The Order for
daily throughout the year
I will arise
and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against
heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. St. Luke
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, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying with me:
A general Confession.
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.
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.
Priest. O Lord,
open thou our lips.
Then shall be said or sung
Venite, Exultemus Domino
O come, let us
sing unto the Lord :
Let us come
before his presence with thanksgiving :
For the Lord is
a great God :
In his hand are
all the corners of the earth :
The sea is his,
and he made it :
O come, let us
worship and fall down :
For he is the
Lord our God :
To day if ye
will hear his voice, harden not your hearts :
fathers tempted me :
long was I grieved with this generation, and said :
Unto whom I
sware in my wrath :
Glory be to the
Father, and to the Son :
As it was in
the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
Then shall follow the Psalms in order as they be appointed.
And at the end of every Psalm throughout the year
Glory be to the
Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
Then shall be read the First Lesson, taken out of the Old Testament
And after that shall be said or sung,theTe Deum Laudamus,
Note that before every Lesson the reader shall say,
Te Deum Laudamus
We praise thee,
O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
Then shall be read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament.
O 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.
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in
God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling:
Lord be with you.
Then the people shall say the Lord's Prayer with a loud voice.
The Lord's Prayer
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,
Priest. O Lord,
shew thy mercy upon us.
The Collect for the 3rd Sunday after Easter
Father, who in Thy great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the
risen Lord: give us such knowledge of His presence with us, that we may be
strengthened and sustained by His risen life and serve Thee continually in
righteousness and truth; through Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever.
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.
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.
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.
Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer throughout the Year.
Text from The
Book of Common Prayer, the rights in which are vested in the Crown,
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