Common Prayer Daily

Fr. Michael W. Livingston

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Common Prayer is a daily habit. It is an ancient liturgical tradition, called the Daily Office, that grounds the individual and prepares their heart by focusing on Christ.

Saint Augustine of Hippo famously said “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” This podcast is intended to help busy individuals find rest in God. A place where for a few moments, usually 15-20 minutes in the morning and evening, you can meditate on God’s Word through guided prayer and scripture reading. Our hope is that Common Prayer Daily will be your guide to the Daily Office, the Church Year, and provide a space for rest in Christ.

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The Thursday in the Second Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 62 1 For God alone my soul in silence waits; * from him comes my salvation. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, * my stronghold, so that I shall not be greatly shaken. 3 How long will you assail me to crush me, all of you together, * as if you were a leaning fence, a toppling wall? 4 They seek only to bring me down from my place of honor; * lies are their chief delight. 5 They bless with their lips, * but in their hearts they curse. 6 For God alone my soul in silence waits; * truly, my hope is in him. 7 He alone is my rock and my salvation, * my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken. 8 In God is my safety and my honor; * God is my strong rock and my refuge. 9 Put your trust in him always, O people, * pour out your hearts before him, for God is our refuge. 10 Those of high degree are but a fleeting breath, * even those of low estate cannot be trusted. 11 On the scales they are lighter than a breath, * all of them together. 12 Put no trust in extortion; in robbery take no empty pride; * though wealth increase, set not your heart upon it. 13 God has spoken once, twice have I heard it, * that power belongs to God. 14 Steadfast love is yours, O Lord, * for you repay everyone according to his deeds.     The Lessons GENESIS 29:1-13 English Standard Version 29 Then Jacob went on his journey and came to the land of the people of the east. 2 As he looked, he saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well's mouth was large, 3 and when all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place over the mouth of the well. 4 Jacob said to them, “My brothers, where do you come from?” They said, “We are from Haran.” 5 He said to them, “Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” They said, “We know him.” 6 He said to them, “Is it well with him?” They said, “It is well; and see, Rachel his daughter is coming with the sheep!” 7 He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered together. Water the sheep and go, pasture them.” 8 But they said, “We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and the stone is rolled from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.” 9 While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep, for she was a shepherdess. 10 Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well's mouth and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel and wept aloud. 12 And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's kinsman, and that he was Rebekah's son, and she ran and told her father. 13 As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister's son, he ran to meet him and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Jacob told Laban all these things, GENESIS 29:18-20 English Standard Version 18 Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19 Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 7:1-17 English Standard Version 7 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. 7 I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. 8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. 9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. 10 To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband 11 (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. 12 To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. 13 If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace. 16 For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? 17 Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

18m
Feb 29
The Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 65 1 You are to be praised, O God, in Zion; * to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem. 2 To you that hear prayer shall all flesh come, * because of their transgressions. 3 Our sins are stronger than we are, * but you will blot them out. 4 Happy are they whom you choose and draw to your courts to dwell there! * they will be satisfied by the beauty of your house, by the holiness of your temple. 5 Awesome things will you show us in your righteousness, O God of our salvation, * O Hope of all the ends of the earth and of the seas that are far away. 6 You make fast the mountains by your power; * they are girded about with might. 7 You still the roaring of the seas, * the roaring of their waves, and the clamor of the peoples. 8 Those who dwell at the ends of the earth will tremble at your marvelous signs; * you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy. 9 You visit the earth and water it abundantly; you make it very plenteous; * the river of God is full of water. 10 You prepare the grain, * for so you provide for the earth. 11 You drench the furrows and smooth out the ridges; * with heavy rain you soften the ground and bless its increase. 12 You crown the year with your goodness, * and your paths overflow with plenty. 13 May the fields of the wilderness be rich for grazing, * and the hills be clothed with joy. 14 May the meadows cover themselves with flocks, and the valleys cloak themselves with grain; * let them shout for joy and sing. PSALM 67 1 May God be merciful to us and bless us, * show us the light of his countenance and come to us. 2 Let your ways be known upon earth, * your saving health among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; * let all the peoples praise you. 4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, * for you judge the peoples with equity and guide all the nations upon earth. 5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; * let all the peoples praise you. 6 The earth has brought forth her increase; * may God, our own God, give us his blessing. 7 May God give us his blessing, * and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 5:10-19 English Standard Version 10 “Go up through her vine rows and destroy,     but make not a full end; strip away her branches,     for they are not the Lord's. 11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah     have been utterly treacherous to me, declares the Lord. 12 They have spoken falsely of the Lord     and have said, ‘He will do nothing; no disaster will come upon us,     nor shall we see sword or famine. 13 The prophets will become wind;     the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them!’” 14 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of hosts: “Because you have spoken this word, behold, I am making my words in your mouth a fire,     and this people wood, and the fire shall consume them. 15 Behold, I am bringing against you     a nation from afar, O house of Israel, declares the Lord. It is an enduring nation;     it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know,     nor can you understand what they say. 16 Their quiver is like an open tomb;     they are all mighty warriors. 17 They shall eat up your harvest and your food;     they shall eat up your sons and your daughters; they shall eat up your flocks and your herds;     they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees; your fortified cities in which you trust     they shall beat down with the sword.” 18 “But even in those days, declares the Lord, I will not make a full end of you. 19 And when your people say, ‘Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us?’ you shall say to them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.’” The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 11:1-16 English Standard Version 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

17m
Feb 28
The Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 56 1 Have mercy on me, O God, for my enemies are hounding me; * all day long they assault and oppress me. 2 They hound me all the day long; * truly there are many who fight against me, O Most High. 3 Whenever I am afraid, * I will put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust and will not be afraid, * for what can flesh do to me? 5 All day long they damage my cause; * their only thought is to do me evil. 6 They band together; they lie in wait; * they spy upon my footsteps; because they seek my life. 7 Shall they escape despite their wickedness? * O God, in your anger, cast down the peoples. 8 You have noted my lamentation; put my tears into your bottle; * are they not recorded in your book? 9 Whenever I call upon you, my enemies will be put to flight; * this I know, for God is on my side. 10 In God the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust and will not be afraid, * for what can mortals do to me? 11 I am bound by the vow I made to you, O God; * I will present to you thank-offerings; 12 For you have rescued my soul from death and my feet from stumbling, * that I may walk before God in the light of the living.     The Lessons GENESIS 27:46-28:4 English Standard Version 46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I loathe my life because of the Hittite women. If Jacob marries one of the Hittite women like these, one of the women of the land, what good will my life be to me?” 28 Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women. 2 Arise, go to Paddan-aram to the house of Bethuel your mother's father, and take as your wife from there one of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother. 3 God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples. 4 May he give the blessing of Abraham to you and to your offspring with you, that you may take possession of the land of your sojournings that God gave to Abraham!” GENESIS 28:10-22 English Standard Version 10 Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. 12 And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! 13 And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring. 14 Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” 18 So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. 19 He called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz at the first. 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, 21 so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, 22 and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 6:12-20 English Standard Version 12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

17m
Feb 28
The Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 51 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; * in your great compassion blot out my offenses. 2 Wash me through and through from my wickedness * and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, * and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against you only have I sinned * and done what is evil in your sight. 5 And so you are justified when you speak * and upright in your judgment. 6 Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, * a sinner from my mother’s womb. 7 For behold, you look for truth deep within me, * and will make me understand wisdom secretly. 8 Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; * wash me, and I shall be clean indeed. 9 Make me hear of joy and gladness, * that the body you have broken may rejoice. 10 Hide your face from my sins * and blot out all my iniquities. 11 Create in me a clean heart, O God, * and renew a right spirit within me. 12 Cast me not away from your presence * and take not your holy Spirit from me. 13 Give me the joy of your saving help again * and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. 14 I shall teach your ways to the wicked, * and sinners shall return to you. 15 Deliver me from death, O God, * and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness, O God of my salvation. 16 Open my lips, O Lord, * and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. 17 Had you desired it, I would have offered sacrifice, * but you take no delight in burnt-offerings. 18 The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; * a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. 19 Be favorable and gracious to Zion, * and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. 20 Then you will be pleased with the appointed sacrifices, with burnt-offerings and oblations; * then shall they offer young bullocks upon your altar.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 5:1-9 English Standard Version 5 Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,     look and take note! Search her squares to see     if you can find a man, one who does justice     and seeks truth, that I may pardon her. 2 Though they say, “As the Lord lives,”     yet they swear falsely. 3 O Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down,     but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them,     but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock;     they have refused to repent. 4 Then I said, “These are only the poor;     they have no sense; for they do not know the way of the Lord,     the justice of their God. 5 I will go to the great     and will speak to them, for they know the way of the Lord,     the justice of their God.” But they all alike had broken the yoke;     they had burst the bonds. 6 Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down;     a wolf from the desert shall devastate them. A leopard is watching their cities;     everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many,     their apostasies are great. 7 “How can I pardon you?     Your children have forsaken me     and have sworn by those who are no gods. When I fed them to the full,     they committed adultery     and trooped to the houses of whores. 8 They were well-fed, lusty stallions,     each neighing for his neighbor's wife. 9 Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the Lord;     and shall I not avenge myself     on a nation such as this? The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 10:22-38 English Standard Version 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.” 31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

