Having arisen from sleep, I fall down before Thee, O blessed One, and sing to Thee, O mighty One, the angelic hymn: Holy, holy, holy art Thou, O God! Amen
-Eastern Orthodox Prayer
Prayer of the Bible
I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.” Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
(Free expression of praise and thanksgiving to God)
Confession of Sin
Find in Christ the way of peace,
Peace unspeakable, unknown;
By his pain he gives you ease,
Life by his expiring groan;
Rise, exalted by his fall,
Find in Christ your all in all.
-John Wesley (1703-1791)
(Time of silence for confession of sin)
The Words of Jesus
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
(Think deeply on the life and words of Jesus)
Prayers for Ourselves and Others
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
(Time to bring before God our own needs and the needs of others)
We give You thanks, O God, for revealing Your Son Jesus Christ to us by the light of His resurrection: grant that as we sing Your glory at the close of this day, our joy may abound in the morning, through Jesus our Lord. Amen
-Book of Common Prayer