Christmas 1 Short Order for Daily Prayer

ORDER FOR DAILY PRAYER

In the name of the Father, the + Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Introit for Christmas 1 may be prayed.

Introit
Your decrees are very | trustworthy;*
holiness befits your house, O LORD, for- | evermore.
Your throne is established | from of old;*
you are from ever- | lasting.
The LORD reigns; he is robed in | majesty;*
the LORD is robed; he has put on strength | as his belt.
Yes, the world is es- | tablished;*
it shall nev- | er be moved.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted | up their voice;*
the floods lift up their | roaring.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves | of the sea,*
the LORD on high is | mighty!
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
Your decrees are very | trustworthy;*
holiness befits your house, O LORD, for- | evermore.
Your throne is established | from of old;*
you are from ever- | lasting.

The Collect for Christmas 1 may be prayed.
O God, our Maker and Redeemer, You wonderfully created us and in the incarnation of Your Son yet more wondrously restored our human nature. Grant that we may ever be alive in Him who made Himself to be like us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Daily Psalm

S:31 M: 93 T: 132 W: 8 R: 21 F: 98 S: 110

Daily Readings.

S: Isa.52:13-54:10;Mat.2:1-23
M: Isa.55:1-13;Luk.1:1-25
T: Isa.58-59; Luk.1:26-38
W: Isa.60:1-22;Luk.1:39-56
R: Isa.61:1-11; Luk.1:57-80
F: Isa.62:1-12; Luk.2:1-20
S: Isa.63:1-14; Luk.2:21-40

The Lord’s Prayer may be prayed.

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 and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers for ourselves and for others.  Please include those on our Parish Notes and the Seed of Life in your prayers.  If you are a guest to our site please pray for those of your own congregation. Suggestions for each day are listed below.

S: For the comfort of the resurrection among us; for fruit of faith and strength from the Word and Sacraments.
M: To be encouraged in faith to live in the promises of Holy Baptism; for one’s vocations and work; for unemployed people; for the salvation of our neighbors; for students; colleges and seminaries; for our government and its leaders.
T: For protection from temptation; for the addicted and despairing; for those struggling with sin.
W: For marriages and families; for parents; for single fathers and mothers; for widows and for orphans; for our communities and neighborhoods.
R: For the Church and all pastors in Christ who serve her with God’s Word and Sacraments; for teachers and deaconesses; for all church workers; for missionaries; for faithful and salutary use of the blessed Sacrament of Christ’s body and blood; for faithful teaching of God’s Word and proper administration of the Sacraments.
F: For preaching of the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; for the spread of knowledge of Christ in our communities and throughout the world; for the persecuted and oppressed of God’s Kingdom; for the sick and dying.
S: For faithfulness to the end; for renewal of those who have fallen away or straying from faith in Christ; for receptive hearts and minds to God’s Word on the Lord’s Day; for pastors and people as they prepared to administer and receive Christ’s holy gifts.

Benediction

The love of God, the grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us all.  Amen.

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