MIDNIGHT PRAYER (Matins)

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Psalm 87

  1. High on his holy mountain stands Zion,
    the city of God,
  2. the city he loves more than any other!

  3. O city of God,
    what wondrous tales are told of you!
  4. Nowadays when I mention among my friends
    the names of Egypt and Babylonia, Philistia and Tyre,
    or even distant Ethiopia,
    someone boasts that he was born in one or another of those countries.
  5. But someday the highest honor
    will be to be a native of Jerusalem!
    For the God above all gods will personally bless this city.
  6. When he registers her citizens,
    he will place a check mark
    beside the names of those who were born here.
  7. And in the festivals they’ll sing,
    “All my heart is in Jerusalem.”

Collect

Almighty God,
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed:
kindle, we pray, in every heart,
the true love of peace,
and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth;
that in tranquillity your Kingdom may go forward
till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;
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.