OREMUS: 16 August 2005
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OREMUS for Tuesday, August 16, 2005
O Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Blessed are you, O God,
on whom our faith rests secure
and whose kingdom we await.
You sustain us by Word and Sacrament
and keep us alert for the coming of the Son of Man,
that we may welcome him without delay.
For these and all your mercies, we praise you:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever.
An opening canticle may be sung.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous;*
it is good for the just to sing praises.
Praise the Lord with the harp;*
play to him upon the psaltery and lyre.
Sing for him a new song;*
sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.
For the word of the Lord is right,*
and all his works are sure.
He loves righteousness and justice;*
the loving-kindness of the Lord fills the whole earth.
By the word of the Lord were the heavens made,*
by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.
He gathers up the waters of the ocean
as in a water-skin*
and stores up the depths of the sea.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;*
let all who dwell in the world stand in awe of him.
For he spoke and it came to pass;*
he commanded and it stood fast.
The Lord brings the will of the nations to naught;*
he thwarts the designs of the peoples.
But the Lord's will stands fast for ever,*
and the designs of his heart from age to age.
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord!*
happy the people he has chosen to be his own!
The Lord looks down from heaven,*
and beholds all the people in the world.
>From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze*
on all who dwell on the earth.
He fashions all the hearts of them*
and understands all their works.
There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army;*
the strong are not delivered by great strength.nbsp;
The horse is a vain hope for deliverance;*
for all its strength it cannot save.
Behold, the eye of the Lord
is upon those who fear him,*
on those who wait upon his love,
To pluck their lives from death,*
and to feed them in time of famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord;*
he is our help and our shield.
Indeed, our heart rejoices in him,*
for in his holy name we put our trust.
Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us,*
as we have put our trust in you.
A Song of God's Chosen One (Isaiah 11.1-4a,6,9)
There shall come forth a shoot from the stock of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide by what his ears hear,
But with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.
The calf, the lion and the fatling together,
with a little child to lead them.
They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
Praise the Lord, O my soul!*
I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
Put not your trust in rulers,
nor in any child of earth,*
for there is no help in them.
When they breathe their last, they return to earth,*
and in that day their thoughts perish.
Happy are they who have the God of Jacob
for their help!*
whose hope is in the Lord their God;
Who made heaven and earth, the seas,
and all that is in them;*
who keeps his promise for ever;
Who gives justice to those who are oppressed,*
and food to those who hunger.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;*
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
The Lord loves the righteous;
the Lord cares for the stranger;*
he sustains the orphan and widow,
but frustrates the way of the wicked.
The Lord shall reign for ever,*
your God, O Zion, throughout all generations.
READING [Genesis 49:29-50:7]:
Then he charged them, saying to them, 'I am about to be
gathered to my people. Bury me with my ancestors in the
cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave in
the field at Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of
Canaan, in the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the
Hittite as a burial site. There Abraham and his wife
Sarah were buried; there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were
buried; and there I buried Leah the field and the cave
that is in it were purchased from the Hittites.' When
Jacob ended his charge to his sons, he drew up his feet
into the bed, breathed his last, and was gathered to his
Then Joseph threw himself on his father's face and wept
over him and kissed him. Joseph commanded the physicians
in his service to embalm his father. So the physicians
embalmed Israel; they spent forty days in doing this, for
that is the time required for embalming. And the
Egyptians wept for him for seventy days.
When the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph
addressed the household of Pharaoh, 'If now I have found
favour with you, please speak to Pharaoh as follows: My
father made me swear an oath; he said, "I am about to
die. In the tomb that I hewed out for myself in the land
of Canaan, there you shall bury me." Now therefore let me
go up, so that I may bury my father; then I will return.'
Pharaoh answered, 'Go up, and bury your father, as he
made you swear to do.'
So Joseph went up to bury his father. With him went up
all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household,
and all the elders of the land of Egypt.
For another Biblical reading,
Words: Scottish Psalter, 1650
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Pray that Jerusalem may have
peace and felicity:
let them that love thee and thy peace
have still prosperity.
Therefore I wish that peace may still
within thy walls remain,
and ever may thy palaces
Now, for my friends and brethren's sake,
peace be in thee, I'll say,
and for the house of God our Lord
I'll seek thy good alway.
The Benedictus (Morning), the
Magnificat (Evening), or
Nunc dimittis (Night) may follow.
Ever-present Spirit of God,
as we abide with you and you with us,
we cry out for our brothers and sisters:
hear our prayer.
For all who suffer want, loneliness or depression:
hear our prayer.
For racial, cultural and national groups
who suffer prejudice, oppressive leaders
or economic exploitation.
hear our prayer.
For the Church in every place,
especially the Diocese of Rhode Island, USA,
The Rt Revd Geralyn Wolf, Bishop.
hear our prayer.
For the Church in those places where it suffers
blindness, controversy, disorientation,
persecution or change.
hear our prayer.
For those we have to tried to love and serve today.
hear our prayer.
Blessed are you, Creator of the universe:
In your loving kindness you watch over your chosen people.
Make us witnesses to your truth
and instruments of your peace
that all may know you as the God of justice,
and praise your holy Name;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Gathering our prayers and praises into one,
let us pray as our Savior has taught us.
- The Lord's Prayer
Draw us nearer to Jesus,
that, following his way of sacrificial love,
we may come to the banquet of eternal life. Amen.
The psalms and the invitation to the Lord's Prayer are from _Celebrating
Common Prayer_ (Mowbray), (c) The Society of Saint Francis
1992, which is used with permission.
The canticle is from _Common Worship: Daily Prayer, Preliminary
Edition_, copyright (c) The Archbishops' Council, 2002.
The biblical passage is from The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized
Edition), copyright (c) 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education
of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. Used by
permission. All rights reserved.
The opening prayer of thanksgiving and the closing prayer use sentences from
prayers in _Opening Prayers: Collects in Contemporary Language_.
Canterbury Press, Norwich, 1999.
The intercession is reprinted from _THE DAILY OFFICE: A Book of
Hours of Daily Prayer after the Use of the Order of Saint Luke_, (c)
1997 by The Order of Saint Luke. Used by permission.
The first collect is from _Daily Prayer_, copyright (c) The
Scottish Episcopal Church, 1998. Used with permission.
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