Easter Sunday Morning prayer 4th April 2021

Morning Prayer Easter Season

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Easter Day

 

Preparation

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.

 

One or more of the following is said or sung: this or another prayer of thanksgiving

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.

 

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.

 

The Word of God

 

Psalmody

The appointed psalmody is said.

Psalm 114

 

Refrain:Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.

 

1When Israel came out of Egypt,

the house of Jacob from a people of a strange tongue,

 

2Judah became his sanctuary,

Israel his dominion.

 

3The sea saw that, and fled;

Jordan was driven back.

 

4The mountains skipped like rams,

the little hills like young sheep. R

 

5What ailed you, O sea, that you fled?

O Jordan, that you were driven back?

 

6You mountains, that you skipped like rams,

you little hills like young sheep?

 

7Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,

at the presence of the God of Jacob,

 

8Who turns the hard rock into a pool of water,

the flint-stone into a springing well.

 

Refrain:Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord.

Each psalm or group of psalms may end 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.

 

Canticle

 

Refrain:

All In your unfailing love, O Lord,  you lead the people whom you have redeemed. Alleluia.

 

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

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

 

2The Lord is my strength and my song

and has become my salvation.

 

3This is my God whom I will praise,

the God of my forebears whom I will exalt.

 

4The Lord is a warrior,

the Lord is his name.

 

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

your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.

 

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

they sank as lead in the mighty waters.

 

7In your unfailing love, O Lord,

you lead the people whom you have redeemed.

 

8And by your invincible strength

you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

 

9You 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.

 

Scripture Reading

John 20:1-18

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which meansTeacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

 

Easter Sunday Reflection

 

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

 

Gospel Canticle

 

Refrain:

AllThe Lord is risen from the tomb

who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

 

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

 

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.

 

Refrain:

All The Lord is risen from the tomb

who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

 

Shirley's Easter Sunday Prayers

 

Silence may be kept.

 

The Collect of the day is said

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son

overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him:

grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory;

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.

AllAmen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer is said

 

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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