Morning Prayer


O Lord, open our lips

 and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


Your light springs up for the righteous

and all the peoples have seen your glory.


Blessed are you, Sovereign God,

king of the nations, to you be praise and glory for ever.

From the rising of the sun to its setting

your name is proclaimed in all the world.

As the Sun of Righteousness dawns in our hearts

anoint our lips with the seal of your Spirit

that we may witness to your gospel

and sing your praise in all the earth.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.


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.  Amen.


The Word of God


A Psalm (click here)


A reading from the Bible (click here)


The Canticle: The Benedictus


This is the Christ, the Chosen of God,

the one who will bring healing to the nations.


Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,

who has come to his people and set them free.


He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,  

born of the house of his servant David.


Through his holy prophets God promised of old

to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us,


To show mercy to our ancestors,  

and to remember his holy covenant.


This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,


Free to worship him without fear,  

holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.


And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,


To give his people knowledge of salvation  

by the forgiveness of all their sins.


In the tender compassion of our God

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,


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


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.


 This is the Christ, the Chosen of God,

the one who will bring healing to the nations.


The Prayers (click here)


The Epiphany Collect:


Almighty God,

in Christ you make all things new:

transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,

and in the renewal of our lives

make known your heavenly glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

The Ending


May Christ, who sends us to the nations,

give us the power of his Spirit.  Amen.


Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.