Summer Morning Prayer
Tuesdays

 

Opening Hymn:

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

 

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

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.

 

 

The Invitatory

Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, 
whose name is Holy, "I dwell in the high and holy place and 
also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to
revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the 
contrite."    

 

 

Psalm 65

 

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,
    O Abba our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth,
    even those who sail on distant seas.
You formed the mountains by your power
    and armed yourself with mighty strength.
You quieted the raging oceans
    with their pounding waves
    and silenced the shouting of the nations.
Those who live at the ends of the earth
    stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
    you inspire shouts of joy.

You take care of the earth and water it,
    making it rich and fertile.
The river of God has plenty of water;
    it provides a bountiful harvest of grain,
    for you have ordered it so.
You drench the plowed ground with rain,
    melting the clods and leveling the ridges.
You soften the earth with showers
    and bless its abundant crops.
You crown the year with a bountiful harvest;
    even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture,
    and the hillsides blossom with joy.
The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep,
    and the valleys are carpeted with grain.
    They all shout and sing for joy!

 

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.

 

 

Jubilate

 

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.

 

 

Hymn:

Today’s Scripture Reading

 

Proverbs 3 (NLT)

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
    Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
    and strength for your bones.

Honor the Lord with your wealth
    and with the best part of everything you produce.
Then he will fill your barns with grain,
    and your vats will overflow with good wine.

 

 

 A Song of Creation

 

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.

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, O nights and days,
    O shining light and enfolding dark. 
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord,
    praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

 

Acts 7:44-56 (NLT)

 

“Our ancestors carried the Tabernacle with them through the wilderness. It was constructed according to the plan God had shown to Moses. Years later, when Joshua led our ancestors in battle against the nations that God drove out of this land, the Tabernacle was taken with them into their new territory. And it stayed there until the time of King David.

“David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob. But it was Solomon who actually built it. However, the Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says,

‘Heaven is my throne,
    and the earth is my footstool.
Could you build me a temple as good as that?’
    asks the Lord.
‘Could you build me such a resting place?
    Didn’t my hands make both heaven and earth?’

“You stubborn people! You are heathen at heart and deaf to the truth. Must you forever resist the Holy Spirit? That’s what your ancestors did, and so do you!Name one prophet your ancestors didn’t persecute! They even killed the ones who predicted the coming of the Righteous One—the Messiah whom you betrayed and murdered. You deliberately disobeyed God’s law, even though you received it from the hands of angels.”

The Jewish leaders were infuriated by Stephen’s accusation, and they shook their fists at him in rage. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed steadily into heaven and saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand. And he told them, “Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand!”

 

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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.

 

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.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

O God of our people                                             

and Lord of every nation,

let your Word ring out from the mountains

and your Spirit shine forth in the earth,

so that all may hear your teaching

and all may do your will;

through Jesus Christ our peace. Amen.

 

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

 

Sisters and brothers in Christ,                              

for the sake of the world that God so loves, let us pray.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.                         

We pray for peace in every nation—                   

that people will turn their swords into plowshares

and their spears into pruning hooks

and study war no more.

Pray for the peace of the church.

We pray for peace in Christ’s body—                  

put an end to fear and fighting,

and help us to proclaim in word and action

the good news of salvation to all.

Pray for the peace of this community.

We pray for peace in this place—                        

for safety in our homes and streets,

for the prosperity of our neighbors,

and for the health of family and friends.

God of the future,                                                  

make us ready for the coming of your reign,

when you will bring everlasting peace

and renew the face of the earth;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Hymn:

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.

Hymn:

 

 

 

Closing Prayer

May the grace of Christ,                                       

the love of Abba,

and the Spirit’s joy surround us

as we walk in the light of the Lord. Amen.

 

 

Postlude:

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