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A Simple Order of Morning Prayer in Holy Week

O Lord open our lips,

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

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.

Silent prayer/reflection on the coming day.

Lord Jesus, you transformed the tree of the cross

into the tree of our salvation.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you suffered for us, leaving us an example

that we might walk in your ways. Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you embraced the wood of the cross, burdened with our sins,

that dead to sin we might live in your peace. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

The Salvator Mundi Jesus, Saviour of the world, come to us in your mercy:

we look to you to save and help us.

By your cross and your life laid down, you set your people free:

we look to you to save and help us.

When they were ready to perish, you saved your disciples:

we look to you to come to our help.

In the greatness of your mercy, loose us from our chains,

forgive the sins of all your people.

Make yourself known as our Saviour and mighty deliverer.

save and help us that we may praise you.

Come now and dwell with us, Lord Christ Jesus: hear our prayer and be with us always.

And when you come in your glory: make us to be one with you

and to share the life of your kingdom.

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.

Jesus, Saviour of the world, come to us in your mercy:

we look to you to save and help us.

A Bible Reading is read

The Benedictus

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel

for he has come to his people and set them free.

The Lord 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 who hate us.

To show mercy to our forebears 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 before him 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 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.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Prayers

Various prayers are offered for:

The Church The World

The Local Community Those in particular need

The Lord’s Prayer is said.

The Collect for the Day

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh

and to suffer death upon the cross:

grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,

and also, be made partakers of his resurrection, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Or on Good Friday:

Almighty Father,

look with mercy on this your family

for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed

and given up into the hands of sinners and to suffer death upon the cross.

who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The second collect, for peace.

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,

to know you is eternal life,

to serve you is perfect freedom:

defend us in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in your protection, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The third collect, for grace.

Eternal God and Father,

by your power we are created

and by your love we are redeemed: guide and strengthen us by your Spirit, that we may give ourselves to you

in love and service of one another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.

A Simple Order of Morning Prayer in Eastertide

O Lord open our lips,

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Most glorious Lord of life,

whose Son Jesus Christ conquered death and rose victorious from the grave:

may we walk in his company,

hear the mystery of the Scriptures unfold to us, and, with burning hearts, know his presence

in the breaking of the bread,

for our Saviour is risen indeed – Alleluia!

Blessed be God for ever.

The Easter Anthems

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who sleep.

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us so let us celebrate the feast,

Not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness

but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ once raised from the dead dies no more death has no more dominion over him.

In dying he died to sin once for all in living he lives to God.

See yourselves therefore as dead to sin and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead the first fruits of those who sleep.

For as by man came death

by man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die

even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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.

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who sleep.

A Bible Reading is read

The Benedictus

God has raised Christ Jesus from the dead, so that we have a sure hope in him. Alleluia!

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel

for he has come to his people and set them free.

The Lord 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 who hate us.

To show mercy to our forebears 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 before him 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 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.

God has raised Christ Jesus from the dead, so that we have a sure hope in him. Alleluia!

Prayers

Various prayers are offered for:

The Church The World

The Local Community Those in particular need

The Lord’s Prayer is said.

The Collect for the Day is said or

Almighty Father,

who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord:

give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained

by his risen life

and serve you continually in righteousness and truth.

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The second collect, for peace.

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,

to know you is eternal life,

to serve you is perfect freedom:

defend us in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in your protection, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The third collect, for grace.

Eternal God and Father,

by your power we are created

and by your love we are redeemed: guide and strengthen us by your Spirit, that we may give ourselves to you

in love and service of one another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.