Midday Prayer after Lunch

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While I was following a couple of patterns here, I would probably change the language at the end to a more modern vernacular. It’s worth noting that I never resolved for myself where I wanted the confession and pardon to be. There are elements of it through out the Midday, Evening, and Compline prayers, but having lived this pattern of prayer, I think the ideal time for examination and confession is in the compline.

If you are familiar with it, you will see a broken up form of the General Thanksgiving. When prayed together it had a very different feel from saying it by myself. The lines had an impact when different people spoke the lines.

But I’m showing you the pattern that I did have on this little trek, and I’ll make improvements as I can later.

Midday Prayer

+ In the name of the Father,

                  and of the Son,

         and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.
Establish Thou the work of our hands;
establish Thou the work of our hands.

* Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,

we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks.

*For all your goodness and loving-kindness
to us and to all whom you have made.

*We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;

*But above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ

*For the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

*And we beseech thee,
give us that due sense of all thy mercies,

*That our hearts may be thankful;
and that we show forth thy praise,

*Not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to thy service,

*and by walking before thee
in holiness and righteousness all our days;

+through Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost,
be all honor and glory, world with out end. Amen.

*Help us to pray as your son taught us to pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy 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. Amen.

Blessing

Let nothing disturb thee,
nothing affright thee;
all things are passing,
God never changeth!
Patient endurance attaineth to all things;
who God possesseth
in nothing is wanting;
alonge God is sufficeth.

+In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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About Sean Smith

Husband, Father, Pastor, Swimmer, Writer, Reader, and attempted Adventurer!
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