O Lord, open our lips;
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
God ever reigns on high.
O come, let us worship.
- My heart is steadfast O God,
my heart is steadfast:
I will sing and make melody.
- Awake my soul, awake lute and harp:
I myself will awaken the dawn.
- I will give thanks to you Lord among the peoples:
I will praise you among the nations.
- For the greatness of your love reaches to the heavens:
and your faithfulness up to the clouds.
- Show yourself O God above the heavens:
let your glory shine over all the earth.
- so that your beloved may be delivered:
O save us by your right hand and answer us.
The Armour of God
grant us your wisdom and favour,
give us the grace to cast off the works of darkness
and put on the full armour of God,
now in the time of this mortal life,
Place on us the belt of truth, because you are the way,
and the truth and the life,
the breastplate of righteousness,
because we have no righteousness of our own,
but you became our righteousness on the cross.
Place on us shoes of the Gospel of peace
that we miss no opportunity to share your love with others.
Put on us the shield of faith,
that the fiery darts of the enemy do not harm us in any way.
Put on us the helmet of salvation,
that our minds be protected and renewed daily in You.
Put on us the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God;
and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all for ever more.