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THE ORDER FOR MORNING PRAYER
(Abbreviated Form with Options Commonly Used in Private Recitation)
As Written in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer


Today is Thursday, September 21, 2017

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
The Season is TRINITY
There is a Proper Sentence before the Venite for Morning Prayer today.
There is a Proper Collect for today.

The liturgical color of the day is RED

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Sentences of Scripture.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm xix. 14.
 
The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. St. John iv. 23.

  General Confession & Absolution

              O Lord, open thou our lips.
Answer. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
              Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Minister. Praise ye the Lord.
Answer. The Lord's Name be praised.

 

Seasonal substitute the Venite
Easter        Thanksgiving

Venite, exultemus Domino.

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 all 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 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 Psalter


Psalm 119:1-16 (Section I - II)


The One Hundred Nineteenth Psalm

I. Beati immaculati
(vs 1-8)

IX. Bonitatem fecisti
(vs 65-72)

XVII. Mirabilia
(vs 129-136)

II. In quo corrigit?
(vs 9-16)

X. Manus tuae fecerunt me
(vs 73-80)

XVIII. Justus es, Domine
(vs 137-144)

III. Retribue servo tuo
(vs 17-24)

XI. Defecit anima mea
(vs 81-88)

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo
(vs 145-152)

IV. Adhaesit pavimento
(vs 25-32)

XII. In aeternum, Domine
(vs 89-96)

XX. Vide humilitatem
(vs 153-160)

V. Legem pone
(vs 33-40)

XIII. Quomodo dilexi!
(vs 97-104)

XXI. Principes persecuti sunt
(vs 161-168)

VI. Et veniat super me
(vs 41-48)

XIV. Lucerna pedibus meus
(vs 105-112)

XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio
(vs 169-176)

VII. Memor esto verbi tui
(vs 49-56)

XV. Iniquos odio habui
(vs 113-120)

 

VIII. Portio mea, Domine
(vs 57-64)

XVI. Feci judicium
(vs 121-128)

 
 

I. Beati immaculati (vs 1-8)
 

BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way, * and walk in the law of the LORD.
 
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, * and seek him with their whole heart;
 
Even they who do no wickedness, * and walk in his ways.
 
Thou hast charged * that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
 
O that my ways were made so direct, * that I might keep thy statutes!
 
So shall I not be confounded, * while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
 
I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, * when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
 
I will keep thy statutes; * O forsake me not utterly.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

II. In quo corrigit? (vs 9-16)
 

WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way? * even by ruling himself after thy word.
 
With my whole heart have I sought thee; * O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
 
Thy word have I hid within my heart, * that I should not sin against thee.
 
Blessed art Thou, O LORD; * O teach me thy statutes.
 
With my lips have I been telling * of all the judgments of thy mouth.
 
I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies, * as in all manner of riches.
 
I will talk of thy commandments, * and have respect unto thy ways.
 
My delight shall be in thy statutes, * and I will not forget thy word.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

III. Retribue servo tuo (vs 17-24)
 

O DO well unto thy servant; * that I may live, and keep thy word.
 
Open thou mine eyes; * that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
 
I am a stranger upon earth; * O hide not thy commandments from me.
 
My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire * that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
 
Thou hast rebuked the proud; * and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
 
O turn from me shame and rebuke; * for I have kept thy testimonies.
 
Princes also did sit and speak against me; * but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
 
For thy testimonies are my delight, * and my counsellors.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

IV. Adhaesit pavimento (vs 25-32)
 

MY soul cleaveth to the dust; * O quicken thou me, according to thy word.
 
I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: * O teach me thy statutes.
 
Make me to understand the way of thy commandments; * and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
 
My soul melteth away for very heaviness; * comfort thou me according unto thy word.
 
Take from me the way of lying, * and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
 
I have chosen the way of truth, * and thy judgments have I laid before me.
 
I have stuck unto thy testimonies; * O LORD, confound me not.
 
I will run the way of thy commandments, * when thou hast set my heart at liberty.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

V. Legem pone (vs 33-40)

 
TEACH me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, * and I shall keep it unto the end.
 
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; * yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
 
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; * for therein is my desire.
 
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, * and not to covetousness.
 
O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; * and quicken thou me in thy way.
 
O stablish thy word in thy servant, * that I may fear thee.
 
Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; * for thy judgments are good.
 
Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; * O quicken me in thy righteousness.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

VI. Et veniat super me (vs 41-48)
 

LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD, * even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
 
So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; * for my trust is in thy word.
 
O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth; * for my hope is in thy judgments.
 
So shall I alway keep thy law; * yea, for ever and ever.
 
