MATINS - Midnight Prayer

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Psalm 43

  1. Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause
    against an ungodly people;
    from those who are deceitful and unjust
    deliver me!
  2. For you are the God in whom I take refuge;
    why have you cast me off?
    Why must I walk about mournfully
    because of the oppression of the enemy?
  3. O send out your light and your truth;
    let them lead me;
    let them bring me to your holy hill
    and to your dwelling.
  4. Then I will go to the altar of God,
    to God my exceeding joy;
    and I will praise you with the harp,
    O God, my God.
  5. Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you disquieted within me?
    Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my help and my God.

Collect

Almighty God,
through your Son Jesus Christ
you overcame death and opened for us
the gate of everlasting life;
grant us to die daily to sin,
that we may evermore live with him
in the joy of his resurrection;
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.
Amen.

Thanksgiving

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

Prayer

Our Father,
give us today our daily bread.

Look kindly, all-seeing God,
on all who spend this night in anxiety or pain.
Be with those who will die tonight.
Look kindly on those who are without food or shelter,
on those who have no love.
Your will is that we should have life, and share it.
Amen

The Blessing

May the risen Christ grant us the joy of eternal life.
Amen