All Souls Daily Prayer Offices

 

Morning Prayer 

the invitatory 

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.                                                           Hebrews 4: 14, 16

 

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise. 

O God, make speed to save us; 

O Lord, make haste to help us
that we may behold your power and glory.

silent confession 

praise  

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: 

O come, let us adore him.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord* 

  let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our    salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving *

  and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God *

  and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are all the depths of the earth, *

  and the heights of the hills are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it,*

  and his hands prepared the dry land.

O come, let us worship and fall down,*

  and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For he is our God,*

  and we are the people of his pasture, and the   sheep of his hand. 

Today, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts*

   as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness,

When your fathers tested me,*

   and put me to the proof, though they had seen my works.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation and said,*

“It is a people that err in their hearts, for they have not known my ways,”

Of whom I swore in my wrath*

   that they should not enter into my rest.

Psalm 95: 1-11

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting:

O come, let us adore him. 

the word of God

the daily lectionary readings and prayers are found at allsouls.com/prayer

 Psalmody 

after the reading of the psalms end with: 

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.

Scripture Reading 

end with 

The Word of the Lord

Thanks Be to God

 

the prayers

the lord’s prayer is said

 

THE SUFFRAGES

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.

Collect of the Week 

Intercessions 

after each prayer

Lord in Your Mercy

Hear our Prayer

 

the general thanksgiving 

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,

we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.

We bless you for our creation, preservation,

and all the blessings of this life;

but above all for your immeasurable love

in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,

that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service,

and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,

be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

 

the conclusion

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.

 

Midday Prayer 

 

the invitatory 

Oh God, make speed to save us;

O Lord, make haste to help us.

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. 

the canticle

I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three. Of whom all nature hath creation;eternal Father, Spirit, Word:

Praise to the Lord of my salvation, salvation is of Christ the Lord. 

AMEN.                             from St Patrick’s Breastplate

the word of god

PSALM 121

Levavi oculos

1 I will lift up my eyes unto the hills;*

from whence comes my help?

2 My help comes from the Lord,*

who has made heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot be moved,*

and he who keeps you will not sleep.

4 Behold, he who keeps Israel*

shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The Lord himself is your keeper;*

the Lord is your defense upon your right hand,

6 So that the sun shall not burn you by day,*

neither the moon by night.

7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;*

indeed, it is he who shall keep your soul.

8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in,*

from this time forth for evermore.

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.

a reading from the Daily Lectionary is read or the following: 

 "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation."

                                                         2 Corinthians 5:17-18

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God 

the prayers

O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

the lord’s prayer is said

Collect for Midday Prayer

Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his Cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection;

who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever Amen. 

thanksgivings and intercessions are offered 

after each prayer

Lord in Your Mercy

Hear our Prayer

the conclusion

May God bless the work of our hands. 

Let us bless His Name. Amen.

 

 Compline 

 

I will lay me down in peace, and take my rest; for you, LORD, only, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

The Lord almighty grans us a peaceful night And a perfect end. Amen. 

Our help is in the Name of the Lord; The maker of heaven and earth. 

 

the confession

Blessed Almighty God and Father, we confess to you,

to one another, and to the whole company of heaven,

   that we have sinned, through our own fault,

   in thought, and word, and deed,

   and in what we have left undone.

For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,

   have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins,

   and by the power of your Holy Spirit

   raise us up to serve you in newness of life,

   to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Grant to your faithful people, merciful Lord, pardon and peace; that we may be cleansed from all our sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

the word of God 

the daily lectionary readings and prayers are found at allsouls.com/prayer

Psalmody 

after the reading of the psalms end with: 

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.

 

Scripture Reading

end with 

The Word of the Lord

Thanks Be to God

the readings may are followed by this: 

The Song of Mary 

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed
The Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his name.
He has mercy on those who fear him, 
from generation to generation 
He has shown strength with his arm
and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
Casting down the mighty from their thrones 
and lifting up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things 
and sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, 
to remember his promise of mercy,
The promise made to our ancestors, 
to Abraham and his children for ever.
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. 

the prayers

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit;

For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth

Keep me, O lord, as the apple of your eye;

Hide me under the shadow of your wings.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

the lord’s prayer is said

the Collect 

Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.

Intercessions 

thanksgivings and intercessions are offered; silence may be kept and other prayers may be offered. It is appropriate that thanksgivings for the blessings of the day be offered. 

after each prayer

Lord in Your Mercy

Hear our Prayer

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

                       THE NUNC DIMITTIS

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake We may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. 

 

                                 The Song of Simeon

Lord, now let your servant depart in peace,*

according to your word.

For my eyes have seen your salvation,*

which you have prepared before the face of all people; 

To be a light to lighten the Gentiles,*

and to be the glory of your people Israel.   

LUKE 2:29-32

 

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. 

 

the conclusion 

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us, this night and evermore. Amen.