MORNING PRAYER

SILENCE [2 min]
Silence, stillness, and centering before the God of our salvation.

THE PSALM
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night…. You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh. The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you? So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
(Psalms 90:1-4, 8–12)

MORNING HYMN

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand, and cast a wishful eye
to Canaan’s fair and happy land, where my possessions lie.
[REFRAIN] 
I am bound for the promised land, I am bound for the promised land; oh, who will come and go with me? I am bound for the promised land.
O’er all those wide extended plains shines one eternal day;
there God the Son forever reigns, and scatters night away.
[Refrain]
No chilling winds or poisonous breath can reach that healthful shore;
sickness and sorrow, pain and death, are felt and feared no more.
[Refrain]
When I shall reach that happy place, I’ll be forever blest,
for I shall see my Father’s face, and in his bosom rest.
[Refrain]

Samuel Stennett, 1787

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TRADITIONAL PRAYER
Heavenly Father, you made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you: Look upon the heartfelt desires of your humble servants, and stretch forth the strong hand of your Majesty to be our defense against our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen. (BCP))

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EVENING PRAYER

SILENCE [2 min]
Silence, stillness, and centering before the God of our salvation.

THE PSALM
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever;
(Psalms 136:1–7)

CONFESSION & ASSURANCE
For the things I did that I shouldn’t have done. For the things I didn’t do that I should’ve done.

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
(Psalms 32:1)

NEW TESTAMENT READING
For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:19–23)

MEDITATIVE PRAYER
There is no place where earth’s sorrows are more felt than up in heaven; there is no place where earth’s failings have such kindly judgment given. There is plentiful redemption in the blood that has been shed; there is joy for all the members in the sorrows of the Head.

Frederick William Faber, 19th century

THE BENEDICTION
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
(Psalm 147:3)

SILENCE [2 min]
Silence and stillness, as God has the last word to finish the day. He labors while you sleep.