Midday Prayer

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

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God
Psalm 84:1-2


O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Psalter ESV

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


|The scripture lesson is __________.
|Hear the word of God!
|Our ears are open!

Here read the scripture chosen for this service.

|Praise God for His holy word!
|To You, O Lord, be glory and praise!


Here sing the canticle or hymn.


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.


Lord, have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

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.Almighty God, give us grace
that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armor of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us
in great humility;
that in the last day, when He shall come again
in His glorious Majesty to judge
both the living and the dead,
we may rise to life immortal:
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

b.Heavenly Father,
in you we live and move and have our being:
we humbly pray you so to guide and govern us
by your Holy Spirit,
that in all the cares and occupations of our life
we may not forget you, but may remember
that we are ever walking in your sight;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

c.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.

d.Almighty and Everliving God,
Who makes us both to will and to do
those things which are good, and acceptable
to Your Divine Majesty:
Let your Fatherly hand, we beg You,
be always over us;
let Your Holy Spirit always be with us;
and so lead us in the knowledge and obedience
of Your Word,
that in the end we may obtain everlasting life;
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

e.Almighty God, who alone gave us the breath of life,
and alone can keep alive in us
the holy desires you impart;
We beg you, for your compassion’s sake
to sanctify all our thoughts and endeavors;
that we may neither begin an action
without a pure intention
nor continue it without your blessing.
And grant that, having the eyes of the mind
opened to behold things invisible and unseen,
we may in heart be inspired by your wisdom,
and in work be upheld by your strength,
and in the end be accepted by you
as your faithful servants;
Through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Prayer for Mission

a.Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross,
stretching out your loving arms:
Grant that all the peoples of the earth
may look to you and be saved;
For your tender mercies’ sake. Amen.

b.Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant
Saint Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles:
We pray you to illumine the world
with the radiance of your glory,
that all nations may come and worship you;
For you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

c.O God, you have made of one blood
all the peoples of the earth,
and sent your blessed Son to preach peace
to those who are far off and to those who are near:
Grant that people everywhere may seek after you
and find you;
bring the nations into your fold;
pour out your Spirit upon all flesh;
and hasten the coming of your kingdom;
Through the same your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

d.O God of all the nations of the earth:
Remember the multitudes
who have been created in your image
but have not known the redeeming work
of our Savior Jesus Christ;
And grant that,
by the prayers and labors of your holy Church,
they may be brought to know and worship you
as you have been revealed in your Son;
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.

e.O God and Father of all,
whom the whole heavens adore:
Let the whole earth also worship you,
all nations obey you,
all tongues confess and bless you,
and men everywhere love you
and serve you in peace;
Through Jesus Christ 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.

General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants
give you humble thanks
for all your goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all whom you have made.
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world
by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And, we pray,
give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that with truly thankful hearts
we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up our selves to your service,
and by walking before you
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Closing Collect

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings,
with your most gracious favor,
and further us with your continual help;
that in all our works begun, continued,
and ended in you,
we may glorify your holy Name,
and finally, by your mercy, obtain everlasting life;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.