Shoreline Benefice: Sunday morning service from Chelmondiston

By Derek Davis

8th Aug 2021 | Local News

A Shortened Order for Morning Prayer Sunday 8 August


Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and also with you.

This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

HYMN: Guide me, O thou great Redeemer
  1. Guide me, O thou great Redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,

hold me with thy powerful hand: Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven, feed me now and evermore,

feed me now and evermore.

  1. Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow; let the fiery cloudy pillar

lead me all my journey through: strong deliverer, strong deliverer,

be thou still my strength and shield, be thou still my strength and shield.

  1. When I tread the verge of Jordan, bid my anxious fears subside;

death of death, and hell's destruction, land me safe on Canaan's side;

songs of praises, songs of praises, I will ever give to thee,

I will ever give to thee.


Jesus says, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.' So let us turn away from our sin and turn to Christ,

confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Lord God,

we have sinned against you;

we have done evil in your sight.

We are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin. Renew a right spirit within us

and restore us to the joy of your salvation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


May the Father of all mercies cleanse you from your sins,

and restore you in his image

to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessed is the Lord,

for he has heard the voice of our prayer;

therefore shall our hearts dance for joy

and in our song will we praise our God. THE WORD OF GOD

Old Testament Canticle

A Song of David is said

Splendour and majesty are yours, O God; you are exalted as head over all.
  1. Blessed are you, God of Israel, for ever and ever, for yours is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour and the majesty.
  1. Everything in heaven and on earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O Lord,
and you are exalted as head over all.
  1. Riches and honour come from you
and you rule over all.
  1. In your hand are power and might;
yours it is to give power and strength to all. 5. And now we give you thanks, our God, and praise your glorious name.

  1. For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.

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.


Splendour and majesty are yours, O God; you are exalted as head over all.

At the end the reader says

In this is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The Benedictus is said.
  1. Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,
who has come to his people and set them free.
  1. He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
born of the house of his servant David.
  1. Through his holy prophets God promised of old

to save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all that hate us,
  1. To show mercy to our ancestors,
and to remember his holy covenant.
  1. This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
  1. Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

  1. And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
  2. To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
  1. In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
  1. To shine on those who dwell in darkness

and the shadow of death,

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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.


Luke 1.68-79


A short address is given.

The address is followed by a time of reflection with music playing.

The Lord's Prayer

We stand to affirm our faith.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The collect for the day is said.

Lord of heaven and earth,

as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope,

but always to bring our prayers before you;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayers of intercession are said.

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, as our Saviour has taught us, so we pray

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.


HYMN: Great is thy faithfulness
  1. Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
there is no shadow of turning with Thee;

thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;

as thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Refrain: Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand hath provided, great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
  1. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness

to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain.

  1. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide; strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Heavenly Father,

we share together the blessing of your presence. Give us in this life knowledge of your truth, and in the world to come life everlasting; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and keep us in eternal life.


The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of the God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore.



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