Morning Prayer, Sunday August 2, 2020

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Morning Prayer, Sunday August 2, 2020

Opening Sentence

Officiant          Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Officiant          Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

People             Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.


Officiant          Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.


Officiant          Lord, open our lips.

People             And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; *

serve the Lord with gladness

and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *

he himself has made us, and we are his;

we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;

go into his courts with praise; *

give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good;

his mercy is everlasting; *

and his faithfulness endures from age to age.


Psalm 17:1-7

1    Hear my plea of innocence, O Lord;
give heed to my cry; *
listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips.

2    Let my vindication come forth from your presence; *
let your eyes be fixed on justice.

3    Weigh my heart, summon me by night, *
melt me down; you will find no impurity in me.

4    I give no offense with my mouth as others do; *
I have heeded the words of your lips.

5    My footsteps hold fast to the ways of your law; *
in your paths my feet shall not stumble.

6    I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; *
incline your ear to me and hear my words.

7    Show me your marvelous loving-kindness, *
O Savior of those who take refuge at your right hand
from those who rise up against them.

      Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Genesis 32:22-31

The same night Jacob arose and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.  He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. And Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and Jacob’s thigh was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.”  And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” Then he said, “Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him, “Tell me, I pray, your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.  So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his thigh.

Officiant          The Word of the Lord

All                    Thanks be to God


Reflection                                                                                                            Father Piret

Canticle                                               Ubi Caritas               Sung by the Choir on 2-16-20

Words: Early Church (c. 4th Cent.)                                            Music: Ola Gjeilo (b. 1978)


Officiant          The Lord be with you.

People             And also with you.

Officiant          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.



Officiant          Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;

People             Govern and uphold them, now and always.

Officiant          Day by day we bless you;

People             We praise your Name for ever.

Officiant          Lord, keep us from all sin today;

People             Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

Officiant          Lord, show us your love and mercy;

People             For we put our trust in you.

Officiant          In you, Lord, is our hope;

People             And we shall never hope in vain.


We hold in our hearts those who are in special need. By name, we remember: Anne, Carlos, Robyn, Joan, Donna, Bruce, Andrew, Robert, Nick, Craig, Jeff, Marie-Claire, Linda, Ruth, Sarah, Carol and John, Elinor, Rose, Nicholas, Clint, and Trevor.

Officiant          Lord, hear our prayer;

People             and let our cry come to you.


Collect of the Day

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Collect for Sundays

O God, you make us glad with the weekly remembrance of the glorious resurrection of your Son our Lord: Give us this day such blessing through our worship of you, that the week to come may be spent in your favor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Officiant          Let us bless the Lord.

All                    Thanks be to God.


May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, and may the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.


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