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.
Old Testament Reading from the Daily Lectionary
Psalm from the Daily Lectionary
New Testament Reading from the Daily Lectionary
Gospel Reading from the Daily Lectionary
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 today,
A band sacred, strong, and steadfast,
That will shield this soul-shrine from harm.
Safeguard Thou, God, this household today,
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
THANKS to Thee, God,
Who brought’st me from yesterday
To the beginning of to-day,
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.