Morning Prayer

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

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.Psalm 9:1-2


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.

Invitatory Psalm

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the LORD is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth!
for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
Psalm 95:1-7; 96:9,13

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Serve the LORD with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the LORD, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100

c.Pascha Nostrum
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us;
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God.
So also consider yourselves dead to sin,
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death,
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die,
so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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.



Prayer for Illumination

Grant us, O Lord God, the knowledge of your divine words, and fill us with the understanding of your holy Gospel and the riches of your divine gifts and the indwelling of your Holy Spirit. Enable us with joy to keep your holy commandments and accomplish them and fulfill your will, and to be accounted worthy of the blessings and the mercies that are from you now and at all times.Syrian Jacobite Liturgy


|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.


|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.


a.Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us with your Holy Spirit.

b.Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
Govern and uphold them, now and always.
Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name for ever.
Lord, keep us from all sin today;
Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy.
Lord, show us your love and mercy;
For we put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.

Collect of the Day

a.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.

b.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.

c.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.

d.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.

e.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.

Prayer for Mission

a.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. Amen.

b.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.

c.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, Amen.

General Intercession

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind,
We humbly beseech you for all sorts and conditions of men;
that you would be pleased to make your ways known unto them,
your saving health to all nations.
We pray for your watchful care and gracious guidance
of all those in authority,
that we may live quiet and peaceful lives,
and that our nation may receive your blessing.
Especially we pray for your holy church universal;
that it may be so guided and governed by your good Spirit,
that all who profess and call themselves Christians
may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit,
in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.
Finally, we commend to your fatherly goodness all those
who are in any way afflicted or distressed, in mind, body, or estate;
that it may please you to comfort and relieve them,
according to their several necessities;
giving them patience under their sufferings,
and a happy issue out of all their afflictions.
And this we beg for Jesus’ sake. 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

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.