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Daily Prayer for Year One : Easter Week-Saturday 
 Easter Season:   27-April-2019
Psalm 145:1– 21
Isaiah 25:1– 9
Acts 4:13– 21
John 16:16– 33

The Officiant begins the service with one or more of these sentences of Scripture.

Easter Week
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

Confession of Sin

Most merciful God,
I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. I am truly sorry and I humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on me and forgive me; that I may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen


The Invitatory and Psalter
Officiant:   Lord, open our lips.
People:     And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen   Alleluia

Then follows one of the Invitatory Psalm, Venite, or Jubilate

Venite
Psalm 95:1-7

Come, let us sing to the Lord;
   let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
   and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God,
   and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of the earth,
   and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
   and his hands have molded the dry land.
Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee,
   and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
    Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

The following Antiphon may be sung or said with the Invitatory Psalm

Easter Season, including Ascension Day and the Day of Pentecost

On this day the Lord has acted; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24


The Lessons

*At the end of the Psalms is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

*After each Lesson the Reader may say
Officiant : The Word of the Lord.
Response : Thanks be to God.


Psalm 145

(1) I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. (2) Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. (3) Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. (4) One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.

(5) They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. (6) They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. (7) They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. (8) The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

(9) The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. (10) All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you. (11) They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, (12) so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

(13) Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. (14) The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. (15) The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. (16) You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

(17) The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. (18) The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. (19) He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. (20) The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

(21) My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

Isaiah 25

(1) O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. (2) You have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified town a ruin, the foreigners' stronghold a city no more; it will never be rebuilt. (3) Therefore strong peoples will honor you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you. (4) You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall

(5) and like the heat of the desert. You silence the uproar of foreigners; as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is stilled. (6) On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine-- the best of meats and the finest of wines. (7) On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; (8) he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

(9) In that day they will say, 'Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.'

Acts 4

(13) When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (14) But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. (15) So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. (16) What are we going to do with these men?' they asked. 'Everybody living in Jerusalem knows they have done an outstanding miracle, and we cannot deny it.

(17) But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn these men to speak no longer to anyone in this name.' (18) Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. (19) But Peter and John replied, 'Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God. (20) For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.'

(21) After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.

John 16

(16) In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.' (17) Some of his disciples said to one another, 'What does he mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?' (18) They kept asking, 'What does he mean by 'a little while'? We don't understand what he is saying.' (19) Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, 'Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me'?

(20) I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. (21) A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. (22) So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. (23) In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

(24) Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. (25) Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. (26) In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. (27) No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.

(28) I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.' (29) Then Jesus' disciples said, 'Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. (30) Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.' (31) You believe at last!' Jesus answered.

(32) But a time is coming, and has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. (33) I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.'


The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Canticles
Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
After the Old Testament a Canticle may be read or Silence may be kept after each Reading. One of the following Canticles can be sung or said after each reading.

12 A Song of Creation
      Benedicite, omnia opera Domini Prayer of Manasseh 1-2, 4, 6-7, 11-15
One or more sections of this Canticle may be used. Whatever the selection, it begins with the Invocation and concludes with the Doxology.

Invocation

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

I The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and fire and heat.
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
O shining light and enfolding dark.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

II The Earth and its Creatures

Let the earth glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O mountains and hills,
and all that grows upon the earth, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O springs of water, seas, and streams, *
O whales and all that move in the waters.
All birds of the air, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O beasts of the wild, *
and all you flocks and herds.
O men and women everywhere, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

III The People of God

Let the people of God glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O priests and servants of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O spirits and souls of the righteous, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
You that are holy and humble of heart, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

Doxology

Let us glorify the Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

The Apostles' Creed

*Officiant and People together, all standing

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
  He descended to the dead.
  On the third day he rose again.
  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
  the holy catholic Church,
  the communion of saints,
  the forgiveness of sins,
  the resurrection of the body,
  and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers
*The People stand or kneel

Officiant : The Lord be with you.
People :   And with your Spirit.
Officiant : Let us pray.


The Lord's Prayer

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 power, and the glory,
  forever and ever. Amen.

Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
A
  Show us your mercy, O Lord;   And grant us your salvation.
  Clothe your ministers with righteousness;   Let your people sing with joy.
  Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   For only in you can we live in safety.
  Lord, keep this nation under your care;   And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
  Let your way be known upon earth;   Your saving health among all nations.
  Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;   Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
  Create in us clean hearts, O God;   And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.

B
  Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;   Govern and uphold them, now and always.
  Day by day we bless you;   We praise your name for ever.
  Lord, keep us from all sin today;   Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
  Lord, show us your love and mercy;   For we put our trust in you.
  In you, Lord, is our hope;   And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Day:  Saturday in Easter Week
We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Collect of the Day:  A Collect for Saturdays
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for Mission:
Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.

A Time for Personal Prayers
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.
Consider praying for yourself, your family and friends, lay your burdens on Jesus Christ, intercede for those hurting, pray in tongues when you lack the words.


Before the close of the Office, one or both of the prayers below may be used

The General Thanksgiving
Officiant and People
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable 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 pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Officiant
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Then may be said
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God

The Officiant may then conclude with one of the following
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. 2 Corinthians 13:14
---or---
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13
---or---
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21


This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord

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