October 23, 2018

Morning prayer liturgy adapted from “God Our Mother: An Inclusive Morning Prayer Liturgy” by Christena Cleveland.

OPENING SENTENCE

We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, calling upon your Name and declaring all your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 75:1)

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PRAISE

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 forever. Amen.

The Holy One is in our midst.
O come let us worship.

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SCRIPTURE READINGS AND CANTICLES

 

Psalm 75

We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks; your name is near.
People tell of your wondrous deeds.
At the set time that I appoint
I will judge with equity.
When the earth totters, with all its inhabitants,
    it is I who keep its pillars steady.
 I say to the boastful, “Do not boast,”
and to the wicked, “Do not lift up your horn;
 do not lift up your horn on high,
    or speak with insolent neck.”
 For not from the east or from the west
and not from the wilderness comes lifting up;
 but it is God who executes judgment,
    putting down one and lifting up another.
 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup
with foaming wine, well mixed;
God will pour a draught from it,
    and all the wicked of the earth
    shall drain it down to the dregs.
 But I will rejoice forever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
All the horns of the wicked I will cut off,
    but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Job 41:1-11; Hebrews 6:13-20

TIME FOR SILENT AND/OR SPOKEN REFLECTIONS

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PRAYERS

Hear our cry, O God.
And listen to our prayer.

Let us pray.

THE LORD’S PRAYER By Parker Palmer

 Heavenly Father, heavenly Mother,
Holy and blessed is your true name.
We pray for your reign of peace to come,
We pray that your good will be done,
Let heaven and earth become one.
Give us this day the bread we need,
Give it to those who have none.
Let forgiveness flow like a river between us,
From each one to each one.
Lead us to holy innocence
Beyond the evil of our days —
Come swiftly Mother, Father, come.
For yours is the power and the glory and the mercy:
Forever your name is All in One.

PEOPLE OFFER THEIR OWN PRAYERS, SILENTLY OR ALOUD.

~Conclude spoken prayer with: God, in your mercy,

~We will respond: Hear our prayer.

 

CONCLUDING 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.
Amen.

 

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