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“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Matthew Five Six
Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire,
Unuttered or expressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.
Prayer is the contrite sinners’ voice,
Returning from their way,
While angels in their songs rejoice and cry,
“Behold, they pray!”
Prayer is the Christians’ vital breath,
The Christians’ native breath air,
Their watchword at the gates of death;
They enter heaven with prayer.
O Thou, by whom we come to God,
The Live, the Truth, the Way:
The path thyself hast trod; Lord, teach us how to pray!

(James Montgomery, 1818)
Glory be to the Father
And to the Son
And to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning,
Is now and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen. Amen.
New every morning is your love,
Great God of light,
And all day long you are working for good
In the world.
Stir up in us desire to serve you,
To live peacefully with our neighbors,
And to devote each day to your Son,
Our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord.
Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator 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 to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
He ascended into heaven,
Is seated at the right hand of the Father,
And will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy catholic church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
Prayer of Confession

Merciful God,
We confess that we have not loved you
With our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
We have broken your law,
We have rebelled against your love,
We have not loved our neighbors,
And we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Peter After Denial
The Twenty-Third Psalm

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
   He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
  He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup Runneth over.
  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Celtic Prayer

Grant to me, Savior of Glory,
The fear of God,
The love of God,
And his affection,
And the will of God
To do on earth at all times
As angels and saints do in heaven;
Each day and night give me your peace.
Each day and night give me your peace.
Veni Creator Spiritus

Come, Creator, Spirit, come
From your bright heavenly throne,
Come take possession of our souls,
And make them all your own.

You who are called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The living spring, the vital fire,
Sweet christ’ning and true love.

You who are sev’nfold in your grace,
Finger of God’s right hand;
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

O guide our minds with your blest light,
With love our hearts inflame;
And with your strength, which ne’er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our deadly foe;
True peace unto us bring;
And through all perils lead us safe
Beneath your sacred wing.

Through you may we the Father know,
Through you the eternal Son,
And you the Spirit of them both,
Thrice-blessed Three in One.

All glory to the Father be,
With his co-equal Son;
The same to you, great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.
The Gospel

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
  He was with God in the beginning.
   Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made that has been made.
   In him was life,
and that life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness,
but the darkness has not understood  it.

  He came to that which was his own,
but his own did not receive him.
   Yet to all who received him,
to those who believed in his name,
he gave the right to become children of God--
   children born not of natural descent,
nor of human decision or a husband's will,
but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory,
the glory of the One and Only, 
who came from the Father,
full of grace and truth.

"For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
   For God did not send his Son into the world
to condemn the world,
but to save the world through him.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned already
because he has not believed
in the name of God's one and only Son.

(John 1:1-5, 11-14, 3:16-18)
The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
   Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
   Give us this day our daily bread.
   And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
   And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory, forever. Amen.

The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
(Numbers 6:24-26)
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