The Morning Suffrages

INVOCATION

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

LORD, HAVE MERCY

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

LORD’S PRAYER

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.

APOSTLES’ CREED

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.

LESSONS AND PSALM

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)

PRAYER FOR GRACE

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.
Amen.

Additional prayers may be prayed here.

MORNING PRAYER

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.

BLESSING

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

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 (www.wartburgproject.org)

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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Protection under Christ’s Cross

May the cross of the + Son of God,
which is mightier than all the hosts of Satan
and more glorious than all the hosts of heaven,
abide with you in your going out and in your coming in.

By day and by night, at morning and at evening,
at all times and in all places may it protect and defend you.
From the wrath of evildoers, from the assaults of evil spirits,
from foes visible and invisible, from the snares of the devil,
from all passions that beguile the soul and body:
may it guard, protect and deliver you.
Amen.

Source: Christaraksha, India

Source of this version: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/pastoral/healing/protectionpeace.aspx

Also found here: http://tonusperegrinus.blogspot.com/2014/09/christaraksha-powerful-prayer-of-cross.html

*We can rightly pray this prayer if we connect “the cross of the Son of God” with his blood and death, which indeed are mightier than the hosts of Satan.

A Sarum Blessing (6)

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dAlmighty and merciful God,
Father, + Son and Holy Spirit,
bless, help, and bring us at last
to life eternal.
Amen.

Source: Sarum Breviary

Source of this version: http://newscriptorium.com/assets/docs/collects-and-prayers/prmanual.htm

Also found here:  A Minister’s Prayer Book © 1986 Fortress Press, Philadelphia

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

 

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A Sarum Blessing (5)

6069369723_ee697728eb_z_dMay the eternal God
bless and keep us,
guard our bodies,
save our souls
and bring us safe to the heavenly country,
our eternal home,
where Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit reign,
one God for ever and ever.

Source: Sarum Breviary

Source of this version: Ministry at the Time of Death, Church of England, https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/pastoral/funeral/attimeofdeath.aspx

Variant:

May the eternal God
bless and keep us,
guard our bodies,
save our souls,
direct our thoughts
and bring us home,
where Father, + Son, and Holy Spirit ever reign,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Source of this version: A Lutheran Prayer Book, ed. Doberstein, © 1960 Muhlenberg Press, Philadelphia PA

Graphic: Page from an English Psalter, from Flickr, Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

 

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A Sarum Blessing (4)

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionThe Father eternal bless you with his continual blessing.
God, the + Son of God, bless and help you.
May the grace of the Holy Spirit illumine your hearts and your bodies.
Amen.

Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of SarumWestminster 1852, p. 12

The blessing can be read as “bless you” or “bless us” as needed.

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com

 

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A Sarum Blessing (3)

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May God the Father, who created all things out of nothing, bless you.
May the + Son of God keep you, who with his own blood restored lost humanity.
May the Holy Spirit illuminate you: may the outpouring of his loving consolation ever comfort you.
May the Most Holy Trinity deliver you from all evil,
preserve and confirm you in every good work,
and lead you to eternal life.
Amen.

Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of SarumWestminster 1852, p. 11

The blessing can be read as “bless you” or “bless us” as needed.

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com

 

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A Sarum Blessing (2)

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionMay the almighty Lord with his grace, evermore bless you.
May + Christ give you the joys of life everlasting.
Inwardly and outwardly may the good Spirit ever cleanse you.
Amen.

Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of SarumWestminster 1852, p. 12

The blessing can be read as “bless you” or “bless us” as needed.

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com

 

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A Sarum Blessing (1)

old_sarum_cathedral_reconstructionMay God have mercy on us and give us peace.
May the power of + Christ dwell in our hearts.
May the good Spirit sent from heaven teach us.
Amen.

Source: Modified from The Psalter or Seven Ordinary Hours of Prayer according to the Use of the Illustrious and Excellent Church of SarumWestminster 1852, p. 12

The blessing can be read as “us”  oryou” as needed.

Graphic: Model of Old Sarum (Salisbury) Cathedral, Wikipedia.com

 

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