Morning Prayer (2nd Sunday after Easter, April 19, 2020)

Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Confession of Sin (together)

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.

Silence may be kept.

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

Officiant

O Lord, open thou our lips.

People

And 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 16, Conserva me, Domine

1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; * I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, my good above all other."

2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, * upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods * shall have their troubles multiplied.

4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, * nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; * it is you who uphold my lot.

6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; * indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; * my heart teaches me, night after night.

8 I have set the Lord always before me; * because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; * my body also shall rest in hope.

10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, * nor let your holy one see the Pit.

11 You will show me the path of life; * in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

A Reading from the book of Acts 2:14a,22-32 (Edwina)