Daily Prayer

  Special Occasions
     
     
    The Guidance of the Holy Spirit
Red
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 40 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 58 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    I will pour out my Spirit on the earth
and everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
shall be saved. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    The Lord is the Spirit,
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    God, who from of old
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 judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour.
     
    (or)
     
    Almighty God,
you have given your Holy Spirit to the Church
to lead us into all truth:
bless with the Spirit's grace and presence
      the members of this synod/PCC etc.;
keep us/them steadfast in faith and united in love,
that we/they may manifest your glory
and prepare the way of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
     
    Harvest Thanksgiving
Green
     
    Harvest Thanksgiving may be celebrated on a Sunday and may replace the provision for that day, provided it does not supersede any Principal Feast or Festival.
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 22 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 69 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Consider the lilies of the field,
yet even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.
     
    Magnificat
    He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness endures for ever.
     
    Collect
     
    Eternal God,
you crown the year with your goodness
and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:
grant that we may use them to your glory,
for the relief of those in need and for our own well-being;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
     
                                Rogation Days
White
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 22 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 69 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Have faith in God,
and whatever you ask for in prayer will be yours. Alleluia.
     
    Magnificat
    Everyone who asks receives,
and everyone who searches finds. Alleluia.
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
whose will it is that the earth and the sea
      should bear fruit in due season:
bless the labours of those who work on land and sea,
grant us a good harvest
and the grace always to rejoice in your fatherly care;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
    (or)
     
    Almighty God and Father,
you have so ordered our life
      that we are dependent on one another:
prosper those engaged in commerce and industry
and direct their minds and hands
that they may rightly use your gifts in the service of others;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
    (or)
     
    God our Father,
you never cease the work you have begun
and prosper with your blessing all human labour:
make us wise and faithful stewards of your gifts
that we may serve the common good,
maintain the fabric of our world
and seek that justice where all may share
      the good things you pour upon us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
     
    Mission and Evangelism
Colour of
     
the Season
     
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 29 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 63 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    You are the light of the world.
A city built on a hill cannot be hid. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    Go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
       and of the Holy Spirit. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who called your Church to witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help us to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    The Unity of the Church
Colour of
     
the Season
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 32 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 60 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    This is the message that we have heard from the beginning,
that we should love one another. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    Christ is our peace, who has made us one
and has broken down the barriers which divided us. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    Heavenly Father,
you have called us in the Body of your Son Jesus Christ
to continue his work of reconciliation
and reveal you to the world:
forgive us the sins which tear us apart;
give us the courage to overcome our fears
and to seek that unity which is your gift and your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
    (or)
     
    Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your apostles,
'Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you':
look not on our sins but on the faith of your Church
and grant it the peace and unity of your kingdom;
where you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
     
    The Peace of the World
Colour of
     
the Season
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 24 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 57 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Peace I leave with you, my own peace I give you;
do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    Live with one another in peace,
and the God of peace will be with you. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed:
kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace
and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth
that in tranquillity your kingdom may go forward,
till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
     
    Social Justice and Responsibility
Colour of
     
the Season
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 33 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 53 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Blessed are the merciful,
for they will receive mercy. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    Eternal God,
in whose perfect realm
no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness,
and no strength known but the strength of love:
so guide and inspire the work of those who seek your kingdom
that all your people may find their security
in that love which casts out fear
and in the fellowship revealed to us
in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
     
    (or)
     
    Almighty and eternal God,
to whom we must all give account:
guide with your Spirit the … of this (city, society, etc.),
that we/they may be faithful to the mind of Christ
and seek in all our/their purposes to enrich our common life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
     
    Ministry (including Ember Days)
Red or
   
colour of
   
the Season
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 31 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 67 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Whoever wishes to become great among you must be
       your servant,
and whoever wishes to be first among you must be
       the servant of all. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    Jesus said, Do you love me?
Then feed my sheep. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    (for the ministry of all Christian people) 
     
    Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
      is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
     
    or (for those to be ordained)
     
    Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts,
by your Holy Spirit you have appointed
      various orders of ministry in the Church:
look with mercy on your servants
      now called to be deacons and priests;
maintain them in truth and renew them in holiness,
that by word and good example they may faithfully serve you
to the glory of your name and the benefit of your Church;
through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
     
    or (for vocations)
     
    Almighty God,
you have entrusted to your Church
a share in the ministry of your Son our great high priest:
inspire by your Holy Spirit the hearts of many
to offer themselves for the ministry of your Church,
that strengthened by his power,
they may work for the increase of your kingdom
and set forward the eternal praise of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
    or (for the inauguration of a new ministry)    
     
    God our Father, Lord of all the world,
through your Son you have called us into the fellowship
      of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for your faithful people
that in their vocation and ministry
each may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant N now to be … (installed, inducted, etc.)
the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
     
     
    In Time of Trouble
Colour of
     
the Season
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 42 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 73 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Jesus said, 'Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?'
And they were filled with great awe and wonder.
     
    Magnificat
    Jesus said, 'In the world you face persecution.
But take courage; I have overcome the world!'
     
    Collect
     
    Sovereign God,
the defence of those who trust in you
and the strength of those who suffer:
look with mercy on our affliction
and deliver us through our mighty Saviour Jesus Christ.
     
     
    For the Sovereign
Colour of
     
the Season
     
    At Morning Prayer, canticle 22 may be said.
    At Evening Prayer, canticle 72 may be said.
     
    Benedictus
    Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's,
and to God the things that are God's. [Alleluia.]
     
    Magnificat
    The greatest among you must become like the youngest,
and the leader like one who serves. [Alleluia.]
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness,
bless our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth,
and all who are in authority under her;
that they may order all things
      in wisdom and equity, righteousness and peace,
to the honour and glory of your name
and the good of your Church and people;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.