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Daily Morning Prayer Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7 am.

Topic: Morning Prayer

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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On Thursdays, we use a blended liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer and the New Zealand Prayer Book.

Daily Morning Prayer: Rite 2 and New Zealand Prayer Book


{Please mute yourself when the service begins and unmute if you are called on to read. Thank you.}

The Officiant begins the service.

When anyone is united to Christ, there is a new world; the old order has gone, and a new order has already begun.2 Corinthians 5:17

Confession of Sin

Let us kneel and, in silence, remember our need for God’s forgiveness.

Silence may be kept.

Officiant and People together, all kneeling

God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will. Amen.

The Priest alone stands and says

Almighty God, who pardons all who truly repent, forgive your sins, strengthen you by the Holy Spirit, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.

The Invitatory and Psalter

All stand


Lord, open our lips.


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 forever. Amen.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him.

The Ministry of the Word

O come, let us sing to the Lord, ,let us rejoice in the rock of our salvation.

We sing to you, O God, and bless your name; and tell of your salvation from day to day.

We proclaim your glory to the nations. your praise to the ends of the earth.

Then follows

The Psalm or Psalms Appointed

18 Part I Diligam te, Domine. 1 I love you, O Lord my strength, * O Lord my stronghold, my crag, and my haven. 2 My God, my rock in whom I put my trust, * my shield, the horn of my salvation, and my refuge; you are worthy of praise. 3 I will call upon the Lord, * and so shall I be saved from my enemies. 4 The breakers of death rolled over me, * and the torrents of oblivion made me afraid. 5 The cords of hell entangled me, * and the snares of death were set for me. 6 I called upon the Lord in my distress * and cried out to my God for help. 7 He heard my voice from his heavenly dwelling; * my cry of anguish came to his ears.

8 The earth reeled and rocked; * the roots of the mountains shook; they reeled because of his anger. 9 Smoke rose from his nostrils and a consuming fire out of his mouth; * hot burning coals blazed forth from him. 10 He parted the heavens and came down * with a storm cloud under his feet. 11 He mounted on cherubim and flew; * he swooped on the wings of the wind. 12 He wrapped darkness about him; * he made dark waters and thick clouds his pavilion. 13 From the brightness of his presence, through the clouds, * burst hailstones and coals of fire. 14 The Lord thundered out of heaven; * the Most High uttered his voice. 15 He loosed his arrows and scattered them; * he hurled thunderbolts and routed them. 16 The beds of the seas were uncovered, and the foundations of the world laid bare, * at your battle cry, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils. 17 He reached down from on high and grasped me; * he drew me out of great waters. 18 He delivered me from my strong enemies and from those who hated me; * for they were too mighty for me. 19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster; * but the Lord was my support. 20 He brought me out into an open place; * he rescued me because he delighted in me.

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

A Reading from the First Book of Samuel 16:14-17:11

14 Now the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. 15And Saul’s servants said to him, ‘See now, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. 16Let our lord now command the servants who attend you to look for someone who is skilful in playing the lyre; and when the evil spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will feel better.’ 17So Saul said to his servants, ‘Provide for me someone who can play well, and bring him to me.’ 18One of the young men answered, ‘I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skilful in playing, a man of valour, a warrior, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence; and the Lord is with him.’ 19So Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, ‘Send me your son David who is with the sheep.’ 20Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a kid, and sent them by his son David to Saul. 21And David came to Saul, and entered his service. Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armour-bearer. 22Saul sent to Jesse, saying, ‘Let David remain in my service, for he has found favour in my sight.’ 23And whenever the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand, and Saul would be relieved and feel better, and the evil spirit would depart from him.

17Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim. 2Saul and the Israelites gathered and encamped in the valley of Elah, and formed ranks against the Philistines. 3The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them. 4And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six* cubits and a span. 5He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armoured with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze. 6He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders. 7The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him. 8He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, ‘Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me. 9If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.’ 10And the Philistine said, ‘Today I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together.’ 11When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Thanks be to God.

Silence may be kept after each Reading.

The Song of Zechariah



Blessèd are you O ′ Lord our ′ God:

you have come to your ′ people · and ′ set them ′ free.


You have raised up for us a ′ mighty ′ Saviour:

born of the ′ house · of your ′ servant ′ David.


Through your holy prophets you ′ promised · of ′ old:

that you would save us from our enemies,

from the ′ hands of ′ all who ′ hate us.


You promised to show ′ mercy · to our ′ forbears:

and to re′member · your ′ holy ′ covenant.


This was the oath you swore to our ′ father ′ Abraham:

to set us ′ free · from the ′ hands of · our ′ enemies,


free to worship you with′out ′ fear:

holy and righteous in your sight ′‿

all the ′ days of · our ′ life.


