Morning Prayer 7.12.19, Nathan Söderblom, Peacemaker & Ecumenist, 1931


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John the baptizer appeared within the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Flooding in New Orleans and a doable hurricane on the way in which: they’re piling up sandbags and topping off the levees across the metropolis after heavy rain Wednesday. Tropical Storm Barry has fashioned within the Gulf of Mexico and is anticipated to strengthen; hurricane warnings have been issued for South Louisiana, however the wind is much less a difficulty than the water will likely be. Mississippi River stage was at 17 ft Thursday, with 18 ft thought of flood stage. Barry is slow-moving, too, and if it hangs round after making land, struggling might be widespread. Above: a younger girl, carrying brothers to their mom, cries out when feeling one thing alive within the water. (Matthew Hinton/AP)

I’ll bless the Lord who provides me counsel; my coronary heart teaches me, night time after night time. I’ve set the Lord at all times earlier than me; as a result of God is at my proper hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7-8


Most merciful God, we confess that we’ve got sinned towards you in thought, phrase, and deed, by what we’ve got executed, and by what we’ve got left undone. We’ve got not beloved you with our complete coronary heart; we’ve got not beloved our neighbors as ourselves. We’re actually sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we might enjoyment of your will, and stroll in your methods, to the glory of your Title. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins by our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the facility of the Holy Spirit maintain us in everlasting life. Amen.


O God, make pace to avoid wasting us.
O Lord, make haste to assist us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
because it was at first, is now, and will likely be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

If doable, gentle a candle right here.

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Hymn: O Gracious Gentle

O gracious Gentle,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the solar,
and our eyes behold the vesper gentle,
we sing your praises, O God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
You’re worthy always to be praised by completely happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified by all of the worlds.

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Psalm 22

1 My God, my God, why have you ever forsaken me? *
and are so removed from my cry
and from the phrases of my misery?
2 O my God, I cry within the daytime, however you don’t reply; *
by night time as effectively, however I discover no relaxation.
three But you’re the Holy One, *
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
four Our ancestors put their belief in you; *
they trusted, and also you delivered them.
5 They cried out to you and had been delivered; *
they trusted in you and weren’t put to disgrace.
6 However as for me, I’m a worm and never a person, *
scorned by all and despised by the folks.
7 All who see me giggle me to scorn; *
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
8 “He trusted within the LORD; let him ship him; *
let him rescue him, if he delights in him.”
9 But you’re the one who took me out of the womb, *
and saved me protected upon my mom’s breast.
10 I’ve been entrusted to you ever since I used to be born; *
you had been my God after I was nonetheless in my mom’s womb.
11 Be not removed from me, for hassle is close to, *
and there may be none to assist.
12 Many younger bulls encircle me; *
sturdy bulls of Bashan encompass me.
13 They open extensive their jaws at me, *
like a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I’m poured out like water;
all my bones are out of joint; *
my coronary heart inside my breast is melting wax.
15 My mouth is dried out like a pot-sherd;
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; *
and you’ve got laid me within the mud of the grave.
16 Packs of canines shut me in,
and gangs of evildoers circle round me; *
they pierce my fingers and my ft;
I can depend all my bones.
17 They stare and gloat over me; *
they divide my clothes amongst them;
they forged tons for my clothes.
18 Be not far-off, O LORD; *
you might be my energy; hasten to assist me.
19 Save me from the sword, *
my life from the facility of the canine.
20 Save me from the lion’s mouth, *
my wretched physique from the horns of untamed bulls.
21 I’ll declare your Title to the group; *
within the midst of the congregation I’ll reward you.

22 Reward the LORD, you which can be God-fearing; *
stand in awe of the LORD, O offspring of Israel;
all you of Jacob’s line, give glory.
23 For the LORD doesn’t despise nor abhor the poor of their poverty;
neither is the LORD’s face hidden from them; *
however once they cry out, the LORD hears them.
24 My reward is of God within the nice meeting; *
I’ll carry out my vows within the presence of those that worship the LORD.
25 The poor shall eat and be glad,
and those that search the LORD shall give reward: *
“Might your coronary heart reside for ever!”
26 All of the ends of the earth shall keep in mind and switch to God, *
and all of the households of the nations bow earlier than the LORD.
27 For sovereignty belongs to the LORD, *
who guidelines over the nations.
28 To the LORD alone all who sleep within the earth bow down in worship; *
all who go right down to the mud fall earlier than the LORD.
29 My soul shall reside for God;
my descendants shall serve the LORD; *
they shall be generally known as the LORD’s for ever.
30 They shall come and reveal to a folks but unborn *
the saving deeds that God has executed.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
because it was at first, is now, and will likely be for ever. Amen.

