Lauds

The leader says the lines in italics.
The lines marked by | may be omitted when used
as an individual devotion.

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!
Psalm 43:3

Psalm

O 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 shall be forever. Amen.
Alleluia!

Psalter ESV

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and shall be forever. Amen.

Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who 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 into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father Almighty.
From there he shall come 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.

Prayers

|The Lord be with you.
|And also with you.
|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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
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.

Collect of the Day

a.O God, the King eternal
whose light divides the day from the night
and turns the shadow of death into the morning:
Drive far from us all wrong desires,
incline our hearts to keep your law,
and guide our feet into the way of peace;
that, having done your will with cheerfulness
during the day,
we may, when night comes,
rejoice to give you thanks;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

b.O Almighty and Everlasting God,
We beg you to direct, sanctify, and govern
both our hearts and bodies in the ways of Your laws,
and in the works of Your commandments;
that, through Your most mighty protection,
both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

c.Grant us, O Lord,
to pass this day in gladness and peace,
without stumbling and without stain,
that reaching the eventide victorious
over all temptation
through Your ever present aid,
we may praise You, the Eternal God,
who governs all things and are blessed for evermore;
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

d.Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts,
to direct and rule us according to your will,
to comfort us in all our afflictions,
to defend us from all error,
and to lead us into all truth;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

e.O Lord, King of heaven and earth,
May it please You this day to order and hallow,
to rule and govern our hearts and bodies,
our thoughts, words, and works,
according to Your commandments;
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Extemporaneous Prayers

Individuals may offer prayers for general and personal needs:
for events of the day, for family, for church and community,
for nation and world.

Closing Collect

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.