16m
Feb 27
The Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 41 1 Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! * the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble. 2 The Lord preserves them and keeps them alive, so that they may be happy in the land; * he does not hand them over to the will of their enemies. 3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed * and ministers to them in their illness. 4 I said, “Lord, be merciful to me; * heal me, for I have sinned against you.” 5 My enemies are saying wicked things about me: * “When will he die, and his name perish?” 6 Even if they come to see me, they speak empty words; * their heart collects false rumors; they go outside and spread them. 7 All my enemies whisper together about me * and devise evil against me. 8 “A deadly thing,” they say, “has fastened on him; * he has taken to his bed and will never get up again.” 9 Even my best friend, whom I trusted, who broke bread with me, * has lifted up his heel and turned against me. 10 But you, O Lord, be merciful to me and raise me up, * and I shall repay them. 11 By this I know you are pleased with me, * that my enemy does not triumph over me. 12 In my integrity you hold me fast, * and shall set me before your face for ever. 13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, * from age to age. Amen. Amen.     The Lessons GENESIS 27:30-40 English Standard Version 30 As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 He also prepared delicious food and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son's game, that you may bless me.” 32 His father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” He answered, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.” 33 Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.” 34 As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!” 35 But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully, and he has taken away your blessing.” 36 Esau said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me these two times. He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing.” Then he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” 37 Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Behold, I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?” 38 Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept. 39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: “Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,     and away from the dew of heaven on high. 40 By your sword you shall live,     and you shall serve your brother; but when you grow restless     you shall break his yoke from your neck.”   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 6:1-11 English Standard Version 6 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, 6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? 7 To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers! 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

17m
Feb 27
The Monday in the Second Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 50 1 The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken; * he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 2 Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, * God reveals himself in glory. 3 Our God will come and will not keep silence; * before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm. 4 He calls the heavens and the earth from above * to witness the judgment of his people. 5 “Gather before me my loyal followers, * those who have made a covenant with me and sealed it with sacrifice.” 6 Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; * for God himself is judge. 7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak: “O Israel, I will bear witness against you; * for I am God, your God. 8 I do not accuse you because of your sacrifices; * your offerings are always before me. 9 I will take no bull-calf from your stalls, * nor he-goats out of your pens; 10 For all the beasts of the forest are mine, * the herds in their thousands upon the hills. 11 I know every bird in the sky, * and the creatures of the fields are in my sight. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you, * for the whole world is mine and all that is in it. 13 Do you think I eat the flesh of bulls, * or drink the blood of goats? 14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving * and make good your vows to the Most High. 15 Call upon me in the day of trouble; * I will deliver you, and you shall honor me.” 16 But to the wicked God says: * “Why do you recite my statutes, and take my covenant upon your lips; 17 Since you refuse discipline, * and toss my words behind your back? 18 When you see a thief, you make him your friend, * and you cast in your lot with adulterers. 19 You have loosed your lips for evil, * and harnessed your tongue to a lie. 20 You are always speaking evil of your brother * and slandering your own mother’s son. 21 These things you have done, and I kept still, * and you thought that I am like you.” 22 “I have made my accusation; * I have put my case in order before your eyes. 23 Consider this well, you who forget God, * lest I rend you and there be none to deliver you. 24 Whoever offers me the sacrifice of thanksgiving honors me; * but to those who keep in my way will I show the salvation of God.”     The Lessons JEREMIAH 4:23-31 English Standard Version 23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void;     and to the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking,     and all the hills moved to and fro. 25 I looked, and behold, there was no man,     and all the birds of the air had fled. 26 I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a desert,     and all its cities were laid in ruins     before the Lord, before his fierce anger. 27 For thus says the Lord, “The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. 28 “For this the earth shall mourn,     and the heavens above be dark; for I have spoken; I have purposed;     I have not relented, nor will I turn back.” 29 At the noise of horseman and archer     every city takes to flight; they enter thickets; they climb among rocks;     all the cities are forsaken,     and no man dwells in them. 30 And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet,     that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold,     that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself.     Your lovers despise you;     they seek your life. 31 For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor,     anguish as of one giving birth to her first child, the cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath,     stretching out her hands, “Woe is me! I am fainting before murderers.” The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 10:11-21 English Standard Version 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” 19 There was again a division among the Jews because of these words. 20 Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?” 21 Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

16m
Feb 26
The Monday in the Second Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 39 1 I said, “I will keep watch upon my ways, * so that I do not offend with my tongue. 2 I will put a muzzle on my mouth * while the wicked are in my presence.” 3 So I held my tongue and said nothing; * I refrained from rash words; but my pain became unbearable. 4 My heart was hot within me; while I pondered, the fire burst into flame; * I spoke out with my tongue: 5 Lord, let me know my end and the number of my days, * so that I may know how short my life is. 6 You have given me a mere handful of days, and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight; * truly, even those who stand erect are but a puff of wind. 7 We walk about like a shadow, and in vain we are in turmoil; * we heap up riches and cannot tell who will gather them. 8 And now, what is my hope? * O Lord, my hope is in you. 9 Deliver me from all my transgressions * and do not make me the taunt of the fool. 10 I fell silent and did not open my mouth, * for surely it was you that did it. 11 Take your affliction from me; * I am worn down by the blows of your hand. 12 With rebukes for sin you punish us; like a moth you eat away all that is dear to us; * truly, everyone is but a puff of wind. 13 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; * hold not your peace at my tears. 14 For I am but a sojourner with you, * a wayfarer, as all my forebears were. 15 Turn your gaze from me, that I may be glad again, * before I go my way and am no more.     The Lessons GENESIS 27:1-29 English Standard Version 27 When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called Esau his older son and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Behold, I am old; I do not know the day of my death. 3 Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me, 4 and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.” 5 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it, 6 Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “I heard your father speak to your brother Esau, 7 ‘Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the Lord before I die.’ 8 Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you. 9 Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves. 10 And you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.” 11 But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man. 12 Perhaps my father will feel me, and I shall seem to be mocking him and bring a curse upon myself and not a blessing.” 13 His mother said to him, “Let your curse be on me, my son; only obey my voice, and go, bring them to me.” 14 So he went and took them and brought them to his mother, and his mother prepared delicious food, such as his father loved. 15 Then Rebekah took the best garments of Esau her older son, which were with her in the house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. 16 And the skins of the young goats she put on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. 17 And she put the delicious food and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 18 So he went in to his father and said, “My father.” And he said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?” 19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.” 20 But Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?” He answered, “Because the Lord your God granted me success.” 21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come near, that I may feel you, my son, to know whether you are really my son Esau or not.” 22 So Jacob went near to Isaac his father, who felt him and said, “The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” 23 And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau's hands. So he blessed him. 24 He said, “Are you really my son Esau?” He answered, “I am.” 25 Then he said, “Bring it near to me, that I may eat of my son's game and bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come near and kiss me, my son.” 27 So he came near and kissed him. And Isaac smelled the smell of his garments and blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son     is as the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed! 28 May God give you of the dew of heaven     and of the fatness of the earth     and plenty of grain and wine. 29 Let peoples serve you,     and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers,     and may your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be everyone who curses you,     and blessed be everyone who blesses you!”   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 5 English Standard Version 5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. 3 For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4 When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