And I will walk at liberty; * for I seek thy commandments.
 
I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, * and will not be ashamed.
 
And my delight shall be in thy commandments, * which I have loved.
 
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; * and my study shall be in thy statutes.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

VII. Memor esto verbi tui (vs 49-56)
 

O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, * wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
 
The same is my comfort in my trouble; * for thy word hath quickened me.
 
The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; * yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
 
For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O LORD, * and received comfort.
 
I am horribly afraid, * for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
 
Thy statutes have been my songs, * in the house of my pilgrimage.
 
I have thought upon thy Name, O LORD, in the night season, * and have kept thy law.
 
This I had, * because I kept thy commandments.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

VIII. Portio mea, Domine (vs 57-64)
 

THOU art my portion, O LORD; * I have promised to keep thy law.
 
I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; * O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
 
I called mine own ways to remembrance, * and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
 
I made haste, and prolonged not the time, * to keep thy commandments.
 
The snares of the ungodly have compassed me about; * but I have not forgotten thy law.
 
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, * because of thy righteous judgments.
 
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, * and keep thy commandments.
 
The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: * O teach me thy statutes.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

IX. Bonitatem fecisti (vs 65-72)
 

O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, * according unto thy word.
 
O teach me true understanding and knowledge; * for I have believed thy commandments.
 
Before I was troubled, I went wrong; * but now have I kept thy word.
 
Thou art good and gracious; * O teach me thy statutes.
 
The proud have imagined a lie against me; * but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
 
Their heart is as fat as brawn; * but my delight hath been in thy law.
 
It is good for me that I have been in trouble; * that I may learn thy statutes.
 
The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me * than thousands of gold and silver.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

X. Manus tuae fecerunt me (vs 73-80)
 

THY hands have made me and fashioned me: * O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
 
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; * because I have put my trust in thy word.
 
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, * and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
 
O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, * according to thy word unto thy servant.
 
O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; * for thy law is my delight.
 
Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me; * but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
 
Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies, * be turned unto me.
 
O let my heart be sound in thy statutes, * that I be not ashamed.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XI. Defecit anima mea (vs 81-88)
 

MY soul hath longed for thy salvation, * and I have a good hope because of thy word.
 
Mine eyes-long sore for thy word; * saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?
 
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; * yet do I not forget thy statutes.
 
How many are the days of thy servant? * when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?
 
The proud have digged pits for me, * which are not after thy law.
 
All thy commandments are true: * they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.
 
They had almost made an end of me upon earth; * but I forsook not thy commandments.
 
O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; * and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XII. In aeternum, Domine (vs 89-96)
 

O LORD, thy word * endureth for ever in heaven.
 
Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; * thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
 
They continue this day according to thine ordinance; * for all things serve thee.
 
If my delight had not been in thy law, * I should have perished in my trouble.
 
I will never forget thy commandments; * for with them thou hast quickened me.
 
I am thine: O save me, * for I have sought thy commandments.
 
The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; * but I will consider thy testimonies.
 
I see that all things come to an end; * but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XIII. Quomodo dilexi! (vs 97-104)
 

LORD, what love have I unto thy law! * all the day long is my study in it.
 
Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine enemies; * for they are ever with me.
 
I have more understanding than my teachers; * for thy testimonies are my study.
 
I am wiser than the aged; * because I keep thy commandments.
 
I have refrained my feet from every evil way, * that I may keep thy word.
 
I have not shrunk from thy judgments; * for thou teachest me.
 
O how sweet are thy words unto my throat; * yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!
 
Through thy commandments I get understanding: * therefore I hate all evil ways.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XIV. Lucerna pedibus meus (vs 105-112)
 

THY word is a lantern unto my feet, * and a light unto my paths.
 
I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, * to keep thy righteous judgments.
 
I am troubled above measure: * quicken me, O LORD, according to thy word.
 
Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O LORD; * and teach me thy judgments.
 
My soul is alway in my hand; * yet do I not forget thy law.
 
The ungodly have laid a snare for me; * but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
 
Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever; * and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
 
I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway, * even unto the end.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XV. Iniquos odio habui (vs 113-120)
 

I HATE them that imagine evil things; * but thy law do I love.
 
Thou art my defence and shield; * and my trust is in thy word.
 
Away from me, ye wicked; * I will keep the commandments of my God.
 
O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live; * and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
 
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; * yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
 
Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes; * for they imagine but deceit.
 
Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross; * therefore I love thy testimonies.
 
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; * and I am afraid of thy judgments.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XVI. Feci judicium (vs 121-128)
 

I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right; * O give me not over unto mine oppressors.
 
Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good, * that the proud do me no wrong.
 
Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, * and for the word of thy righteousness.
 
