Daily Prayer

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Opening Words, From Psalm 51

Open my lips, O Lord,
    and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

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 Weekly Psalm   {See the weekly Scripture readings below.  Search the Common English Bible here.}

The Seasonal Collect 

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility.  Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Reading of Scripture  & Reflection   {Search the Common English Bible here.}

Week beginning March 19:  Liturgy of the Palms - Mark 11:1-11 and Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29; Liturgy of the Passion - Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11 and Mark 14:1 - 15:47.

Monday of Holy Week:  Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week:  Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week:  Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32
Holy Thursday:  Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday:  Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday:  Job 14:1-14; Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matthew 27:57-66; John 19:38-42

Easter Sunday:  Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-8

Prayers for Others  

Together let us pray for...
     (Monday) the people of this congregation...
     (Tuesday) those who suffer and those in trouble...
     (Wednesday) the concerns of this local community...
     (Thursday) the world, its people, and its leaders...
     (Friday) the church universal - its leaders, its members and its mission...
     (Saturday) the communion of saints...

The Wesleyan Covenant Prayer

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you willl, rank me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
    exalted for you, or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.

- Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins.
    as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
    and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
    now and for ever.  

- Amen.

The Dismissal

May the Lord bless us,
    protect us from all evil,
    and bring us to everlasting life.
- Amen.