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Morning Prayer
The Revd Philip Cochrane
The Revd Philip Cochrane
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Celtic style Morning Prayer during Easter

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


In your resurrection, O Christ,
All   let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.


This or another prayer of thanksgiving may be said


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.
All   Blessed be God for ever.

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life;
to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Call: Who is it that you seek?
Response: We seek the Lord our God.


Call: Do you seek Him with all your heart?
Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Call: Do you seek Him with all your soul?
Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Call: Do you seek Him with all your mind?
Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy.


Call: Do you seek Him with all your strength?
Response: Amen. Christ, have mercy.


DECLARATION OF FAITH

To whom shall we go?
You have the words of eternal life,
and we have believed and have come to know
that You are the Holy One of God.
Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ,
King of endless glory.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING(S)
The readings may be followed by a reflection

THE PRAYERS
Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession may be offered. These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy (or) Lord, hear us.
hear our prayer Lord, graciously hear us.

LORD’S PRAYER
Rejoicing in God’s new creation, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and for ever.
Amen.


- The New Zealand Book of Prayer


CANTICLE

Christ, as a light illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield overshadow me.
Christ under me;
Christ over me;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.

This day be within and without me,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;
in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.

This day be within and without me,
lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light;
Christ as a shield;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.

THE CONCLUSION

May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life.
All   Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia.
All   Thanks be to God. Alleluia.