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The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8th September 2018

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Daily Prayer (Morning)

Preparation

A Sentence of Scripture

The righteous will be remembered for ever; the memory of the righteous is a blessing. Psalm 112: 6, Proverbs 10: 7

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 78:1-39

1Hear my teaching, | O my | people;
incline your | earsto the | words of my | mouth.

2I will open my | mouthin a | parable;
I will pour forth | mysteries | from of | old,

3Such as we have | heard and | known,
which our | forebears | have | told us.

4We will not hide from their children, but will recount to gene | rations to | come,
the praises of the Lord and his power and the | wonderful | workshe has | done.

5He laid a solemn charge on Jacob and made it a | law in | Israel,
which he com | manded them to | teach their | children,

6That the generations to come might know, and the children | yet un | born,
that they in turn might | tell it | to their | children;

7So that they might put their | trust in | God
and not forget the deeds of | God, but | keephis com | mandments,

8And not be like their forebears, a stubborn and rebellious | gene | ration,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast, and whose spirit | was not | faithful to | God.

9The people of Ephraim, | armedwith the | bow,
turned | backin the | day of | battle;

10They did not keep the | covenant of | God
and re | fused to | walk in his | law;

11They forgot what | he had | done
and the | wonders | he had | shown them.

12For he did marvellous things in the | sight of their | forebears,
in the land of Egypt, | in the | field of | Zoan.

13He divided the sea and | let them pass | through;
he made the | waters stand | stillin a | heap.

14He led them with a | cloud by | day
and all the night | throughwith a | blaze of | fire.

15He split the hard | rocksin the | wilderness
and gave them drink as | from the | great | deep.

16He brought streams | out of the | rock
and made | water gush | out like | rivers.

17Yet for all this they sinned | more a | gainst him
and defied the Most | High | in the | wilderness.

18They tested | Godin their | hearts
and de | manded | foodfor their | craving.

19They spoke against | God and | said,
‘Can God prepare a | table | in the | wilderness?

20‘He struck the rock indeed, so that the waters gushed out and the streams | over | flowed,
but can he give bread or provide | meat | for his | people?’

21When the Lord heard this, he was | full of | wrath;
a fire was kindled against Jacob and his | anger went | out against | Israel,

22For they had no | faith in | God
and put no | trust in his | saving | help.

23So he commanded the | clouds a | bove
and | opened the | doors of | heaven.

24He rained down upon them | manna to | eat
and | gave them the | grain of | heaven.

25So mortals ate the | bread of | angels;
he | sent them | food in | plenty.

26He caused the east wind to | blowin the | heavens
and led out the | south wind | by his | might.

27He rained flesh upon them as | thick as | dust
and winged fowl | like the | sand of the | sea.

28He let it fall in the | midst of their | camp
and | round a | bout their | tents.

29So they ate and | were well | filled,
for he | gave them what | they de | sired.

30But they did not | stop their | craving;
their | food was | still in their | mouths,

31When the anger of God | rose a | gainst them,
and slew their strongest men and | felled the | flower of | Israel.

32But for all this, they | sinned yet | more
and put no | faith in his | wonderful | works.

33So he brought their days to an end | like a | breath
and their | years in | sudden | terror.

34Whenever he slew them, | they would | seek him;
they would repent and | earnestly | search for | God.

35They remembered that | Godwas their | rock
and the | Most High | Godtheir re | deemer.

36Yet they did but flatter him | with their | mouth
and dis | sembled | with their | tongue.

37Their heart was not | steadfast to | wards him,
neither were they | faithful | to his | covenant.

38But he was so merciful that he forgave their misdeeds and did | not des | troy them;
many a time he turned back his wrath and did not suffer his whole dis | pleasure | to be | roused.

39For he remembered that they | were but | flesh,
a wind that passes | by and | does not re | turn.