John the Baptist, a rough-looking character recent from the wilderness; no prettyboy was he. (iconographer unknown)

Mark 1:1-13 (NRSV)

The start of the excellent news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it’s written within the prophet Isaiah,

“See, I’m sending my messenger forward of you,
who will put together your manner;
the voice of 1 crying out within the wilderness:
‘Put together the way in which of the Lord,
make his paths straight.’”

John the baptizer appeared within the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And folks from the entire Judean countryside and all of the folks of Jerusalem had been going out to him, and had been baptized by him within the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather-based belt round his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. He proclaimed, “The one who’s extra highly effective than I is coming after me; I’m not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I’ve baptized you with water; however he’ll baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

In these days Jesus got here from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John within the Jordan. And simply as he was developing out of the water, he noticed the heavens torn aside and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice got here from heaven, “You’re my Son, the Beloved; with you I’m effectively happy.”

And the Spirit instantly drove him out into the wilderness. He was within the wilderness forty days, tempted by Devil; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

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Canticle: The Track of Simeon
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you’ve got promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you’ve got ready for all of the world to see:
A Gentle to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your folks Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
because it was at first, is now, and will likely be for ever. Amen.


I imagine in God,
the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I imagine in Jesus Christ,
God’s solely son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the facility of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered below Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the lifeless.
On the third day he rose once more;
he ascended into heaven,
he’s seated on the proper hand of the Father,
and he’ll come once more to guage the dwelling and the lifeless.
I imagine within the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the physique,
and the life eternal. Amen.


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Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Title,
your kingdom come,
your will likely be executed,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us at present our each day bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those that sin towards us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and ship us from evil.
For the dominion, the facility, and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

V. Present us your mercy, O Lord;
R. And grant us your salvation.
V. Dress your ministers with righteousness;
R. Let your folks sing with pleasure.
V. Give peace, O Lord, in all of the world;
R. For under in you possibly can we reside in security.
V. Lord, maintain this nation below your care;
R. And information us in the way in which of justice and reality.
V. Let your manner be recognized upon earth;
R. Your saving well being amongst 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 clear hearts, O God;
R. And maintain us together with your Holy Spirit.

As Archbishop of Uppsala, Nathan Söderblom was primate of the Church of Sweden and a world chief for peace and church unity; he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1930 for urging church buildings, whichever aspect their nation was on, to take the lead in ending World Battle I.

Acquire of the Day: Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala and Ecumenist, 1931

Almighty God, we bless your Title for the life and work of Nathan Söderblom, Archbishop of Uppsala, who helped to encourage the trendy liturgical revival and labored tirelessly for cooperation amongst Christians. Encourage us by his instance, that we might ever try for the renewal of your Church in life and worship, for the glory of your Title; who with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, with no end in sight. Amen.

A Acquire for Fridays

Lord Jesus Christ, by your demise you took away the sting of demise: Grant to us your servants so to observe in religion the place you’ve got led the way in which, that we might at size go to sleep peacefully in you and get up in your likeness; to your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.

Friday Night Prayer Record: For the Church

For Peace amongst Christians, Jews & Muslims within the Center East
Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine

For Church Unity

For the Anglican Communion
Anglican Cycle of Prayer: Diocese of Northern Luzon, Philippines; Diocese of Banks & Torres, Melanesia; Diocese of Kagera, Tanzania

Primates of the Anglican Communion
Joel A. Pachao, Philippines
Onesphore Rwaje, Rwanda
David Chillingworth, Scotland
Datuk Bolly anak Lapok, South East Asia
Thomas Oommen, South India

Our Candidate for Ordination to the Diaconate
Steve, ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod (this fall)

Our Seminarians & Their Colleges
David, Wendy and Maureen, Nashotah Home, Wisconsin
Greg, Christian Leaders Institute

Please add your individual prayers and supplications right here.

Prayer for Mission

Preserve watch, expensive Lord, with those that work, or watch, or weep this night time, and provides your angels cost over those that sleep. Have a tendency the sick, Lord Christ; give relaxation to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the struggling, pity the stricken, defend the joyous; and all to your love’s sake. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you’ve got given us grace right now with one accord to make our frequent supplication to you; and you’ve got promised by your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered collectively in his Title you can be within the midst of them: Fulfil now, O Lord, our needs and petitions as could also be finest for us; granting us on this world information of your reality, and within the age to come back life eternal. Amen.

Allow us to bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Might the God of hope fill us with all pleasure and peace in believing by the facility of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13++

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