Midweek Prayer

Address

Father God, creator of heaven and earth,
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
God of Israel,
God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
True and Living God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Have mercy and hear our prayer.

First Prayers

O Lord, open our lips
And our mouths 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 will be forever. 
Amen. (Hallelujah)
O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.
Amen. (Hallelujah)

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner

Confession of Sin

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. Amen.

Psalm of the Day

Gospel Reading

Apostles' Creed

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
And 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 catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, 
And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."

Psalm 103:1-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!                                                                                                                           Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,                                                                                                                                                        who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,                                                                                                                                                          who redeems your life from the pit,                                                                                                                                                                                               who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,                                                                                                                                                                          who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

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 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. Amen.

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Prayer and Intercession

Silence

Prayer to the Crucified Christ

Lord Jesus, you stretched out your arms of love upon the hard wood of the cross
that everyone might come within reach of your saving embrace.
So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love,
may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you
for the honor of your name. Amen.

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Prayer for Peace

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 Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred. let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

Prayer for the Week

Prayer for Grace

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. In all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
We your unworthy servants give you humble thanks
for all your goodness and lovingkindness
to us and to all whom you have made.
We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessing of this life,
but above all for you 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 with 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.

Prayer for Mercy

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

Confession of the Mystery

Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.