
 
  
8
 Mine enemies revile me all the day long :
  and they that are mad upon me are sworn together against me.
  
 
  
9
 For I have eaten ashes as it were bread :
  and mingled my drink with weeping;
  
 
  
10
 And that because of thine indignation and wrath :
  for thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.
  
 
  
11
 My days are gone like a shadow :
  and I am withered like grass.
  
 
  
12
 But, thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever :
  and thy remembrance throughout all generations.
  
 
  
13
 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion :
  for it is time that thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.
  
 
  
14
 And why? thy servants think upon her stones :
  and it pitieth them to see her in the dust.
  
 
  
15
 The heathen shall fear thy Name, O Lord :
  and all the kings of the earth thy Majesty;
  
 
  
16
 When the Lord shall build up Sion :
  and when his glory shall appear;
  
 
  
17
 When he turneth him unto the prayer of the poor destitute :
  and despiseth not their desire.
  
 
  
18
 This shall be written for those that come after :
  and the people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.
  
 
  
19
 For he hath looked down from his sanctuary :
  out of the heaven did the Lord behold the earth;
  
 
  
20
 That he might hear the mournings of such as are in captivity :
  and deliver the children appointed unto death;
  
 
  
21
 That they may declare the Name of the Lord in Sion :
  and his worship at Jerusalem;
  
 
  
22
 When the people are gathered together :
  and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.
  
 
  
23
 He brought down my strength in my journey :
  and shortened my days.
  
 
  
24
 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of mine age :
  as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations.
  
 
  
25
 Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth :
  and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
  
 
  
26
 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure :
  they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
  
 
  
27
 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed :
  but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
  
 
  
28
 The children of thy servants shall continue :
  and their seed shall stand fast in thy sight.
  
 

Psalm 103

  
 

  
1
 Praise the Lord, O my soul :
  and all that is within me praise his holy Name.
  
 
  
2
 Praise the Lord, O my soul :
  and forget not all his benefits;
  
 
  
3
 Who forgiveth all thy sin :
  and healeth all thine infirmities;
  
 
  
4
 Who saveth thy life from destruction :
  and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
  
 
  
5
 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things :
  making thee young and lusty as an eagle.
  
 
  
6
 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgement :
  for all them that are oppressed with wrong.
  
 
  
7
 He shewed his ways unto Moses :
  his works unto the children of Israel.
  
 
  
8
 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy :
  long-suffering, and of great goodness.
  
 
  
9
 He will not alway be chiding :
  neither keepeth he his anger for ever.
  
 
  
10
 He hath not dealt with us after our sins :
  nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
  
 
  
11
 For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth :
  so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
  
 
  
12
 Look how wide also the east is from the west :
  so far hath he set our sins from us.
  
 
  
13
 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children :
  even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear him.
  
 
  
14
 For he knoweth whereof we are made :
  he remembereth that we are but dust.
  
 
  
15
 The days of man are but as grass :
  for he flourisheth as a flower of the field.
  
 
  
16
 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone :
  and the place thereof shall know it no more.
  
 
  
17
 But the merciful goodness of the Lord endureth for ever and ever upon them that fear him :
  and his righteousness upon children’s children;
  
 
  
18
 Even upon such as keep his covenant :
  and think upon his commandments to do them.
  
 
  
19
 The Lord hath prepared his seat in heaven :
  and his kingdom ruleth over all.
  
 
  
20
 O praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength :
  ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his words.
  
 
  
21
 O praise the Lord, all ye his hosts :
  ye servants of his that do his pleasure.
  
 
  
22
 O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, in all places of his dominion :
  praise thou the Lord, O my soul.
  
 

   
  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: 1 Maccabees 4.26-35

Now all the strangers that had escaped came and told Lysias what had happened:
Who, when he heard thereof, was confounded and discouraged, because neither such things as he would were done unto Israel, nor such things as the king commanded him were come to pass.
The next year therefore following Lysias gathered together threescore thousand choice men of foot, and five thousand horsemen, that he might subdue them.
So they came into Idumea, and pitched their tents at Bethsura, and Judas met them with ten thousand men.
And when he saw that mighty army, he prayed and said, Blessed art thou, O Saviour of Israel, who didst quell the violence of the mighty man by the hand of thy servant David, and gavest the host of strangers into the hands of Jonathan the son of Saul, and his armourbearer;
Shut up this army in the hand of thy people Israel, and let them be confounded in their power and horsemen:
Make them to be of no courage, and cause the boldness of their strength to fall away, and let them quake at their destruction:
Cast them down with the sword of them that love thee, and let all those that know thy name praise thee with thanksgiving.
So they joined battle; and there were slain of the host of Lysias about five thousand men, even before them were they slain.
Now when Lysias saw his army put to flight, and the manliness of Judas’ soldiers, and how they were ready either to live or die valiantly, he went into Antiochia, and gathered together a company of strangers, and having made his army greater than it was, he purposed to come again into Judea.

or 2 Chronicles 22.10-23.end

   
  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 16.1-8

 

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

   
  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  
     
    Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God; 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.
   
Last Modified Thursday 05 May 2011