Jan 12, 2020


(General Liturgy, Brief Form)

O God, open our lips;
and our mouth shall declare your praise.
O God, make haste to deliver us.
Make haste to help us, O God.

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name.

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One: grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Glory be to you, O God, Blessed and Holy Trinity, as it was in the beginning, is now and shall be forevermore.

For Morning

Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you that you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day. Keep us from falling into sin or running into danger; order us in all our doings; and guide us to do always what is right in your eyes; O God, our Rock and our Redeemer.

For Evening

Loving God, you have supported us all the day long of this troublous life, until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in your mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Collect for Grace.

0 God, by whom we are guided in judgment, and who raises up for us light in the darkness: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us to do; that your Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and in your straight path we may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Collect for Peace

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through your Beloved and Anointed One. Amen.

Petitions and Intercessions

O God, the creator and preserver of all life, we humbly pray for all sorts and conditions of people and your creation; that you would be pleased to make your ways known to all, your saving health to all nations. More especially we pray for your holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by your good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in the unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to your benevolent goodness all those who are in any ways afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or spirit; that it may please You to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and the wholeness of healing out in all their afflictions, through your Beloved and Anointed One. Amen.

For the Church and Its Clergy and Ministry

O Almighty God, who in a time of great need raised up your servants John and Charles Wesley, and by your Spirit inspired them to kindle a flame of sacred love which leaped and ran, an inextinguishable blaze: Grant, we ask you, that all those whose hearts have been warmed at these altar fires, being continually refreshed by your grace, may be so devoted that, in this our time of great need, your will may fully and effectively be done on earth as it is in heaven; through your Beloved and Anointed One.

Prayer of Saint Francis

O God, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled
as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

Closing Prayer

God be in my head, and, in my understanding.
God be in my eyes, and in my looking.
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking.
God be in my heart, and in my thinking.
God be at my end, and at my departing.

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