Prayer During the Day
Easter Season
    Monday, 16 April 2018
Isabella Gilmore, Deaconess, 1923 [Commemoration]
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
All
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    If I climb up to heaven, you are there;
All
  if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.
   
Psalm 139.7
     
   
Praise
 
     
    A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or
     
    Yesterday I was crucified with Christ;
today I am glorified with him.
Yesterday I was dead with Christ;
today I am sharing in his resurrection.
Yesterday I was buried with him;
today I am waking with him from the sleep of death.
   
Gregory of Nazianzus (389)
     
   
The Word of God
 
     
     
   
Psalmody
     
    Either, Monday Psalm 30
     
    (or)
     
    Or, on any day Psalm 118.14-24
     
    Alternatively, when Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
   

Psalm 30

Refrain: You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead.

1  I will exalt you, O Lord,
      because you have raised me up 
   and have not let my foes triumph over me.

2  O Lord my God, I cried out to you 
   and you have healed me.

3  You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; 
   you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit.

4  Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; 
   give thanks to his holy name.

5  For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,
      his favour for a lifetime. 
   Heaviness may endure for a night,
      but joy comes in the morning.

6  In my prosperity I said,
      ‘I shall never be moved. 
   You, Lord, of your goodness,
      have made my hill so strong.’

7  Then you hid your face from me 
   and I was utterly dismayed.

8  To you, O Lord, I cried; 
   to the Lord I made my supplication:

9  ‘What profit is there in my blood,
      if I go down to the Pit? 
   Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?

10  ‘Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; 
   O Lord, be my helper.’

11  You have turned my mourning into dancing; 
   you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;

12  Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; 
   O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.

Refrain: You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead.

Lord, you hide your face
when we trust in ourselves;
strip us of false security
and re-clothe us in your praise,
that we may know you
as the one who raises us from death,
as you raised your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

     
    (or)
     
   

Psalm 118.14-24

Refrain: I will give thanks to you,
for you have become my salvation.

14  The Lord is my strength and my song, 
   and he has become my salvation.

15  Joyful shouts of salvation 
   sound from the tents of the righteous:

16  ‘The right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds;
      the right hand of the Lord raises up; 
   the right hand of the Lord does mighty deeds.’

17  I shall not die, but live 
   and declare the works of the Lord.

18  The Lord has punished me sorely, 
   but he has not given me over to death.

19  Open to me the gates of righteousness, 
   that I may enter and give thanks to the Lord.

20  This is the gate of the Lord; 
   the righteous shall enter through it.

21  I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me 
   and have become my salvation.

22  The stone which the builders rejected 
   has become the chief cornerstone.

23  This is the Lord’s doing, 
   and it is marvellous in our eyes.

24  This is the day that the Lord has made; 
   we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Refrain: I will give thanks to you,
for you have become my salvation.

Saving God,
open the gates of righteousness,
that your pilgrim people may enter
and be built into a living temple
on the cornerstone of our salvation,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

    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
 
     
    Either, Monday
    Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgements against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it.
   
Zephaniah 3.14-18
     
    Or, on any day in Easter
    Jesus said, ‘This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.’
   
John 6.39
     
   
Response
 
     
    Silence, study, song, or words from Scripture, such as
     
    Blessed are the peacemakers,
All
  for they will be called children of God.
   
Matthew 5.9
     
   
Prayers
 
     
    Prayers may include these concerns:
     
    The people of God, that they may proclaim the risen Lord
    God’s creation, that the peoples of the earth may meet their responsibility to care
    Those in despair and darkness, that they may find the hope and light of Christ
    Those in fear of death, that they may find faith through the resurrection
    Prisoners and captives
     
    A form of intercession found here may be used.
     
    Either, the following prayer is said
     
    Christ yesterday and today,
the beginning and the end,
Alpha and Omega,
all time belongs to you,
and all ages;
to you be glory and power
through every age and for ever.
All
  Amen.
   
from the Easter Vigil
     
     
    Or, the Collect of the day is said
     
    Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
      with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
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.
     
    (Either)
     
    As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
     
All
  Our 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
     
All
  Our 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
 
     
    May the risen Christ give us his peace.
All
  Alleluia. Amen.