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360 Acoma St
Denver, Colorado 80223

720-250-8278

We are an Anglican Church in the Villa Park neighborhood in south west Denver.  We seek to share in the life of God together by re-defining and re-orienting everything around the gospel of Jesus Christ. We follow a liturgical form of worship and welcome friends, neighbors and strangers alike. 

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Daily Prayer

 

Introduction

There are lots of rhythms of prayer we can use outside of  corporate worship.  Here, we offer a form of daily prayer that the historic church has handed down to us. The "Daily Offices" uniquely guide us to...

  • Pray WITH the church, not apart from it
  • Listen AND talk to God, not one or the other
  • Lean on the truth of the gospel, not our own ability to pray well

We offer you these prayers - based on the Daily Offices in the Book of Common Prayer - to use in the morning or evening.  During Holy Week and Easter Week, they will be changed daily so that the Scripture readings and prayers follow our journey through the story of redemption.  Each should take you about 20-30 minutes to finish in full...feel free to adapt them to your needs.  Each time you encounter plural language (we, our, etc.), remember that you are praying with the church scattered throughout Denver and the world.

 

 

Daily Prayer - Ordinary 22

Opening Scripture

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord 
Jesus Christ.    Phillipians 1:2

Confession of Sin

Most merciful God, 
we confess that we have sinned against you 
in thought, word, and deed, 
by what we have done, 
and by what we have left undone. 
We have not loved you with our whole heart; 
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. 
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. 
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, 
have mercy on us and forgive us; 
that we may delight in your will, 
and walk in your ways, 
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Invitatory

Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord renews the face of the earth: 
Come let us adore him. Alleluia. 

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * 
    serve the Lord with gladness 
    and come before his presence with a song.

Know this: The Lord himself is God; * 
    he himself has made us, and we are his; 
    we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; 
go into his courts with praise; * 
    give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good; 
his mercy is everlasting; * 
    and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

Alleluia. The Spirit of the Lord renews the face of the earth: 
Come let us adore him. Alleluia. 

Use this text or your own words of praise, to give glory to God.

Scripture Readings

Psalm: 80

Old Testament: Isaiah 5:1-7

New Testament: Philippians 3:14-21

Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43

Spend a few moments meditating on each reading and praying for understanding.

The Prayers

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven, 
    hallowed be your Name, 
    your kingdom come, 
    your will be done, 
        on earth as in heaven. 
Give us today our daily bread. 
Forgive us our sins 
    as we forgive those 
        who sin against us. 
Save us from the time of trial, 
    and deliver us from evil. 
For the kingdom, the power, 
    and the glory are yours, 
    now and for ever. Amen.

Call & Response Prayers

Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance; 
     Govern them and uphold them, now and always. 
Day by day we bless you; 
     We praise your name for ever. 
Lord, keep us from all sin today; 
     Have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy. 
Lord, show us your love and mercy; 
     For we put our trust in you. 
In you, Lord, is our hope; 
     And we shall never hope in vain.

Pause at any particular prayers that touch your heart.  Or, use these as a launching point for intercesssion.

"Collect" Prayers (Prayers used by the church through the ages)

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know 
you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend 
us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that 
we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of 
any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

Personal Prayers

Bring your own intercessions, longings, and thanksgivings to God.

The General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, 
we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks 
for all your goodness and loving-kindness 
to us and to all whom you have made. 
We bless you for our creation, preservation, 
and all the blessings of this life; 
but above all for your immeasurable love 
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; 
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. 
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, 
that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, 
not only with our lips, but in our lives, 
by giving up our selves to your service, 
and by walking before you 
in holiness and righteousness all our days; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord, 
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, 
be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Closing Scripture

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely 
more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from 
generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus 
for ever and ever. Amen.    Ephesians 3:20,21