|The Book of Common Prayer|
THE ORDER FOR
MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER
DAILY TO BE SAID AND USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Morning and Evening Prayer shall be used in the accustomed place of the
Church, Chapel, or Chancel; except it shall be otherwise determined by
the Ordinary of the place And the Chancels shall remain as they have done
in times past.
REQUESTS FOR THE PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION
THE ORDER FOR
DAILY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
At the beginning of Morning Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice some one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.
These sentences, of Scripture may be used at the beginning of Morning Prayer at the Great Festivals.
Christmas-day and seven days after.
Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord. St Luke ii. 11.
Easter-day and seven days after.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. St Luke xxiv. 34.
Ascension-day and seven days after.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in. Psalm xxiv. 7.
Or, We have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. iv. 14, 16.
Whitsunday and six days after.
When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them: and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. Acts ii. 1-4.
DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me:
The exhortation, Dearly beloved brethren, except on occasions specified by the Bishop, may be omitted, or may be abbreviated as follows:
Dearly beloved brethren, I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart’ and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me;
Or the following may be said instead,
Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.
A general Confession to be said of the whole Congregation after the Minister, all kneeling.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, We have offended against thy holy laws, We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, And we have done those things which we ought not to have done, And there is no health in us: But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders; Spare thou them,O God, which confess their faults, Restore thou them that are penitent, According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord: And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
The Absolution or Remission of sins to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing: the people still kneeling.
ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live; and hath given power and commandment to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The people shall answer here, and at the end of all other prayers,
Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord’s Prayer with an audible voice: the people also kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.
OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Then likewise he shall say,
LORD, open thou our lips.
Here, all standing up, the Priest shall say,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
shall be said or sung this Psalm following: Except on Easter-day, upon
which another Anthem is appointed: and on the nineteenth day of every
month it is not to be read here, but in the ordinary course of the Psalms.
|The Easter Anthems may be used for seven days after Easter.|
VENITE, EXULTEMUS DOMINO.
COME, let us sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength
of our salvation.
Then shall follow the Psalms in order as they be appointed. And at the end of every Psalm throughout the year, and likewise in the end of Benedicite, Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc dimittis, shall be repeated,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
Then shall be read distinctly with an audible voice the First Lesson, taken out of the Old Testament as is appointed in the Kalendar: Except there be proper Lessons assigned for that day: He that readeth so standing and turning himself, as he may best be heard of all such as are present. And after that shall be said or sung, in English, the Hymn called Te Deum Laudamus, daily throughout the year.
Note that before every Lesson ‘the Minister shall say, Here beginneth such a Chapter, or Verse of such a Chapter, of such a Book: And after every Lesson, Here endeth the First, or the Second Lesson.
TB DEUM LAUDAMUS.
praise the, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
Or this Canticle,
BENEDICITE, OMNIA OPERA.
O ALL ye Works of the
Lord, bless ye the Lord : praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Then shall be read in like manner the Second Lesson, taken out of Then the New Testament. And after that the Hymn following: Except when that shall happen to be read in the Chapter for the day, or for the Gospel on Saint John Baptist's Day.
be the Lard Gad of’ Israel : for he hath visited, and redeemed his
Or this Psalm,
BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness, and
come before his presence with a song.
Then shall be sung or said the Apostles’ Creed, by the Minister and the people standing: Except only such days as the Creed of Saint Athanasius is appointed to be read.
I BELIEVE in God the Father
Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice,
Then the Minister, Clerks, and people shall say the Lord’s Prayer with a loud voice.
OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Then the Priest standing up shall say,
O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
Then shall follow three Collects: The first of the day, which shall be the same that is appointed at the Communion: The second for Peace: The third for Grace to live well. And the two last Collects shall never alter, but daily be said at Morning Prayer throughout all the year, as followeth, all kneeling.
The Second 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.
The Third 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 may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In Quires and Places where they sing here followeth the Anthem.
Then these five Prayers following are to be read here: Except when the Litany is read; and then Only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.
A Prayer for the King’s Majesty.
O LORD our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth: Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE, and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly .gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies, and finally after this life he may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Royal Family.
ALMIGHTY God, the fountain
of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless our gracious Queen Mary,
Alexandra the Queen Mother, Edward Prince of Wales, and
all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with
thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to
thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The following Prayer may be said at Morning Prayer, for the King, the Royal Family, the Ministers of the Crown, the Parliament (when in session), and those in authority, instead of the Prayers For the King’s Majesty, For the Royal Family, and For the High Court of Parliament; but always either the following Prayer, or those above noted, shall be used; together with the Prayer for the Clergy and People, the Prayer of St Chrysostom, and the Grace,unless the Litany be said.
O LORD God of our fathers, who rulest the nations of the earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE, that he may alway incline to thy will and walk in thy way; and together with him bless our gracious Queen Mary, Alexandra the Queen Mother, Edward Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family. Endue with wisdom the Ministers of the Crown, [the High Court of Parliament at this time assembled *,] and those who are set in authority over us, that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for the Clergy and People.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels: Send down upon our Bishops and Curates, and all 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 of Saint Chrysostom.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting Amen.
2 Corinthians xiii.
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy host, be with us all evermore. Amen.
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