Morning Prayer for Trinity 18 Sunday 11th October 2020

Morning Prayer on Sunday
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Harvest Thanksgiving

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
All and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

This opening prayer may be said

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
All Amen.

 

The Word of God

Psalmody

Psalm 138

Refrain:Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.

1I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; 
before the gods will I sing praise to you.

2I will bow down towards your holy temple and praise your name,
because of your love and faithfulness; 
for you have glorified your name
and your word above all things.

3In the day that I called to you, you answered me; 
you put new strength in my soul. R

4All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord, 
for they have heard the words of your mouth.

5They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, 
that great is the glory of the Lord.

6Though the Lord be high, he watches over the lowly; 
as for the proud, he regards them from afar. R

7Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you will preserve me; 
you will stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand will save me.

8The Lord shall make good his purpose for me; 
your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever;
forsake not the work of your hands.

Refrain:Your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for ever.


 

Each psalm or group of psalms may end with

All  Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Deuteronomy 8:7-18

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you.

Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid waste-land with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He made water flow for you from flint rock, and fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors did not know, to humble you and to test you, and in the end to do you good. Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gained me this wealth.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today.

 

Canticle

A Song of David, or another suitable canticle, for example, number 32 (page 583) or number 50 (page 602), may be said

Refrain:

All Splendour and majesty are yours, O God;
you are exalted as head over all.

1Blessed are you, God of Israel, for ever and ever, 
for yours is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour and the majesty.

2Everything in heaven and on earth is yours; 
yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
and you are exalted as head over all.

3Riches and honour come from you 
and you rule over all.

4In your hand are power and might; 
yours it is to give power and strength to all.

5And now we give you thanks, our God, 
and praise your glorious name.

6For all things come from you, 
and of your own have we given you.

1 Chronicles 29.10b-13, 14b

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

All Splendour and majesty are yours, O God;
you are exalted as head over all.

 

Scripture Reading

Luke 12:16-30

Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’

He said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them.

Sermon 

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead
All And Christ shall give you light.
You have died and your life is hid with Christ in God.
All Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.
Set your minds on things that are above,
not on things that are on the earth.
All And Christ shall give you light.
When Christ our life appears you will appear with him in glory.
All Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead,
and Christ shall give you light.

from Colossians 3

 

Gospel Canticle

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is normally said, or the Easter Anthems (page 634) may be said

Refrain:

All You have raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born of the house of your servant David.

1Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 
who has come to his people and set them free.

2He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
born of the house of his servant David.

3Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,

4To show mercy to our ancestors, 
and to remember his holy covenant.

5This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6Free to worship him without fear, 
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

7And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8To give his people knowledge of salvation 
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9In the tender compassion of our God 
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1.68-79

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Refrain:

All You have raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born of the house of your servant David.

 

Caroline's Prayers

 

The Collect of the day is said

Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
All Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer is said

 

The Conclusion

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,
and keep us in eternal life.
All Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.

Notices

 


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