Morning Prayer, Rite I (Sunday, May 3, 2020)


Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.    Psalm 118:24 Confession of Sin (together); BCP Page 41 Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. Officiant and People together 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. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, spare thou those 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 Leader The Almighty and merciful Lord grant us absolution and remission of all our sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen. The Invitatory and Psalter OfficiantO Lord, open thou our lips.PeopleAnd our mouth shall show forth thy praise.Leader and People Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia. The Lord is risen indeed: O come, let us adore him. Alleluia. Venite Psalm 95:1-7 (together) 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 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 peoples with his truth. Jubilate     Psalm 100 (together) 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. Psalm 23, Dominus regit me 1 The Lord is my shepherd; * I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures * and leads me beside still waters. 3 He revives my soul * and guides me along right pathways for his Name's sake. 4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; * for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; * you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over. 6 Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, * and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. The Lessons A Reading from the Book of Acts 2:42-47 (Todd or Edwina) Those who had been baptized devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. The Epistle, 1 Peter 2:19-25 (Todd or Edwina) It is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, what credit is that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God's approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. The Song of Mary, Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55 My soul doth magnify the Lord, *     and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For he hath regarded *     the lowliness of his handmaiden. For behold from henceforth *     all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath magnified me, *     and holy is his Name. And his mercy is on them that fear him *     throughout all generations. He hath showed strength with his arm; *     he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *     and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things, *     and the rich he hath sent empty away. He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel, *     as he promised to our forefathers,     Abraham and his seed for ever. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *     as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. The Gospel According to John 10:1-10 Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” The Song of Simeon, Nunc dimittis, Luke 2:29-32 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, *     according to thy word; For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, *     which thou hast prepared before the face of all people, To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *     and to be the glory of thy people Israel. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *     as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Glory be to God Gloria in Excelsis Glory be to God on high,     and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee,     we worship thee,     we glorify thee,     we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,     that takest away the sins of the world,     have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world,     receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,     have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ,     with the Holy Ghost,     art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. We Praise Thee Te Deum laudamus We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud, the Heavens and all the Powers therein. To thee Cherubim and Seraphim continually do cry: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;     Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the apostles praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee. The noble army of martyrs praise thee. The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,     the Father, of an infinite majesty,     thine adorable, true, and only Son,     also the Holy Ghost the Comforter. Thou art the King of glory, O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, thou didst humble thyself to be born of a Virgin. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge.     We therefore pray thee, help thy servants,     whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.     Make them to be numbered with thy saints,     in glory everlasting. The Apostles' Creed (together) 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. The Prayers OfficiantThe Lord be with you.PeopleAnd with thy spirit.OfficiantLet us pray. Leader and People 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. Suffrage A V.    O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; R.    And grant us thy salvation. V.    Endue thy ministers with righteousness; R.    And make thy chosen people joyful. V.    Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; R.    For only in thee can we live in safety. V.    Lord, keep this nation under thy care; R.    And guide us in the way of justice and truth. V.    Let thy way be known upon earth; R.    Thy saving health among all nations. V.    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; R.    Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. V.    Create in us clean hearts, O God; R.    And sustain us with your Holy Spirit. The Collect of the Day O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. A Collect for Sundays O God, who makest us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of thy Son our Lord: Grant us this day such blessing through our worship of thee, that the days to come may be spent in thy favor; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for Peace 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 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 we, being ordered by thy governance, may do always what is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A Collect for Guidance O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget thee, but may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Intercessions and thanksgivings may follow: · We pray for those whom we’ve lost to COVID-19 to date and their families who are grieving; · We pray for all essential workers; we acknowledge and pray for all of our grocery store workers, delivery men/women, postal and sanitation workers and their families; · Pray for all who are suffering from an illness or are in need of prayer · In thanksgiving for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries the week of May 3 – 9 The General Thanksgiving (together) Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness 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 supplication unto thee; and hast promised through thy well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name thou wilt be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen. Then may be said Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia. Alleluia Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia The Leader concludes: Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21

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