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Advent-Epiphany Prime

V. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

 R. Amen.

 

V. O Lord, open thou our lips.

 R. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

 

V. Receive, O Lord, our prayers this hour

R. The offering to you of this day. Amen

 

Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God

 

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father;

We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.

We have offended against thy holy laws;

And there is no health in us.

A period of silence for reflection may follow. 

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us;

Forgive us all our sins,

And grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life;

To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

 

O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and grant us Absolution and Remission of all our sins, true repentance; amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of Thy Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 V. O God, make speed to save us.

 R. O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Psalmody  

A Selection from the Psalter or

One or more of the Psalms below is read

 

Psalm 98:1 O Sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him.

 2 The LORD has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.

 3 He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

 4 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.

 5 Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre; With the lyre and the sound of melody.

 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout joyfully before the King, the LORD.

 7 Let the sea roar and all it contains, The world and those who dwell in it.

 8 Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the mountains sing together for joy

 9 Before the LORD; for He is coming to judge the earth; He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

 

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

~or

 

Luke 1:46 And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord,

47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

 48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.

 49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.

 50 His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.

 51 He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

 52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly.

 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.

 54 He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy,

 55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever."

 

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

~or

 

Psalm 28:6 Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.

 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

 8 The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.

 9 Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

 

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost,

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Scripture Reading  

The following short lessons or another suitable passage is read

Matthew 1:23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which translated means, "God with us."

R. Thanks be to God.

 

Hebrews 10:35 Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. 37 For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.

R. Thanks be to God.

 

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

R. Thanks be to God.

 

V. The Lord be with you

R. And with thy spirit

V. Let us pray.

 

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

 R. Who hath made heaven and earth.

 

V. O Lord, hear our prayer.

 R. And let our cry come unto Thee.

 V. Let us pray.

 

Here at least two prayers are said: the Collect of the day (from the past Sunday or specific for the day) and the first prayer provided below

If the Collect be already said, a prayer from the Additional Collects may be used or both prayers provided below may be used

                                                                               

O Lord, who took upon thyself our human nature and by thy death on the cross didst redeem all time and creation; we lift to you our prayers throughout these hours, and so offer to you this day and all our doings herein; beseeching thee to grant, that we, who confess thy coming Kingdom, may be ever mindful, that we serve on holy ground, that we abide in holy time, and undertake a holy labor; and this we ask of thee, who art alone Creator, Redeemer, and Lord of all. Amen.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

V. Bless the Lord.

R. Thanks be to God.

 

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.

 

Here ends the Order for Prime

 

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