O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy, * and teach me thy statutes.
 
I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, * that I may know thy testimonies.
 
It is time for thee, LORD, to lay to thine hand; * for they have destroyed thy law.
 
For I love thy commandments * above gold and precious stones.
 
Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; * and all false ways I utterly abhor.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XVII. Mirabilia (vs 129-136)
 

THY testimonies are wonderful; * therefore doth my soul keep them.
 
When thy word goeth forth, * it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.
 
I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; * for my delight was in thy commandments.
 
O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, * as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.
 
Order my steps in thy word; * and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.
 
O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; * and so shall I keep thy commandments.
 
Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, * and teach me thy statutes.
 
Mine eyes gush out with water, * because men keep not thy law.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XVIII. Justus es, Domine (vs 137-144)
 

RIGHTEOUS art thou, O LORD; * and true are thy judgments.
 
The testimonies that thou hast commanded * are exceeding righteous and true.
 
My zeal hath even consumed me; * because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
 
Thy word is tried to the uttermost, * and thy servant loveth it.
 
I am small and of no reputation; * yet do I not forget thy commandments.
 
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, * and thy law is the truth.
 
Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; * yet is my delight in thy commandments.
 
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: * O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo (vs 145-152)
 

I CALL with my whole heart; * hear me, O LORD; I will keep thy statutes.
 
Yea, even unto thee do I call; * help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
 
Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; * for in thy word is my trust.
 
Mine eyes prevent the night watches; * that I might be occupied in thy word.
 
Hear my voice, O LORD, according unto thy loving-kindness; * quicken me, according to thy judgments.
 
They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, * and are far from thy law.
 
Be thou nigh at hand, O LORD; * for all thy commandments are true.
 
As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, * that thou hast grounded them for ever.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XX. Vide humilitatem (vs 153-160)
 

O CONSIDER mine adversity, and deliver me, * for I do not forget thy law.
 
Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; * quicken me according to thy word.
 
Health is far from the ungodly; * for they regard not thy statutes.
 
Great is thy mercy, O LORD; * quicken me, as thou art wont.
 
Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; * yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.
 
It grieveth me when I see the transgressors; * because they keep not thy law.
 
Consider, O LORD, how I love thy commandments; * O quicken me, according to thy loving- kindness.
 
Thy word is true from everlasting; * all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XXI. Principes persecuti sunt (vs 161-168)
 

PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause; * but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
 
I am as glad of thy word, * as one that findeth great spoils.
 
As for lies, I hate and abhor them; * but thy law do I love.
 
Seven times a day do I praise thee; * because of thy righteous judgments.
 
Great is the peace that they have who love thy law; * and they have none occasion of stumbling.
 
LORD, I have looked for thy saving health, * and done after thy commandments.
 
My soul hath kept thy testimonies, * and loved them exceedingly.
 
I have kept thy commandments and testimonies; * for all my ways are before thee.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio (vs 169-176)
 

LET my complaint come before thee, O LORD; * give me understanding according to thy word.
 
Let my supplication come before thee; * deliver me according to thy word.
 
My lips shall speak of thy praise, * when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
 
Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; * for all thy commandments are righteous.
 
Let thine hand help me; * for I have chosen thy commandments.
 
I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD; * and in thy law is my delight.
 
O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; * and thy judgments shall help me.
 
I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; * O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
   

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 First Lesson


I Kings 19:15-16, 19-21


And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.


 
Benedictus es, Domine.

BLESSED art thou, O Lord God of our fathers:* praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou for the Name of thy Majesty:* praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou in the temple of thy holiness:* praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou that beholdest the depths, and dwellest between the Cherubim: * praised and exalted above all forever.
Blessed art thou on the glorious throne of thy kingdom: * praised and exalted above all for ever.
Blessed art thou in the firmament of heaven: * praised and exalted above all for ever.

  Te deum laudamus       Benedicite, omnia

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 Second Lesson


St. Matthew 19:16

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.



Benedictus. St. Luke i. 68.

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel; * for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us, * in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets, * which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies, * and from the hand of all that hate us.

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers, * and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham, * that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies * might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him, * all the days of our life.
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;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people * for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God; * whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;
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.

  Jubilate Deo

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.

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 be with you.
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. Let us pray.

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.

Minister. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

 

The Collect for the Day

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the recipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist; Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.


A 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. Amen.


A 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, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


  A Prayer for the President of the United States

A Prayer for the Clergy and People.

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.


A Prayer for All Conditions of Men.

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [* especially those for whom our prayers are desired;] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.


  A General Thanksgiving       A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

2 Cor. xiii. 14.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer.


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