Jun 7, 2020

PRAYER AT MORNING




MORNING PRAYER


Opening Words

O Word of God, open my lips;
and my mouth will proclaim your praise.
Praise be to God̶̶—Holy, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One.
God's most holy Name be praised.

O God, make speed to save us.
Make haste to help us, O God.



Prayer Of Preparation

Almighty and Loving 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;
through Christ our Reconciler and Redeemer.
Amen.


Morning Song  

Psalm 95
O come, let us sing to God;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into God's presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise with songs of praise!
the great Ruler, above all gods.
O God, in your hands are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks are yours.
Yours is the sea, for you made it,
the dry land as well, for your hands formed it.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before YHWH, our Maker.
For you are our God,
and we are the people you shepherd,
the flock under your care.
(Priests for Equality—The Inclusive Bible)


Collect For Guidance

O God, our God, in you we live and move and have our being: 
We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, 
that in all the cares and occupations of our life 
we may not forget you, 
but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; 
through Christ Jesus our Reconciler and Redeemer. 
Amen.


Prayer For Justice

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit 
may so move every human heart 
and especially the hearts of the people of this land, 
that barriers which divide us may crumble, 
suspicions disappear, 
and hatreds cease; 
that our divisions being healed, 
we may live in justice and peace; 
through Jesus Christ our Reconciler and Redeemer. 
Amen.


Prayer 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 the might of Jesus Christ our Reconciler and Redeemer. 
Amen.



Prayer For All Humankind

O God, you made us in your own image 
and redeemed us in your steadfast love unchanging: 
Look with compassion on the whole human family; 
take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; 
break down the walls that separate us; 
unite us in bonds of love; 
and work through our struggle and confusion 
to accomplish your purposes on earth; 
that, in your good time, all nations and races 
may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; 
through Jesus Christ our Reconciler and Redeemer. 
Amen.


Prayer For All Animals

You created us and placed us on the earth
to be stewards of all living things,
thus, we proclaim the glory of our Creator, saying:
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
Blessed are you, O God of the Universe; you create the animals
and give us the ability to train them to help us in our work.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
Blessed are you, O God of the Universe;
you give us food from animals to replenish our energies.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
Blessed are you, O God of the Universe; for the sake of our comfort
you give us domestic animals as companions.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
Blessed are you, O God of the Universe; you care for us
even as you care for the birds of the air.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
Blessed are you, O God of the Universe;
you offered your Only Begotten One to redeem and reconcile all.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
In your Beloved and Anointed One
You willed that we should be called your children.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
For when Christ Jesus was raised on high
he drew all creation unto You.
O God, how wonderful are the works of your hands.
So, bless, O God, the animals, both wild and domesticated
and fill our hearts with thanksgiving for their being.
Amen.


Prayer For The Earth

The earth and everything on it,
the world and all who live in it,
belong to to you, O God.
You are all powerful and present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace. 
Amen.


The Prayer Of Jesus

Abba God in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
May your realm come;
may your will be done 
on earth as it is in heaven:
Give us today
all that we need to be faithful and well.
And forgive us our wrongdoing,
[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]
as we forgive those
who have been harmful or hurting.
You do not put us to the test,
but you free us from evil.
For to you is all glory, honor, and praise,
now and forevermore.
Amen.


Closing Words

May God bless you and keep you.
May God's radiant face shine upon you, 
and be gracious to you.
May God look kindly upon you, 
and give you peace.
Amen.

Blessed is God
and blessed is God's Kin-Dom
now and forevermore.
Amen.