Morning Prayer and Night Prayer for Worship at Home

Here is a resource provided by the Church of England that you may find useful for your own personal use.

Please note: Materials in this resource are drawn from Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, Common Worship: Pastoral Services, and Common Worship: Daily Prayer, all of which are copyright © The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England

Morning Prayer

You may wish to light a candle and have some reflective music playing in the background.

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him...  (Nahum 1:7)

Opening Sentences

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind.

Pause for reflection as you offer the day to God.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever. Amen.


Bible Reading

You may wish to say Psalm 23 or another psalm here, such as Psalm 16 or Psalm 139.

Psalm 23 (NIV)Psalm 16 (NIV)Psalm 139 (NIV).

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever.  Amen.

You may wish to use the weekly pattern of short readings given below, or choose a passage of your own.

Sunday Morning:  Isaiah 43:1-3a

Monday Morning:  John 14:1-6

Tuesday Morning: Philippians 4:8-9

Wednesday Morning: Colossians 3:16-17

Thursday Morning: Ephesians 2:19-22

Friday Morning: Romans 12:9-12

Saturday Morning: Luke 12:22-26