The Daily Offices

The Daily Offices from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, (Canada 1962), including daily Bible readings and occasional sermons from the Cathedral of the Annunication of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ottawa

Friday, March 03, 2006

Friday Morning Prayer

The Order for Morning Prayer

Invitatory 4: The goodness of God leadeth to repentance

Psalms 15, 16

First lesson: Genesis 39

Second Lesson: Matthew 25: 1-30

Collects of the Day.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Almighty God, who willest to be glorified in thy Saints, and didst raise up thy servant Aelred of Rievaultx, Abbot, to shine as a light in the world: Shine, we pray thee, in our hearts, that we also in our generation may show forth they praises, who has called us out of darkness into thy marvellous light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.