And you, child, shall be called ‿

the prophet of the ′ Most ′ High:

for you will go before the ′ Lord · to pre′pare the ′ way,


to give God’s people knowledge ′ of sal′vation:

through the for′giveness ′ of their ′ sins.


In the tender compassion ′ of our ′ God:

the dawn from on ′ high shall ′ break up′on us,


to 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 (adapted)

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. ′ A′men.

A Reading from the Book of Acts

17 Now while Peter was greatly puzzled about what to make of the vision that he had seen, suddenly the men sent by Cornelius appeared. They were asking for Simon’s house and were standing by the gate. 18They called out to ask whether Simon, who was called Peter, was staying there. 19While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, ‘Look, three* men are searching for you. 20Now get up, go down, and go with them without hesitation; for I have sent them.’ 21So Peter went down to the men and said, ‘I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for your coming?’ 22They answered, ‘Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.’ 23So Peter* invited them in and gave them lodging.

The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the believers* from Joppa accompanied him. 24The following day they came to Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25On Peter’s arrival Cornelius met him, and falling at his feet, worshipped him. 26But Peter made him get up, saying, ‘Stand up; I am only a mortal.’ 27And as he talked with him, he went in and found that many had assembled; 28and he said to them, ‘You yourselves know that it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with or to visit a Gentile; but God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean. 29So when I was sent for, I came without objection. Now may I ask why you sent for me?’

30 Cornelius replied, ‘Four days ago at this very hour, at three o’clock, I was praying in my house when suddenly a man in dazzling clothes stood before me. 31He said, “Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon, who is called Peter; he is staying in the home of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.” 33Therefore I sent for you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. So now all of us are here in the presence of God to listen to all that the Lord has commanded you to say.’

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Thanks be to God.

You are Worthy


You are worthy, our ′ Lord and ′ God: to receive ′ glory · and ′ honour · and ′ power,


for you have cre′ated ′ all things: and by your will‿ they were cre′ated · and ′ have their ′ being.


You are worthy O Christ, for ′ you were ′ slain: and by your blood have ′ ransomed ′ us for ′ God,


ransomed us from every tribe and ′ people · and ′ nation: and made us a royal ′ house of ′ priests · to our ′ God.


To the One who is seated on the throne and ′ to the ′ Lamb: be blessing and honour, glory and might, for ever and ′ ever. ′ A′men. based on Revelation 4:11; 5:9, 10, 13

A Reading from the Gospel of Luke

36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’* 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ 40And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.* 41While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate in their presence.

44 Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ 45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah* is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses* of these things. 49And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.* 52And they worshipped him, and* returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53and they were continually in the temple blessing God.*

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Thanks be to God.

The Apostles′ Creed or Te Whakapono a ngā Āpōtoro (page 496) may be said, all standing.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, 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, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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


The Lord be with you.


And also with you.


Let us pray.

Officiant and People

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.

Make your ways known upon earth, O God, your saving power among all peoples.

Renew your Church in holiness, and help us to serve you with joy.

Guide the leaders of this and every nation, that justice may prevail throughout the world.

Let not the needy, O God, be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

Make us instruments of your peace, and let your glory be over all the earth.

Proper 9 The Sunday closest to July 6

. For O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments

by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your

Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart

united to one another with pure affection; through

Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the

Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Morning Collect

Holy and eternal God, in you we live and move and have our being. In all our cares and occupations, guide and govern us by your Spirit, that we may both remember and reveal your presence; through our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

God of seed and growth and harvest, creator of need, creator of satisfaction; give us, we pray, our daily bread, sufficient and assured for all. Give us also, we pray, the bread of life, and we shall have a care to feed the hungry, and to seek for peace and justice in the world. Help us, then, to remember and to know that you are our life today and every day; you are the food we need, now and for ever.

God, give us work till our life shall end, and life till our work is done.

Look kindly on our world, our God, as we suffer and struggle with one another. Look kindly on your Church, driven by the same necessity; and may the light we have seen in Jesus illuminate and brighten all the world. Amen.


Draw your Church together, O God, into one great company of disciples, together following our Lord Jesus Christ into every walk of life, together serving him in his mission to the world, and together witnessing to his love on every continent and island. Amen

Intercessions and Thanksgivings Silently or Aloud

Before the close of the Office one or both of the following may be used

Officiant and People

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.

Then may be said

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.

May the Lord direct our hearts into God′s love and Christ′s perseverance. Amen.

Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace. Haere i runga i te rangimārie i runga i te aroha me te ngākau hihiko ki te mahi ki te Ariki.

Amen. We go in the name of Christ. Āmine. Ka haere mātou i runga i te ingoa o te Karaiti.


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