19m
Feb 26
The Second Sunday in Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 31 1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; * deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Incline your ear to me; * make haste to deliver me. 3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; * for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me. 4 Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, * for you are my tower of strength. 5 Into your hands I commend my spirit, * for you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols, * and I put my trust in the Lord. 7 I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy; * for you have seen my affliction; you know my distress. 8 You have not shut me up in the power of the enemy; * you have set my feet in an open place. 9 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; * my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat and my belly. 10 For my life is wasted with grief, and my years with sighing; * my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones are consumed. 11 I have become a reproach to all my enemies and even to my neighbors, a dismay to those of my acquaintance; * when they see me in the street they avoid me. 12 I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; * I am as useless as a broken pot. 13 For I have heard the whispering of the crowd; fear is all around; * they put their heads together against me; they plot to take my life. 14 But as for me, I have trusted in you, O Lord. * I have said, “You are my God. 15 My times are in your hand; * rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. 16 Make your face to shine upon your servant, * and in your loving-kindness save me.” 17 Lord, let me not be ashamed for having called upon you; * rather, let the wicked be put to shame; let them be silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be silenced which speak against the righteous, * haughtily, disdainfully, and with contempt. 19 How great is your goodness, O Lord! which you have laid up for those who fear you; * which you have done in the sight of all for those who put their trust in you. 20 You hide them in the covert of your presence from those who slander them; * you keep them in your shelter from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the Lord! * for he has shown me the wonders of his love in a besieged city. 22 Yet I said in my alarm, “I have been cut off from the sight of your eyes.” * Nevertheless, you heard the sound of my entreaty when I cried out to you. 23 Love the Lord, all you who worship him; * the Lord protects the faithful, but repays to the full those who act haughtily. 24 Be strong and let your heart take courage, * all you who wait for the Lord.     The Lessons 2 SAMUEL 12:1-14 English Standard Version 12 And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him. 4 Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” 5 Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, 6 and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” 7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. 8 And I gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. 9 Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” 13 David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die.” The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-20 English Standard Version 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

18m
Feb 25
The Second Sunday in Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 25 1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; my God, I put my trust in you; * let me not be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 2 Let none who look to you be put to shame; * let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes. 3 Show me your ways, O Lord, * and teach me your paths. 4 Lead me in your truth and teach me, * for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long. 5 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love, * for they are from everlasting. 6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions; * remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord. 7 Gracious and upright is the Lord; * therefore he teaches sinners in his way. 8 He guides the humble in doing right * and teaches his way to the lowly. 9 All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness * to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. 10 For your Name’s sake, O Lord, * forgive my sin, for it is great. 11 Who are they who fear the Lord? * he will teach them the way that they should choose. 12 They shall dwell in prosperity, * and their offspring shall inherit the land. 13 The Lord is a friend to those who fear him * and will show them his covenant. 14 My eyes are ever looking to the Lord, * for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. 15 Turn to me and have pity on me, * for I am left alone and in misery. 16 The sorrows of my heart have increased; * bring me out of my troubles. 17 Look upon my adversity and misery * and forgive me all my sin. 18 Look upon my enemies, for they are many, * and they bear a violent hatred against me. 19 Protect my life and deliver me; * let me not be put to shame, for I have trusted in you. 20 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, * for my hope has been in you. 21 Deliver Israel, O God, * out of all his troubles.     The Lessons 1 THESSALONIANS 4:1-8 English Standard Version 4 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   MATTHEW 15:21-28 English Standard Version 21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

16m
Feb 25
St. Matthias the Apostle - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 145 1 I will exalt you, O God my King, * and bless your Name for ever and ever. 2 Every day will I bless you * and praise your Name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; * there is no end to his greatness. 4 One generation shall praise your works to another * and shall declare your power. 5 I will ponder the glorious splendor of your majesty * and all your marvelous works. 6 They shall speak of the might of your wondrous acts, * and I will tell of your greatness. 7 They shall publish the remembrance of your great goodness; * they shall sing of your righteous deeds. 8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, * slow to anger and of great kindness. 9 The Lord is loving to everyone * and his compassion is over all his works. 10 All your works praise you, O Lord, * and your faithful servants bless you. 11 They make known the glory of your kingdom * and speak of your power; 12 That the peoples may know of your power * and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; * your dominion endures throughout all ages. 14 The Lord is faithful in all his words * and merciful in all his deeds. 15 The Lord upholds all those who fall; * he lifts up those who are bowed down. 16 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, * and you give them their food in due season. 17 You open wide your hand * and satisfy the needs of every living creature. 18 The Lord is righteous in all his ways * and loving in all his works. 19 The Lord is near to those who call upon him, * to all who call upon him faithfully. 20 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; * he hears their cry and helps them. 21 The Lord preserves all those who love him, * but he destroys all the wicked. 22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; * let all flesh bless his holy Name for ever and ever.     The Lessons 1 SAMUEL 12:1-5 English Standard Version 12 And Samuel said to all Israel, “Behold, I have obeyed your voice in all that you have said to me and have made a king over you. 2 And now, behold, the king walks before you, and I am old and gray; and behold, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from my youth until this day. 3 Here I am; testify against me before the Lord and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me and I will restore it to you.” 4 They said, “You have not defrauded us or oppressed us or taken anything from any man's hand.” 5 And he said to them, “The Lord is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that you have not found anything in my hand.” And they said, “He is witness.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   ACTS 20:17-35 English Standard Version 17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called the elders of the church to come to him. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, 19 serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, 21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. 22 And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all, 27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. 29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. 34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, who in the place of Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the Twelve: Grant that your Church, being delivered from false apostles, may always be guided and governed by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

17m
Feb 24
St. Matthias the Apostle - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 15 1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? * who may abide upon your holy hill? 2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, * who speaks the truth from his heart. 3 There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend; * he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor. 4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, * but he honors those who fear the Lord. 5 He has sworn to do no wrong * and does not take back his word. 6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, * nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. 7 Whoever does these things * shall never be overthrown. PSALM 24 1 The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, * the world and all who dwell therein. 2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas * and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep. 3 “Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? * and who can stand in his holy place?” 4 “Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, * who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud. 5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord * and a just reward from the God of their salvation.” 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, * of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob. 7 Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; * and the King of glory shall come in. 8 “Who is this King of glory?” * “The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle.” 9 Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; * and the King of glory shall come in. 10 “Who is he, this King of glory?” * “The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.”     The Lessons 1 SAMUEL 2:27-35 English Standard Version 27 And there came a man of God to Eli and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Did I indeed reveal myself to the house of your father when they were in Egypt subject to the house of Pharaoh? 28 Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? I gave to the house of your father all my offerings by fire from the people of Israel. 29 Why then do you scorn my sacrifices and my offerings that I commanded for my dwelling, and honor your sons above me by fattening yourselves on the choicest parts of every offering of my people Israel?’ 30 Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 31 Behold, the days are coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your house. 32 Then in distress you will look with envious eye on all the prosperity that shall be bestowed on Israel, and there shall not be an old man in your house forever. 33 The only one of you whom I shall not cut off from my altar shall be spared to weep his eyes out to grieve his heart, and all the descendants of your house shall die by the sword of men. 34 And this that shall come upon your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, shall be the sign to you: both of them shall die on the same day. 35 And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind. And I will build him a sure house, and he shall go in and out before my anointed forever.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   MATTHEW 7:15-27 English Standard Version 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, who in the place of Judas chose your faithful servant Matthias to be numbered among the Twelve: Grant that your Church, being delivered from false apostles, may always be guided and governed by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

