Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth Saint John the Baptist, Oakfield, Ryde and Holy Trinity, Ryde

Morning Prayer

30 Apr 2020, 10:30 a.m.

The Lord is risen from the tomb

who for our sakes hung upon the tree. Alleluia.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, ♦

who has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, ♦

born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets God promised of old ♦

to save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all that hate us,

To show mercy to our ancestors, ♦

and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: ♦

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

Free to worship him without fear, ♦

holy and righteous in his sight

all the days of our life.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, ♦

for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

To give his people knowledge of salvation ♦

by the forgiveness of all their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God ♦

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, ♦

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.