Waiting | Morning Prayer for Ordinary Time

Morning Prayer and Worship
Morning Prayer and Worship
Waiting | Morning Prayer for Ordinary Time
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Welcome to Morning Prayer! I’m so thankful you’ve found yourself here, with this community, today. The Psalm for today mentions waiting in silence on God’s loving-kindness. So that’s my invitation to you: set aside these few minutes as holy. Wait before Jesus until you see, feel, hear, and somehow know his love anew.


This is Ordinary Time, Proper 9, in the Church Calendar.

As always, our general order comes from the Book of Common Prayer (1979) Daily Office and Scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. We’ll sing “Hungry” by Kathryn Scott throughout today’s time of prayer. We’ll read Psalm 48 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Lesson is Mark 6:1-13. 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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Artwork is by Emily Carr. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=57964

Hungry
Kathryn Scott

Hungry I come to You for I know You satisfy
I am empty but I know Your love does not run dry

So I wait for You
So I wait for You

I’m falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus You’re all this heart is living for

Broken I run to You for Your arms are open wide
I am weary but I know Your touch restores my life

I’m falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus You’re all this heart is living for

Prayer of Confession

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors 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. Amen.

Psalm 48

1 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; *
  in the city of our God is his holy hill.

2 Beautiful and lofty, the joy of all the earth, is the hill of Zion, *
  the very center of the world and the city of the great King.

3 God is in her citadels; *
  he is known to be her sure refuge.

4 Behold, the kings of the earth assembled *
  and marched forward together.

5 They looked and were astounded; *
  they retreated and fled in terror.

6 Trembling seized them there; *
  they writhed like a woman in childbirth,
  like ships of the sea when the east wind shatters them.

7 As we have heard, so have we seen,
  in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God; *
  God has established her for ever.

8 We have waited in silence on your loving-kindness, O God, *
  in the midst of your temple.

9 Your praise, like your Name, O God, reaches to the world’s end; *
  your right hand is full of justice.

10 Let Mount Zion be glad
  and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
  because of your judgments.

11 Make the circuit of Zion;
  walk round about her; *
  count the number of her towers.

12 Consider well her bulwarks;
  examine her strongholds; *
  that you may tell those who come after.

13 This God is our God for ever and ever; *
  he shall be our guide for evermore.

Mark 6:1-13 (NRSV)

Jesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

The 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.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Collect of the Day

Proper 9, Rite Two

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

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