17m
Feb 24
The Friday in the First Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 77 1 I will cry aloud to God; * I will cry aloud, and he will hear me. 2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; * my hands were stretched out by night and did not tire; I refused to be comforted. 3 I think of God, I am restless, * I ponder, and my spirit faints. 4 You will not let my eyelids close; * I am troubled and I cannot speak. 5 I consider the days of old; * I remember the years long past; 6 I commune with my heart in the night; * I ponder and search my mind. 7 Will the Lord cast me off for ever? * will he no more show his favor? 8 Has his loving-kindness come to an end for ever? * has his promise failed for evermore? 9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? * has he, in his anger, withheld his compassion? 10 And I said, “My grief is this: * the right hand of the Most High has lost its power.” 11 I will remember the works of the Lord, * and call to mind your wonders of old time. 12 I will meditate on all your acts * and ponder your mighty deeds. 13 Your way, O God, is holy; * who is so great a god as our God? 14 You are the God who works wonders * and have declared your power among the peoples. 15 By your strength you have redeemed your people, * the children of Jacob and Joseph. 16 The waters saw you, O God; the waters saw you and trembled; * the very depths were shaken. 17 The clouds poured out water; the skies thundered; * your arrows flashed to and fro; 18 The sound of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lit up the world; * the earth trembled and shook. 19 Your way was in the sea, and your paths in the great waters, * yet your footsteps were not seen. 20 You led your people like a flock * by the hand of Moses and Aaron.     The Lessons EZEKIEL 37:1-14 English Standard Version 37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2 And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. 11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are indeed cut off.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14 And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   1 TIMOTHY 4 English Standard Version 4 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, 3 who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. 6 If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

17m
Feb 23
The Friday in the First Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 84 1 How dear to me is your dwelling, O Lord of hosts! * My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. 2 The sparrow has found her a house and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young; * by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 3 Happy are they who dwell in your house! * they will always be praising you. 4 Happy are the people whose strength is in you! * whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way. 5 Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs, * for the early rains have covered it with pools of water. 6 They will climb from height to height, * and the God of gods will reveal himself in Zion. 7 Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; * hearken, O God of Jacob. 8 Behold our defender, O God; * and look upon the face of your Anointed. 9 For one day in your courts is better than a thousand in my own room, * and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked. 10 For the Lord God is both sun and shield; * he will give grace and glory; 11 No good thing will the Lord withhold * from those who walk with integrity. 12 O Lord of hosts, * happy are they who put their trust in you!     The Lessons EZEKIEL 34:1-16 English Standard Version 34 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? 3 You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. 4 The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. 5 So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered; 6 they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them. 7 “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As I live, declares the Lord God, surely because my sheep have become a prey, and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was no shepherd, and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep, 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 10 Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them. 11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   MATTHEW 10:24-33 English Standard Version 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. 26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. MATTHEW 10:37-42 English Standard Version 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41 The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

18m
Feb 23
The Thursday in the First Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 49 1 Hear this, all you peoples; hearken, all you who dwell in the world, * you of high degree and low, rich and poor together. 2 My mouth shall speak of wisdom, * and my heart shall meditate on understanding. 3 I will incline my ear to a proverb * and set forth my riddle upon the harp. 4 Why should I be afraid in evil days, * when the wickedness of those at my heels surrounds me, 5 The wickedness of those who put their trust in their goods, * and boast of their great riches? 6 We can never ransom ourselves, * or deliver to God the price of our life; 7 For the ransom of our life is so great, * that we should never have enough to pay it, 8 In order to live for ever and ever, * and never see the grave. 9 For we see that the wise die also; like the dull and stupid they perish * and leave their wealth to those who come after them. 10 Their graves shall be their homes for ever, their dwelling places from generation to generation, * though they call the lands after their own names. 11 Even though honored, they cannot live for ever; * they are like the beasts that perish. 12 Such is the way of those who foolishly trust in themselves, * and the end of those who delight in their own words. 13 Like a flock of sheep they are destined to die; Death is their shepherd; * they go down straightway to the grave. 14 Their form shall waste away, * and the land of the dead shall be their home. 15 But God will ransom my life; * he will snatch me from the grasp of death. 16 Do not be envious when some become rich, * or when the grandeur of their house increases; 17 For they will carry nothing away at their death, * nor will their grandeur follow them. 18 Though they thought highly of themselves while they lived, * and were praised for their success, 19 They shall join the company of their forebears, * who will never see the light again. 20 Those who are honored, but have no understanding, * are like the beasts that perish.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 4:11-22 English Standard Version 11 At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A hot wind from the bare heights in the desert toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow or cleanse, 12 a wind too full for this comes for me. Now it is I who speak in judgment upon them.” 13 Behold, he comes up like clouds;     his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles—     woe to us, for we are ruined! 14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from evil,     that you may be saved. How long shall your wicked thoughts     lodge within you? 15 For a voice declares from Dan     and proclaims trouble from Mount Ephraim. 16 Warn the nations that he is coming;     announce to Jerusalem, “Besiegers come from a distant land;     they shout against the cities of Judah. 17 Like keepers of a field are they against her all around,     because she has rebelled against me, declares the Lord. 18 Your ways and your deeds     have brought this upon you. This is your doom, and it is bitter;     it has reached your very heart.” 19 My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain!     Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly;     I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet,     the alarm of war. 20 Crash follows hard on crash;     the whole land is laid waste. Suddenly my tents are laid waste,     my curtains in a moment. 21 How long must I see the standard     and hear the sound of the trumpet? 22 “For my people are foolish;     they know me not; they are stupid children;     they have no understanding. They are ‘wise’—in doing evil!     But how to do good they know not.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 10:1-10 English Standard Version 10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. 7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

16m
Feb 22
The Thursday in the First Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 37 26 I have been young and now I am old, * but never have I seen the righteous forsaken, or their children begging bread. 27 The righteous are always generous in their lending, * and their children shall be a blessing. 28 Turn from evil, and do good, * and dwell in the land for ever. 29 For the Lord loves justice; * he does not forsake his faithful ones. 30 They shall be kept safe for ever, * but the offspring of the wicked shall be destroyed. 31 The righteous shall possess the land * and dwell in it for ever. 32 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, * and their tongue speaks what is right. 33 The law of their God is in their heart, * and their footsteps shall not falter. 34 The wicked spy on the righteous * and seek occasion to kill them. 35 The Lord will not abandon them to their hand, * nor let them be found guilty when brought to trial. 36 Wait upon the Lord and keep his way; * he will raise you up to possess the land, and when the wicked are cut off, you will see it. 37 I have seen the wicked in their arrogance, * flourishing like a tree in full leaf. 38 I went by, and behold, they were not there; * I searched for them, but they could not be found. 39 Mark those who are honest; observe the upright; * for there is a future for the peaceable. 40 Transgressors shall be destroyed, one and all; * the future of the wicked is cut off. 41 But the deliverance of the righteous comes from the Lord; * he is their stronghold in time of trouble. 42 The Lord will help them and rescue them; * he will rescue them from the wicked and deliver them, because they seek refuge in him.     The Lessons GENESIS 25:28-34 English Standard Version 28 Isaac loved Esau because he ate of his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. 29 Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom.) 31 Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” 32 Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” 33 Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 4:6-21 English Standard Version 6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7 For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 8 Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! 9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, 12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 13 when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things. 14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church. 18 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. 21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness? The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

17m
Feb 22
The Wednesday in the First Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 4 1 Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; * you set me free when I am hard-pressed; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. 2 “You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory; * how long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?” 3 Know that the Lord does wonders for the faithful; * when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me. 4 Tremble, then, and do not sin; * speak to your heart in silence upon your bed. 5 Offer the appointed sacrifices * and put your trust in the Lord. 6 Many are saying, “Oh, that we might see better times!” * Lift up the light of your countenance upon us, O Lord. 7 You have put gladness in my heart, * more than when grain and wine and oil increase. 8 I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; * for only you, Lord, make me dwell in safety. PSALM 16 1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; * I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.” 2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, * upon those who are noble among the people. 3 But those who run after other gods * shall have their troubles multiplied. 4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, * nor take the names of their gods upon my lips. 5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; * it is you who uphold my lot. 6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; * indeed, I have a goodly heritage. 7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; * my heart teaches me, night after night. 8 I have set the Lord always before me; * because he is at my right hand I shall not fall. 9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; * my body also shall rest in hope. 10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, * nor let your holy one see the Pit. 11 You will show me the path of life; * in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.     The Lessons EZEKIEL 3:16-27 English Standard Version 16 And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 18 If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul. 20 Again, if a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 But if you warn the righteous person not to sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he took warning, and you will have delivered your soul.” 22 And the hand of the Lord was upon me there. And he said to me, “Arise, go out into the valley, and there I will speak with you.” 23 So I arose and went out into the valley, and behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, like the glory that I had seen by the Chebar canal, and I fell on my face. 24 But the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and he spoke with me and said to me, “Go, shut yourself within your house. 25 And you, O son of man, behold, cords will be placed upon you, and you shall be bound with them, so that you cannot go out among the people. 26 And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ He who will hear, let him hear; and he who will refuse to hear, let him refuse, for they are a rebellious house.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   2 CORINTHIANS 4 English Standard Version 4 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. 13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

