A Service for Morning Prayer on a Sunday

The Gathering

Opening Hymn


Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.

Welcome and Introduction

Unity Prayer

Almighty and Everlasting God
As we come together as your Church, the Body of Christ,
We thank you that we can worship you together
Even if we are not in the same place.
We thank you for this opportunity to pray together
And remember each other at this time.
Thank you that you have brought us safely to this day,
And we ask that you keep us from danger.
Guide us in all that we do, and may what we do
Be righteous in your sight.
Bless us now we pray, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer of Preparation

Faithful one, whose word is life:
come with saving power to free our praise,
inspire our prayer
and shape our lives for the kingdom of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayers of Penitence

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’ So let us turn away from our sin and turn to Christ, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Lord God,
We have sinned against you;
We have done evil in your sight.
We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us
And restore us to the joy of your salvation;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May the Father of all mercies
cleanse us from our sins and restore us in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Praise Song


Lord God,
defend your Church from all false teaching
and give to your people knowledge of your truth,
that we may enjoy eternal life
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Word of God

Canticle – A Song of David

Blessed are you, God of Israel, for ever and ever,
for yours is the greatness, the power, the glory,
the splendour and the majesty.
Everything in heaven and on earth is yours;

yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
and you are exalted as head over all.

Riches and honour come from you and you rule over all.
In your hand are power and might;
yours it is to give power and strength to all.

And now we give you thanks our God,
and praise your glorious name.
For all things come from you
And of your own do we give you.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever.

Bible Reading


This week’s first reading can be found here.

At the end the reader says:
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading

This week’s Gospel Reading can be found here.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,
according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end:
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.



The Creed

From whom every family
In heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,
Who lives in our hearts through faith
And fills us with His love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
Who strengthens us
With power from on high.

We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prayers of Intercession

We pray for the needs of the world, our community, the Church and for those who suffer or who are in any difficulty.

Prayers will include responses as led, and are on-line here

The following response may be used:
Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Gathering our prayers and praise into one,
as our Saviour has taught us so we pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever

The Peace

God will speak peace to His people,
To those who turn to Him in their hearts.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace, God’s seal on our prayers.

Offertory hymn


The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all evermore.

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