MIDNIGHT PRAYER (Matins)

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Psalm 89:1-18

1 I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, for ever;
    with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
2 I declare that your steadfast love is established for ever;
    your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

3 You said, ‘I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to my servant David:
4 “I will establish your descendants for ever,
    and build your throne for all generations.”’Selah

5 Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord,
    your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
    Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord,
7 a God feared in the council of the holy ones,
    great and awesome above all that are around him?
8 O Lord God of hosts,
    who is as mighty as you, O Lord?
    Your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 You rule the raging of the sea;
    when its waves rise, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
    you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
    the world and all that is in it — you have founded them.
12 The north and the south — you created them;
    Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.
13 You have a mighty arm;
    strong is your hand, high your right hand.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
    steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Happy are the people who know the festal shout,
    who walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance;
16 they exult in your name all day long,
    and extol your righteousness.
17 For you are the glory of their strength;
    by your favour our horn is exalted.
18 For our shield belongs to the Lord,
    our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Collect

Gracious and eternal God,
by your grace Amy Carmichael,
kindled with the fire of your love,
became a burning and a shining light in your Church;
the mother and mentor to hundreds of children
giving them love and protection
inflame us with the same spirit of discipline and love
that we may always walk before you as children of light;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Thanksgiving

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

Prayer

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

God of glory,
you nourish us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit,
that through us your light may shine in all the world.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Amen.

The Blessing

May Christ the Son of God, gladden our hearts
with the good news of God’s Kingdom.
Amen

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.