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  Prayer During the Day
from All Saints ' Day until
the day before the First Sunday of Advent
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    You have been my helper
All
  and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
   
Psalm 63.8
     
   
Praise
 
     
    A hymn, song, canticle or extempore praise or
     
    For the gift of his Spirit:
blessed be Christ.
     
    For the catholic Church:
blessed be Christ.
     
    For the means of grace:
blessed be Christ.
     
    For the hope of glory:
blessed be Christ.
     
    For the triumphs of his gospel:
blessed be Christ.
     
    For the lives of his saints:
blessed be Christ.
     
    In joy and in sorrow:
blessed be Christ.
     
    In life and in death:
blessed be Christ.
     
    Now and to the end of the ages:
blessed be Christ.
   
from A Litany of the Resurrection
     
   
The Word of God
 
     
   
Psalmody
     
    On All Saints’ Day and on any day Psalm 24.1-6
     
    (or)
     
    Sunday Psalm 2
Monday Psalm 15
Tuesday Psalm 42.1-7
Wednesday Psalm 96
Thursday Psalm 121
Friday Psalm 125
Saturday Psalm 133
     
    When Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
    Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
     
All
  Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
     
   
Short readings
 
     
    Sunday
    Whenever the living creatures give glory and honour and thanks to the one who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall before the one who is seated on the throne and worship the one who lives for ever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing, 'You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.'
   
Revelation 4.9-end
     
    Monday
    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
   
Philippians 4.4-7
     
    Tuesday
    You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
   
Hebrews 12.22-24
     
    Wednesday
    Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see ‘the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven’ with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
   
Matthew 24.30,31
     
    Thursday
    The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
   
Ephesians 4.11-13
     
    Friday
    Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
   
Hebrews 12.1,2
     
    Saturday
    Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who
lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
   
Daniel 12.2,3
     
    Or, on any day from All Saints to Advent
    Our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
   
Philippians 3.20
     
   
Response
 
     
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
     
    Blessed are the poor in spirit,
All
  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
   
Matthew 5.3
     
   
Prayers
 
     
    Prayers may include these concerns:
     
    The saints on earth, that they may live as citizens of heaven
    All people, that they may hear and believe the word of God
    All who fear the winter months
    All sovereigns and political leaders, that they may imitate the righteous rule of Christ
    All who grieve or wait with the dying
     
    A form of prayer can be found here.
     
    The Collect of the day or the following prayer is said
     
    Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening
into the house and gate of heaven,
to enter that gate and dwell in that house,
where there shall be no darkness nor dazzling,
      but one equal light;
no noise nor silence, but one equal music;
no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession;
no ends or beginnings, but one equal eternity;
in the habitations of your glory and dominion,
world without end..
All
  Amen.
   
Eric Milner-White (1963)
after John Donne (1631)
     
    The Lord's Prayer is said.
     
   
The Conclusion
 
     
    May God give us grace to follow the saints in glory.
All
  Amen.
     
The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2004
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