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 PREPARATION 

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O Lord, open our lips.

All        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

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Reveal among us the light of your presence  

All        that we may behold your power and glory.

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Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,

to you be glory and praise for ever.

You founded the earth in the beginning

and the heavens are the work of your hands.

In the fullness of time you made us in your image,

and you have spoken to us through your Son Jesus Christ, 

the Word made flesh.

As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us

let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,

your Spirit ever renew our lives

and your praises ever be on our lips.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

All        Blessed be God for ever.

PSALM 95

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;

let us pray with one heart and mind.

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Silence is kept

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As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,

so may the light of your presence, O God,

set our hearts on fire with love for you;

now and for ever.

All        Amen.

 

THE WORD OF GOD

PSALM

Psalm refrain is read...

 

All        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

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            Raise us up, O God,

            that we may live in your presence.

BIBLE  READING

Forsake me not, O Lord;

be not far from me, O my God.

All        Forsake me not, O Lord;

             be not far from me, O my God.

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Make haste to help me,

O Lord of my salvation.

All        Be not far from me, O my God.

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Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

All        Forsake me not, O Lord;

             be not far from me, O my God.

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from Psalm 38

 

BIBLE REFLECTION

Almighty God, we thank you for the gift of your holy word.

May it be a lantern to our feet, a light upon our paths, 

and a strength to our lives.

 

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 

who has come to his people and set them free.

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He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 

born of the house of his servant David.

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Through his holy prophets God promised of old 

to save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all that hate us,

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To show mercy to our ancestors, 

and to remember his holy covenant.

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This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

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Free to worship him without fear, 

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

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And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

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To give his people knowledge of salvation 

by the forgiveness of all their sins.

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In the tender compassion of our God 

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

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To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1:68-79

 

All        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.

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            Raise us up, O God,

            that we may live in your presence.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

 

Lord, in your mercy

All         hear our prayer

We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray,

to the mercy and protection of God.

All         Merciful Father,

              accept these prayers
              for the sake of your Son,
              our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE COLLECT FOR THE DAY

All        Amen.

THE LORDS PRAYER

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Trusting in the compassion of God,

let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

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All        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.

             For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

             for ever and ever. Amen.

 

THE CONCLUSION

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Let us bless the Lord.

All        Thanks be to God. 

The Dassett Magna Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit:

fill the hearts of your faithful people

and kindle in us the fire of your love.

Strengthen your church here in Dassett Magna:

deepen our faith

and pour out your love, through us,

on our communities.

We ask these things in Jesus' name.

Amen.

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