Morning Prayer on Tuesday
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Wilfrid of Ripon, Bishop, Missionary, 709 [Lesser Festival]
Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845 [Commemoration]
Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915 [Commemoration]

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
Alland our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

The Acclamation of Christ at the Dawning of the Day (page 108) may replace the Preparation as the start of Morning Prayer on any occasion.

One or more of the following is said or sung:

One of these prayers of thanksgiving (page 109),

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.

(or)

Blessed are you, creator of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your dawn renews the face of the earth
bringing light and life to all creation,
may we rejoice in this day you have made;
as we wake refreshed from the depths of sleep,
open our eyes to behold your presence
and strengthen our hands to do your will,
that the world may rejoice and give you praise.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.

after Lancelot Andrewes (1626)

or a suitable hymn,

or A Song of God’s Righteousness

1Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me bless his holy name.

2Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits;

3Who forgives all your sins
and heals all your infirmities;

4Who redeems your life from the Pit
and crowns you with faithful love and compassion;

5Who satisfies you with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

6The Lord executes righteousness
and judgement for all who are oppressed.

7He made his ways known to Moses
and his works to the children of Israel.

8The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom has dominion over all.

9Bless the Lord, you angels of his,
you mighty ones who do his bidding
and hearken to the voice of his word.

10Bless the Lord, all you his hosts,
you ministers of his who do his will.

11Bless the Lord, all you works of his,
in all places of his dominion;
bless the Lord, O my soul.

Psalm 103.1-7, 19-22

AllGlory 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.

This opening prayer may be said

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
AllAmen.

The Word of God

Psalmody

The appointed psalmody is said.

Psalm 106*

Refrain: The Lord remembered his covenant.

1 Alleluia.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, 
for his faithfulness endures for ever.

2 Who can express the mighty acts of the Lord 
or show forth all his praise?

3 Blessed are those who observe what is right 
and always do what is just.

4 Remember me, O Lord, in the favour you bear for your people; 
visit me in the day of your salvation;

5 That I may see the prosperity of your chosen
and rejoice in the gladness of your people, 
and exult with your inheritance. R

6 We have sinned like our forebears; 
we have done wrong and dealt wickedly.

7 In Egypt they did not consider your wonders,
nor remember the abundance of your faithful love; 
they rebelled against the Most High at the Red Sea.

8 But he saved them for his name’s sake, 
that he might make his power to be known.

9 He rebuked the Red Sea and it was dried up; 
so he led them through the deep as through the wilderness.

10 He saved them from the adversary’s hand 
and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed them; 
there was not one of them left.

12 Then they believed his words 
and sang aloud his praise. R

13 But soon they forgot his deeds 
and would not wait for his counsel.

14 A craving seized them in the wilderness, 
and they put God to the test in the desert.

15 He gave them their desire, 
but sent a wasting sickness among them.

16 They grew jealous of Moses in the camp 
and of Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.

17 So the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan 
and covered the company of Abiram.

18 A fire was kindled in their company; 
the flame burnt up the wicked. R

19 They made a calf at Horeb 
and worshipped the molten image;

20 Thus they exchanged their glory 
for the image of an ox that feeds on hay.

21 They forgot God their saviour, 
who had done such great things in Egypt,

22 Wonderful deeds in the land of Ham 
and fearful things at the Red Sea.

23 So he would have destroyed them,
had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, 
to turn away his wrath from consuming them. R

24 Then they scorned the Promised Land 
and would not believe his word,

25 But murmured in their tents 
and would not heed the voice of the Lord.

26 So he lifted his hand against them 
and swore to overthrow them in the wilderness,

27 To disperse their descendants among the nations, 
and to scatter them throughout the lands. R

28 They joined themselves to the Baal of Peor 
and ate sacrifices offered to the dead.

29 They provoked him to anger with their evil deeds 
and a plague broke out among them.

30 Then Phinehas stood up and interceded 
and so the plague was stayed.

31 This was counted to him for righteousness 
throughout all generations for ever.

32 They angered him also at the waters of Meribah, 
so that Moses suffered for their sake;

33 For they so embittered his spirit 
that he spoke rash words with his lips. R

34 They did not destroy the peoples 
as the Lord had commanded them.

35 They mingled with the nations 
and learned to follow their ways,

36 So that they worshipped their idols, 
which became to them a snare.

37 Their own sons and daughters 
they sacrificed to evil spirits.

38 They shed innocent blood, 
the blood of their sons and daughters,

39 Which they offered to the idols of Canaan, 
and the land was defiled with blood.

40 Thus were they polluted by their actions, 
and in their wanton deeds went whoring after other gods. R

41 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord
kindled against his people, 
and he abhorred his inheritance.

42 He gave them over to the hand of the nations, 
and those who hated them ruled over them.

43 So their enemies oppressed them 
and put them in subjection under their hand.

44 Many a time did he deliver them,
but they rebelled through their own devices 
and were brought down through their wickedness.

45 Nevertheless, he saw their adversity, 
when he heard their lamentation.

46 He remembered his covenant with them 
and relented according to the greatness of his faithful love.

47 He made them also to be pitied 
by all who had taken them captive. R

48 Save us, O Lord our God,
and gather us from among the nations, 
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.

49 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting and to everlasting; 
and let all the people say, Amen.
Alleluia.

Refrain: The Lord remembered his covenant.

Holy God,
when our memories blot out your kindness
and we ignore your patient love,
remember us, re-make us,
and give to us poor sinners
the rich inheritance of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

AllGlory 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.

If there are two Scripture readings, the first may be read here, or both may be read after the canticle.

