|The Book of Common Prayer
I LAY down and slept, and woke again, for the Lord holds me up. Psalm 3. 5.
LET us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.
GOD, our Father, we have sinned against you in what we have thought, and said, and done. We have not loved you with all our hearts; we have not loved other people as ourselves. Have mercy on us, we pray you. Make us clean from our sins, and help us to get the better of our faults, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
WE pray you merciful Lord, to give your people who trust in you forgiveness and peace, that they may be made clean from all their sins, and serve you with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(The service may start here)
Praise the Lord;
Praise the Name of the Lord.
O COME let
us sing to the Lord: let us shout to the Rock of our saving power.
Psalms may be sung standing, or read sitting, here
If one lesson only is used, any one of the following canticles may be used.
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS
WE PRAISE you O
God, we know you to be the Lord.
THE glorious fellowship
of the Apostles praises you.
the king of glory, O Christ.
LORD save your people, and
bless those who are yours.
A lesson may be read here
Luke 1. 68-79
PRAISE the Lord God of
Israel: who has come to save his people and set them free;
THE JUBILATE. (Psalm 100)
may be used instead.
THE APOSTLESí CREED.
I BELIEVE in God, the Father
who rules over all, maker of heaven and earth,
The Lord be with you;
And with you.
Let us pray.
OUR FATHER in heaven, holy be your Name, your rule come, your will be done, in the world as it is in heaven. Give us this day our food for today. Forgive us what we do wrong as we forgive those who do wrong to us. Bring us not into trouble to try us, but save us from evil. For yours is the rule and the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
COLLECT FOR THE DAY.
On Saintsí Days use only the collect for the Saint, but on Sundays say the Sunday Collect with the Saintís Day Collect.
COLLECT FOR PEACE.
GOD through you men live in peace and are of one mind, knowing you we have eternal life, serving you we are truly tree, shield us your humble servants when our enemies come against us, that we, truly trusting in your shield. may not fear the power of our enemies, through the power of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECT FOR GRACE.
LORD, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have safely brought us to the beginning of this day, keep us in the same with your mighty power, let us not fall this day into any sin, nor run into any kind of danger, but let all we do be ruled by you to do always what is right in your sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Other PRAYERS and THANKS may be said here.)
A PRAYER OF S. CHRYSOSTOM.
ALMIGHTY God you have given us grace at this time to ask with one mind for those things needed by us all and promise that when two or three are gathered together in your Name you will give what they ask. Give us now, Lord, what your servants long for and ask, as may be best for us, that in this world we may know your truth and in the world to come have everlasting life. Amen
2 Cor. 13. 14.
THE GRACE of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship with the Holy Spirit,
be with us all for ever. Amen.
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