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

The Song of Wisdom

1 Wisdom is the brightness of eternal light,
the spotless mirror of God’s power at work,
the image of God’s goodness.

2 Wisdom is but one, yet she can do all things;
herself unchanging, she makes all things new.

3 Age after age, she enters holy souls
and makes them friends of God, and prophets,
beloved of God as her companions.

4 Wisdom is more beautiful than the sun,
surpassing every constellation of the stars.

5 Her radiance is greater than the light of day;
for day’s light is followed by the night.

6 Against wisdom no evil can prevail;
she reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other,
and orders all things well.

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

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle

Benedictus

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

Prayer

Kneel

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

Consummation in Christ: The Fulfilment of the Divine Purpose

Eternal God,
you have declared in Christ
the completion of all your purpose of love.

Intercession

We pray for [People In Need]
those who are tempted
those in despair ...
those who are sick
those with disabilities or who have special needs ...
those who are enslaved by addictions ...
the elderly and the dying ...
those who mourn ...
all ministries of care and healing ...

Thanksgiving

Eternal God, we give thanks
for the triumphs of the gospel that herald your salvation,
the signs of renewal that declare the coming of your kingdom,
the examples of human lives that reveal your work of grace ...
for all those who have died in the faith of Christ ...
for the unceasing praise of the company of heaven,
the promise to those who mourn that all tears shall be wiped away,
the pledge of death destroyed and victory won ...
for our foretaste of eternal life
through baptism and eucharist,
our hope in the Spirit,
the communion of saints ...

Concluding Prayer

May we live by faith,
walk in hope and be renewed in love,
until the world reflects your glory
and you are all in all.
Even so, come Lord Jesus. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
who looked upon the lowliness of the blessed Virgin Mary
and chose her to be the mother of your only Son:
Grant that we who are redeemed by his blood
may share with her in the glory of your eternal kingdom;
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

Daily Prayer (Evening)

Preparation

Penitence

All say

Heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault;
by what we have done
and by what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name. Amen.

The priest pronounces the absolution.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

If no priest is present the absolution is omitted and the following prayer may be said:

Merciful Lord,
grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,
that we may be cleansed from all our sins,
and serve you with a quiet mind;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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.

A Psalm

Psalm s 98


Psalm 138

1I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my | whole | heart;
before the gods will | I sing | praise to | you.

2I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name, because of your | love and | faithfulness;
for you have glorified your name | and your | word above | all things.

3In the day that I called to you, you | answered | me;
you | put new | strength in my | soul.

4All the kings of the earth shall | praise you, O | Lord,
for they have | heard the | words of your | mouth.

5They shall sing of the | ways of the | Lord,
that great is the | glory | of the | Lord.

6Though the Lord be high, he watches | over the | lowly;
as for the proud, he re | gards them | from a | far.

7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, | youwill pre | serve me;
you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies; | your right | hand will | save me.

8The Lord shall make good his | purpose | for me;
your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever; for | sakenot the | work of your | hands.

A Canticle

Which may be said here or between the readings

The Easter Anthems

1 Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us,
therefore let us celebrate the feast,

2 Not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

3 Christ, once raised from the dead dies no more;
death has no more dominion over him.

4 In dying, he died to sin once for all;
in living, he lives to God.

5 See yourselves therefore as dead to sin;
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

6 Christ has been raised from the dead:
the firstfruits of those who sleep.

7 For as by man came death,
by man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

8 For as in Adam all die,
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Glory

One or two readings

The Gospel Canticle

Magnificat

1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

2 who has looked with favour on his lowly servant;
from this day all generations will call me blessèd;

3 the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his name.

4 God has mercy on those who fear him,
from generation to generation.

5 The Lord has shown strength with his arm
and scattered the proud in their conceit,

6 casting down the mighty from their thrones
and lifting up the lowly.

7 God has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty.

8 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel
to remember the promise of mercy,

9 The promise made to our forebears,
to Abraham and his children for ever.
Glory

Kneel

Let us pray

Lord, have mercy

All Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Weekday Intercessions and Thanksgivings

Consummation in Christ: The Fulfilment of the Divine Purpose

Eternal God,
you have declared in Christ
the completion of all your purpose of love.

