Mozarabic prayer: 7th-century link
Let our morning prayer rise to you, O Lord.
Since you receive our praise and have compassion on our weakness,
grant that this day may be one of joy, peace and quietness and without stain of sin,
so that being delivered from temptation, we may glorify you in the evening as our eternal King.
Through your mercy, O our God, you are blessed, and live and govern all things, now and forever.
Doxology from an Ancient Sermon:
Source: Sermon on a papyrus, possibly fourth century
‘He is the Light; therefore is he the Sun of our souls.
He is the Life; therefore we live in him.
He is Holiness; therefore is he the slayer of sin.
He is Salvation; therefore it is he who has purchased
the whole world with his blood.
He is the Resurrection; therefore it is he who has set free
those who are in the tomb,
and has made them new a second time by his blood.
He is the Way; therefore he is the guide to his Father.
He is the Door; therefore he is the guide into paradise.
He is the Shepherd; therefore he is the seeker after the sheep which is lost.
He is the Lamb; therefore he is the cleanser of the world from its impurity.
This is my God; I will ascribe glory to him,
for to him belong glory and power for all ages and ages.
Sarum Kyrie eleison. No. 8. link
O Lord, maker of all creatures, have mercy on us.
Blot out our sins, and without ceasing have mercy on us.
Do not let humanity perish, which you have made, but in your pity, have mercy on us.
O Christ, only Son of the Father, born of a virgin, have mercy on us
By your blood you saved a lost world from death, have mercy on us.
Hear the prayers of those who now call on you, have mercy on us.
Kindly Spirit, fill us with your grace, have mercy on us.
You procede continually from the Father and the Son, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, three in unity, adored together, have mercy on us.
Free us from the bonds of our sins. Redeem us from death, have mercy on us.
Let us all now proclaim and sing your praise, O God, have mercy on us.
Psalm 1 NIV
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
May the Lord show you
the greatness of his goodness,
that you overflow with thanks
May the Lord bless you abundantly
with rest for the heart,
power for virtue,
wisdom for life,
and patience in suffering.
May the Lord bless you
with joyful hope,
and one day
with the inexpressible joys
of eternal life.