The Order for Morning Prayer

The Minister shall begin the Morning Prayer by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture; all standing.

The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.

The Lord is nigh unto all who call upon him; unto all who call upon him in truth.

Give ear to my words, O God, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and my God; for unto thee will I pray.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found; call ye upon him while he is near.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of my for I am meek and lowly of heart; and ye shall and rest unto your souls.

Then the Minister shall say:

Beloved, in the Lord, we have again assembled together as the disciples of Jesus Christ, to render thanks to God for all his mercies; to confess our manifold transgressions; to renew our good resolutions; and to recommend ourselves and all our concerns to the care of our heavenly Father. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Put your trust in him, and you shall not be disappointed. With humble and contrite hearts let us approach the throne of heavenly grace.

The Minister shall then say the following Prayer; all reverently bowing down or kneeling, and the People responding with Amen.

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all men, trusting in thy loving-kindness and tender mercy, we come into thy Holy Presence, and bring to thee our devout offerings. Purify us, we beseech thee, from all guile; unite us to one another in the bonds of love and peace; pour down upon us thy spiritual gifts, and grant us every blessing in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Then the Lord’s Prayer, to be said by Minister and the People.

Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then the Minister shall say:

O Lord, open thou our lips;

People. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Here, all standing, the Minister shall say:

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only Wise God;

People. Be honor and glory through Jesus Christ, for ever and ever.

Minister. Praise ye the Lord.

People. The Lord’s name be praised.

Then shall be sung the following, or some other Anthem; all standing.

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 hands 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 people with his truth.

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be, world without end. Amen.

Then may be read one of the Psalms, taken from the SELECTIONS; and at the end of every Psalm may be sung the Gloria Patri.

Then shall be read the First Lesson, taken out of the Old Testament. ¶ NOTE that before every Lesson the Minister shall say, Here beginneth such a Chapter or Verse of such a, Chapter, of such a Book; and after every Lesson, Here endeth the First, or the Second Lesson,. Then shall be sung an Anthem, or some Hymn of Praise. On days when the Lord’s Supper to celebrated the following Hymn, called Gloria in Excelsis may be sung; all standing.

Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. O God, through thy only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Through him that taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Through him that taketh away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Through him that sitteth at the right hand of God the Father,have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy ; thou only art the Lord; thou only in Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in thy glory, O God our Father. Amen.

Then shall be read the Second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament.

After that shall be sung the following Psalm, or a Hymn, unannounced.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us: and show us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;

That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad: for thou shalt guide the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our God, shall give us his blessing.

God shall bless us: and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

Then the Minister shall say:

The Lord be with you;

People. And with thy spirit.

Minister. Let us pray.

[All reverently bowing the head or devoutly kneeling.]

Here the Minister may offer prayer in his own words, or read the Litany; or the Service may proceed as follows:

Minister. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;

People. And grant us thy salvation.

Minister. O God, make clean our hearts within us;

People. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

Then shall be said the Collects and Prayers following; the People responding with Amen.

The Collect for Peace.

O God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Grant us, thy servants, we humbly beseech thee, that peace which the world can neither give nor take away; that we, who in all our dangers rely on thy goodness, may under thy fatherly protection be defended against all adversities, and evermore rejoice in thy blessed service, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Collect for Grace.

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that which is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the following Prayers and Intercessions.

For the President and Civil Authorities.

O Lord, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the Universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favor to behold and bless thy servant the President of the United States, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: endue them plentifully with heavenly gifts: grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and after this life to attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Christian Church

Almighty, and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift; Send down upon all Ministers of the gospel, and upon all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O God, for thy great love in Jesus Christ. Amen.

For all Conditions of Men.

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for the good estate of the Church Universal; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those who are any ways afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for thy mercy’s sake in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

General Thanksgiving, to be said by Minister and People.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall be sung a Hymn.

After the Sermon the offerings of the people shall be made. Then a Hymn shall be sung by Choir and Congregation; and after that, the Minister shall say the following:

Concluding Prayer and Benediction.

Almighty God, who least given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee, and hast especially encouraged us by thy beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to make known unto thee our stumble requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

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