Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

A Simple Order of Morning Prayer In Eastertide

If you are praying on your own, then you can use all the words. If you are in a household group, then one person can lead the prayers, and everyone else join in with the words in bold.

O Lord open our lips,
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Most glorious Lord of life,
whose Son Jesus Christ conquered death
and rose victorious from the grave:
may we walk in his company,
hear the mystery of the Scriptures unfold to us,
and, with burning hearts, know his presence
in the breaking of the bread,
for our Saviour is risen indeed – Alleluia!
Blessed be God for ever.


Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who sleep.

Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us
so let us celebrate the feast,

Not with the old leaven of corruption and wickedness
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Christ once raised from the dead dies no more
death has no more dominion over him.

In dying he died to sin once for all
in living he lives to God.

See yourselves therefore as dead to sin
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Christ has been raised from the dead
the first fruits of those who sleep.

For as by man came death
by man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Glory to the Father,
and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,

is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who sleep.


A Bible Reading is read.

You could use the daily gospel reading, which you can find here.


God has raised Christ Jesus from the dead,
so that we have a sure hope in him. Alleluia!

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel
for he has come to his people and set them free.

The Lord 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 who hate us.

To show mercy to our forebears
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 before him 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 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.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now,

and shall be for ever. Amen.

God has raised Christ Jesus from the dead,
so that we have a sure hope in him. Alleluia!


Various prayers are offered for:
The Church
The World
The Local Community

Those in particular need

A prayer for those affected by the Coronavirus which you may wish to use (written by the Revd Dr Samuel Wells):

God of healing and hope,
in Jesus you meet us in our places of pain and fear.
Look with mercy on those who have contracted the new virus,
on any who are vulnerable, and on all who feel in danger.
Through this time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit
bring out the best not the worst in us.
Make us more aware of our interdependence on each other,
and of the strength that comes
from being one body in you.
Through Christ our wounded healer.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer is said.


The collect for Easter.

Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

The second collect, for peace.

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

The third collect, for grace.

Eternal God and Father,
by your power we are created
and by your love we are redeemed:
guide and strengthen us by your Spirit,
that we may give ourselves to you
in love and service of one another;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with us all, evermore. Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.