Morning Prayer Summer Saturdays

 

Opening Hymn:

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Let us offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God,

through Jesus Christ our risen Lord.                    

Alleluia! Thanks be to God!

 

 

The Invitatory

Almighty God, in Christ you have shown us the way,

revealed to us your truth,

and offered to us everlasting life.                         

Keep our eyes upon him,

that we may see your path more clearly,

know your truth more fully,

and receive your life more abundantly;

through Christ who dwells with you and the Holy Spirit

in eternal glory. Amen.

 

 

Psalm 85

You, Lord, showed favor to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people
    and covered all their sins.

I will listen to what God the Lord says;
    he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants

Love and faithfulness meet together;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness looks down from heaven.
The Lord will indeed give what is good,
    and our land will yield its harvest.
Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

 

Venite

O come, let us sing unto the Lord;
    let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
    and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the corners of the earth,
    and the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it,
    and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down,
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is the Lord our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture
    and the sheep of his hand.

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
    let the whole earth stand in awe of him.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth,
    and with righteousness to judge the world
    and the peoples with his truth.


Glory 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.

 

 

 

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Today’s Scripture Reading

 

 

Genesis 8:13-19 (NIV)

By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

Then God said to Noah, “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”

So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.

 

 

O Gracious Light

O gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ, in you the Father’s glory shone. Immortal, holy, blest is he, and blest are you, his holy Son. Now sunset comes, but light shines forth, the lamps are lit to pierce the night. Praise Father, Son, and Spirit: God who dwells in the eternal light. Worthy are you of endless praise, O Son of God, Life-giving Lord; wherefore you are through all the earth and in the highest heaven adored.

 

 

Hymn:

 

John 14:27-29 (NIV)

Jesus said to them: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe”.

 

 

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

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,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and 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 Lord's Prayer

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,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Apostles' Creed

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.

 

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

O Lord, send now your Spirit into our midst

to entice us and overpower us with the

strength of your word.

We beg for the strength to hear your call

and live according to your will. Amen.

 

 

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PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

God calls us to offer up the world’s concerns

in petition for others.

Let us therefore pray for the church, the world,

and those in need, saying,

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

Blessed are you, sovereign God:

you do not abandon what you have created

but continue to make your grace known among us.

We thank you for those you have chosen

to speak your reconciling word in this age,

and we pray for the faith to receive it.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

 

Blessed are you, caring God:

you hear the cries of the poor,

you see the tears in the eyes of all who mourn,

you know the pain of those in anguish,

and you come to the side of the lonely.

Call your church to compassion and service.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

 

Blessed are you, God of peace:

you call us to make warfare cease

and to place our trust in the One who bears us up.

Give comfort and courage to all refugees,

especially in [here name the nations currently in peril].

Raise up peacemakers among all peoples

and confound those who place their fortunes in weapons.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

 

Blessed are you, God of justice:

you desire that all be one.

Erase prejudice and class divisions,

bring strength to those who are persecuted,

and heal those who believe that destruction is

the path of righteousness.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

 

Blessed One, turn us to your ways.

Make us bold.

Increase our passion for what is good.

Inspire us with the witness of those who have gone before us,

especially [names of those commemorated in the coming week],

whose faith shines through the ages.

Hear us, O God; your mercy is great.

 

Into your hands we place the welfare of all
for whom we pray.

We trust in your mercy;

through your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

Doxology

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

 

 

Closing Prayer

May the love of God,                                            

the grace of Christ,

and the Spirit’s peace

be with us always. Amen.

 

 

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