Midday Prayer

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Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! And so may blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to you forever and ever! Amen. (Revelation 7:10-12)

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
('Kyrie Eleison' - said or sung since before the 6th century)

O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty and your faithfulness surrounds you. The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth. Your hand is strong, your right hand exalted. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. I will acclaim you to others O LORD my God, and walk in the light of your presence. I will rejoice in your name all day long; and exult in your righteousness. For you are my glory and strength; by your favour I have been exalted. (Psalm 89:8-17)

Pray home the following:

O Lord, show your mercy to us,
and grant us your salvation.

Endue your ministers with righteousness,
and make your chosen people joyful.

O Lord, save those who govern,
and grant them wisdom in their judgements.

Give peace in our time O Lord,
for there is no one who fights for us but you, O God.

Pray over the past morning with praise, and pray for the rest of the day.

Pray through a psalm, sing or listen to a hymn,or say the Benedictus - the song of Zechariah at the birth of his son, John the Baptist:

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his Holy covenant, the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. And [John would] be called the prophet of the Most High; for [he would] go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (The 'Benedictus' - Luke 1:68-79)

In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
You are my rock and my fortress.
For your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.
(Ps 31:1-3)

Now may you Lord Jesus Christ and you O God our Father, who have loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope, through your grace, encourage our hearts and establish them in every good deed and word. Amen. (2 Thessalonians 2:16)