Easter Monday
First, Third, and Fifth Weeks
Morning Prayer

For the first week, use the psalms and canticles for Easter Sunday. In subsequent weeks, use the psalms from the current week of the Psalter. Supplemental psalms and canticles that are appropriate for Easter may also be chosen.

“The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart” (that is the word of faith that we proclaim); because you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Canticle of Zechariah
Go quickly and tell his disciples; Jesus has been raised from the dead, Alleluia.
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.

Triune God, we celebrate this Easter Season with songs of praise and thanksgiving:
-Jesus is Lord, alleluia!
We praise and thank you for the gift of baptism by which we share your life, and we proclaim:
We praise and thank you for the gift of the eucharist by which we are daily nourished and we proclaim:
We praise and thank you for the gift of forgiveness by which we are renewed and made whole, and we proclaim:
We praise and thank you for our call to this Mercy Institute and we proclaim:
We praise and thank you for the call to spread your gospel, and we proclaim:

Triune God, your constant love sustains, redeems, and inspires us. Strengthen our faith in you, that we may one day rejoice with you in everlasting happiness. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus the Christ, who has risen and gone before us in the way of salvation. Amen
Bless our God who saves. Alleluia!
Bless our Savior who is risen from the dead, Alleluia!
Bless the Spirit who gives us the power to cry out: Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed be our God!

Evening Prayer

Hebrews 8:1b-3a; 9:14
We have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent that the Lord, and not any mortal, has set up. For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices. How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!
Canticle of Mary
This is the day the Lord has made. Let rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!
I acclaim the greatness of the Lord, I delight in God my savior, who regarded my humble state. Truly from this day on All ages will call me blest. For God, wonderful in power, has used that strength for me. Holy the name of the Lord! Whose mercy embraces the faithful, one generation to the next. The mighty arm of God scatters the proud in their conceit, Pulls tyrants from their thrones, and raises up the humble. The Lord fills the starving And lets the rich go hungry. God rescues lowly Israel, recalling the promise of mercy, the promise made to our ancestors, to Abraham’s heirs for ever.
Beloved Christ, in this season of your resurrection and our renewal, we thank you for your mercies and we pray to you:
-Risen Christ, hear us
That new hope may rise from human discouragement:
That new faith may rise from human doubt:
That new love may rise from human indifference:
That new courage may rise from human timidity:
That new joy may rise from human sorrow:

Christ, our triumphant brother and risen Lord, we experience winters of the heart that chill our passion for service and slow our work for justice. Arouse new life in us during this Easter season. May we, with resurrected spirits, continue the work of mercy among the needy of our time. Amen.