A Morning Prayer-—Syrian Clementine Liturgy
O God, Who art the unsearchable abyss of peace, the ineffable sea of love,
the fountain of blessings, and the bestower of affection,
Who sendest peace to those that receive it; open to us this day the sea of Thy love,
and water us with the plenteous streams from the riches of Thy grace.
Make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace.
Enkindle in us the fire of Thy love; sow in us Thy fear;
strengthen our weakness by Thy power;
bind us closely to Thee and to each other in one firm bond of unity; for the sake of Jesus Christ.
A Morning Prayer: Liturgy of St Mark
We give Thee thanks—yea, more than thanks O Lord our God, for all Thy goodness at all times,
and in all places, because Thou hast shielded, rescued, helped,
and guided us all the days of our lives, and brought us unto this hour.
We pray and beseech Thee, merciful God, to grant in Thy goodness that we may spend this day,
and all the time of our lives, without sin, in fullness of joy, holiness, and reverence of Thee.
But drive away from us, O Lord, all envy, all fear, and all temptations.
Bestow upon us what is good and meet.
Whatever sin we commit in thought, word, or deed,
do Thou in Thy goodness and mercy be pleased to pardon.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
through the grace, mercy, and love of Thine only begotten Son.
Cover My Soul with the Shadow of Your Wing: A Celtic Prayer link
Thanks to you, O God, that I have risen today,
to the rising of life itself;
may it be to your own glory,
O God of every gift,
and to the glory of my soul likewise.
O great God, aid my soul
with the aiding of your own mercy;
even as I clothe my body with wool,
cover my soul with the shadow of your wing.
Help me to avoid every sin,
and the source of every sin to forsake;
and as the mist scatters
on the crest of the hills,
may each ill haze clear from my soul, O God.
I have been asked to present a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor, given that it is my denomination.
I hope you find these two discussions informative. I found the LCMS view of Law and Gospel particularly
helpful when I joined the church.
Benediction: The Lord Bless You link
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.