King James Version
" My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up" -- Psa. 5:3
The Order for
Daily Morning Prayer
¶ The Minister shall begin the Morning Prayer by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.
¶ On any day, save a Day of Fasting or Abstinence, or on any day when the General Supplication or Passover Communion Service is immediate-ly to follow, the Minister may, at his discretion, pass at once from the Sentences to the Lord's Prayer, first pronouncing the Lord be with thee. Answer. And with thy spirit. Minister. O Lord, teach us to pray.
¶ And Note, That when the confession and Forgiveness of Sins are omit-ted, the Minister may, after the Sentences, pass to the Versicles, O Lord, open thou my lips, etc., in which case the Lord's Prayer shall be said with the other prayers, immediately after The Lord be with you, etc., and before the Versicles and Responses which follow, or, in the General Supplication, as there appointed.
The Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Hab. 2:20
I was glad when they said unto me, We will go into the house of the Lord. Psa. 122:1
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Psa. 19:14
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psa. 43:3
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isa. 57:15
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:23
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Phil. 1:2
Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matt. 3:2
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isa. 40:3
Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11
From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal. 1:11
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem. Isa. 52:1
Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel 2:13
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psa. 51:17
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son. Luke15:18-19
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me. Lam. 1:12
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Eph. 1:7
He is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Mark 16:6; Luke 24:34
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psa. 118:24
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:14, 16
Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:6
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Rev. 4:8
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. Pro. 3:9-10
The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. Pro. 3:19-20
¶ Then the Minister shall say,
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. Phil. 4:1
Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff. Josh. 7:11
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds. Col. 3:9
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Prov. 28:13
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. 2Tim. 2:25
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebr. 4:16
¶ To be said by the whole Congregation, after the Minister, all kneeling.
Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. . . And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Forgiveness of Sin
¶ To be read by the Minister alone, standing; the People still kneeling.
¶ But Note, That the Minister, at his discretion, may use, instead of what follows, the Forgiveness of Sin from the Order for the Passover Communion Service.
Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. Num. 14:19
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Psa. 86:5
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psa. 32:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Heb. 1:1-3
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Eph. 1:6-7
Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Rom. 4:7
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Eph. 4:32
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 1John 2:12
¶ Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer; the People still kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Prayer Service.
OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
¶ Then likewise he shall say,
Minister. O Lord, open thou my lips:
Answer. And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
¶ Here, all standing up, the Minister shall say,
Minister. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
Answer. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be
gracious unto thee:
Minister: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee,
Answer. And give thee peace. [Amen]. Num. 6:24-26
¶ Then shall be said or sung the following Psalm except on those days for which other Psalms are appointed.
Venite, Psalm 95
O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us 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. Psa. 95:1-7
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Psa. 96:9
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. Psa. 96:13
¶ Then shall follow a Portion of the Psalms, according to the Use of this Church. And at the end of every Psalm, and likewise at the end of the Venite, Benedictus, Jubilate, may be, and at the end of the whole Portion, or Selection from the Psalter, shall be sung or said the Prayer of Aaron.
THE LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. [Amen].
¶ Then shall be read the First Lesson, to be chosen beforehand by the Minister. And Note, That before every Lesson, the Minister shall say, Here beginneth such a Chapter (or Verse of such a Chapter) of such a Book; and after every Lesson, Here endeth the First (or the Second) Lesson.
¶ Here shall be said or sung the following Psalm.
THE earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
¶ Or this Psalm.
Psalm 136, Antiphonal
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:
But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
¶ Then shall be read, in like manner, the Second Lesson, taken out of the New Testament, according as the Minister has chosen beforehand.
¶ And after that shall be sung or said the Hymn following.
Benedictus, St. Luke 1:68-79
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
The oath which he sware to our father Abraham.
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
¶ Or this Psalm.
Jubilate Deo, Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye land. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Minister. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.
Answer. The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.
¶ Then shall be said the Apostles' Creed by the Minister and the People standing.
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary: Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead: He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty: From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost: The holy Christian* Church; The Communion of Saints: The Forgiveness of sins: The Resurrection of the body: And the Life everlasting. Amen.
¶ And after that, these Prayers follow, the People devoutly kneeling, the Minister first pronouncing,
Minister. The Lord be with thee.
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. O Lord, teach us to pray.
¶ Here, if it hath not already been said, shall follow the Lord's Prayer.
Minister. Show us thy mercy, O Lord,
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.
Minister. Cast me not away from thy presence;
Answer. And take not thy holy spirit from me.
¶ Then shall follow the Psalm for the Day, except when the Passover Communion Service is read; and then the Psalm for the Day shall be omitted here.
A Prayer for Peace.
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Heb. 13:20-21
A Prayer for Grace.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:15-16
¶ The following Prayers shall be omitted here when the General Supplication is said, and may be omitted when the Passover Communion Service is to follow.
¶ And Note, That the Minister may here end the Morning Prayer with such general intercessions taken out of this Book, as he shall think fit, or with the Grace.
A Prayer for all in Authority
For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God? 2Sam. 22:32
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 2Sam. 23:3
And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. Jer. 29:7
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Matt. 5:25
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. Hebr. 13:17
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Rom. 13:7
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve thingsthatare excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence tillthe day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Phi. 1:9-11
A Believer's Prayer
O Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:24-31
A General Thanksgiving.
¶ Note, That the General Thanksgiving may be said by the Congregation with the Minister.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. Psa. 69:30-34
Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name. Dan. 9:17-19
A Prayer of Repentance
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:5-6
Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever. Amen.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Here endeth the Order for Morning Prayer.