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Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.







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.









Glory be to God on high,
and on earth peace, good will towards men.

We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee,
we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
(BCP – p. 52)



 20220226_105334[1]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.
(BCP – p. 101)






20220226_103543[1]Let us pray for the church and the world…

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who rose victorious from the dead, and comforts us with the blessed hope of everlasting life.  For to your faithful people, O Lord, life is changed, not ended; and when our mortal body lies in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place eternal in the heavens. (BCP – p. 382)

Let us pray for the church and the world…






That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife,
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
(BCP – p. 151)






20220226_104301[1]That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples,
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
(BCP – p. 151)








Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.  Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake.
(BCP – p. 134)








Christ has died.
Christ has risen.
Christ will come again.
(BCP – p. 363)







20220226_104826[1]Most holy and merciful Father: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
For all false judgments, for uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors, and for our prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from us, accept our repentance, Lord.
(BCP – p. 267-268)





20220226_105434[1]O God, you manifest in your servants the signs of your presence: Send forth upon us the Spirit of love, that in companionship with one another your abounding grace may increase among us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(BCP – p. 125)







20220226_105700[1]Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord.
(BCP – p. 365)







20220226_110251(0)[1]O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends on each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(BCP – p. 134)






20220226_110948[1]What, then, is our assurance as Christians?
Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death, shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.
(BCP – p. 862)


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