The Morning Suffrages


In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.


I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


PRECES (Responsive Verses)

I cry to you, O Lord,
and in the morning my prayer comes before you.
 (Psalm 88:13)

My mouth is filled with praise for you
and with your splendor all day long.
 (Psalm 71:8)

Hide your face from my sins.
Erase all my guilty deeds. 
(Psalm 51:9)

Create in me a pure heart, O God.
Renew an unwavering spirit within me. 
(Psalm 51:10)

Do not cast me from your presence.
Do not take your Holy Spirit from me. 
(Psalm 51:11)

Restore to me the joy of your salvation.
Sustain me with a willing spirit.
 (Psalm 51:12)

O Lord, preserve us this day,
and keep us from all sin.

Have mercy on us, Lord,
have mercy on us.

May your mercy, O Lord, be on us,
even as we wait confidently for you. (Psalm 33:22)

Lord, hear my prayer,
and let my cry for help come to you.
(Psalm 102:1)


Lord God, almighty Father, eternal God, you have brought us to the beginning of this day. Defend us today with your saving power so that we neither fall into sin nor run into any danger, but in everything we do, subject our words and direct our thoughts to what is right in your sight; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Additional prayers may be prayed here.


I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger. Keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all things. Let your holy angel be with me, that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen.

Let us praise the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

See also…
The General Suffrages
Evening Suffrages
The Itinerarium

This version of the suffrages combines elements from Common Service Book (1919) and The Lutheran Hymnal (1941)

Scriptures are from the Evangelical Heritage Version (

Creed and Luther’s Morning Prayer are from Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, © 1993 Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisc. U.S.A.

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