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Morning Prayer, Rite II (Sunday, July 26, 2020)

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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.    Psalm 19:14

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

Officiant Lord, open thou our lips.

People 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. Jubilate Psalm 100 (together)

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *     serve the Lord with gladness     and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *     he himself has made us, and we are his;     we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; *     give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; *     and his faithfulness endures from age to age.


THE APPOINTED PSALM AND LESSONS

Psalm 119:129-136, Mirabilia (together)

129 Your decrees are wonderful; * therefore I obey them with all my heart.

130 When your word goes forth it gives light; * it gives understanding to the simple.

131 I open my mouth and pant; * I long for your commandments.

132 Turn to me in mercy, * as you always do to those who love your Name.

133 Steady my footsteps in your word; * let no iniquity have dominion over me.

134 Rescue me from those who oppress me, * and I will keep your commandments.

135 Let your countenance shine upon your servant * and teach me your statutes.

136 My eyes shed streams of tears, * because people do not keep your law.


The First Lesson (OLD TESTAMENT) 1 Kings 3:5-12

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I should give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?”


It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.”

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


10 The Second Song of Isaiah Quaerite Dominum , Isaiah 55:6-11

Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; *     call upon him when he draws near. Let the wicked forsake their ways *     and the evil ones their thoughts; And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have compassion, *     and to our God, for he will richly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, *     nor your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, *     so are my ways higher than your ways,     and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as rain and snow fall from the heavens *     and return not again, but water the earth, Bringing forth life and giving growth, *     seed for sowing and bread for eating, So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; *     it will not return to me empty; But it will accomplish that which I have purposed, *     and prosper in that for which I sent it.