Intercession

We pray for [People In Need]
those who are tempted
those in despair ...
those who are sick
those with disabilities or who have special needs ...
those who are enslaved by addictions ...
the elderly and the dying ...
those who mourn ...
all ministries of care and healing ...

Thanksgiving

Eternal God, we give thanks
for the triumphs of the gospel that herald your salvation,
the signs of renewal that declare the coming of your kingdom,
the examples of human lives that reveal your work of grace ...
for all those who have died in the faith of Christ ...
for the unceasing praise of the company of heaven,
the promise to those who mourn that all tears shall be wiped away,
the pledge of death destroyed and victory won ...
for our foretaste of eternal life
through baptism and eucharist,
our hope in the Spirit,
the communion of saints ...

Concluding Prayer

May we live by faith,
walk in hope and be renewed in love,
until the world reflects your glory
and you are all in all.
Even so, come Lord Jesus. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

may be said or one of the following alternative collects

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
Give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth,
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.

The Ending

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 God, who by the power at work within us,

is able to do far more abundantly

than all we ask or think,

to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus

to all generations for ever and ever.

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

Holy Communion

Preparation for Communion

Jesus says: Come to me all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. (Matthew 11: 28)

God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that all who believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3: 16)

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me shall never be hungry and whoever believes in me shall never be thirsty. (John 6: 35)

Thanksgiving

Thank God for all the many blessings you have received, and for all that is at present being done for you; for all doctors and nurses; (for this hospital and all who work here).

Repentance

Ask God’s forgiveness for the ways in which you have failed him and others.

Intercession and petition

Pray for all those you love: (for the other patients in your ward;) (for all who will be receiving communion with you;) for all who look after you; for all in need; for yourself, that you may come closer to God and his healing power.

All Lord Jesus Christ, you came to the poor and powerless and gave them hope. Come to me in this wonderful sacrament and raise me up in love to you, for I am helpless without you.

Be calm in the knowledge that you are under the protection of Almighty God.

The following prayer may be used in place of the Collect for Purity:

God of peace, you teach us that in returning to you we shall be saved:
By the power of your Spirit lift us to your presence,
where quietness and confidence shall be our strength;
and where we may be still and know that you are God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
whose only Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence:
Give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Ministry of the Word

One or two readings

a gospel reading should normally be included.

The priest says

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1: 8)

Let us confess our sins.

A short pause for self-examination.

All Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought and word and deed, and in what we have left undone. 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 walk in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen.

The priest says

Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in eternal life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer

Those present may mention personal needs and thanksgivings. The laying on of hands and/or anointing with oil may take place here or after receiving Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving

The priest takes the bread and wine.

The Lord is here.

All His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.

All We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All It is right to give our thanks and praise.

We give you thanks, our God and Father, for you have created us and you sustain us. Through your only Son Jesus Christ you have revealed your love and your care for all your people; you are ready to forgive and to save in time of need; so we proclaim your glory, saying

All Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night that he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup; and when he had given thanks to you, he gave it to them, saying: Drink this, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we do as Christ your Son commanded:

All we remember his passion and death, we celebrate his resurrection and ascension, and we look for the coming of his kingdom.

Accept through him our great high priest this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; and, as we eat and drink these holy gifts, grant by the power of the life-giving Spirit, that we may be made one in your holy Church and partakers of the body and blood of your Son, that he may dwell in us and we in him:

Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom, and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

All all honour and glory are yours, Almighty Father, for ever and ever. 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.
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.

The priest breaks the bread, saying

The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

All We, being many, are one body for we all share in the one bread.

Communion

After all have received, silence is kept for a space and the priest says

Let us pray.

All Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice. Strengthen us by the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.

The Blessing

The peace of God, which passes all understanding,
keep your heart and mind
in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be with you and remain with you always.
Amen.

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