morning offering

The Book of Common Prayer has a liturgy for morning prayer which I like, but this is a morning offering I have put together, which is much shorter (which isn’t the point here), and it’s about committing myself to God each day. I’m sharing it on the first day of the year in case a morning offering is something you would like to pray also. This is mine, feel free to use it, or put together your own.

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Renunciations and Baptismal Vows (Book of Common Prayer, pages 302-305).

I commend my soul to God my Creator,
who made me of nothing and created me in the divine image;
to Jesus my Savior,
who loves me and gave himself for me;
to the Holy Spirit
by whom I was sealed in baptism and who sanctifies me;
into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation for sins, and the reunion of all Christians [and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month].

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14.

Published by MaryClare StFrancis

MaryClare StFrancis is a writer who sounds as boring as hell but who is intimately acquainted with the horrific and the sacred. For a long time, darkness has been her friend, but she now walks in the light of Christ. As a committed Episcopalian, her main contribution to the church is her ability to make the priests facepalm or swear, depending on the day and context. MaryClare has a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing and lives in Mississippi with her four children.

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