Prayer of the Day

“O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen”

(The Daily Prayer of the Church, 1342).

Morning Prayer

Morning

In the morning when you get up, make the sign of the holy cross and say:

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then, kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may also say this little prayer:

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Then go joyfully to your work, singing a hymn, like that of the Ten Commandments, or whatever your devotion may suggest.

Asking a Blessing

Asking a Blessing

The children and servants shall go to the table with folded hands and reverently, and say:

The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O Lord; and Thou givest them their meat in due season; Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Note

To satisfy the desire means that all animals receive so much to eat that they are on this account joyful and of good cheer; for care and avarice hinder such satisfaction.

Then the Lord's Prayer, and the prayer here following:

Lord God, Heavenly Father, bless us and these Thy gifts, which we take from Thy bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Returning Thanks

Returning Thanks.

Likewise also after the meal they shall reverently and with folded hands say:

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever. He giveth food to all flesh; He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse; He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy.

Then the Lord's Prayer and the prayer here following:

We thank Thee, Lord God, Father, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for all Thy benefits, who livest and reignest forever and ever. Amen.

Evening Prayer

In the evening when you go to bed, make the sign of the holy cross and say:

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then kneeling or standing, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. If you choose, you may also say this little prayer:

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Then go to sleep at once and in good cheer.

Lord's Prayer

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 forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers of the Church

A: Let us pray with the Lord Jesus Christ for the unity and renewal of His Church on earth, for Bishops Eaton and Smith; for Francis, Bartholomew, and all bishops; for all pastors including Samuel Zumwalt, Marv Schedler, Robert Weeks, Bob Kuppler, Peter Hoyer, Michael Megahan, and the Rev. Candidate Todd Cook; for all church workers; for Stephen Ministers; for the people of God, and for all people according to their needs. [Pause]

A: Let us pray for the whole Church: that the Holy Spirit will keep us united to the crucified and risen Jesus through the Word and Sacraments and strengthen us for service. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Let us pray for all persecuted Christians: that the Holy Spirit will fill them and us with the joy of Christ’s endless life that those who do not believe may be drawn to Him. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Let us thank our heavenly Father for the gift of life in this world; for our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and all who give us motherly care; for all pregnant women and their babies, especially remembering Catherine Morrow and Kelly Miller, and for those celebrating birthdays: Celey Cumbo; Laura Fritz; Claire Rappold; Frank Felter; Christine Dingfelder; Jane Dove; Kevin Ulisnik; Deanne Labriola; Diana Robinson; Declan Schwartz; Carol Lovett; Jane Shaver; and Laura Schimmel. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Let us pray for all newlyweds including Matt Duff & Katie Alvarez; and for all husbands and wives, that they may lay down their lives for each other and so reflect Christ’s faithfulness to His Bride, the Church. We give thanks for those celebrating anniversaries: Arthur & Christine Dingfelder; Patrick & Sandy O’Donnell; Steve & Rose Weidman. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Let us pray for the military and for our enemies; and for the grieving, especially John Bink and family at Kathy’s death; the family and friends of Linda Absell, Scott Sutherland; Stony Hughes; Roy Moen, and Glenn von Rosenberg. Sustain those who suffer in any way including Emily Burke; Breann Priebe; Emma Hieronymus; Butch Ruefle; Jan Magnus; Joanne Johnson; Eric Pollard; Bill French; Pr. Bob Kuppler; Paul Ebert; Aleda Marggraff; Matthew Seip; Edward McKeithan; Sylvia Weeks; Harry Comeskey; Dan Sparks; Ken Manning; Nancy Wells; Claire Hauser; Denis Hall; Becky Mahler; Hazel Viola; Beth Bailey; and those we name aloud or in the silence of our hearts [pause]. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

A: Let us pray for all the baptized who receive Christ’s true Body and most precious Blood: that we may share eternally the life and love of the one true God: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. Lord, in your mercy,
C: hear our prayer.

Pastor: Into your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. C: Amen.