Morning prayer liturgy adapted from “God Our Mother: An Inclusive Morning Prayer Liturgy” by Christena Cleveland.
We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, calling upon your Name and declaring all your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 75:1)
O God, let our mouth proclaim your praise.
And your glory all the day long.
Praise to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
The Holy One is in our midst.
O come let us worship.
Yet God commanded the skies above,
and opened the doors of heaven;
God rained down on them manna to eat,
and gave them the grain of heaven.
Mortals ate of the bread of angels;
God sent them food in abundance.
God caused the east wind to blow in the heavens,
and by Divine power the south wind was led out;
God rained flesh upon them like dust,
winged birds like the sand of the seas;
God let them fall within their camp,
all around their dwellings.
And they ate and were well filled,
for God gave them what they craved.
OTHER SCRIPTURE READINGS
TIME FOR SILENT AND/OR SPOKEN REFLECTIONS
CANTICLE D: A Song of the Wilderness (Isaiah 35:1-7,10)
The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,
the desert shall rejoice and blossom;
It shall blossom abundantly,
and rejoice with joy and singing.
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
the majesty of our God.
Strengthen the weary hands,
and make firm the feeble knees.
Say to the anxious, “Be strong, do not fear!
Here is your God, coming with judgment to save you.”
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened,
and the ears of the deaf be unstopped.
Then shall the lame leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.
For waters shall break forth in the wilderness *
and streams in the desert;
The burning sand shall become a pool
and the thirsty ground, springs of water.
The ransomed of God shall return with singing,
with everlasting joy upon their heads.
Joy and gladness shall be theirs,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Hear our cry, O God.
And listen to our prayer.
Let us pray.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
PEOPLE OFFER THEIR OWN PRAYERS, SILENTLY OR ALOUD.
~Conclude spoken prayer with: God, in your mercy,
~We will respond: Hear our prayer.
Holy and everliving God,
by your power we are created
and by your love we are redeemed;
guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,
that we may give ourselves to your service
and live this day in love to one another and to you; through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine: Glory to God from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.