Morning Prayer Lent Monday 19 February 2024 on Monday 19 February 2024

Morning Prayer Lent Monday 19 February 2024 on Monday 19 February 2024


Church of England DAILY-min
Church of England DAILY-min

O Lord, open our lips
Alland our mouth shall
proclaim your praise.
Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love,
Allaccording to your judgement
give us life.
One or more of the following is said or sung:
this or another prayer of thanksgiving
Blessed are you, God of compassion and mercy,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
In the darkness of our sin,
your light breaks forth like the dawn
and your healing springs up for deliverance.
As we rejoice in the gift of your saving help,
sustain us with your bountiful Spirit
and open our lips to sing your praise.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.
a suitable hymn, or A Song of Penitence
1Have mercy on me, O
God, in your great goodness; ♦
according to the abundance of your compassion
blot out my offences.
2Wash me thoroughly from
my wickedness ♦
and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I acknowledge my
faults ♦
and my sin is ever before me.
4Against you only have
I sinned ♦
and done what is evil in your sight,
5So that you are justified
in your sentence ♦
and righteous in your judgement.
6Cast me not away from
your presence ♦
and take not your holy spirit from me.
7Give me again the joy
of your salvation ♦
and sustain me with your gracious spirit;
8Then shall I teach your
ways to the wicked ♦
and sinners shall return to you.
9Deliver me from my guilt,
O God,
the God of my salvation, ♦
and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 51.1-5, 12-15
AllGlory to the Father and
to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
This opening prayer may be said
The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.
Silence is kept.
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
The Word of God
The appointed psalmody is said.
Psalm 10 Refrain: You,
Lord, have never failed those who seek you.
1 Why stand so far off, O Lord? ♦Why hide yourself in time of trouble?
2 The wicked in their pride persecute the poor; ♦let them be caught in the schemes they have devised.
3 The wicked boast of their heart’s desire; ♦the covetous curse and revile the Lord.
4 The wicked in their arrogance say, ‘God will not avenge it’; ♦in all their scheming God counts for nothing. R
5 They are stubborn in all their ways, for your judgements are far above out of their sight; ♦they scoff at all their adversaries.
6 They say in their heart, ‘I shall not be shaken; ♦no harm shall ever happen to me.’
7 Their mouth is full of cursing, deceit and fraud; ♦under their tongue lie mischief and wrong.
8 They lurk in the outskirts and in dark alleys they murder the innocent; ♦their eyes are ever watching for the helpless.
9 They lie in wait, like a lion in his den; they lie in wait to seize the poor; ♦they seize the poor when they get them into their net.
10 The innocent are broken and humbled before them; ♦the helpless fall before their power.
11 They say in their heart, ‘God has forgotten; ♦he hides his face away; he will never see it.’ R
12 Arise, O Lord God, and lift up your hand; ♦forget not the poor.
13 Why should the wicked be scornful of God? ♦Why should they say in their hearts, ‘You will not avenge it’?
14 Surely, you behold trouble and misery; ♦you see it and take it into your own hand.
15 The helpless commit themselves to you, ♦for you are the helper of the orphan.
16 Break the power of the wicked and malicious; ♦search out their wickedness until you find none. R
17 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever; ♦the nations shall perish from his land.
18 Lord, you will hear the desire of the poor; ♦you will incline your ear to the fullness of their heart,
19 To give justice to the orphan and oppressed, ♦so that people are no longer driven in terror from the land. Refrain: You,
Lord, have never failed those who seek you.
When wickedness triumphs
and the poor are betrayed,
come to your kingdom, strong and holy God,
destroy the masks of evil
and reign in our broken hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord
Psalm 11 Refrain: The Lord’s
throne is in heaven.
1 In the Lord have I taken refuge; ♦how then can you say to me, ‘Flee like a bird to the hills,
2 ‘For see how the wicked bend the bow and fit their arrows to the string, ♦to shoot from the shadows at the true of heart.
3 ‘When the foundations are destroyed, ♦what can the righteous do?’ R
4 The Lord is in his holy temple; ♦the Lord’s throne is in heaven.
5 His eyes behold, ♦his eyelids try every mortal being.
6 The Lord tries the righteous as well as the wicked, ♦but those who delight in violence his soul abhors.
7 Upon the wicked he shall rain coals of fire and burning sulphur; ♦scorching wind shall be their portion to drink.
8 For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds, ♦and those who are upright shall behold his face. Refrain: The Lord’s
throne is in heaven.
God of heaven,
when the foundations are shaken
and there is no escape,
test us, but not to destruction,
look on the face of your anointed
and heal us in Jesus Christ your Son.
Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
AllGlory to the Father and
to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
If there are two Scripture readings, the first may be read
here, or both may be read after the canticle.
Genesis 41.25-45
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, ‘Pharaoh’s dreams are one and the same; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one.
The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, as are the seven empty ears blighted by the east wind. They are seven years of famine.
It is as I told Pharaoh; God has shown to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
There will come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt.
After them there will arise seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; the famine will consume the land.
The plenty will no longer be known in the land because of the famine that will follow, for it will be very grievous.
And the doubling of Pharaoh’s dream means that the thing is fixed by God, and God will shortly bring it about.
Now therefore let Pharaoh select a man who is discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land, and take one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plenteous years.
Let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and lay up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
That food shall be a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that are to befall the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.’
The proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his servants.
