Daily Morning Prayer: Rite Two

The Officiant begins the service with this sentence of Scripture.


The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.    John 4:23



The following Confession of Sin may then be said.


Confession of Sin


The Officiant says to the people

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor. 


Silence may be kept.


Officiant and People together, all kneeling

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.

The Officiant says

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



The Invitatory and Psalter

All stand

Officiant Lord, open our lips.
People And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


Officiant and People

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. Alleluia.


Then follows one of the Invitatory Psalms, Venite or Jubilate.


One of the following Antiphons may be sung or said with the Invitatory 


On other Sundays and weekdays

The earth is the Lord’s for he made it: Come let us adore him.


Venite     Psalm 95:1-7

Come, let us sing to the Lord; * 
    let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. 
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving * 
    and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God, * 
    and a great King above all gods. 
In his hand are the caverns of the earth, * 
    and the heights of the hills are his also. 
The sea is his, for he made it, * 
    and his hands have molded the dry land.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, * 
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker. 
For he is our God, 
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. *
    Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!



Then follows


The Psalm or Psalms Appointed


15     Domine, quis habitabit?


1 Lord, who may dwell in your tabernacle? *

who may abide upon your holy hill?


2 Whoever leads a blameless life and does what is right, *

who speaks the truth from his heart.


3 There is no guile upon his tongue;

he does no evil to his friend; *

he does not heap contempt upon his neighbor.


4 In his sight the wicked is rejected, *

but he honors those who fear the Lord.


5 He has sworn to do no wrong *

and does not take back his word.


6 He does not give his money in hope of gain, *

nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.


7 Whoever does these things *

shall never be overthrown.


At the end of the Psalms is sung or said

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.


The Lessons


The lessons, as appointed, are read.


Colossians 1:15-28

Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers– all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him– provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.


16    The Song of Zechariah    Benedictus Dominus Deus
          Luke 1: 68-79

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; * 
    he has come to his people and set them free. 
He has raised up for us a mighty savior, * 
    born of the house of his servant David. 
Through his holy prophets he promised of old, 
that he would save us from our enemies, * 
    from the hands of all who hate us. 
He promised to show mercy to our fathers * 
    and to remember his holy covenant. 
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, * 
    to set us free from the hands of our enemies, 
Free to worship him without fear, * 
    holy and righteous in his sight 
    all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, * 
    for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, 
To give his people knowledge of salvation * 
    by the forgiveness of their sins. 
In the tender compassion of our God * 
    the dawn from on high shall break upon us, 
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, * 
    and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.


Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”


The Apostles’ Creed

Officiant and People together, all standing

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
    creator of heaven and earth; 
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. 
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit 
        and born of the Virgin Mary. 
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
        was crucified, died, and was buried. 
    He descended to the dead. 
    On the third day he rose again. 
    He ascended into heaven, 
        and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead. 
I believe in the Holy Spirit, 
    the holy catholic Church, 
    the communion of saints, 
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body, 
    and the life everlasting. Amen.


The Prayers

The People stand or kneel

Officiant The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Officiant Let us pray.


Officiant and People

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.


Then follows the Suffrages

V.    Show us your mercy, O Lord; 
R.    And grant us your salvation. 
V.    Clothe your ministers with righteousness; 
R.    Let your people sing with joy. 
V.    Give peace, O Lord, in all the world; 
R.    For only in you can we live in safety.

V.    Lord, keep this nation under your care; 
R.    And guide us in the way of justice and truth. 
V.    Let your way be known upon earth; 
R.    Your saving health among all nations. 
V.    Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten; 
R.    Nor the hope of the poor be taken away. 
V.    Create in us clean hearts, O God; 
R.    And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.


The Officiant then says one or more of the following Collects


The Collect of the Day

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A 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.

Then the prayer for mission is added

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.


Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow:                   


The General Thanksgiving

Officiant and People

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks 
for all your goodness and loving-kindness 
to us and to all whom you have made. 
We bless you for our creation, preservation, 
and all the blessings of this life; 
but above all for your immeasurable love 
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; 
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, 
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, 
not only with our lips, but in our lives, 
by giving up our selves to your service, 
and by walking before you 
in holiness and righteousness all our days; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, 
be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Then may be said

Let us bless the Lord. 
Thanks be to God.


The Officiant may then conclude with one of the following

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.    2 Corinthians 13:14