O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Reveal among us the light of your presence
that we may behold your power and glory.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Alleluia, to us a child is born:
O come, let us adore him.
Blessed are you, Sovereign God of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
In your tender compassion
the dawn from on high is breaking upon us
to dispel the lingering shadows of night.
As we look for your coming among us this day, open
our eyes to behold your presence
and strengthen our hands to do your will,
that the world may rejoice and give you praise.
for morning prayer:
The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.
Silence is kept
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever.
73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me;*
O give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.
74 Those who fear you will be glad when they see me,*
because I have put my trust in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right,*
and that in your faithfulness you have caused me to be afflicted.
76 O let your merciful kindness be my comfort,*
according to your word to your servant.
77 O let your loving mercies come to me, that I may live,*
for your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be put to shame, for they go about wickedly to destroy me; *
but I will meditate on your commandments.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me,*
even those who know your testimonies.
80 O let my heart be sound in your statutes,*
that I may never be put to shame.
81 My soul has longed for your salvation,*
and I have a good hope because of your word.
82 My eyes long sorely for your word,*
saying, "O when will you comfort me?"
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,*
yet I do not forget your statutes.
84 How many are the days of your servant?*
When will you execute judgment on those who persecute me?
85 The proud have dug pits for me;*
they do not walk after your law.
86 All your commandments are true.*
They persecute me falsely; O Lord, be my help.
87 They had almost made an end of me on earth,*
but I have not forsaken your commandments.
88 O revive me with your loving-kindness,*
and so shall I keep the testimonies of your mouth.
15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen—16 just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17 And the LORD said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. 20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?’—22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
O Lord, show your mercy upon us;
And grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide those who govern us;
And lead us in the way of justice and truth.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
And let your people sing with joy.
O Lord, save your people;
And bless your inheritance.
Give peace in our time, O Lord;
And defend us by your mighty power.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And take not your Holy Spirit from us.
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
thanksgivings and intercessions are offered including prayers for: Dcn. Rob & Tammy Lewis / Elizabeth & Bob Roberts / Peter & Jenna Walhout
after each intercession
Lord in Your Mercy
Hear our Prayer
for morning prayer:
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
for during the day:
Go before us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally, through your mercy, obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
at the conclusion of Evening Prayer
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.