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Common WorshipDaily Prayer forThy Kingdom ComeMorning, Evening, Day and Night Prayerfrom Ascension to Pentecost

Common WorshipDaily Prayer forThy Kingdom ComeMorning, Evening, Day and Night Prayerfrom Ascension to Pentecost1

ContentsI N T RODUC T ION4MOR N I NG P R AY E R5from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of PentecostE V E N I NG P R AY E R13from the day after Ascension Day until the Day of PentecostPublished by Church House PublishingChurch House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZwww.chpublishing.co.ukCopyright The Archbishops’ Council 2019First published 2019978-0-7151-2359-1 (PB)978-0-7151-2365-2 (10 Pack)978-0-7151-2366-9 (50 Pack)All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any formor by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording,or any information storage and retrieval system, except as stated below,without written permission.Texts for local use: The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England andthe other copyright owners and administrators of texts included in CommonWorship: Daily Prayer have given permission for the use of their material in localreproductions on a non-commercial basis which comply with the conditionsset out in A Brief Guide to Liturgical Copyright. This is available p/texts/copyrightWritten permission must be obtained in advance for any reproduction whichdoes not comply with these conditions from: [email protected] R AY E R DU R I NG T H E DAY22from Ascension Day until the Day of PentecostN IGH T P R AY E R28from Ascension Day until the Day of PentecostP SA L M S , R E A DI NG S A N D P R AY E R S36for Thy Kingdom ComeTable of Lectionary psalms38Table of Lectionary readings39Short readings from Prayer During the Day40Short readings on the theme of Mission and Evangelism43Praying for your 5 during Thy Kingdom Come45A form of intercession46Authorization and acknowledgements47T H E L OR D’ S P R AY E R48Designed by www.stellaedwards.comPrinted in the UK by XXXX23

IntroductionDuring Thy Kingdom Come, you are invited to discover new habits and waysof praying to God, that those whom you know might come to know Jesus.From the earliest days of the Church, people have gathered together topraise God and to pray for salvation through his Son. The services in thisbooklet form part of what is sometimes known as the ‘Daily Office’, a formof worship and prayer which can be used by individuals or in groups asa structure for praise and petition. It is drawn from Common Worship,one of the worship resources of the Church of England.Whether you are new to ‘structured’ prayer or an old hand, you are invitedto try praying with us for the period between Ascension and Pentecost.We hope you may find in it a spiritual rhythm which will nourish your heartand keep prayer on your lips, enabling you to become part of a globalwave of prayer. That rhythm might take the form of saying both MorningPrayer and Evening Prayer. Or you might start with just Prayer During theDay – suitable for any time of day – followed, perhaps, by Night Prayer.HOW TO USE T H I S BOOK L E TYou can read what follows out loud, or to yourself. You can pray by yourselfor in a group. When in a group, everyone can say the words in bold type.You can choose to say or sing the psalms and songs together or tochoose someone to speak and others to listen. A diamond marks themid-point in each psalm verse, at which point some people follow thecustom of taking a pause.One psalm is included in each order of service, and a pattern of psalmsfor use at Morning and Evening Prayer can be found on page 38. Similarly,one short Bible reading is included within each service. Further shortreadings are included on pages 40 to 44, or you might want to follow thetable of readings on page 39.In the Prayers, you can pray out loud or silently whether by yourself orin a group. You can pray in your own words – perhaps following the dailythemes on page 45 – or use the ones suggested on page 46.4MORNINGPRAYERFROM THE DAY AFTER ASCENSION DAYUNTIL THE DAY OF PENTECOST5

DAILY PRAYER FOR THY KINGDOM COMEMORNING PRAYERPreparationThe Word of GodO Lord, open our lipsAll and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.P SA L MODYThe following, or another psalm from the table on p. 38,is said.Send your Holy Spirit upon us,All and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.Blessed are you, creator God,to you be praise and glory for ever.As your Spirit moved over the face of the watersbringing light and life to your creation,pour out your Spirit on us todaythat we may walk as children of lightand by your grace reveal your presence.Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.All Blessed be God for ever.The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;let us pray with one heart and mind.PSALM 461God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble;2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains tremble in the heart of the sea;3Though the waters rage and swell, and though the mountains quake at the towering seas.4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place of the dwelling of the Most High.5God is in the midst of her;therefore shall she not be removed; God shall help her at the break of day.6The nations are in uproar and the kingdoms are shaken, but God utters his voice and the earth shall melt away.7The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.8Come and behold the works of the Lord, what destruction he has wrought upon the earth.9He makes wars to cease in all the world; he shatters the bow and snaps the spearand burns the chariots in the fire.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.All Amen.10 ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations;I will be exalted in the earth.’11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.67

