THE ORDER FOR MORNING PRAYER.

Jeremiah 31:33 "This is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Ezekiel 36:25 "I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 "Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from you and give you a heart of flesh. 27 "And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  

 
Let us stand and sing our opening Hymn #178 God Himself Is With Us

1. God himself is with us; Let us now adore him,
And with awe appear before him;
God is here within us; Soul, in silence fear him,
Humbly, fervently draw near him.
Now his own, who have known
God in worship lowly,
Yield their spirits wholly.

2. Come, abide within me; Let my soul, like Mary,
Be a living sanctuary.
Come, indwelling Spirit, With transfigured splendor;
Love and honor will I render.
Where I go, here below,
Let me bow before thee,
Know thee and adore thee. Amen

 
Call To General Confession

DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moves us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with a 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 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,

 
Please kneel


{Silent confession}
 
Let us pray
 
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 those, O God, who confess their faults.
Restore thou those who are penitent;
According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus 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.

 
The Declaration of Absolution, or Remission of Sins

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, 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 pardons and absolves all those who 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. Amen.

 
Let us Pray

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 
O Lord, open thou our lips
And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Please Stand

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.



Praise ye the Lord.
The Lord’s Name be praised.
Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord fills the world
O come let us adore Him. Alleluia.

 
Let us say the Venite together responsively

Venite, exultemus Domino.
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 corners of the earth; and the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and 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 the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

 
GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 
Let us read psalm 139 responsively

Psalm 139:1 O Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me.

2 Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar.

3 Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, And art intimately acquainted with all my ways.

4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, Thou dost know it all.

5 Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, And laid Thy hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

7 Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence?

8 If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there.

9 If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,

10 Even there Thy hand will lead me, And Thy right hand will hold on to me.

 
GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 
Please be seated


Epistle Reading

Here ends the Epistle.
Thanks be to God

 
Let us stand and sing together our Gospel Hymn #317 Spirit Divine Attend Our Prayers

1. Spirit divine, attend our prayers,
And make this house thy home;
Descend with all thy gracious pow’rs,
O come, great Spirit, come.

2. Come as the dove, and spread thy wings,
The wings of peaceful love;
And let thy Church on earth become
Blest as the Church above. Amen

 
Please be seated

 
Gospel Reading

The Gospel is written…
Glory be to thee O Lord

The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise be to thee O Christ

 
Please stand and let us say the Jubilate Deo together responsively

                      Jubilate Deo. Psalm c.
O BE joyful in the LORD, all ye lands: serve the LORD with gladness, and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the LORD he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

For the LORD is gracious, his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth from generation to generation.


GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 
Christian, what is it that you believe?

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
    And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
    I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.


 
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Let us stand and sing our Sermon Hymn #476 Breathe On Me Breath Of God

1. Breathe on me, Breath of God;
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what thou dost love,
And do what thou wouldst do.

2. Breathe on me, Breath of God;
‘Til I am wholly thine,
‘Til all this earthly part of me
Glows with thy fire divine. Amen

 
Sermon

 
Prayers and Collects

The Lord be with you.
And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.


Please Kneel

 
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us.
 And grant us thy salvation
O God, make clean our hearts within us.
 And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

 
The Collect of the Day (Pentecost)

O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Savior, who lives and reigns with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

 
A Collect for Peace.
Let us silently pray for God’s protection amid any circumstance or outward situation that threatens us or seek our harm

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 defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Collect for Grace
Let us silently pray for God’s grace amid any temptation or spiritual struggle that we are facing

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, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
A Prayer for The President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority.
Let us silently pray for the President of the United States and for all our civil leaders

O LORD our Governor, whose glory is in all the world; We commend this nation to thy merciful care, that being guided by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and to all in Authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness; and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in thy fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.


A Prayer for our Nation in this time of Sickness
Let us silently pray for our nation and all those impacted by the Corona virus

O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succor. Deliver us, our nation, and all those around the world threatened by this Virus; give strength, skill, and thy divine protection to all those who minister to the sick; deliver and protect our elderly and all who are at high risk; give wisdom, courage, and direction to our leaders and healthcare experts and let thy hand guide their every response to this illness; prosper the means made use of for the cure and reduced spread of this virus; and grant that perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
A Prayer for the Clergy and People
Let us silently pray for the clergy and the congregations of our communion

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon our Bishops, and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 
A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.
Let us silently pray for the various needs and conditions of all mankind (especially for the conversion of unbelievers and for the spiritual health of the Universal Church)

O GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; [*especially….] we pray for these and all others that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities; giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

 
A General Thanksgiving.
Let us silently thank God for all His many blessings and His goodness to us 

Please join with me in offering our prayer of thanksgiving together in unison

ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies,
we thine unworthy servants,
do give thee most humble and hearty thanks
for all thy goodness and lovingkindness
to us and to all men;

We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life;
but above all,
for thine inestimable 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 beseech thee,
give us that due sense of all thy mercies,
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful;
and that we show forth thy praise,
not only with our lips,
but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to thy service,
and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

 
A Prayer of St. 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.

 
Let us stand and sing together our Closing Hymn #482 Come Down O Love Divine

1. Come down, O love divine,
Seek thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with thine own ardor glowing.
O Comforter, draw near;
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

2. And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the pow’r of human telling;
For none can guess its grace,
‘Til he becomes the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling. Amen

 
Let us now kneel to receive the blessing of the Lord God

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

 
Here ends the Order of Morning Prayer