Morning Prayer @ 7:15am
During the week – Monday through Friday – Saint Matthew’s sponsors a special Morning Prayer service beginning at 7:15am. Everyone who is in the area is invited to join us (I may even make you coffee). In the list below, you’ll see additional readings for Saturday and Sunday – we do not hold Morning Prayer on those days, but since there are a number of people who follow this brief service, I am now including these additional days in the schedule.
NOTE: The readings are linked to the New International Version (c) 1984.
P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Readings for the Day:
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, 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 sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian* Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; 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.
(At this time, we pray petitions close to our hearts here at Saint Matthew’s)
Luther’s Morning Prayer
I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
P: Let us bless the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
P: Our Almighty God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us this day. Amen.
* The ancient text reads: “the holy catholic church”