DAILY PRAYER FOR THY KINGDOM COMEGod of Jacob,when the earth shakesand the nations are in uproar,speak, and let the storm be still;through Jesus Christ our Lord.MORNING PRAYERAll Glory to the Father and to the Sonand to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning is nowand shall be for ever. Amen.All The Spirit of God fills the whole world. Alleluia.The psalm may end withAll Glory to the Father and to the Sonand to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning is nowand shall be for ever. Amen.One or more readings are read – either the followingpassage, or one or more from the cycles on pages 39–44.All The Spirit of God fills the whole world. Alleluia.Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is theeverlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He doesnot faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fallexhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew theirstrength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, theyshall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.Isaiah 40.28-end1I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries.The reading(s) may be followed by a time of silence.2I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses.3A new heart I will give you, and put a new spirit within you,4And I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.You shall be my people, and I will be your God.Ezekiel 36.24-26,28bIf there are two Scripture readings, the first may be readhere, or both may be read after the canticle.C A N T IC L ERefrain:58SC R I P T U R E R E A DI NGCome, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your peopleAll and kindle in us the fire of your love.All who are led by the Spirit of Godare children of God and fellow-heirs with Christ.All Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your people.Renew the face of your creation, Lord,pouring on us the gifts of your Spirit,All and kindle in us the fire of your love.For the creation waits with eager longingfor the glorious liberty of the children of God.All Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your peopleand kindle in us the fire of your love.cf Romans 89

DAILY PRAYER FOR THY KINGDOM COMEMORNING PRAYERAll Glory to the Father and to the Sonand to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning is nowand shall be for ever. Amen.G O SPE L C A N T IC L EThe Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) is saidRefrainAll Christ has gone up on highand has led captivity captive. Alleluia.All Christ has gone up on highand has led captivity captive. Alleluia.1Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, who has come to his people and set them free.Prayers2He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, born of the house of his servant David.3Through his holy prophets God promised of old to save us from our enemies,from the hands of all that hate us,Intercessions are offered for the day and its tasks for the world and its needs for the Church and her life4To show mercy to our ancestors, and to remember his holy covenant.Intercessions may include praying for your 5 (see page 45)and/or the form of prayer on page 46.5This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies,These responses may be used6Free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sightall the days of our life.7And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,8To give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of all their sins.9In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us,10 To shine on those who dwell in darknessand the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.Lord, in your mercyhear our prayer.Luke 1.68-79Lord, hear us.Lord, graciously hear us.Silence may be kept.The Collect for Thy Kingdom Come or another suitableCollect is said:Almighty God,your ascended Son has sent us into the worldto preach the good news of your kingdom:inspire us with your Spiritand fill our hearts with the fire of your love,that all who hear your Wordmay be drawn to you,through Jesus Christ our Lord.All Amen.10(or)Collect for Thy Kingdom Come11

DAILY PRAYER FOR THY KINGDOM COME(or)O God the King of glory,you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christwith great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen usand exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christis gone before,who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.All Amen.The Lord’s Prayer is saidBeing made one by the power of the Spirit,as our Saviour taught us, so we prayAll Our Father in heaven (see back page)(or)Being made one by the power of the Spirit,let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught usAll Our Father, who art in heaven (see back page)The ConclusionMay the Spirit kindle in us the fire of God’s love.All Amen.Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.All Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.EVENINGPRAYERFROM THE DAY AFTER ASCENSION DAYUNTIL THE DAY OF PENTECOST1213

DAILY PRAYER FOR THY KINGDOM COMEPreparationO God, make speed to save us.All O Lord, make haste to help us.Send your Holy Spirit upon us,All and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,so may your mercy come down upon usto cleanse our heartsand set us free to sing your praisenow and for ever.All Amen.1Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness!The Word of God2You are clothed with majesty and honour, wrapped in light as in a garment.P SA L MODY3The sun knows the time for its setting. You make darkness that it may be night.The following, or another psalm from the table on p. 38,is said.4O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all;the earth is full of your creatures.PSALM 485When you send forth your spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.16May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; may the Lord rejoice in his works;Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, in the city of our God.27I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will make music to my God while I have my being.Psalm 104.1,2,21b,22a,26,32,33,35His holy mountain is fair and lifted high, the joy of all the earth.3On Mount Zion, the divine dwelling place, stands the city of the great king.4In her palaces God has shown himself to be a sure refuge.5For behold, the kings of the earth assembled and swept forward together.6They saw, and were dumbfounded; dismayed, they fled in terror.7Trembling seized them there;they writhed like a woman in labour, as when the east wind shatters the ships of Tarshish.All Glory to the Father and to the Sonand to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning is nowand shall be for ever. Amen.That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,let us pray with one heart and mind.Silence is kept.14EVENING PRAYERRefrain: We have waited on your loving-kindness, O God.15

DAILY PRAYER FOR THY KINGDOM COME89EVENING PRAYERAs we had heard, so have we seenin the city of the Lord of hosts, the city of our God: God has established her for ever.C A N T IC L EWe have waited on your loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of your temple.Refrain:10 As with your name, O God,so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is full of justice.A Song of God’s Children may be saidAll The Spirit of the Father,who raised Christ Jesus from the dead,gives life to the people of God. Alleluia.11 Let Mount Zion rejoice and the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgements, O Lord.112 Walk about Zion and go round about her;count all her towers; consider well her bulwarks; pass through her citadels,The law of the Spirit of