Daily Prayer

  Prayer During the Day
Epiphany Season
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    With you, O God, is the well of life
All
  and in your light shall we see light.
   
cf Psalm 36.9
     
   
Praise
 
     
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or
     
    Christ Jesus was revealed in the flesh
and vindicated in the spirit.
     
    He was seen by angels
and proclaimed among the nations.
     
    Believed in throughout the world,
he was taken up in glory.
     
    This will be made manifest at the proper time
by the blessed and only Sovereign,
     
    Who alone has immortality,
and dwells in unapproachable light.
     
    To the King of kings and Lord of lords
be honour and eternal dominion. Amen.
   
I Timothy 3.16; 6.15,16
     
   
The Word of God
 
     
   
Psalmody
     
    On the Feast of the Epiphany and any day Psalm 72.10-15
     
    (or)
     
    Sunday Psalm 67
Monday Psalm 99
Tuesday Psalm 100
Wednesday Psalm 122
Thursday Psalm 132.10-19
Friday Psalm 138
Saturday Psalm 149
     
    When Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
    Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
     
All
  Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
     
   
Short readings
 
     
    Sunday
    From the rising of the sun to its setting my name is great among the nations, and in every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name is great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.
   
Malachi 1.11
     
    Monday
    The steward said to the bridegroom, 'Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.'  Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
   
John 2.10,11
     
    Tuesday
    Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
   
Isaiah 60.1-3
     
    Wednesday
    We do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
   
2 Corinthians 4.5,6
     
    Thursday
    You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, 'Abba! Father!'  it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,  and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ - if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
   
Romans 8.15-17
     
    Friday
    With all wisdom and insight the Father has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
   
Ephesians 1.8b-10
     
    Saturday
    In the midst of the lampstands I saw one like the Son of Man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white as white wool, white as snow; his eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of many waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and from his mouth came a sharp, two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining with full force.
   
Revelation 1.13-16
     
    Or, on any day in Epiphany
    Jesus said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.'
   
John 8.12
     
   
Response
 
     
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
     
    Blessed are the meek,
All
  for they will inherit the earth.
   
Matthew 5.5
     
   
Prayers
 
     
    Prayers may include these concerns:
     
    The unity of the Church
    The peace of the world
    The healing of the sick
    The revelation of Christ to those from whom his glory is hidden
    All who travel
     
    A form of prayer can be found here.
     
    The Collect of the day or the following prayer is said
     
    O good Jesus,
Word of the Father and
      brightness of his glory,
whom angels desire to behold:
teach me to do your will
that, guided by your Spirit,
I may come to that blessed city of
      everlasting day,
where all are one in heart and mind,
where there is safety and eternal peace,
happiness and delight,
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
world without end.
All
  Amen.
   
after Gregory the Great (604)
     
    The Lord's Prayer is said.
     
   
The Conclusion
 
     
    May the light of Christ our Lord shine in all our hearts.
All
  Amen.