17m
Feb 21
The Wednesday in the First Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 26 1 Give judgment for me, O Lord, for I have lived with integrity; * I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered. 2 Test me, O Lord, and try me; * examine my heart and my mind. 3 For your love is before my eyes; * I have walked faithfully with you. 4 I have not sat with the worthless, * nor do I consort with the deceitful. 5 I have hated the company of evildoers; * I will not sit down with the wicked. 6 I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, * that I may go in procession round your altar, 7 Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving * and recounting all your wonderful deeds. 8 Lord, I love the house in which you dwell * and the place where your glory abides. 9 Do not sweep me away with sinners, * nor my life with those who thirst for blood, 10 Whose hands are full of evil plots, * and their right hand full of bribes. 11 As for me, I will live with integrity; * redeem me, O Lord, and have pity on me. 12 My foot stands on level ground; * in the full assembly I will bless the Lord.     The Lessons EZEKIEL 2 English Standard Version 2 And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” 2 And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. 4 The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ 5 And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them. 6 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions. Be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house. 7 And you shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or refuse to hear, for they are a rebellious house. 8 “But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you.” 9 And when I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me, and behold, a scroll of a book was in it. 10 And he spread it before me. And it had writing on the front and on the back, and there were written on it words of lamentation and mourning and woe.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   MATTHEW 9:1-13 English Standard Version 9 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” 3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” 7 And he rose and went home. 8 When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men. 9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”   The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

16m
Feb 21
The Tuesday in the First Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 46 1 God is our refuge and strength, * a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, * and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea; 3 Though its waters rage and foam, * and though the mountains tremble at its tumult. 4 The Lord of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. 5 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, * the holy habitation of the Most High. 6 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be overthrown; * God shall help her at the break of day. 7 The nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken; * God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away. 8 The Lord of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. 9 Come now and look upon the works of the Lord, * what awesome things he has done on earth. 10 It is he who makes war to cease in all the world; * he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear, and burns the shields with fire. 11 “Be still, then, and know that I am God; * I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” 12 The Lord of hosts is with us; * the God of Jacob is our stronghold. PSALM 47 1 Clap your hands, all you peoples; * shout to God with a cry of joy. 2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared; * he is the great King over all the earth. 3 He subdues the peoples under us, * and the nations under our feet. 4 He chooses our inheritance for us, * the pride of Jacob whom he loves. 5 God has gone up with a shout, * the Lord with the sound of the ram’s-horn. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises; * sing praises to our King, sing praises. 7 For God is King of all the earth; * sing praises with all your skill. 8 God reigns over the nations; * God sits upon his holy throne. 9 The nobles of the peoples have gathered together * with the people of the God of Abraham. 10 The rulers of the earth belong to God, * and he is highly exalted.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 4:1-9 English Standard Version 4 “If you return, O Israel, declares the Lord,     to me you should return. If you remove your detestable things from my presence,     and do not waver, 2 and if you swear, ‘As the Lord lives,’     in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations shall bless themselves in him,     and in him shall they glory.” 3 For thus says the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: “Break up your fallow ground,     and sow not among thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord;     remove the foreskin of your hearts,     O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire,     and burn with none to quench it,     because of the evil of your deeds.” 5 Declare in Judah, and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, “Blow the trumpet through the land;     cry aloud and say, ‘Assemble, and let us go     into the fortified cities!’ 6 Raise a standard toward Zion,     flee for safety, stay not, for I bring disaster from the north,     and great destruction. 7 A lion has gone up from his thicket,     a destroyer of nations has set out;     he has gone out from his place to make your land a waste;     your cities will be ruins     without inhabitant. 8 For this put on sackcloth,     lament and wail, for the fierce anger of the Lord     has not turned back from us.” 9 “In that day, declares the Lord, courage shall fail both king and officials. The priests shall be appalled and the prophets astounded.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 9:24-41 English Standard Version 24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26 They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28 And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” 30 The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

17m
Feb 20
The Tuesday in the First Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 37 PART I 1 Do not fret yourself because of evildoers; * do not be jealous of those who do wrong. 2 For they shall soon wither like the grass, * and like the green grass fade away. 3 Put your trust in the Lord and do good; * dwell in the land and feed on its riches. 4 Take delight in the Lord, * and he shall give you your heart’s desire. 5 Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him, * and he will bring it to pass. 6 He will make your righteousness as clear as the light * and your just dealing as the noonday. 7 Be still before the Lord * and wait patiently for him. 8 Do not fret yourself over the one who prospers, * the one who succeeds in evil schemes. 9 Refrain from anger, leave rage alone; * do not fret yourself; it leads only to evil. 10 For evildoers shall be cut off, * but those who wait upon the Lord shall possess the land. 11 In a little while the wicked shall be no more; * you shall search out their place, but they will not be there. 12 But the lowly shall possess the land; * they will delight in abundance of peace. 13 The wicked plot against the righteous * and gnash at them with their teeth. 14 The Lord laughs at the wicked, * because he sees that their day will come. 15 The wicked draw their sword and bend their bow to strike down the poor and needy, * to slaughter those who are upright in their ways. 16 Their sword shall go through their own heart, * and their bow shall be broken. 17 The little that the righteous has * is better than great riches of the wicked. 18 For the power of the wicked shall be broken, * but the Lord upholds the righteous. PART II 19 The Lord cares for the lives of the godly, * and their inheritance shall last for ever. 20 They shall not be ashamed in bad times, * and in days of famine they shall have enough. 21 As for the wicked, they shall perish, * and the enemies of the Lord, like the glory of the meadows, shall vanish; they shall vanish like smoke. 22 The wicked borrow and do not repay, * but the righteous are generous in giving. 23 Those who are blessed by God shall possess the land, * but those who are cursed by him shall be destroyed. 24 Our steps are directed by the Lord; * he strengthens those in whose way he delights.     The Lessons GENESIS 24:28-38 English Standard Version 28 Then the young woman ran and told her mother's household about these things. 29 Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban. Laban ran out toward the man, to the spring. 30 As soon as he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and heard the words of Rebekah his sister, “Thus the man spoke to me,” he went to the man. And behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring. 31 He said, “Come in, O blessed of the Lord. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.” 32 So the man came to the house and unharnessed the camels, and gave straw and fodder to the camels, and there was water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him. 33 Then food was set before him to eat. But he said, “I will not eat until I have said what I have to say.” He said, “Speak on.” 34 So he said, “I am Abraham's servant. 35 The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys. 36 And Sarah my master's wife bore a son to my master when she was old, and to him he has given all that he has. 37 My master made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell, 38 but you shall go to my father's house and to my clan and take a wife for my son.’ GENESIS 24:49-51 English Standard Version 49 Now then, if you are going to show steadfast love and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.” 50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing has come from the Lord; we cannot speak to you bad or good. 51 Behold, Rebekah is before you; take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master's son, as the Lord has spoken.” GENESIS 24:58-67 English Standard Version 58 And they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” She said, “I will go.” 59 So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham's servant and his men. 60 And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, “Our sister, may you become     thousands of ten thousands, and may your offspring possess     the gate of those who hate him!” 61 Then Rebekah and her young women arose and rode on the camels and followed the man. Thus the servant took Rebekah and went his way. 62 Now Isaac had returned from Beer-lahai-roi and was dwelling in the Negeb. 63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming. 64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel 65 and said to the servant, “Who is that man, walking in the field to meet us?” The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took her veil and covered herself. 66 And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done. 67 Then Isaac brought her into the tent of Sarah his mother and took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 3:18-4:5 English Standard Version 18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. 4 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.   The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

