DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
THANKS BE TO GOD!
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Pasadena, Maryland
Take time for prayer and praise every day.


We use the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, starting on page 137:

Open my lips, O Lord,
  and my mouth shall proclaim Your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
  and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence
  and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of Your saving help again
  and sustain me with Your bountiful Spirit.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and the Holy Spirit:
  as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Next, do a reading from any convenient daily devotional source. One such source is The Upper Room, which we use every day. Here is an excellent, searchable, on-line Holy Bible. Click on your browser's back button to return here afterwards.

Return to page 137 of the Book of Common Prayer, and say the following:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
By His great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

A hymn may be sung or a canticle may be read; appropriate canticles are found on pages 47 to 53 and pages 85 to 96 in the Book of Common Prayer. Here is Canticle 15, Magnificat, also known as The Song of Mary

Following the hymn or canticle, The Apostle's Creed may be said.

Prayers may be said for yourself and others. Here are some example Prayers from the Book of Common Prayer.

And now, as our Savior Christ hath taught us, we are bold to say:

The Lord's Prayer 

Lastly, we end with The Collect:

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of Your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Thanks Be To God!

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