1 Maccabees 6.18-47

Meanwhile the garrison in the citadel kept hemming Israel in around the sanctuary. They were trying in every way to harm them and strengthen the Gentiles. Judas therefore resolved to destroy them, and assembled all the people to besiege them. They gathered together and besieged the citadel in the one hundred and fiftieth year; and he built siege-towers and other engines of war. But some of the garrison escaped from the siege and some of the ungodly Israelites joined them. They went to the king and said, ‘How long will you fail to do justice and to avenge our kindred? We were happy to serve your father, to live by what he said, and to follow his commands. For this reason the sons of our people besieged the citadel and became hostile to us; moreover, they have put to death as many of us as they have caught, and they have seized our inheritances. It is not against us alone that they have stretched out their hands; they have also attacked all the lands on their borders. And see, today they have encamped against the citadel in Jerusalem to take it; they have fortified both the sanctuary and Beth-zur; unless you quickly prevent them, they will do still greater things, and you will not be able to stop them.’

The king was enraged when he heard this. He assembled all his Friends, the commanders of his forces and those in authority. Mercenary forces also came to him from other kingdoms and from islands of the seas. The number of his forces was one hundred thousand foot-soldiers, twenty thousand horsemen, and thirty-two elephants accustomed to war. They came through Idumea and encamped against Beth-zur, and for many days they fought and built engines of war; but the Jews sallied out and burned these with fire, and fought courageously.

Then Judas marched away from the citadel and encamped at Beth-zechariah, opposite the camp of the king. Early in the morning the king set out and took his army by a forced march along the road to Beth-zechariah, and his troops made ready for battle and sounded their trumpets. They offered the elephants the juice of grapes and mulberries, to arouse them for battle. They distributed the animals among the phalanxes; with each elephant they stationed a thousand men armed with coats of mail, and with brass helmets on their heads; and five hundred picked horsemen were assigned to each beast. These took their position beforehand wherever the animal was; wherever it went, they went with it, and they never left it. On the elephants were wooden towers, strong and covered; they were fastened on each animal by special harness, and on each were four armed men who fought from there, and also its Indian driver. The rest of the cavalry were stationed on either side, on the two flanks of the army, to harass the enemy while being themselves protected by the phalanxes. When the sun shone on the shields of gold and brass, the hills were ablaze with them and gleamed like flaming torches.

Now a part of the king’s army was spread out on the high hills, and some troops were on the plain, and they advanced steadily and in good order. All who heard the noise made by their multitude, by the marching of the multitude and the clanking of their arms, trembled, for the army was very large and strong. But Judas and his army advanced to the battle, and six hundred of the king’s army fell. Now Eleazar, called Avaran, saw that one of the animals was equipped with royal armour. It was taller than all the others, and he supposed that the king was on it. So he gave his life to save his people and to win for himself an everlasting name. He courageously ran into the midst of the phalanx to reach it; he killed men right and left, and they parted before him on both sides. He got under the elephant, stabbed it from beneath, and killed it; but it fell to the ground upon him and he died. When the Jews saw the royal might and the fierce attack of the forces, they turned away in flight.

or 2 Chronicles 28

Canticle

A Song of Peace, or another suitable canticle, for example, number 26 (page 577), may be said

Refrain:

AllSpirit of God, teach us your ways,
that we may walk in the paths of peace. Alleluia.

1Come, let us go up to the mountain of God,
to the house of the God of Jacob;

2That God may teach us his ways,
and that we may walk in his paths.

3For the law shall go out from Zion,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

4God shall judge between the nations,
and shall mediate for many peoples.

5They shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks.

6Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.

7O people of Jacob, come:
let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Isaiah 2.3-5

AllGlory 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.

AllSpirit of God, teach us your ways,
that we may walk in the paths of peace. Alleluia.

Scripture Reading

One or more readings appointed for the day are read.

The reading(s) may be followed by a time of silence.

John 13.12-20

After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfil the scripture, “The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.” I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he. Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.’

A suitable song or chant, or a responsory in this or another form, may follow

Open my eyes, O Lord
that I may see the wonders of your law.
AllOpen my eyes, O Lord
that I may see the wonders of your law.
Lead me in the path of your commandments
Allthat I may see the wonders of your law.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
AllOpen my eyes, O Lord
that I may see the wonders of your law.

from Psalm 119

Gospel Canticle

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is normally said,
or The Song of Christ's Glory (page 619) may be said

Refrain:

AllChrist gave them as a light to the nations
that his salvation might reach to the ends of the earth. Alleluia.

1Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,
who has come to his people and set them free.

2He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.

3Through his holy prophets God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,

4To show mercy to our ancestors,
and to remember his holy covenant.

5This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

7And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1.68-79

AllGlory 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.

Refrain:

AllChrist gave them as a light to the nations
that his salvation might reach to the ends of the earth. Alleluia.

Prayers

Intercessions are offered
for the day and its tasks
for the world and its needs
for the Church and her life

Prayers may include the following concerns from the cycle on pages 362–363

All who are sick in body, mind or spirit
Those in the midst of famine or disaster
Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice
Those who are bereaved
All who work in the medical and healing professions

One of the forms of prayer found on pages 362–371 may be used.

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer

(or)

Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Silence may be kept.

The Collect of the day is said

Almighty God,
who called our forebears to the light of the gospel
      by the preaching of your servant Wilfrid:
help us, who keep his life and labour in remembrance,
to glorify your name by following the example
      of his zeal and perseverance;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
AllAmen.

The Lord’s Prayer is said

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

AllOur 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.

(or)

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

AllOur Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

The Conclusion

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,
and keep us in eternal life.
AllAmen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
AllThanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.