19m
Feb 20
The Monday in the First Week of Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 42 1 As the deer longs for the water-brooks, * so longs my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God; * when shall I come to appear before the presence of God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, * while all day long they say to me, “Where now is your God?” 4 I pour out my soul when I think on these things: * how I went with the multitude and led them into the house of God, 5 With the voice of praise and thanksgiving, * among those who keep holy-day. 6 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? * and why are you so disquieted within me? 7 Put your trust in God; * for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God. 8 My soul is heavy within me; * therefore I will remember you from the land of Jordan, and from the peak of Mizar among the heights of Hermon. 9 One deep calls to another in the noise of your cataracts; * all your rapids and floods have gone over me. 10 The Lord grants his loving-kindness in the daytime; * in the night season his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. 11 I will say to the God of my strength, “Why have you forgotten me? * and why do I go so heavily while the enemy oppresses me?” 12 While my bones are being broken, * my enemies mock me to my face; 13 All day long they mock me * and say to me, “Where now is your God?” 14 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? * and why are you so disquieted within me? 15 Put your trust in God; * for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God. PSALM 43 1 Give judgment for me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people; * deliver me from the deceitful and the wicked. 2 For you are the God of my strength; why have you put me from you? * and why do I go so heavily while the enemy oppresses me? 3 Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, * and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling; 4 That I may go to the altar of God, to the God of my joy and gladness; * and on the harp I will give thanks to you, O God my God. 5 Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? * and why are you so disquieted within me? 6 Put your trust in God; * for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 3:19-25 English Standard Version 19 “‘I said,     How I would set you among my sons, and give you a pleasant land,     a heritage most beautiful of all nations. And I thought you would call me, My Father,     and would not turn from following me. 20 Surely, as a treacherous wife leaves her husband,     so have you been treacherous to me, O house of Israel, declares the Lord.’” 21 A voice on the bare heights is heard,     the weeping and pleading of Israel's sons because they have perverted their way;     they have forgotten the Lord their God. 22 “Return, O faithless sons;     I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to you,     for you are the Lord our God. 23 Truly the hills are a delusion,     the orgies on the mountains. Truly in the Lord our God     is the salvation of Israel. 24 “But from our youth the shameful thing has devoured all for which our fathers labored, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters. 25 Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us. For we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day, and we have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 9:1-23 English Standard Version 9 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6 Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man's eyes with the mud 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. 8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” 12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.” 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” 18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19 and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 (His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.) 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

18m
Feb 19
Monday in the First Week of Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 36 1 There is a voice of rebellion deep in the heart of the wicked; * there is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 He flatters himself in his own eyes * that his hateful sin will not be found out. 3 The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful, * he has left off acting wisely and doing good. 4 He thinks up wickedness upon his bed and has set himself in no good way; * he does not abhor that which is evil. 5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, * and your faithfulness to the clouds. 6 Your righteousness is like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep; * you save both man and beast, O Lord. 7 How priceless is your love, O God! * your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast upon the abundance of your house; * you give them drink from the river of your delights. 9 For with you is the well of life, * and in your light we see light. 10 Continue your loving-kindness to those who know you, * and your favor to those who are true of heart. 11 Let not the foot of the proud come near me, * nor the hand of the wicked push me aside. 12 See how they are fallen, those who work wickedness! * they are cast down and shall not be able to rise.     The Lessons GENESIS 24:1-27 English Standard Version 24 Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. 2 And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, 3 that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, 4 but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” 5 The servant said to him, “Perhaps the woman may not be willing to follow me to this land. Must I then take your son back to the land from which you came?” 6 Abraham said to him, “See to it that you do not take my son back there. 7 The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me and swore to me, ‘To your offspring I will give this land,’ he will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. 8 But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine; only you must not take my son back there.” 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter. 10 Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia to the city of Nahor. 11 And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water. 12 And he said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. 13 Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. 14 Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’—let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.” 15 Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, came out with her water jar on her shoulder. 16 The young woman was very attractive in appearance, a maiden whom no man had known. She went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up. 17 Then the servant ran to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.” 18 She said, “Drink, my lord.” And she quickly let down her jar upon her hand and gave him a drink. 19 When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water, and she drew for all his camels. 21 The man gazed at her in silence to learn whether the Lord had prospered his journey or not. 22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half shekel, and two bracelets for her arms weighing ten gold shekels, 23 and said, “Please tell me whose daughter you are. Is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?” 24 She said to him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, whom she bore to Nahor.” 25 She added, “We have plenty of both straw and fodder, and room to spend the night.” 26 The man bowed his head and worshiped the Lord 27 and said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the Lord has led me in the way to the house of my master's kinsmen.”   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 3:1-17 English Standard Version 3 But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.   The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

19m
Feb 19
The First Sunday in Lent - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 15 1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? * who may abide upon your holy hill? 2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, * who speaks the truth from his heart. 3 There is no guile upon his tongue; he does no evil to his friend; * he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor. 4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, * but he honors those who fear the Lord. 5 He has sworn to do no wrong * and does not take back his word. 6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, * nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. 7 Whoever does these things * shall never be overthrown. PSALM 92 1 It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord, * and to sing praises to your Name, O Most High; 2 To tell of your loving-kindness early in the morning * and of your faithfulness in the night season; 3 On the psaltery, and on the lyre, * and to the melody of the harp. 4 For you have made me glad by your acts, O Lord; * and I shout for joy because of the works of your hands. 5 Lord, how great are your works! * your thoughts are very deep. 6 The dullard does not know, nor does the fool understand, * that though the wicked grow like weeds, and all the workers of iniquity flourish, 7 They flourish only to be destroyed for ever; * but you, O Lord, are exalted for evermore. 8 For lo, your enemies, O Lord, lo, your enemies shall perish, * and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 9 But my horn you have exalted like the horns of wild bulls; * I am anointed with fresh oil. 10 My eyes also gloat over my enemies, * and my ears rejoice to hear the doom of the wicked who rise up against me. 11 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, * and shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon. 12 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord * shall flourish in the courts of our God; 13 They shall still bear fruit in old age; * they shall be green and succulent; 14 That they may show how upright the Lord is, * my Rock, in whom there is no fault.   The Lessons JEREMIAH 17:5-14 English Standard Version 5 Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man     and makes flesh his strength,     whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 He is like a shrub in the desert,     and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,     in an uninhabited salt land. 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,     whose trust is the Lord. 8 He is like a tree planted by water,     that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes,     for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought,     for it does not cease to bear fruit.” 9 The heart is deceitful above all things,     and desperately sick;     who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart     and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways,     according to the fruit of his deeds.” 11 Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch,     so is he who gets riches but not by justice; in the midst of his days they will leave him,     and at his end he will be a fool. 12 A glorious throne set on high from the beginning     is the place of our sanctuary. 13 O Lord, the hope of Israel,     all who forsake you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth,     for they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water. 14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;     save me, and I shall be saved,     for you are my praise.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   1 CORINTHIANS 10:1-13 English Standard Version 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. 6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9 We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.   The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

16m
Feb 18
The First Sunday in Lent - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Lent Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 91 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, * abides under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 He shall say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my stronghold, * my God in whom I put my trust.” 3 He shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter * and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with his pinions, and you shall find refuge under his wings; * his faithfulness shall be a shield and buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of any terror by night, * nor of the arrow that flies by day; 6 Of the plague that stalks in the darkness, * nor of the sickness that lays waste at mid-day. 7 A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, * but it shall not come near you. 8 Your eyes have only to behold * to see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, * and the Most High your habitation, 10 There shall no evil happen to you, * neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, * to keep you in all your ways. 12 They shall bear you in their hands, * lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; * you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet. 14 Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; * I will protect him, because he knows my Name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; * I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, * and show him my salvation.     The Lessons 2 CORINTHIANS 6:1-10 English Standard Version 6 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you,     and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8 through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9 as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10 as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.   The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   MATTHEW 4:1-11 English Standard Version 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone,     but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up,     lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God     and him only shall you serve.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.   The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

