Morning Prayer

O God, come to my assistance,
O Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen

Creator God, reshape my heart. A changed heart you welcome.

Have mercy, tender God,
forget that
I defied you.
away my sin,
cleanse me
from my guilt.

I know my evil well,
it stares me
in the face,
evil done to
you alone
before your
very eyes.

How right your condemnation!
Your verdict
clearly just.
You see me for
what I am,
a sinner be
fore my birth.

You love those centered in truth;
teach me your
hidden wisdom.
Wash me
with fresh water,
was me
bright as snow.

Fill me with happy songs,
let the bones you
bruised now dance.
Shut your eyes
to my sin,
make my guilt

Creator, reshape my heart,
God, stea
dy my spirit.
Do not cast
me aside
stripped of your
holy spirit.

Save me, bring back my joy,
support me, strength
en my will.
Then I will
teach your way
and sinners will
turn to you.

Help me, stop my tears,
and I will
sing your goodness.
give me words
and I will
shout your praise.

When I offer a holocaust,
the gift
does not please you.
So I offer my
shattered spirit;
a changed
heart you welcome.

In your love make
Zion lovely,
rebuild the walls
of Jerusalem.
Then sacri
fice will please you,
young bulls up
on your altar.

READING: Galatians 2:19-20

For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.

O God, we are mindful of your compassion in all seasons. As we turn to you, we pray for those with special needs:
~ Make them instruments of your mercy.

For leaders in the church, striving to minister with compassion, we pray:

For leaders in our world, striving to govern with justice and integrity, we pray:

For leaders in our Institute, striving to further the mission of mercy, we pray:

For educators, leading others to search for truth, we pray:

For health care workers, helping others regain their health or accept their diminishment, we pray:

For those ministering in pastoral and social services, we pray:



God of all mercy, you give us truth and wisdom for all our days, but we shut our ears to your word and close our hearts to your call. Come to us as we struggle to open our hearts to welcome your Spirit this day. Help us to support one another as we seek to be worthy of the life to which we are called. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

May the God of mercy bless and protect us all. Amen.
May the God of peace comfort us in times of trial. Amen.
May the God of love shine forth in our lives. Amen.