Online Morning Prayer for Easter 4, Sunday 8th May 2022

Morning Prayer Easter Season

Sunday, 8th May 2022

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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

Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
 for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
 I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
 your rod and your staff,
 they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
 in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
 my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercyshall follow me
 all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
 forever.

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 Readings

 

Acts 9:36-43

Dorcas Restored to Life

36 Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. 37 In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” 39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then, calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43 And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.

 

Revelation 7:9-17

A Great Multitude from Every Nation

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
 and serve him day and night in his temple;
 and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
 the sun shall not strike them,
 nor any scorching heat.
17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
 and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

 

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.

 

Gospel Reading

John 10:22-30

I and the Father Are One

22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

 

Gospel Canticle

 

Refrain:

All The 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.

 

Vanessa's Prayers

 

Silence may be kept.

 

The Collect of the day is said

 

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him, from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

All Amen.

 

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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