16m
Feb 18
The Saturday After Ash Wednesday - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 34 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. 11 Come, children, and listen to me; * I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12 Who among you loves life * and desires long life to enjoy prosperity? 13 Keep your tongue from evil-speaking * and your lips from lying words. 14 Turn from evil and do good; * seek peace and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, * and his ears are open to their cry. 16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, * to root out the remembrance of them from the earth. 17 The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them * and delivers them from all their troubles. 18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted * and will save those whose spirits are crushed. 19 Many are the troubles of the righteous, * but the Lord will deliver him out of them all. 20 He will keep safe all his bones; * not one of them shall be broken. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked, * and those who hate the righteous will be punished. 22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, * and none will be punished who trust in him.   The Lessons JEREMIAH 3:11-18 English Standard Version 11 And the Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. 12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger,     for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever. 13 Only acknowledge your guilt,     that you rebelled against the Lord your God and scattered your favors among foreigners under every green tree,     and that you have not obeyed my voice, declares the Lord. 14 Return, O faithless children, declares the Lord;     for I am your master; I will take you, one from a city and two from a family,     and I will bring you to Zion. 15 “‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And when you have multiplied and been fruitful in the land, in those days, declares the Lord, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the Lord.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed; it shall not be made again. 17 At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the Lord, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall join the house of Israel, and together they shall come from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers for a heritage. The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 8:45-59 English Standard Version 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” 48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” 52 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ 55 But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” 59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

16m
Feb 17
The Saturday After Ash Wednesday - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 28 1 O Lord, I call to you; my Rock, do not be deaf to my cry; * lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those who go down to the Pit. 2 Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you, * when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies. 3 Do not snatch me away with the wicked or with the evildoers, * who speak peaceably with their neighbors, while strife is in their hearts. 4 Repay them according to their deeds, * and according to the wickedness of their actions. 5 According to the work of their hands repay them, * and give them their just deserts. 6 They have no understanding of the Lord’s doings, nor of the works of his hands; * therefore he will break them down and not build them up. 7 Blessed is the Lord! * for he has heard the voice of my prayer. 8 The Lord is my strength and my shield; * my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped; 9 Therefore my heart dances for joy, * and in my song will I praise him. 10 The Lord is the strength of his people, * a safe refuge for his anointed. 11 Save your people and bless your inheritance; * shepherd them and carry them for ever.     The Lessons GENESIS 22:1-14 English Standard Version 22 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. 9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” GENESIS 22:19 English Standard Version 19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba. And Abraham lived at Beersheba. The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 2 English Standard Version 2 And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,     nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

18m
Feb 17
The Friday After Ash Wednesday - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 31 1 In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; * deliver me in your righteousness. 2 Incline your ear to me; * make haste to deliver me. 3 Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; * for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me. 4 Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, * for you are my tower of strength. 5 Into your hands I commend my spirit, * for you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols, * and I put my trust in the Lord. 7 I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy; * for you have seen my affliction; you know my distress. 8 You have not shut me up in the power of the enemy; * you have set my feet in an open place. 9 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; * my eye is consumed with sorrow, and also my throat and my belly. 10 For my life is wasted with grief, and my years with sighing; * my strength fails me because of affliction, and my bones are consumed. 11 I have become a reproach to all my enemies and even to my neighbors, a dismay to those of my acquaintance; * when they see me in the street they avoid me. 12 I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind; * I am as useless as a broken pot. 13 For I have heard the whispering of the crowd; fear is all around; * they put their heads together against me; they plot to take my life. 14 But as for me, I have trusted in you, O Lord. * I have said, “You are my God. 15 My times are in your hand; * rescue me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. 16 Make your face to shine upon your servant, * and in your loving-kindness save me.” 17 Lord, let me not be ashamed for having called upon you; * rather, let the wicked be put to shame; let them be silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be silenced which speak against the righteous, * haughtily, disdainfully, and with contempt. 19 How great is your goodness, O Lord! which you have laid up for those who fear you; * which you have done in the sight of all for those who put their trust in you. 20 You hide them in the covert of your presence from those who slander them; * you keep them in your shelter from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the Lord! * for he has shown me the wonders of his love in a besieged city. 22 Yet I said in my alarm, “I have been cut off from the sight of your eyes.” * Nevertheless, you heard the sound of my entreaty when I cried out to you. 23 Love the Lord, all you who worship him; * the Lord protects the faithful, but repays to the full those who act haughtily. 24 Be strong and let your heart take courage, * all you who wait for the Lord.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 2:1-13 English Standard Version 2 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord, “I remember the devotion of your youth,     your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness,     in a land not sown. 3 Israel was holy to the Lord,     the firstfruits of his harvest. All who ate of it incurred guilt;     disaster came upon them, declares the Lord.” 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the clans of the house of Israel. 5 Thus says the Lord: “What wrong did your fathers find in me     that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness, and became worthless? 6 They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord     who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wilderness,     in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness,     in a land that none passes through,     where no man dwells?’ 7 And I brought you into a plentiful land     to enjoy its fruits and its good things. But when you came in, you defiled my land     and made my heritage an abomination. 8 The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’     Those who handle the law did not know me; the shepherds transgressed against me;     the prophets prophesied by Baal     and went after things that do not profit. 9 “Therefore I still contend with you, declares the Lord,     and with your children's children I will contend. 10 For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see,     or send to Kedar and examine with care;     see if there has been such a thing. 11 Has a nation changed its gods,     even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory     for that which does not profit. 12 Be appalled, O heavens, at this;     be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the Lord, 13 for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me,     the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves,     broken cisterns that can hold no water. The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 8:12-20 English Standard Version 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. JOHN 8:31-36 English Standard Version 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

18m
Feb 16
The Friday After Ash Wednesday - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 40 1 I waited patiently upon the Lord; * he stooped to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the desolate pit, out of the mire and clay; * he set my feet upon a high cliff and made my footing sure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; * many shall see, and stand in awe, and put their trust in the Lord. 4 Happy are they who trust in the Lord! * they do not resort to evil spirits or turn to false gods. 5 Great things are they that you have done, O Lord my God! how great your wonders and your plans for us! * there is none who can be compared with you. 6 Oh, that I could make them known and tell them! * but they are more than I can count. 7 In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure * (you have given me ears to hear you); 8 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have not required, * and so I said, “Behold, I come. 9 In the roll of the book it is written concerning me: * ‘I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep in my heart.’ ” 10 I proclaimed righteousness in the great congregation; * behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know. 11 Your righteousness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance; * I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation. 12 You are the Lord; do not withhold your compassion from me; * let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever, 13 For innumerable troubles have crowded upon me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see; * they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me. 14 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; * O Lord, make haste to help me. 15 Let them be ashamed and altogether dismayed who seek after my life to destroy it; * let them draw back and be disgraced who take pleasure in my misfortune. 16 Let those who say “Aha!” and gloat over me be confounded, * because they are ashamed. 17 Let all who seek you rejoice in you and be glad; * let those who love your salvation continually say, “Great is the Lord!” 18 Though I am poor and afflicted, * the Lord will have regard for me. 19 You are my helper and my deliverer; * do not tarry, O my God.     The Lessons GENESIS 21:9-21 English Standard Version 9 But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, laughing. 10 So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.” 11 And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named. 13 And I will make a nation of the son of the slave woman also, because he is your offspring.” 14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. 15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, “Let me not look on the death of the child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. 17 And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. 18 Up! Lift up the boy, and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” 19 Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. 20 And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow. 21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt. The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-31 English Standard Version 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,     and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

18m
Feb 16
The Thursday After Ash Wednesday - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 29 1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, * ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; * worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. 3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; * the Lord is upon the mighty waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; * the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor. 5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; * the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon; 6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, * and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox. 7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; * the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. 8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe * and strips the forests bare. 9 And in the temple of the Lord * all are crying, “Glory!” 10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; * the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore. 11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; * the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.   PSALM 30 1 I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up * and have not let my enemies triumph over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you, * and you restored me to health. 3 You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; * you restored my life as I was going down to the grave. 4 Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; * give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness. 5 For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye, * his favor for a lifetime. 6 Weeping may spend the night, * but joy comes in the morning. 7 While I felt secure, I said, “I shall never be disturbed. * You, Lord, with your favor, made me as strong as the mountains.” 8 Then you hid your face, * and I was filled with fear. 9 I cried to you, O Lord; * I pleaded with the Lord, saying, 10 “What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the Pit? * will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness? 11 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; * O Lord, be my helper.” 12 You have turned my wailing into dancing; * you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy. 13 Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; * O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.     The Lessons JEREMIAH 1:4-10 English Standard Version 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” 9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” JEREMIAH 1:13-19 English Standard Version 13 The word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.” 14 Then the Lord said to me, “Out of the north disaster shall be let loose upon all the inhabitants of the land. 15 For behold, I am calling all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north, declares the Lord, and they shall come, and every one shall set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its walls all around and against all the cities of Judah. 16 And I will declare my judgments against them, for all their evil in forsaking me. They have made offerings to other gods and worshiped the works of their own hands. 17 But you, dress yourself for work; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them. 18 And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land. 19 They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you.”The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   JOHN 8:1-11 English Standard Version 8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]] The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

