Morning Prayer Liturgy

Opening Address

Father God, Creator of heaven and earth,

God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 

God of Israel, 

God and Father of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, 

Have mercy and hear our prayer

First Prayers

O Lord, open our lips,

And our mouths will proclaim your praise.

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

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever. Amen. (Hallelujah.) 

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

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

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever. Amen. (Hallelujah.) 

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,  have mercy on me.

Confession of Sin

Most merciful God, 

We confess that we have sinned against you

In thought, word, and deed. 

By what we have done,

And what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. 

For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,

Have mercy on us and forgive us;

That we may delight in your will,

And walk in your ways

To the glory of your Name.


Daily Scripture Readings | Psalm of the Day | Gospel Reading

Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty

Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

And born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

The holy catholic Church,

The communion of saints, 

The forgiveness of sins, 

The resurrection of the body, 

And the life everlasting. Amen.

Jesus Prayer 

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. 

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul. 

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

For you are with me; 

Your rod and your staff, 

They comfort me. 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 

Will abide in the shadow of the almighty.

I will  say to the LORD, my refuge and my fortress,

My God in whom I trust.”

Psalm 103:1-5

Bless the LORD, O my soul, 

And all that is within me,

Bless his holy name!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, 

And forget not all his benefits,

Who forgives all your iniquity, 

Who heals all your diseases, 

Who redeems your life from the pit,

Who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Who satisfies you with good

So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, 

Hallowed be your name. 

Your Kingdom come, 

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our debts,

As we have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil. 

For yours is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory.


Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. 

Praise, Petitions, and Intercessions (Extemporaneous Prayer)

Contemplative Prayer (Sitting with Jesus) 

Prayer to the Crucified Christ

Lord Jesus, you stretched out your arms of love upon the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within reach of your saving embrace; so clothe us in your Spirit, that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen. 


Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Prayer for Peace

O God, you have made all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near; grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your Kingdom. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master,

Grant to me that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love. 

For it is in giving that we receive,

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. 

Prayer for Grace

Lord God, Almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day; prepare us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to fulfilling your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,

We your unworthy servants give you humble thanks

For all your goodness and loving kindness

To us and all whom you have made.

We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life;

But above all for your immeasurable love

In the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;

For the means of grace and the hope of glory.

And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies 

That with thankful hearts we may show forth your praise,

Not only with our lips, but in our lives, 

Giving our lives for your service,

And walking before you, 

In holiness and righteousness all our days;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

To whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, 

Be honor and glory throughout all ages. 


Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ Has died. Christ is risen. Christ will Come again. 

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God have mercy on me.

Amen. (Hallelujah). 

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