Daily Prayer

  Prayer During the Day
Easter Season
     
     
      Preparation  
     
    O God, make speed to save us.
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  O Lord, make haste to help us.
     
    If I climb up to heaven, you are there;
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  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
     
    On Easter Day and any day Psalm 118.14-24
     
    (or)
     
    Sunday Psalm 114
Monday Psalm 30
Tuesday Psalm 66.1-11
Wednesday Psalm 106.1-12
Thursday Psalm 111
Friday Psalm 145.1-8
Saturday Psalm 146
     
    When Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of these cycles may be followed.
     
    Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
     
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  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
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
   
I Peter 1.3-5
     
    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
     
    Tuesday
    So it is with the resurrection of the dead.What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and, as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we will also bear the image of the man of heaven.
   
I Corinthians 15.42-44a,47-49
     
    Wednesday
    If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have
died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
   
Colossians 3.1-4
     
    Thursday
    As the two disciples came near the village to which they were going, Jesus walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, 'Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.' So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?'
   
Luke 24.28-32
     
    Friday
    Job said, 'O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock for ever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.'
   
Job 19.23-27a
     
    Saturday
    I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and 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.When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on
me, saying, 'Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living one. I was dead, and see, I am alive for ever and ever; and I have the keys of Death and of Hades.'
   
Revelation 1.12,13,17,18
     
    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,
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  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 prayer can be found here.
     
    The Collect of the day or 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.
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  Amen.
   
from the Easter Vigil
     
    The Lord's Prayer is said.
     
   
The Conclusion
 
     
    May the risen Christ give us his peace.
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  Alleluia. Amen.