Daily Prayers: Sept 19-25, 2021

“Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between his will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.” 

– Elisabeth Elliot [28]

Sunday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [1]Proper 20    Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [2]Lord God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ triumphed over the powers of death and prepared for us our place in the new Jerusalem: Grant that we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, may praise you in that City of which he is the light, and where he lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen. [3]Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit;    For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye;    Hide us under the shadow of your wings. Amen. [4]

Monday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from thenight and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drivefar from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep yourlaw, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, havingdone your will with cheerfulness during the day, we may,when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen. [5]Our Father, who art in heaven,     hallowed be thy Name,     thy kingdom come,     thy will be done,         on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,     as we forgive those         who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation,     but deliver us from evil.Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all rightjudgements, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, thatpeace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may befixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being deliveredfrom the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness;through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen. [6]Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercydefend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for thelove of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. [7]

Tuesday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to knowyou is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defendus, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; thatwe, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power ofany adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. [8]Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, todirect and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in allour afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us intoall truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [9]Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercydefend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the loveof your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. [10]Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hoursof this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes andchances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [11]

Wednesday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you havebrought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with yourmighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcomeby adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling ofyour purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [12]Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross,stretching out your loving arms: Grant that all the peoples ofthe earth may look to you and be saved; for your tendermercies’ sake. Amen. [13]O God, the life of all who live, the light of the faithful, thestrength of those who labor, and the repose of the dead: Wethank you for the blessings of the day that is past, andhumbly ask for your protection through the coming night.Bring us in safety to the morning hours; through him whodied and rose again for us, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ.Amen. [14]Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, andillumine this night with your celestial brightness; that bynight as by day your people may glorify your holy Name;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [15]

Thursday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have ourbeing: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us byyour Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of ourlife we may not forget you, but may remember that we areever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. [16]Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant SaintPaul to be an apostle to the Gentiles: We pray you to illuminethe world with the radiance of your glory, that all nationsmay come and worship you; for you live and reign for everand ever. Amen. [17]Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the dayis past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, andawaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed inScripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sakeof your love. Amen. [18]Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of theenemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us inpeace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen. [19]

Friday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy butfirst he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before hewas crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the wayof the cross, may find it none other than the way of life andpeace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [20]Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, “Peace I give toyou; my peace I leave with you:” Regard not our sins,but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace andunity of that heavenly city, where with the Father and theHoly Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever. Amen. [21]O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore:Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you,all tongues confess and bless you, and men and womeneverywhere love you and serve you in peace; through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen. [22]Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, orweep this night, and give your angels charge over those whosleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, blessthe dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield thejoyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen. [23]

Saturday

MorningMidday EvensongCompline
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world restedfrom all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all yourcreatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties,may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, andthat our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for theeternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through JesusChrist our Lord. Amen. [24]For Joy in God’s Creation
O heavenly Father, who hast filled the world with beauty:Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works;that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to servethee with gladness; for the sake of him through whom allthings were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [25]
O God, the source of eternal light: Shed forth your unendingday upon us who watch for you, that our lips may praise you,our lives may bless you, and our worship on the morrow giveyou glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [26]O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we livein and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day,who work while others sleep, and grant that we may neverforget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [27]

Citations:

[1] Episcopal Church. (1979). Daily Office. In The Book of common prayer: And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the psalter, or, Psalms of David (pp. 98). New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated.

[2] Episcopal Church. (1979). Collects. In The Book of common prayer: And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the psalter, or, Psalms of David (pp. 234). New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated.

[3] Episcopal Church. (1979). Daily Office. In The Book of common prayer: And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the psalter, or, Psalms of David (pp. 123). New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated.

[4] Ibid. 3, P. 132

[5] Ibid. 3, P. 99

[6] Ibid. 3, P. 123

[7] Ibid. 3, P. 133

[8] Ibid. 3, P. 99

[9] Ibid. 3, P. 107

[10] Ibid. 3, P. 123

[11] Ibid. 3, P. 133

[12] Ibid. 3, P. 100

[13] Ibid. 3, P. 107

[14] Ibid. 3, P. 124

[15] Ibid. 3, P. 133

[16] Ibid. 3, P. 100

[17] Ibid. 3, P. 107

[18] Ibid. 3, P. 124

[19] Ibid. 3, P. 133

[20] Ibid. 3, P. 99

[21] Ibid. 3, P. 107

[22] Ibid. 3, P. 124

[23] Ibid. 3, P. 134

[24] Ibid. 3, P. 99

[25] Episcopal Church. (1979). Prayers and Thanksgivings. In The Book of common prayer: And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the psalter, or, Psalms of David (pp. 814). New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated.

[26] Episcopal Church. (1979). Daily Office. In The Book of common prayer: And administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America: Together with the psalter, or, Psalms of David (pp. 123). New York, NY: Church Publishing Incorporated.

[27] Ibid. 26, P. 134

[28] Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff. (2021, March 1). 40+ prayer quotes for daily inspiration and powerful encouragement . Crosswalk.com. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/inspiring-quotes/31-prayer-quotes-be-inspired-and-encouraged.html

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