Morning Prayer from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Send your Holy Spirit upon us,
and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.

One or more of the following is said or sung:
this or another prayer of thanksgiving

Blessed are you, creator God,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters
bringing light and life to your creation,
pour out your Spirit on us today
that we may walk as children of light
and by your grace reveal your presence.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.


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. Amen.


The Spirit of God fills the whole world. Alleluia.

1    I will take you from the nations,  ♦
and gather you from all the countries.

2    I will sprinkle clean water upon you,  ♦
and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses.

3    A new heart I will give you,  ♦
and put a new spirit within you,

4    And I will remove from your body the heart of stone  ♦
and give you a heart of flesh.

5    You shall be my people,  ♦
and I will be your God.

Old Testament Reading

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
and kindle in us the fire of your love.

All who are led by the Spirit of God
are children of God and fellow-heirs with Christ.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people.

Renew the face of your creation, Lord,
pouring on us the gifts of your Spirit,
and kindle in us the fire of your love.

For the creation waits with eager longing
for the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people
and kindle in us the fire of your love.

New Testament Reading


Christ has gone up on high
and has led captivity captive. Alleluia.

1    Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 
who has come to his people and set them free.

2    He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.

3    Through his holy prophets God promised of old
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,

4    To show mercy to our ancestors,
and to remember his holy covenant.

5    This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6    Free to worship him without fear,  
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

7    And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8    To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9    In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10  To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Collect and prayers

The Lord’s Prayer

The Conclusion

May the Spirit kindle in us the fire of God’s love.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

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