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Daily Prayer for Year Two : Proper 8-Wednesday 
 Ordinary Time:   01-July-2020
Psalm 119:145– 176
Numbers 22:41– 41
Numbers 23:1– 12
Romans 7:13– 25
Matthew 21:33– 46

Ordinary Time
I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the Lord.' Psalm 122:1

Confession of Sin

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to set forth his praise, to hear his holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.
or this
Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

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.

*A deacon or lay person using the preceding form remains kneeling, and substitutes 'us' for 'you' and 'our' for 'your.'

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The Invitatory and Psalter
Officiant:   Lord, open our lips.
People:     And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

Officiant and People: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen   Alleluia

The Invitatory Psalm
Jubilate
Psalm 100

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
   serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song.
Know this: The Lord himself is God;
    he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise;
   give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
    and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

The following Antiphon may be sung or said
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: Come let us adore him.


The Lessons



Psalm 119

(145) I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees. (146) I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes. (147) I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. (148) My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

(149) Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. (150) Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. (151) Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true. (152) Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.

(153) Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. (154) Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise. (155) Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees. (156) Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.

(157) Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes. (158) I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word. (159) See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love. (160) All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.

(161) Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word. (162) I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. (163) I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law. (164) Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.

(165) Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. (166) I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands. (167) I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. (168) I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

(169) May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word. (170) May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise. (171) May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. (172) May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.

(173) May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. (174) I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight. (175) Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me. (176) I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.



Numbers 22

(41) The next morning Balak took Balaam up to Bamoth Baal, and from there he saw part of the people. (1) Balaam said, 'Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.' (2) Balak did as Balaam said, and the two of them offered a bull and a ram on each altar. (3) Then Balaam said to Balak, 'Stay here beside your offering while I go aside. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet with me. Whatever he reveals to me I will tell you.' Then he went off to a barren height. (4) God met with him, and Balaam said, 'I have prepared seven altars, and on each altar I have offered a bull and a ram.'

(5) The LORD put a message in Balaam's mouth and said, 'Go back to Balak and give him this message.' (6) So he went back to him and found him standing beside his offering, with all the princes of Moab. (7) Then Balaam uttered his oracle: 'Balak brought me from Aram, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains. 'Come,' he said, 'curse Jacob for me; come, denounce Israel.' (8) How can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce those whom the LORD has not denounced?

(9) From the rocky peaks I see them, from the heights I view them. I see a people who live apart and do not consider themselves one of the nations. (10) Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my end be like theirs!' (11) Balak said to Balaam, 'What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!' (12) He answered, 'Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?'

  The Word of the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.



Romans 7

(13) Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it produced death in me through what was good, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful. (14) We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. (15) I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. (16) And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.

(17) As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. (18) I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. (19) For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do-- this I keep on doing. (20) Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

(21) So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. (22) For in my inner being I delight in God's law; (23) but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. (24) What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?

(25) Thanks be to God-- through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.

  The Word of the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.



Matthew 21

(33) Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. (34) When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit. (35) The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third. (36) Then he sent other servants to them, more than the first time, and the tenants treated them the same way.

(37) Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said. (38) But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him and take his inheritance.' (39) So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. (40) Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?'

(41) He will bring those wretches to a wretched end,' they replied, 'and he will rent the vineyard to other tenants, who will give him his share of the crop at harvest time.' (42) Jesus said to them, 'Have you never read in the Scriptures: ''The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'? (43) Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. (44) He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.'

(45) When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus' parables, they knew he was talking about them. (46) They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

  The Gospel of the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.



Canticles  can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.

20 Glory to God
      Gloria in excelsis
 
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.



The Apostles' Creed

*Officiant and People together, all standing

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 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 Prayers

*The People stand or kneel


Officiant : The Lord be with you.
People :   And with your Spirit.
Officiant : Let us pray.


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,
  forever and ever. Amen.

Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
A
V.  Show us your mercy, O Lord;
R.  And grant us your salvation.
V.  Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
R.  Let your people sing with joy.
V.  Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R.  For only in you can we live in safety.
V.  Lord, keep this nation under your care;
R.  And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V.  Let your way be known upon earth;
R.  Your saving health among all nations.
V.  Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R.  Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V.  Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R.  And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.

B
V.  Save your people, Lord,
      and bless your inheritance;
R.  Govern and uphold them, now and always.
V.  Day by day we bless you;
R.  We praise your name forever.
V.  Lord, keep us from all sin today;
R.  Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
V.  Lord, show us your love and mercy;
R.  For we put our trust in you.
V.  In you, Lord, is our hope;
R.  And we shall never hope in vain.

The Collect of the Week:   Proper 8 The Sunday closest to June 29
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

The Collect of the Day:  A Collect for Grace (Wed) 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.

A Prayer for Mission: Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.


A Time for Personal Prayers

Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.
Consider praying for yourself, your family and friends, lay your burdens on Jesus Christ, intercede for those hurting, pray in tongues when you lack the words.


Before the close of the Office, one or both of the prayers below may be used


The General Thanksgiving
Officiant and People
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.


A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Officiant
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Then may be said
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God

The Officiant may then conclude with one of the following
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
---or---
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13
---or---
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21


This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord

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