Opening Prayers


One thing I have asked of the LORD  this is what I seek:  that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life; To behold the beauty of the LORD and to seek Him in His temple. (Psalm 27:4)


Call: O Lord, open our lips,
Response: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Call: O God, make speed to save us.
Response: O Lord, make haste to help us.
Call: God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Response: Have mercy and hear our prayer. 


Call: Who is it that you seek?
Response: We seek the Lord our God.
Call: Do you seek Him with all your heart?
Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Call: Do you seek Him with all your soul?
Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Call: Do you seek Him with all your mind?
Response: Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Call: Do you seek Him with all your strength?
Response: Amen. Christ, have mercy.


Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name.
All: Amen.

Daily Readings

Book of Common Prayer daily reading
PSALM OF THE DAY ( Common Book of Prayer)

[Other readings as desired]

The Creeds


I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again 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.
All: Amen.


We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God,  Light from Light,  true God from true God, begotten, not made;  of the same essence as the Father.  Through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human.  He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;  he suffered and was buried.  The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.  He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead.  His kingdom will never end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.  He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.





Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me. 



This is a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer as appointed by the Celebration of the Day


O Christ God, Who art worshipped and glorified at every place and time; Who art long-suffering, most merciful and compassionate; Who lovest the righteous and art merciful to sinners; Who callest all to salvation with the promise of good things to come: receive, Lord, the prayers we now offer, and direct our lives in the way of Thy commandments. Sanctify our souls, cleanse our bodies, correct our thoughts, purify our minds and deliver us from all affliction, evil and illness. Surround us with Thy holy angels, that guarded and instructed by their forces, we may reach unity of faith and the understanding of Thine unapproachable glory: for blessed art Thou unto ages of ages.
All: Amen.

Closing Prayers


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.


Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me;
Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.


Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me. 


May the peace of the LORD Christ go with you,  wherever He may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,  protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.