Morning


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Morning


 
 

The following or some other verse of Scripture is said 

You shall open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall show forth your praise. Psalm 51:15 

Psalm 51:10-12

Make me a clean heart, O God, *
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence *
and take not your holy Spirit from me.
O give me the comfort of your help again *
and strengthen me with your willing Spirit.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Alternately, Psalm 5:1-3 may be used. 

A Reading from Holy Scripture 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3 

or this 

Give thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:12-14 

or this 

If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4 

A period of silence may follow. Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others. A hymn or canticle may be used; the Apostles’ Creed may be said. 

The Lord’s Prayer 

The Collect
O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, you have brought us safely to the beginning of this day: Defend us by your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin nor run into any danger; and that guided by your Spirit, we may do what is righteous in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


 
 

Midday


Midday


 
 

The following or some other verse of Scripture is said

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3

Psalm 113:1-4

Praise the Lord. Sing praises you servants of the Lord; *
O praise the Name of the Lord.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord, *
from this time forth for evermore.
The Lord’s Name be praised: *
from the rising up of the sun to the going
down of the same.
The Lord is high above all nations, *
and his glory above the heavens.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

A Reading from Holy Scripture

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:4-5

or this

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

A period of silence may follow. Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Collect
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved; for your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.


 
 

Evening


Evening


 
 

This devotion may be used before or after the evening meal.

The following or some other verse of Scripture is said

How priceless is your love, O God!
Your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
For with you is the well of life,
and in your light we see light. Psalm 36:7, 9

Phos Hilaron   O Gladsome Light 

O gladsome light,
pure brightness of the ever-living 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 praises to God: the Father, the Son, and the 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.

A Reading from Holy Scripture

For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. 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. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 

or this

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.” John 8:12

or this 

Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:2 

A period of silence may follow. A hymn or canticle may be used; the Apostles’ Creed may be said. Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Collect
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.

 
 

Night


Night


 
 

The following or some other verse of Scripture is said

I will lay myself down in peace, and take my rest;
for it is you, LORD, only, that makes me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

Psalm 134

Behold now, praise the Lord, *
all you servants of the Lord,
You that stand by night in the house of the Lord, *
even in the courts of the house of our God.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary *
And sing praises unto the Lord.
The Lord who made heaven and earth *
give you blessing out of Zion.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

A Reading from Holy Scripture

You keep them in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on you, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:3-4

or this

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

A period of silence may follow. Prayers for ourselves and others may follow. It is appropriate that prayers of thanksgiving for the blessings of the day, and penitence for our sins, be included.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Collect
Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

NUNC DIMITTIS   The Song of Simeon

Lord, now let your servant depart in peace, *
according to your word.
For my eyes have seen your salvation, *
which you have prepared before the face of all people;
to be a light to lighten the Gentiles, *
and to be the glory of your people Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 

Concluding Sentence
The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us, this night and evermore. Amen.