Morning Prayer on Sunday (Easter season)

 

Welcome

O Lord, open our lips

All   and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

In your resurrection O Christ,

All   let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

 

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,

to you be praise and glory for ever.

As once you ransomed your people from Egypt

and led them to freedom in the promised land,

so now you have delivered us from the dominion of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.

May we, the first fruits of your new creation,

rejoice in this new day you have made,

and praise you for your mighty acts.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All    Blessed be God for ever.

 

Christ has been raised from the dead:  ♦

the first fruits of those who sleep.

For as by man came death:  ♦

by man has come also the resurrection of the dead;

for as in Adam all die:  ♦

even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15.20–22

All   Glory 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.

All   Amen.

Preparation

Confession

All   Most merciful God,

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

we confess that we have sinned

in thought, word and deed.

We have not loved you with our whole heart.

We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

In your mercy

forgive what we have been,

help us to amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be;

that we may do justly,

love mercy,

and walk humbly with you, our God.

Amen.

Absolution

May almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Word of God

 

Psalmody

 

The appointed psalm is said. The psalm ends with

 

All   Glory 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.

 

Scripture reading/s

 

Refrain:

All   In your unfailing love, O Lord,

you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

Alleluia.

 

1    I will sing to the Lord, who has triumphed gloriously,  ♦

the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

2    The Lord is my strength and my song  ♦

and has become my salvation.

3    This is my God whom I will praise,  ♦

the God of my forebears whom I will exalt.

4    The Lord is a warrior,  ♦

the Lord is his name.

5    Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in power:  ♦

your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

6    At the blast of your nostrils, the sea covered them;  ♦

they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

7    In your unfailing love, O Lord,  ♦

you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

8    And by your invincible strength  ♦

you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

9    You will bring them in and plant them, O Lord,  ♦

in the sanctuary which your hands have established.

Exodus 15.1b-3,6,10,13,17

All   Glory 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.

 

All   In your unfailing love, O Lord,

you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

Alleluia.

Gospel Reading

The reading(s) may be followed by a time of silence.

Responsory

 

Death is swallowed up in victory.

All   Where, O death, is your sting?

Christ is risen from the dead,

the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

All   Death is swallowed up in victory.

The trumpet will sound

and the dead shall be raised.

All   Where, O death, is your sting?

We shall not all sleep,

but we shall be changed.

All   Death is swallowed up in victory.

Where, O death, is your sting?

from 1 Corinthians 15  

 

The Benedictus

The Song of Zechariah) is normally said,

Refrain:

All   The Lord is risen from the tomb

who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

1    Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,  ♦

who has come to his people and set them free.

2    He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,  ♦

born of the house of his servant David.

3    Through his holy prophets God promised of old  ♦

to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us,

4    To show mercy to our ancestors,  ♦

and to remember his holy covenant.

5    This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:  ♦

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6    Free to worship him without fear,  ♦

holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

7    And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,  ♦

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8    To give his people knowledge of salvation  ♦

by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9    In the tender compassion of our God  ♦

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10  To 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  

 

All   Glory 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.

 

All   The Lord is risen from the tomb

who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

Prayers

 

Intercessions are offered

¶    for the day and its tasks

¶    for the world and its needs

¶    for the Church and her life

The cycle here and the prayer here may be used.

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.

(or)

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Silence may be kept.

 

The Collect of the day

or the following is said

God of life,

who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son

to the death of the cross,

and by his glorious resurrection

have delivered us from the power of our enemy:

grant us so to die daily to sin,

that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his risen life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All   Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,

as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

 

All   Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever

Amen

 

Sermon or reflection

The Conclusion

 

May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life.

All   Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.

All   Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Note that the creed is omitted from this order of service as an adaptation for internet congregations