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Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two

Opening Hymn 287 (“For All the Saints, Who from Their Labors Rest”)


1 For all the saints, who from their labors rest,

Who thee by faith before the world confessed,

Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.

Alleluia, alleluia!


2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might:

Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;

Thou, in the darkness drear, the one true Light.

Alleluia, alleluia!


3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,

Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,

And win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold.

Alleluia, alleluia!


4 O blest communion, fellowship divine!

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;

Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.

Alleluia, alleluia!


5 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,

Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,

And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.

Alleluia, alleluia!


6 The golden evening brightens in the west;

Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh rest;

Sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.

Alleluia, alleluia!


7 But lo! There breaks a yet more glorious day;

The saints triumphant rise in bright array;

The king of glory passes on his way.

Alleluia, alleluia!


8 From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,

Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,

Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Alleluia, alleluia!


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

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. John 4:23

Confession of Sin

The Officiant says to the people

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. (Silence may be kept.)

Officiant and People together:

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. 

The Priest or Officiant alone says:

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


The Invitatory and Psalter

Officiant: Lord, open our lips.


People: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


Officiant and People together:

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!


Officiant and People together:

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!


Lector: Let us together recite the Psalm Appointed for today.

Psalm (34:1-10, 22)

Benedicam Dominum

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; * his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; * let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; * let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me * and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, * and let not your faces be ashamed.

6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me * and saved me from all my troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, * and he will deliver them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; * happy are they who trust in him!

9 Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, * for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger, * but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, * and none will be punished who trust in him.


At the end 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. Alleluia!


The Readings

The First Lesson

Lector: A reading from Revelation (7:9-17)

After this I, John, looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying,


"Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing,


"Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."


Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


"For this reason they are before the throne of God,

and worship him day and night within his temple,

and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.

They will hunger no more, and thirst no more;

the sun will not strike them,

nor any scorching heat;

for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,

and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,

and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."


Lector: Here ends the reading.

Silence may be kept after each Reading.

Officiant and People together:


10 The Second Song of Isaiah (Isaiah 55:6-11)        Quaerite Dominum

Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; *     call upon him when he draws near. Let the wicked forsake their ways *     and the evil ones their thoughts; And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have compassion, *     and to our God, for he will richly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, *     nor your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, *     so are my ways higher than your ways,     and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as rain and snow fall from the heavens *     and return not again, but water the earth, Bringing forth life and giving growth, *     seed for sowing and bread for eating, So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; *     it will not return to me empty; But it will accomplish that which I have purposed, *     and prosper in that for which I sent it.

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.


The Epistle

Lector: A reading from 1 John (3:1-3)

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.


Lector: Here ends the reading.


The Gloria is sung to a familiar tune


Glory to God in the highest,     and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,     we worship you, we give you thanks,     we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:     have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father:      receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High,     Jesus Christ,     with the Holy Spirit,     in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


The Gospel

Lector: A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew (5:1-12)

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:


"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."


Lector: Here ends the reading.


The Sermon (and/or Announcements)


Praise Hymn 423 (“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”)




The Apostles' Creed

Officiant and People together:

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 power of 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

Officiant: The Lord be with you.


People: And also with you.


Officiant: Let us pray.


Officiant and People together:

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,       for ever and ever. Amen.Our Father in heaven,       hallowed be your Name,       your kingdom come,       your will be done,           on earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins       as we forgive those           who sin against us. 

Save us from the time of trial,       and deliver us from evil. 

For the kingdom, the power,       and the glory are yours,       now and for ever. Amen.


Suffrages B

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 for ever. V.    Lord, keep us from all sin today; R.    Have mercy upon 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 Officiant then says one or more of the following Collects


The Collect of the Day 

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


A Collect for Sundays

O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Collect for the Renewal of Life

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 ways of peace; that, having done your will with cheerfulness during the day, we may, when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Collect for Guidance

Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Prayer for Mission

O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.


The Prayers of the People

The General Thanksgiving

Officiant and People together:

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 our selves 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.


Officiant Let us bless the Lord!


People Thanks be to God!


The Officiant may then conclude with 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

Closing Hymn 624 (“Jerusalem the Golden”)

Cover Image: “Meeting at the Golden Gate” (of the Heavenly Jerusalem) by Giotto di Bondone (detail below)

(Father Marshall receives the Kiss of Peace at the Golden Gate)

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