Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Order for Morning Prayer, Wednesday, June 23rd

Since the Lesson links do not always work properly for the Order for Morning Prayer at Linda Howell's site for the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, I have  posted the links here:
First Lesson:   Nehemiah 6:1-7:5
Second Lesson:  Acts 6
Collect of the Day:  Third Sunday After Trinity

A Prayer for the President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority. 

O LORD, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and bless thy servant, Barack Obama, The President of the United States, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


[From the 1789 Book of Common Prayer, Order for Morning Prayer.  I omitted the other American prayers at the end in the 1789 BCP because they are not in the 1662 BCP.  If you wish, you can read the KJV instead of the ESV by simply changing the version in the link to the Bible Gateway window.]

[Note:  If you hold down the Ctrl key and then click on the links it will open the windows on separate tabs in your browser and you can toggle back and forth easily from the Order for Morning Prayer and the psalter, lessons, and collect.  Hope this helps.  Also, if you don't like the prayers for the queen you can either delete these or use the American prayers for those in government.  However, since this country is not officially a "Christian" country, I don't believe the prayers for our leaders are necessary since they imply that our leaders are actually "Christian."  Most are not.]

  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
    Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

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