Daily Service of the Word

This is the day that the Lord has made.

I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Prayers of Penitence

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’

So let us turn away from our sin and turn to Christ,

confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

Most merciful God,

we confess to you,

before the whole company of heaven and one another,

that we have sinned in thought, word and deed

and in what we have failed to do.

Forgive us our sins,

heal us by your Spirit

and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Readings (the daily readings are available on the All Hallows church website)

The Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.


Prayers (you can use the prayer below or bring your own before God)

For the peace that comes from God alone,

for the unity of all peoples,

and for our salvation,

let us pray

Silence is kept.

For the Church of Christ, for our Bishop,

and for the whole people of God,

let us pray.

Silence is kept.

For the nations of the world,

for Elizabeth our Queen and for all in authority,

let us pray.

Silence is kept.

For our community

for our neighbours and our friends,

let us pray.

Silence is kept.

For the good earth which God has given us,

and for the wisdom and will to conserve it,

let us pray

Silence is kept.

For the aged and infirm,

for the widowed and orphans,

for the sick and suffering,

and for all in any need,

let us pray

Silence is kept.

For the poor and the oppressed,

for the unemployed and the destitute,

for prisoners and captives,

and for all who remember and care for them,

let us pray

Silence is kept.

For the dying, for those who mourn,

for the faithful whom we entrust to the Lord in hope,

as we look forward to the day when we share

the fullness of the resurrection,

let us pray

Silence is kept.

Rejoicing in the communion of the saints,

let us commend ourselves, and one another,

and all our life, to God.

Silence is kept.

For yours is the majesty,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,

now and for ever.


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.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.



The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,

and keep us in eternal life.


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Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Archbishops' Council 2000

Kyrie Eleison © The Archbishops' Council 2002