Free from Shame – Morning Prayer for the First Wednesday of Advent

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It’s the First Wednesday of Advent in the Church Calendar

This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.

We are celebrating Andrew the Apostle today.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “O Taste and See” by Brian Johnson and Jenn Johnson. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 19:1-6 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Matthew 4:18-22 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.

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Art: Glass by Dana Boussard

Collect of the Day
Saint Andrew, Rite Two
Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your Holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Making Room – Morning Prayer for the First Tuesday of Advent

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First Tuesday of Advent in the Church Calendar

This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing a song I wrote: “Making Room (Let Every Heart).” We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalms 5 and 6 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 20:9-18 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.

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Art: Zarina (Indian American, 1937–2020), Beyond the Stars, 2014. Woodcut printed on BFK light paper collaged with gold leaf and Urdu text, mounted on Somerset Antique paper, 24 × 23 in. Photo: Farzad Owrang.

Collect of the Day
First Sunday of Advent, Rite Two
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Evermore – Morning Prayer for Advent, Monday, Week 1

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First Week of Advent, Monday, in the Church Calendar

This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalms 1, 2, and 3 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 20:1-8. We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.

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Art by Vonda Drees

Collect of the Day
First Sunday of Advent, Rite Two
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

What is not yet known – Morning Prayer, Wednesday, Proper 29

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The Season After Pentecost, Wednesday, Proper 29, in the Church Calendar

This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Wednesday. Off Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

Celebrating the life of Clement, Bishop of Rome today.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “When I Look Upon Your Holiness” by Cathy Perrin and Wayne Perrin. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 85:8-13 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 6:37-45 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.

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Art: 11th-century mosaic of St. Clement from St. Sophia of Kyiv

Collect of the Day
Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100, Rite Two
Almighty God, you chose your servant Clement of Rome to recall the Church in Corinth to obedience and stability: Grant that your Church may be grounded and settled in your truth by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; reveal to it what is not yet known; fill up what is lacking; confirm what has already been revealed; and keep it blameless in your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sanctified Imagination – Morning Prayer, Tuesday, Proper 29

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The Season After Pentecost, Tuesday, Proper 29, in the Church Calendar

This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “I Need You Lord,” a song I wrote. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 139:1-9 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is John 16:7-15 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.

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Art: Perelandra | C.S. Lewis, Bino Maia

Collect of the Day
Clive Staples Lewis, 1963, Rite Two
O God of searing truth and surpassing beauty, we give you thanks for Clive Staples Lewis, whose sanctified imagination lights fires of faith in young and old alike. Surprise us also with your joy and draw us into that new and abundant life which is ours in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Do It Again – Morning Prayer, Monday, Proper 29

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The Season After Pentecost, Monday, Proper 29, in the Church Calendar

This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing the song “Do It Again” by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, and Steven Furtick We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 106:1-18 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 18:15-30 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.

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Art by MARY PROCTOR (1960 – )

Collect of the Day
Proper 29, Rite Two
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.