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The Tuesday after The Sunday before Lent

13th February 2018

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Daily Prayer


Versicles and Responses

O Lord, open our lips

All and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.

All O Lord, make haste to help us.

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

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

Praise the Lord.

All The Lord’s name be praised.

The Word of God

A Psalm

Psalm 20, 21

Psalm 20, 21

Psalm 20, 21

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings


1 Bless the Lord all created things:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

2 Bless the Lord you heavens:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

3 Bless the Lord you angels of the Lord:
bless the Lord all you his hosts.

4 Bless the Lord you waters above the heavens:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

5 Bless the Lord sun and moon:
bless the Lord you stars of heaven.

6 Bless the Lord all rain and dew:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

7 Bless the Lord all winds that blow:
bless the Lord you fire and heat.

8 Bless the Lord scorching wind and bitter cold:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

9 Bless the Lord dews and falling snows:
bless the Lord you nights and days.

10 Bless the Lord light and darkness:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

11 Bless the Lord frost and cold:
bless the Lord you ice and snow.

12 Bless the Lord lightnings and clouds:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

13 O let the earth bless the Lord;
bless the Lord you mountains and hills.

14 Bless the Lord all that grows in the ground:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

15 Bless the Lord you springs:
bless the Lord you seas and rivers.

16 Bless the Lord you whales and all that swim in the waters:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

17 Bless the Lord all birds of the air:
bless the Lord you beasts and cattle.

18 Bless the Lord all men on the earth:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

19 O people of God bless the Lord:
bless the Lord you priests of the Lord.

20 Bless the Lord you servants of the Lord:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

21 Bless the Lord all men of upright spirit:
bless the Lord you that are holy and humble in heart.

22 Bless the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit:
sing his praise and exalt him for ever.

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle


1 Blessèd be the Lord the God of Israel,
who has come to his people and set them free.

2 The Lord has raised up for us a mighty saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.

3 Through the holy prophets God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of those who hate us,

4 to show mercy to our forebears,
and to remember his holy covenant.

5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies.

6 Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous before him all the days of our life.

7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8 To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9 In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us.

10 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 shall be forever. Amen

The Apostles’ Creed



Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

The Incarnate Life of Christ: Revelation and Human Knowledge

God our Father,
you gave us your Son, Jesus Christ,
to share our life on earth,
to grow in wisdom,
to toil with his hands,
and to make known the ways of your kingdom


We pray for [The Community]
those who work ...
the unemployed ...
those in education ...
those in research ...
those in communications ...
those who maintain the life of the community ...


God our Father, we give you thanks
for Christ’s revelation of yourself,
his care for people,
for the order of created things, the resources of the earth,
and his joy in obedience ...
for the value he gave to human labour,
the strength he promised us for service,
the call to follow in his way ...
for all opportunities of work and of leisure,
all truth that we have learned,
and all discoveries we have made ...

Concluding Prayer

Give us deeper reverence for the truth,
and such wisdom in the use of knowledge
that your kingdom may be advanced
and your name glorified;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
Give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

O God, our teacher and our judge:
Enrich our hearts with the goodness of your wisdom
and renew us from within:
that all our actions, all our thoughts and all our words
may bear the fruit of your transforming grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alternative collects

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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Going out as God’s people

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.

All Amen

To the King of Ages, immortal, invisible, the only God

be honour and glory for ever and ever.

All Amen

May the God of hope

fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the Holy Spirit

you may abound in hope.

All Amen