MATINS - Midnight Prayer


Psalm 145

  1. I will extol you O God my king:
    I will bless your name forever and ever.
  2. Every day will I give thanks to you:
    and praise your name for ever and ever.
  3. You are great O Lord, and worthy of all praise:
    there are no bounds to your greatness.
  4. One generation shall praise your works to another:
    and proclaim your mighty acts.
  5. I will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty;
    and of all your marvellous works.
  6. People shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds:
    and I too will proclaim your greatness.
  7. They shall pour out the story of your abundant kindness:
    and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
  8. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion:
    slow to anger and abounding in love.
  9. You Lord are good to all of us:
    and your mercy rests upon all your creatures.
  10. All your creation shall praise you O Lord:
    and your servants will bless your name.
  1. They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom:
    and their talk shall be of your power,
  2. so that all may know of your mighty deeds:
    and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
  3. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom:
    and your dominion endures from age to age.
  4. The Lord upholds those who stumble:
    and raises up those who are down.
  5. The eyes of all look to you O Lord:
    and you give them their food in due season.
  6. You open wide your hand:
    and give what they desire to all things living.
  7. You Lord are righteous in all your ways:
    and loving in all your deeds.
  8. You Lord are near to all who call to you:
    who call to you in singleness of heart.
  9. You fulfil the desire of those who revere you:
    you hear their cry and you save them.
  10. You protect all who love you:
    but the wicked you will destroy.
  11. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
    let everyone bless God's holy name forever and ever.


O God, who in the work of creation
commanded the light to shine out of darkness:
we pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ
may shine into the hearts of all your people,
dispelling the darkness of ignorance and unbelief
and revealing to them the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord . . .


Thank Him for 3 things that happened today (Good or Not!)


Our Father,
your will be done
on earth as in heaven.

Creator of the universe, infinite and glorious,
you give us laws to save us from our folly;
give us eyes to see your plan unfolding,
your purpose emerging as the world is made;
give us courage to follow the truth,
courage to go wherever you lead;
then we shall know blessings beyond our dreams;
then will your will be done.