Tuesday, 9 January 2018
O Lord, open our lips
Alland our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Your light springs up for the righteous
Alland all the peoples have seen your glory.
One or more of the following is said or sung:
this or another prayer of thanksgiving
Blessed are you, Sovereign God,
king of the nations,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your name is proclaimed in all the world.
As the Sun of Righteousness dawns in our hearts
anoint our lips with the seal of your Spirit
that we may witness to your gospel
and sing your praise in all the earth.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.
a suitable hymn, or Jubilate – A Song of Joy
1O be joyful in the Lord, all the earth; ♦
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
2Know that the Lord is God; ♦
it is he that has made us and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
3Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise; ♦
give thanks to him and bless his name.
4For the Lord is gracious; his steadfast love is everlasting, ♦
and his faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
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.