Morning and Evening Prayer in Eastertide

MORNING PRAYER

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.   In your resurrection O Christ,

Let Heaven and earth rejoice.  Alleluia!

 

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,

to you be praise and glory for ever.

As once you ransomed your people from Egypt, and led them to freedom in the promised land, so now you have delivered us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.  May we, the first fruits of your new creation, rejoice in this new day you have made and praise you for your mighty acts.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,

so may the light of your presence, O God,

set our hearts on fire with love for you;

now and for ever.   Amen.

 

Read a psalm and a passage from the Bible

 

The Lord is risen from the tomb who for our sakes hung upon the tree.  Alleluia!

The Benedictus:

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, who has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, born of the house of his servant David.  Through his holy prophets God promised of old to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us, to show mercy to our ancestors, and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:  to set us free from the hands of our enemies, Free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.  And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,  for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, To give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of all their sins.  In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace. Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now  and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Finish with prayers for the world, the church, the parish and those in need. 

Then The Lord’s Prayer and The Grace.

EVENING PRAYER

O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make haste to help us.  In your resurrection, O Christ, let heaven and earth rejoice.  Alleluia!

 

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,

to you be glory and praise for ever.

From the deep waters of death you brought your people to new birth by raising your Son to life in triumph.  Through hum dark death has been destroyed and radiant life is everywhere restored.  As you call us out of darkness into this marvellous light may our lives reflect his glory, and our lips repeat the endless song.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come down upon us

to cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing your praise now and for ever.  Amen.

 

Read a psalm and a passage from the Bible

 

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.  Alleluia!

The Magnificat:

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour;

he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

From this day all generations will call me blessed; 

the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.  He has mercy on those who fear him, from generation to generation.  He has shown strength with his arm and has scattered the proud in their conceit, casting down the mighty from their thrones and lifting up the lowly.

He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty. He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, to remember his promise of mercy,

The promise made to our ancestors, to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Finish with prayers for the world, the church, the parish and those in need. 

Then The Lord’s Prayer and The Grace.