If our love was but more simple – Morning Prayer in Ordinary Time

Morning Prayer and Worship
Morning Prayer and Worship
If our love was but more simple - Morning Prayer in Ordinary Time

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It’s Friday of Ordinary Time, Proper 15 in the Church Calendar. August 25, 2023.

Praying today for those with deep division in their family.

Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing a song I wrote with verse lyrics from the hymn, “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” and we’ll include a prayer of confession. We’ll read Psalms 140 and 142 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture lesson is Acts 24:24-25:12 . 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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Proper 15 – Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

A Collect for Fridays – Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

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