Pharaoh said to his servants, ‘Can we find anyone else like this—one in whom is the spirit of God?’
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Since God has shown you all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command; only with regard to the throne will I be greater than you.’
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.’
Removing his signet ring from his hand, Pharaoh put it on Joseph’s hand; he arrayed him in garments of fine linen, and put a gold chain around his neck.
He had him ride in the chariot of his second-in-command; and they cried out in front of him, ‘Bow the knee!’ Thus he set him over all the land of Egypt.
Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no one shall lift up hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.’
Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, as his wife. Thus Joseph gained authority over the land of Egypt.
The Song of Manasseh, or another suitable canticle, for example,
number 20 (page 570)(link is external), number
33 (page 584)(link is external) or number 41 (page
592)(link is external), may be said
AllFull of compassion and mercy
and love
is God, the Most High, the Almighty. Alleluia.
1Lord almighty and God
of our ancestors, ♦
you who made heaven and earth in all their glory:
2All things tremble with
awe at your presence, ♦
before your great and mighty power.
3Immeasurable and unsearchable
is your promised mercy, ♦
for you are God, Most High.
4You are full of compassion,
long-suffering and very merciful, ♦
and you relent at human suffering.
5O God, according to
your great goodness, ♦
you have promised forgiveness for repentance
to those who have sinned against you.
6The sins I have committed
against you ♦
are more in number than the sands of the sea.
7I am not worthy to look
up to the height of heaven, ♦
because of the multitude of my iniquities.
8And now I bend the knee
of my heart before you, ♦
imploring your kindness upon me.
9I have sinned, O God,
I have sinned, ♦
and I acknowledge my transgressions.
10Unworthy as I am, you
will save me, ♦
according to your great mercy.
11For all the host of
heaven sings your praise, ♦
and your glory is for ever and ever.
Manasseh 1a, 2, 4, 6, 7a, b, 9a, c, 11, 12, 14b, 15b
AllGlory to the Father and
to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
AllFull of compassion and mercy
and love
is God, the Most High, the Almighty. Alleluia.
Scripture Reading
One or more readings appointed for the day are read.
The reading(s) may be followed by a time of silence.
Galatians 3.23 – 4.7
Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed.
Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian,
for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.
As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.
My point is this: heirs, as long as they are minors, are no better than slaves, though they are the owners of all the property;
but they remain under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father.
So with us; while we were minors, we were enslaved to the elemental spirits of the world.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.
And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’
So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.
A suitable song or chant, or a responsory in this or another
form, may follow
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
AllO my God, in you I trust.
You are the God of my salvation,
AllTo you, O Lord, I lift
up my soul.
In you I hope all the day long.
AllO my God, in you I trust.
Remember, Lord, your compassion and love,
for they are from everlasting.
AllTo you, O Lord, I lift
up my soul;
O my God, in you I trust.
from Psalm 25
Gospel Canticle
The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is normally said,
or Saviour of the World (page
644)(link is external) may be said
AllBlessed are those who hunger
and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
1Blessed be the Lord
the God of Israel, ♦
who has come to his people and set them free.
2He has raised up for
us a mighty Saviour, ♦
born of the house of his servant David.
3Through his holy prophets
God promised of old ♦
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,
4To show mercy to our
ancestors, ♦
and to remember his holy covenant.
5This was the oath God
swore to our father Abraham: ♦
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
6Free to worship him
without fear, ♦
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
7And you, child, shall
be called the prophet of the Most High, ♦
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
8To give his people knowledge
of salvation ♦
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
9In the tender compassion
of our God ♦
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
10To shine on those who
dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, ♦
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1.68-79
AllGlory to the Father and
to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
AllBlessed are those who hunger
and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
Intercessions are offered
¶ for the day and its tasks
¶ for the world and its needs
¶ for the Church and her life
Prayers may include the following concerns from the cycle on pages
364–365(link is external)
¶ Those preparing for baptism and confirmation
¶ Those serving through leadership
¶ Those looking for forgiveness
¶ Those misled by the false gods of this present age
¶ All who are hungry
A form of prayer found on
page 380(link is external) may be used.
The Litany on pages 400-403(link is external) may be said instead of the Prayers.
These responses may be used
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.
Silence may be kept.
The Collect of the day is said
Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
The Lord’s Prayer is said
Trusting in the compassion of God,
as our Saviour taught us, so we pray
AllOur Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Trusting in the compassion of God,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us
AllOur Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
The Conclusion
May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
AllThanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005
Official Common Worship apps, books and eBooks are available from
Church House Publishing(link is external).
The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version
Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the
National Council of the Churches
of Christ in the United States of America(link is external).
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Implemented by Simon Kershaw at
Crucix(link is external).
Implementation copyright © Simon Kershaw, 2002-2021.

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