Morning Prayer | Ordinary Time, Proper 26


Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, "I dwell in the high and holy place and also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite."    Isaiah 57:15



Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Silence for reflection

May almighty God, who sent his Son into our world to save sinners, bring you his pardon and peace, now and forever. Amen.

Lord, open our lips. *
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise!



We give you thanks, O God, we give you thanks, *
calling upon your Name and declaring all your
wonderful deeds.

"I will appoint a time," says God; *
"I will judge with equity.

Though the earth and all its inhabitants are quaking, *
I will make its pillars fast.

I will say to the boasters, 'Boast no more,' *
and to the wicked, 'Do not toss your horns;

Do not toss your horns so high, *
nor speak with a proud neck.'"

For judgment is neither from the east nor from the west, *
nor yet from the wilderness or the mountains.

It is God who judges; *
he puts down one and lifts up another.

For in the LORD'S hand there is a cup,
full of spiced and foaming wine, which he pours out, *
and all the wicked of the earth shall drink and
drain the dregs.

But I will rejoice for ever; *
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

He shall break off all the horns of the wicked; *
but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.


Father, by the Passion of your Son you proclaimed the final judgment of the world; when you raised Christ upon the cross, you deposed the prince of darkness. Strike down the pride that rules our hearts, and raise us to the glory of the resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit; *
as it was in the beginning
is now and shall be for ever. Amen.



We Will Feast in the House of Zion - Sandra McCracken



For those not receiving Evening Prayer emails, the lectionary OT & NT Lessons for today are Ezra 9:1-15; Revelation 17:1-14.

MATTHEW 14:22-36

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.


Silence for reflection



In the morning, pray for:

  • the day and its tasks
  • the world and its needs
  • the Church and her life

Conclude with the Lord's Prayer and/or the following Collect for Saturdays:

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to your people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Let us bless the Lord. *
Thanks be to God!