The Morning Suffrages*

 

¶ The Morning Suffrages may be said in Matins, or in the Morning Prayer of the Household, or alone as a brief Morning Office.

¶ When said at Matins, the Morning Suffrages shall immediately follow the Canticle.

¶ When used as a special Morning Office, the Morning Suffrages shall begin: "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." After the Creed shall follow a Psalm, a brief Lesson with the Response and a Hymn; and after the Benedicamus shall be said this Benediction: "The Blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen."

LORD, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

¶ Then shall all say the Lord's Prayer and the Apostles' Creed:

OUR Father, Who art in heaven; Hallowed be your Name your kingdom come; your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil; For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.

 

Unto you have I cried, O Lord:

And in the morning shall my prayer prevent you.

Let my mouth be filled with your praise:

And with your honor all the day.

O Lord, hide your face from my sins:

And blot out all mine iniquities.

Create in me, O God, a clean heart:

And renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence:

And take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of your salvation:

And uphold me with your free Spirit.

Vouchsafe [grant], O Lord, this day:

To keep us without sin.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord:

Have mercy upon us.

O Lord, let your mercy be upon us:

As our trust is in you.

Hear my prayer, O Lord:

And let my cry come unto you.

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

¶ Then shall be said the Collect for the Day, and any other suitable Collects; after which may be said the Prayer here following.

WE give thanks unto you, Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected us through the night from al danger and harm; and we beseech you to preserve and keep us, this day also, from all sin and evil; that in all out thoughts, words and deeds, we may serve and please you. Into your hands we commend our bodies and souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angel have charge concerning us, that the wicked one have no power over us. Amen.

¶ Then may be said the Benedicamus.

Bless we the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

¶ Then shall be said the Benediction.

THE Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.


The Evening Suffrages

 

¶ The Evening Suffrages may be said at Vespers, or in the Evening Prayer of the Household, or alone as a brief Evening Office.

¶ When said at Vespers, the Evening Suffrages shall immediately follow the Canticle.

¶ When used as a special Evening Office, the Evening Suffrages shall begin: "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." After the Creed shall follow a Psalm, a brief Lesson with the Response, and a Hymn; and after the Benedicamus shall be said this Benediction: "The Blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen."

LORD, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

¶ Then shall all say:

OUR Father, Who art in heaven; Hallowed be your Name; your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil; for yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and . buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Blessed art you, O Lord God of our fathers:

And greatly to be praised and glorified, forever.

Bless we the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost:

We praise and magnify Him forever.

Blessed art you, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven:

And greatly to be praised, and glorified, and highly exalted forever.

The Almighty and Merciful Lord, bless and preserve us. Amen.

Vouchsafe, O Lord, this night:

To keep us without sin.

O Lord, have mercy upon us. Have merry upon us.

O Lord, let your mercy be upon us:

As our trust is in you.

Hear my prayer, O Lord

And let my cry come unto you.

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

¶ Then shall be said the Collect for the Day, and any other suitable Collects; after which may be said the Prayer here following.

WE give thanks unto you, Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have this day so graciously protected us, and we beseech you to forgive us all our sins, and the wrong which we have done, and by your great mercy defend us from all the perils and dangers of this night. Into your hands we commend our bodies and souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angel have charge concerning us, that the wicked one have no power over us. Amen.

¶ Then may be said the Benedicamus.

Bless we the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

¶ Then shall be said the Benediction.

THE Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.


*Suffrage: " A short intercessory prayer. " from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.

The Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church, The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. pp. 154-56.

 
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