Morning Prayer for Trinity 17 Sunday 4th October 2020

Morning Prayer

Michael and All Angels

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
All and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Your faithful servants bless you.
All They make known the glory of your kingdom.

a suitable hymn, or A Song of Trust in God

1As the deer longs for the water brooks, 
so longs my soul for you, O God.

2My soul is athirst for God, even for the living God; 
when shall I come before the presence of God?

3My tears have been my bread day and night, 
while all day long they say to me, ‘Where is now your God?’

4Now when I think on these things, I pour out my soul: 
how I went with the multitude
and led the procession to the house of God,

5With the voice of praise and thanksgiving, 
among those who kept holy day.

6Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul, 
and why are you so disquieted within me?

7O put your trust in God; 
for I will yet give him thanks,
who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

 

Psalm 42.1-7

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.

 

The Word of God

Psalmody

Psalm 150

Refrain: Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

1Alleluia.
O praise God in his holiness; 
praise him in the firmament of his power.

2Praise him for his mighty acts; 
praise him according to his excellent greatness. R

3Praise him with the blast of the trumpet; 
praise him upon the harp and lyre.

4Praise him with timbrel and dances; 
praise him upon the strings and pipe. R

5Praise him with ringing cymbals; 
praise him upon the clashing cymbals.

6Let everything that has breath 
praise the Lord.
Alleluia.

Refrain:Let everything that has breath praise 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.

 

Genesis 28:10-17

Jacob left Beer-sheba and went towards Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And the Lord stood beside him and said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’ Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!’ And he was afraid, and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’

Canticle

Refrain:

All Return to the Lord, who will have mercy,
to our God, who will richly pardon.

1Seek the Lord while he may be found, 
call upon him while he is near;

2Let the wicked abandon their ways, 
and the unrighteous their thoughts;

3Return to the Lord, who will have mercy; 
to our God, who will richly pardon.

4‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 
neither are your ways my ways,’ says the Lord.

5‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

6‘As the rain and the snow come down from above, 
and return not again but water the earth,

7‘Bringing forth life and giving growth, 
seed for sowing and bread to eat,

8‘So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; 
it will not return to me fruitless,

9‘But it will accomplish that which I purpose, 
and succeed in the task I gave it.’ Isaiah 55.6-11

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 Return to the Lord, who will have mercy,
to our God, who will richly pardon.

Revelation 12:7-12

And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming,

‘Now have come the salvation and the power
    and the kingdom of our God
    and the authority of his Messiah,
for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down,
    who accuses them day and night before our God.
But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb
    and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.
Rejoice then, you heavens
    and those who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
    for the devil has come down to you
with great wrath,
    because he knows that his time is short!’

 

A suitable song or chant, or a responsory in this or another form, may follow

I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord,
All my lips shall proclaim your faithfulness.
The heavens bear witness to your wonders;
All I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord.
The assembly of your saints proclaims your truth;
All my lips shall proclaim your faithfulness.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
All I will sing for ever of your love, O Lord,
my lips shall proclaim your faithfulness.

from Psalm 89

Sermon

Gospel Canticle

Refrain:

All There was silence in heaven while the dragon waged war;
and Michael and his angels fought against him, and won the victory.

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 There was silence in heaven while the dragon waged war;
and Michael and his angels fought against him, and won the victory.

Shirley's Prayers

 

The Collect of the day is said

Everlasting God,
you have ordained and constituted
      the ministries of angels and mortals in a wonderful order:
grant that as your holy angels always serve you in heaven,
so, at your command,
they may help and defend us on earth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and 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 Christ, who has opened the kingdom of heaven,
bring us to reign with him in glory.
All Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

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