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Summer 2021

Morning Prayer

Sunday, July 25th

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Opening Hymn:

In the Name of Triune God!

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

May Christ the daystar dawn in our hearts

and triumph over the shades of night

The Invitatory

God of this new morning,

you have awakened me to the brightness of your dawn.

I begin this day in gratitude,

recalling your mercies through the night,

anticipating glimpses of your glory in the hours ahead.

Make my face shine today with the joy of your grace,

so that another is helped to see your presence

and find hope. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Preparation

My Christ Jesus, in this new day,

allow me to live by faith,

knowing that you will be with me

in my travels, in my words,

in my actions, and

in my relationships with others

and with you.

In the name of Abba, our Father, I pray. Amen.

Hymn:

Today’s Gospel

 

Luke 6:37-42

Jesus said to them: “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

The Word of the Lord

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.

 


Prayers of Intercession

Let us pray for the needs of the world, saying,

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

God of all goodness,

we give thanks for the newness you give each of us every day.

We thank you for your surprises,

for the people you put in our paths to show us

new dimensions of your faithfulness.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

We give you thanks for all people of faith,

for churches everywhere,

for the differing insights into your will

offered and proclaimed by many teachers to guide

and refresh your people.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

We thank you for all nations,

for racial and ethnic differences,

for the variety of languages, foods, and lands

you have created.

Mold us into people who praise you

for the marvels you set before us.

Help us not to fear distinctions but to embrace them

as your gifts.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

Soften us, Lord, so that we are able to enter

into others’ pain.

When we are healthy, make us grateful.

When we are in need, help us to receive

the care of others.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

We pray for those who suffer:

for those who have no home,

for all who lack enough food,

for people who have no work or work that is

not life-giving,

for all who live in fear,

and for all who hunger for peace and do not

know where to turn.

Gracious God, hear our prayer.

Fill us, O God, with your power.

Make us whole so that we journey with complete faith.

Into your hands we commend all who need our prayers,

trusting in your compassion,

through Christ Jesus, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Closing Hymn:

Closing Prayer

May the God who called Jesus “beloved”

speak blessing to us, His beloved sons and daughters,

and empower us to bring that good news to others

who still need to hear it. Amen.

 

 

Spiritual Communion

Postlude