Daily Devotions

Invitatory: From Ps. 51
* Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.

* Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

* Cast me not away from Your presence
and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

* Give me the joy of Your saving help again
and sustain me with Your bountiful Spirit.

* Glory to the Father , and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Reading
(see Readings for today)

* Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
(I Peter 1: 3)

A Canticle or Hymn may be used.
The Apostles Creed may be said.
Prayers may be offered for ourselves and
others.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Collect
* Lord God, Almighty and Everlasting Father, You have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve 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 the fulfilling of Your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invitatory: From Ps. 113
* Give praise, you servants of the LORD;
praise the Name of the LORD.

* Let the Name of the LORD be blessed,
from this time forth for evermore.

* From the rising of the sun to its going down
et the Name of the LORD be praised.

* The LORD is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens.

Scripture Reading
(see Readings for today)

* O God, You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are fixed on You; for in returning and rest we shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be our strength. (Isa. 26:3; 30:15)

Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Collect
* Blessed Savior, at this hour You hung upon the cross, stretching out Your loving arms: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to You and be saved; for Your mercies’ sake. Amen.

In the Evening

Invitatory: O Gracious Light
(Phos Hilaron)

All: O Gracious light, pure brightness of the ever-living Father in Heaven, O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, we sing Your praises, O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of life and to be glorified through all the worlds.

Scripture Reading
(see Readings for today)

* It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus` sake. For the same God Who said, “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused His light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation – the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ! (2 Corinthians 4 : 5 –6 )

A Canticle or Hymn may be used.
The Apostles Creed may be said.
Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others.

The Lord’s Prayer

The Collect
* Lord Jesus stay with us for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know You as You are revealed in the Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of Your love. Amen.

Notes:
If this is done by a group, the ones with (*) indicate the portion to be read by the prayer leader.
Candles may be lighted at the family altar or at a convenient place.
When a meal is to follow, a blessing over food may conclude the prayer.

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