Morning and Evening Prayer in Ordinary Time

MORNING PRAYER IN ORDINARY TIME

 

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

 

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

 

Shine on us O God, who dwell in darkness, and guide us into the way of peace.

 

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 these words:

 

The Lord bless us and preserve us from all evil, and keep us in eternal life.   Amen

 

Let us bless the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

EVENING PRAYER IN ORDINARY TIME

 

O God, make speed to save us. O Lord, make haste to help us. 

 

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

 

You have looked with favour on your lowly servant, from this day all generations shall call her blessed.

 

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.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.  Amen

Let us bless the Lord.  Thanks be to God.