OREMUS: 7 June 2005
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OREMUS for Tuesday, June 7, 2005
O Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Blessed are you, merciful God;
for your Son, our Messiah and Lord,
who did not turn aside from the path of suffering
and did not spare his disciples the prospect of rejection.
You call us through your Spirit
to abandon the security of the easy way
and to follow in Christ's footsteps towards the cross and true life.
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.
You have been gracious to your land, O Lord,*
you have restored the good fortune of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people*
and blotted out all their sins.
You have withdrawn all your fury*
and turned yourself from your wrathful indignation.
Restore us then, O God our Saviour;*
let your anger depart from us.
Will you be displeased with us for ever?*
will you prolong your anger from age to age?
Will you not give us life again,*
that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your mercy, O Lord,*
and grant us your salvation.
I will listen to what the Lord God is saying,*
for he is speaking peace to his faithful people
and to those who turn their hearts to him.
Truly, his salvation is very near to those who fear him,*
that his glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth have met together;*
righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth shall spring up from the earth,*
and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
The Lord will indeed grant prosperity,*
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness shall go before him,*
and peace shall be a pathway for his feet.
My soul cleaves to the dust;*
give me life according to your word.
I have confessed my ways and you answered me;*
instruct me in your statutes.
Make me understand the way of your commandments,*
that I may meditate on your marvellous works.
My soul melts away for sorrow;*
strengthen me according to your word.
Take from me the way of lying;*
let me find grace through your law.
I have chosen the way of faithfulness;*
I have set your judgements before me.
I hold fast to your decrees;*
O Lord, let me not be put to shame.
I will run the way of your commandments,*
for you have set my heart at liberty.
A Song of the Lamb (from Revelation 19)
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
whose judgements are true and just.
Praise our God, all you his servants,
all who fear him, both small and great.
The Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns:
let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.
The marriage of the Lamb has come
and his bride has made herself ready.
Blessed are those who are invited
to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.
To the One who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honour and glory and might,
for ever and ever. Amen.
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 [Matthew 9:9-13]:
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew
sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, 'Follow
me.' And he got up and followed him.
And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax-collectors
and sinners came and were sitting with him and his
disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his
disciples, 'Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors
and sinners?' But when he heard this, he said, 'Those who
are well have no need of a physician, but those who are
sick. Go and learn what this means, "I desire mercy, not
sacrifice." For I have come to call not the righteous but
For another Biblical reading,
Words: Caroline M. Noel (1817-1877), 1870
Tune: Cuddesdon, King's Weston, Evelyns, Camberwell
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At the Name of Jesus
every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him
King of glory now;
'tis the Father's pleasure
we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning
was the mighty Word.
At his voice creation
sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces,
all the hosts of light,
Thrones and Dominations,
stars upon their way,
all the heavenly orders,
in their great array.
Humbled for a season,
to receive a Name
from the lips of sinners,
unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it
spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious,
when from death he passed;
Bore it up triumphant,
with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures,
to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead,
to the Father's breast;
filled it with the glory
of that perfect rest.
Name him, brothers, name him,
with love as strong as death,
but with awe and wonder
and with bated breath;
he is God the Savior,
he is Christ the Lord,
ever to be worshiped,
trusted, and adored.
In your hearts enthrone him;
there let him subdue
all that is not holy,
all that is not true;
crown him as your Captain
in temptation's hour;
let his will enfold you
in its light and power.
Brothers, this Lord Jesus
shall return again,
with his Father's glory
with his angel train;
for all wreaths of empire
meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him
King of glory now.
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 Northern Michigan, USA,
The Rt Revd James Arthur Kelsey, 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.
God of grace,
you loved the world so much
that you gave your only Son to be our Savior.
Help us to rejoice in our salvation
by showing mercy and truth,
and by walking in the way of righteousness and peace.
We ask this in his Name and for his sake. Amen.
Gathering our prayers and praises into one,
let us pray as our Savior has taught us.
- The Lord's Prayer
In your great power,
transform all our fear
into faith and awe in your saving presence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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 are adapted 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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