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TUESDAY MORNING
The Holy Angels

OPENING RESPONSES

O Lord, open my lips.
 And my mouth shall declare your praise.

Like an eagle teaching her young to fly,
catching them safely on her spreading wings,
the Lord kept Israel from falling.

Deut. 32. 11
The night has passed and the day lies open before us;
so let us pray with one heart and mind:

All may bow.

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

CHANT

In the Lord Iíll be ever thankful
In the Lord I will rejoice
Look to God, do not be afraid
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near
Lift up your voices, the Lord is near.

SCRIPTURE READING(S) OF THE DAY

Silent reflection.

Either this Morning Canticle or the Benedictus  is said or sung:

CANTICLE OF THE ANGELS

Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High
 abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
They shall say to the Lord,
'You are my refuge and my stronghold,
my God in whom I put my trustí.
God shall deliver you from the snare of the hunter
 and from the deadly pestilence.
The Lord shall cover you with his pinions,
 his faithfulness shall be a shield and defence.
You shall not be afraid of any terror by night,
 nor of the arrow that flies by day;
of the plague that stalks in the darkness,
 nor of the sickness that lays waste at midday.
For God has given the angels charge over you,
 to keep you in all your ways.
They shall bear you in their arms,
 lest you dash your foot against the rocks.
Because they are bound to me in love,
therefore will I deliver them.
They shall call upon me and I will answer them,
 I will rescue them and bring them to honour.

from Psalm 91
The Psalms, Readings and Canticles conclude with the Gloria Patri:

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

PRAYERS

All may kneel.

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

The Lord's Prayer  may be said or sung.

O God,
you are the author of peace and lover of concord.
To know you is eternal life,
to love you is perfect freedom.
Defend your people in every stress and danger,
that we may trust in your defence
and not fear the power of those who stand against us.
Amen.

Prayers of thanksgiving and intercession may be offered.

The prayers conclude with the Morning Collect.

BLESSING

Let us bless the Lord:
God's name be praised!





Acknowledgements

In the Lord I'll be ever thankful  by Jacques Berthier,

The collect for Tuesday morning adapted from
Book of Common Order of the Church of Scotland,
Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press, 1994.


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TUESDAY EVENING
The Holy Angels

OPENING RESPONSES

O God, make speed to save us.
 O Lord, make haste to help us.

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,
for by doing so some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Heb 13. 2
The day is now past and the night is at hand,
so let us pray with one heart and mind:

All may bow.

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

CHANT

Stay with us, O Lord Jesus Christ
Night will soon fall
Now stay with us, O Lord Jesus Christ
Light in our darkness.

SCRIPTURE READING(S) OF THE DAY

Silent reflection.

Either this Evening Canticle or the Magnificat is said or sung:

CANTICLE OF CHRIST'S CARE

Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you:
 you are gentle with us as a mother with her children.
Often you weep over our sin and our pride:
 tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement.
You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds:
 in sickness you nurse us and with pure milk you feed us.
Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life:
 by your anguish and your labour we come forth in joy.
Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness:
 through your gentleness, our fears are put to rest.
Your warmth gives life to the dead:
 your touch makes sinners righteous.
Lord Jesus, in your mercy, heal us:
in your love and tenderness, remake us.
In your compassion, bring grace and forgiveness:
for the beauty of the new creation, may your love prepare us.

St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

The Psalms, Readings and Canticles conclude with the Gloria Patri :

Glory be to God - Maker, Christ and Holy Spirit -
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever,
world without end.  Amen.

PRAYERS

All may kneel.

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

The Lord's Prayer  is said or sung.

Prayer of thanksgiving and intercession may be offered.

The prayers conclude with this Evening Collect:

Protect your peoples, O God
and keep us safe until the coming of your new dawn
and the advent of your just rule.
By your Holy Spirit,
stir up within us a longing for the light of the new day,
and guide us by the radiance of Jesus Christ,
your son, our risen Lord.
Amen.

BLESSING

Let us bless the Lord:
God's name be praised!




Acknowledgements

Stay with Us by Jacques Berthier, from
Songs from Taize volume 2,
Burwood: Collins Dove, 1984.

The collect for Tuesday evening adapted from
The Book of Common Worship of the Presbyterian Church USA,
Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox, 1993.



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