Morning Prayers for Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent

Morning Prayer (Lauds)

O God, come to my aid.

O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.

Amen.

Psalm 84/85

Our salvation is very near

Lord, you have blessed your land,

you have forgiven your people’s transgressions.

You looked kindly, O Lord, on your land,

you ended the captivity of Jacob.

You forgave your people’s unrighteousness

and covered over their sins.

You reigned back all of your anger

and renounced your indignant fury.

Rescue us, God, our saviour,

and turn your anger away from us.

Do not be angry for ever

or will you let your wrath last from one generation to the next?

Surely you will turn round and give us life

so that your people can rejoice in you?

Show us, Lord, your kindness

and give us your salvation.

I will listen to whatever the Lord God tells me,

for he will speak peace to his people and his chosen ones,

and to those who repent in their hearts.

Truly his salvation is close to those who fear him,

so that glory may dwell in our land.

Kindness and faithfulness have met together,

justice and peace have kissed.

Faithfulness has sprung from the earth,

and justice has looked down from heaven.

Truly the Lord will give generously,

and our land will be fruitful.

Justice will walk before him

and place its footsteps on his path.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

Lord, you have blessed your land,

you have forgiven your people’s transgressions.


Canticle: Isaiah 26

Thanksgiving for victory

At night my soul longs for you,

at dawn I watch for your coming.

The city is ours,

with its walls and ramparts,

a refuge and stronghold.

Open the gates, let the just people enter,

the nation that keeps faith.

The agreement is made: you will keep peace,

for peace is entrusted to you.

Trust in the Lord for all ages,

for the Lord is your strength for ever.

The way of the just is straight.

you smooth the straight path of the just.

As we follow the path of your judgements,

we put all our trust in you, Lord.

Our soul’s one desire

is your name and your memory.

My soul longs for you at night,

my desire for you leaves me breathless.

When your judgements shine out on the earth

then the peoples of the world will know your justice.

Lord, you will give us peace,

for all you have done, you did for us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

At night my soul longs for you,

at dawn I watch for your coming


Psalm 66/67

All peoples, praise the Lord

Lord, let your face shine upon us.

O God, take pity on us and bless us,

and let your face shine upon us,

so that your ways may be known across the world,

and all nations learn of your salvation.

Let the peoples praise you, O God,

let all the peoples praise you.

Let the nations be glad and rejoice,

for you judge the peoples with fairness

and you guide the nations of the earth.

Let the peoples praise you, O God,

let all the peoples praise you.

The earth has produced its harvest:

may God, our God, bless us.

May God bless us,

may the whole world revere him.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

Lord, let your face shine upon us.


A Reading from Joel 2:12-13

Come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning. Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn, turn to the Lord your God again, for he is all tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in graciousness, and ready to relent.

Canticle

The Messiah and his forerunner

‘I do not tell you, Peter, to forgive seven times,

but seventy times seven,’ says the Lord.

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,

for he has come to his people and brought about their redemption.

He has raised up the sign of salvation

in the house of his servant David,

as he promised through the mouth of the holy ones,

his prophets through the ages,

to rescue us from our enemies

and all who hate us,

to take pity on our fathers,

to remember his holy covenant

and the oath he swore to Abraham our father,

that he would give himself to us,

that we could serve him without fear

freed from the hands of our enemies

in uprightness and holiness before him,

for all of our days.

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High:

for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his path,

to let his people know their salvation,

so that their sins may be forgiven.

Through the bottomless mercy of our God,

one born on high will visit us

to give light to those who walk in darkness,

who live in the shadow of death,

to lead our feet in the path of peace.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen.

‘I do not tell you, Peter, to forgive seven times,

but seventy times seven,’ says the Lord.


Prayers and Intercessions

Let us bless Christ, who gave himself to us as bread coming down from heaven. Let us address our prayers to him…

Christ, you are food and medicine for the soul, make us strong.

Lord, make us who are fed at the Eucharistic feast

have a full share in the gifts of the Paschal sacrifice.

Christ, you are food and medicine for the soul, make us strong.

Give us the gift of keeping your word in good and perfect hearts

patiently, until it bears fruit within us.

Christ, you are food and medicine for the soul, make us strong.

Make us eager to work with you to bring perfect order to the world,

so that your Church may more easily spread your message of peace.

Christ, you are food and medicine for the soul, make us strong.

We have sinned, Lord, we have sinned,

wipe out our sins with your saving grace.

Christ, you are food and medicine for the soul, make us strong.

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.

Lord, we beg that your grace may never abandon us,

for it keeps us firm in your holy service

and enriches us with your gifts.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm; and may he lead us to eternal life. Amen.

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