Morning Prayer, Rite II (Sunday, July 19, 2020)
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2
Confession of Sin
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbour.
Clergy and People: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Clergy: Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.
The Invitatory and Psalter
Lord, open thou our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your 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 forever. Amen. Venite Psalm 95:1-7
Come, let us sing to the Lord; * let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, * and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the caverns of the earth, * and the heights of the hills are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, * and his hands have moulded the dry land.
Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, * 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. * Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!
THE APPOINTED PSALM AND LESSONS
Psalm 86:11-17, Inclina, Domine, (read responsively)
11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; * knit my heart to you that I may fear your Name.
12 I will thank you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, * and glorify your Name forevermore.
13 For great is your love toward me; * you have delivered me from the nethermost Pit.
14 The arrogant rise up against me, O God, and a band of violent men seeks my life; * they have not set you before their eyes.
15 But you, O Lord, are gracious and full of compassion, * slow to anger, and full of kindness and truth.
16 Turn to me and have mercy upon me; * give your strength to your servant; and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a sign of your favour, so that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; * because you, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
The First Lesson (OLD TESTAMENT) – Isaiah 44:6-8
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
I am the first and I am the last; besides me, there is no god.
Who is like me? Let them proclaim it, let them declare and set it forth before me.
Who has announced from of old the things to come? Let them tell us what is yet to be.
Do not fear, or be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? You are my witnesses! Is there any god besides me? There is no other rock; I know not one.
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Canticle 9 The First Song of Isaiah Ecce, Deus Isaiah 12:2-6
Surely, it is God who saves me; * I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defence, * and he will be my Savior. Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing * from the springs of salvation. And on that day you shall say, * Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name; Make his deeds known among the peoples; * see that they remember that his Name is exalted. Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, * and this is known in all the world. Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, * for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of 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 forever. Amen.