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Spiritual Practice: Morning Prayer

by Beth Richardson on August 29, 2014 · 0 comments

Sunrise

A Liturgy for Morning Prayer

Greeting 
O come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into the Lord’s presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise!
—Psalm 95:1-2 (NRSV)

Hymn (Or Psalm 63)

Prayer (Or prayers on pp. 11, 25, or 48)
Dawn of Life, Dawn of Love, we greet you. Bless us this day, and bless all we meet: the grieving friend, the laughing child, the stranger on the corner. Fill our hearts with your light and let that light shine through us, bringing friendship and hope, peace and presence. We are yours. Amen.

Scripture 

Silence

Song of Praise (Or Luke 1:68-72)

Prayers of the People 

The Lord’s Prayer 

Blessing 
Let us walk gently into this day, Loving God. May we be your hands, your feet, your heart to all we meet. Amen.
(From Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael, Vol. 3, p. 53.)


Credit: Liturgy for Morning Prayer by Beth A. Richardson in September/October 2014 Alive Now. Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room. Purchase a copy of this issue on “Blessings” by calling 1.800.972.0433. Or download the digital issue today.

Photo Credit: Sunrise at Camp Sumatanga, AL. Copyright © Beth A. Richardson.

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