Lauds

Call to Prayer

O Lord, open our lips.
And  we shall declare your praise.

Prayer of Invocation

COME I this day to the Father,

Come I this day to the Son,

Come I to the Holy Spirit powerful;

Come I this day with God,

Come I this day with Christ,

Come I with the Spirit of kindly balm,

God, and Spirit, and Jesus,

From the crown of my head

To the soles of my feet;

Come I with my reputation,

Come I with my testimony,

Come I to Thee, Jesu–

     Jesu, shelter me.

Scripture 

Old Testament Reading from the Daily Lectionary

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Psalm from the Daily Lectionary

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New Testament Reading from the Daily Lectionary

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Gospel Reading from the Daily Lectionary

Silence

Let our prayers be acceptable to you, O God, our rock and our salvation. Amen.

The Soul Shrine

GOD, give charge to Thy blessed angels,

     To keep guard around this stead to-night,

A band sacred, strong, and steadfast,

     That will shield this soul-shrine from harm.

Safeguard Thou, God, this household to-night,

     Themselves and their means and their fame,

Deliver them from death, from distress, from harm,

     From the fruits of envy and of enmity.

Give Thou to us, O God of peace,

     Thankfulness despite our loss,

To obey Thy statutes here below,

     And to enjoy Thyself above.

The Lord’s Prayer

Blessing

THANKS to Thee, God,

Who brought’st me from yesterday

To the beginning of to-day,

Everlasting joy

To earn for my soul

With good intent.

And for every gift of peace

Thou bestowest on me,

My thoughts, my words,

My deeds, my desires

I dedicate to Thee.

I supplicate Thee,

I beseech Thee,

To keep me from offence,

And to shield me to-day,

For the sake of Thy wounds

With Thine offering of grace.

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