17m
Feb 15
Thursday After Ash Wednesday - Morning Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      Lent VENITE 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!   PSALM 27 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? * the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, * it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army should encamp against me, * yet my heart shall not be afraid; 4 And though war should rise up against me, * yet will I put my trust in him. 5 One thing have I asked of the Lord; one thing I seek; * that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; 6 To behold the fair beauty of the Lord * and to seek him in his temple. 7 For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; * he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling and set me high upon a rock. 8 Even now he lifts up my head * above my enemies round about me. 9 Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation with sounds of great gladness; * I will sing and make music to the Lord. 10 Hearken to my voice, O Lord, when I call; * have mercy on me and answer me. 11 You speak in my heart and say, “Seek my face.” * Your face, Lord, will I seek. 12 Hide not your face from me, * nor turn away your servant in displeasure. 13 You have been my helper; cast me not away; * do not forsake me, O God of my salvation. 14 Though my father and my mother forsake me, * the Lord will sustain me. 15 Show me your way, O Lord; * lead me on a level path, because of my enemies. 16 Deliver me not into the hand of my adversaries, * for false witnesses have risen up against me, and also those who speak malice. 17 What if I had not believed that I should see the goodness of the Lord * in the land of the living! 18 O tarry and await the Lord’s pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; * wait patiently for the Lord.     The Lessons GENESIS 19:1-3 English Standard Version 19 The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth 2 and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” 3 But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. GENESIS 19:12-17 English Standard Version 12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. 13 For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, “Up! Get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city.” But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting. 15 As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” 16 But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. 17 And as they brought them out, one said, “Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.” GENESIS 19:24-28 English Standard Version 24 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. 26 But Lot's wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. 27 And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28 And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace. The Word of the Lord   O Lord and Ruler of the hosts of heaven, *  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all their righteous offspring: You made the heavens and the earth, *  with all their vast array. All things quake with fear at your presence; *  they tremble because of your power. But your merciful promise is beyond all measure; *  it surpasses all that our minds can fathom. O Lord, you are full of compassion, *  long-suffering, and abounding in mercy. You hold back your hand; * you do not punish as we deserve. In your great goodness, Lord, you have promised forgiveness to sinners, *  that they may repent of their sin and be saved. And now, O Lord, I bend the knee of my heart, *  and make my appeal, sure of your gracious goodness. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, *  and I know my wickedness only too well. Therefore I make this prayer to you: *  Forgive me, Lord, forgive me. Do not let me perish in my sin, *  nor condemn me to the depths of the earth. For you, O Lord, are the God of those who repent, *  and in me you will show forth your goodness. Unworthy as I am, you will save me,  in accordance with your great mercy, *  and I will praise you without ceasing all the days of my life. For all the powers of heaven sing your praises, *  and yours is the glory to ages of ages. Amen.   1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-17 English Standard Version 1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. The Word of the Lord     The Creed   The Prayers The Lord be with you. Let us pray   Show us your mercy, O Lord; Clothe your ministers with righteousness; Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;   Lord, keep this nation under your care;   Let your way be known upon earth;    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;    Create in us clean hearts, O God;    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. . Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . 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. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. .

19m
Feb 15
Ash Wednesday - Evening Prayer

Support Common Prayer Daily @ Patreon https://dashboard.simplecast.com/accounts/9ce08914-318a-4cac-a518-dc1f287c9f3f/shows/4c6b9d56-9d1a-4225-a16a-22ec8f16e40a/episodes/8094c77a-e97d-4161-ad91-7f2e4592dc6f/patreon.com/commonprayerdaily Visit our Website for more www.commonprayerdaily.com http://commonprayerdaily.com/ _______________ Ash Wednesday Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.   Confession Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God. 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 Lord’s Prayer   Invitatory & Psalms O God, make speed to save us.      O GRACIOUS LIGHT O gracious Light,  pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun,  and our eyes behold the vesper light,  we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,  O Son of God, O Giver of life, and to be glorified through all the worlds.   PSALM 102 1 Lord, hear my prayer, and let my cry come before you; * hide not your face from me in the day of my trouble. 2 Incline your ear to me; * when I call, make haste to answer me, 3 For my days drift away like smoke, * and my bones are hot as burning coals. 4 My heart is smitten like grass and withered, * so that I forget to eat my bread. 5 Because of the voice of my groaning * I am but skin and bones. 6 I have become like a vulture in the wilderness, * like an owl among the ruins. 7 I lie awake and groan; * I am like a sparrow, lonely on a house-top. 8 My enemies revile me all day long, * and those who scoff at me have taken an oath against me. 9 For I have eaten ashes for bread * and mingled my drink with weeping. 10 Because of your indignation and wrath * you have lifted me up and thrown me away. 11 My days pass away like a shadow, * and I wither like the grass. 12 But you, O Lord, endure for ever, * and your Name from age to age. 13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to have mercy upon her; * indeed, the appointed time has come. 14 For your servants love her very rubble, * and are moved to pity even for her dust. 15 The nations shall fear your Name, O Lord, * and all the kings of the earth your glory. 16 For the Lord will build up Zion, * and his glory will appear. 17 He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless; * he will not despise their plea. 18 Let this be written for a future generation, * so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord. 19 For the Lord looked down from his holy place on high; * from the heavens he beheld the earth; 20 That he might hear the groan of the captive * and set free those condemned to die; 21 That they may declare in Zion the Name of the Lord, * and his praise in Jerusalem; 22 When the peoples are gathered together, * and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord. 23 He has brought down my strength before my time; * he has shortened the number of my days; 24 And I said, “O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days; * your years endure throughout all generations. 25 In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, * and the heavens are the work of your hands; 26 They shall perish, but you will endure; they all shall wear out like a garment; * as clothing you will change them, and they shall be changed; 27 But you are always the same, * and your years will never end. 28 The children of your servants shall continue, * and their offspring shall stand fast in your sight.”   PSALM 130 1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice; * let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication. 2 If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, * O Lord, who could stand? 3 For there is forgiveness with you; * therefore you shall be feared. 4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; * in his word is my hope. 5 My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning, * more than watchmen for the morning. 6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, * for with the Lord there is mercy; 7 With him there is plenteous redemption, * and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.     The Lessons JONAH 3-4 English Standard Version 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days' journey in breadth. 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day's journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. 6 The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water, 8 but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.” 10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. 4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” 4 And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?” 5 Jonah went out of the city and sat to the east of the city and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, till he should see what would become of the city. 6 Now the Lord God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant. 7 But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” 9 But God said to Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?” And he said, “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” 10 And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. 11 And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” The Word of the Lord   The Song of Mary - My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; *  for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant  From this day all generations will call me blessed: *  the Almighty has done great things for me,  and holy is his Name.  He has mercy on those who fear him *  in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, *  he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, *  and has lifted up the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, *  and the rich he has sent away empty.  He has come to the help of his servant Israel, *  for he has remembered his promise of mercy,  The promise he made to our fathers, *  to Abraham and his children for ever.   LUKE 15:10-32 English Standard Version 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. 25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’” The Word of the Lord   The Song of Simeon - Lord, you now have set your servant free *  to go in peace as you have promised;  For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *  whom you have prepared for all the world to see:  A Light to enlighten the nations, * and the glory of your people Israel.   The Creed 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 The Lord be with you. Let us pray   That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,  That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill,  That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses,  That there may be peace to your Church and to the whole world,  That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,  That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,    Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN. Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgments, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. . Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. . Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. .   Thanksgivings 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. 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.   Conclusion May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. . -

21m
Feb 14