Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow which was brought upon me, whom the Lord hath afflicted. Lamentations 1:12 Confession of Sin
Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.or this
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
*A deacon or lay person using the preceding form remains kneeling, and substitutes 'us' for 'you' and 'our' for 'your.'
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. AmenThe 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 forever. Amen The Invitatory Psalm
Jubilate Psalm 100
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
Know this: The Lord himself is God;
he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.
The following Antiphon may be sung or said
Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow which was brough upon me, whom the Lord has afflicated.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. (2)
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. (3)
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. (4)
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge. (5)
Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. (6)
Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. (7)
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (8)
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. (9)
Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. (10)
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (11)
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. (12)
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (13)
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you. (14)
Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. (15)
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. (16)
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. (17)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (18)
In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem. (19)
Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave. (2)
Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies. (6)
All the splendor has departed from the Daughter of Zion. Her princes are like deer that find no pasture; in weakness they have fled before the pursuer. (7)
In the days of her affliction and wandering Jerusalem remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old. When her people fell into enemy hands, there was no one to help her. Her enemies looked at her and laughed at her destruction. (8)
Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away. (9)
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. 'Look, O LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed.' (10)
The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw pagan nations enter her sanctuary-- those you had forbidden to enter your assembly. (11)
All her people groan as they search for bread; they barter their treasures for food to keep themselves alive. 'Look, O LORD, and consider, for I am despised.' (12)
Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see. Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that the LORD brought on me in the day of his fierce anger? The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia: (2)
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (3)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, (4)
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (5)
For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (6)
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. (7)
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. (8)
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. (9)
Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. (10)
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, (11)
as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. (12)
Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace. (13)
For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, (14)
as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus. (15)
Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. (16)
I planned to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. (17)
When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say, 'Yes, yes' and 'No, no'? The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. (13)
Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. (14)
Then he said to the tree, 'May no one ever eat fruit from you again.' And his disciples heard him say it. (15)
On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, (16)
and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. (17)
And as he taught them, he said, 'Is it not written: ''My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have made it 'a den of robbers.'' (18)
The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching. (19)
When evening came, they went out of the city. (20)
In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. (21)
Peter remembered and said to Jesus, 'Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!' (22)
Have faith in God,' Jesus answered. (23)
I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. (24)
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (25)
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.' The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
19 The Song of the Redeemed       Magna et mirabilia
O ruler of the universe, Lord God,
great deeds are they that you have done, *
surpassing human understanding.
Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, *
O King of all the ages.
Who can fail to do you homage, Lord,
and sing the praises of your Name? *
for you only are the Holy One.
All nations will draw near
and fall down before you, *
because your just and holy works have been revealed.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
9 The First Song of Isaiah       Kyrie Pantokrator
Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold
and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord,
for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
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
V.  Show us your mercy, O Lord;
R.  And grant us your salvation.
V.  Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
R.  Let your people sing with joy.
V.  Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R.  For only in you can we live in safety.
V.  Lord, keep this nation under your care;
R.  And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V.  Let your way be known upon earth;
R.  Your saving health among all nations.
V.  Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R.  Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V.  Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R.  And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.
V.  Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
R.  Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V.  Day by day we bless you;
R.  We praise your name forever.
V.  Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R.  Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
V.  Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R.  For we put our trust in you.
V.  In you, Lord, is our hope;
R.  And we shall never hope in vain.
The Collect of the Week: Monday in Holy Week
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but
first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he
was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way
of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and
peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever
and ever. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for the Renewal of Life (Monday)
O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the
night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive
far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your
law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having
done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may,
when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.A Prayer for Mission:
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
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.
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 The Officiant may then conclude with one of the following
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God
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 forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord