Midday Prayer

Midday Prayer

Invocation (Traditional)
“Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name(s)…Amen.”

A Psalm
“Give praise…praise the names of our God.
From the rising of the sun to its going down let God be praised.
Divine glory is omnipresent.” (A pericope from Psalm 113, paraphrased)

To God, immortal, invisible, and all wise, be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1.17)

Scriptural Prayer
“O God, you will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are fixed on you; for in returning and rest we shall be saved; in quietness and trust shall be our strength. (Isaiah 26.3, 30.15, Hebrew bible)

Prayer for Loved Ones
“Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come, knowing that you are doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for…Amen.” (Book of Common Prayer)

Serenity Prayer
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.” (R. Niebuhr)

Prayer for Peace
“May peace prevail on earth.” (Masahisa Goi)

“All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” (Julian of Norwich)

Concluding Blessing
“May God bless us and keep us. May God’s face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May God look upon us kindly and grant us peace.” (Numbers 6.24-26, Hebrew bible)


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