Leader: O God, come to my assistance.
All: O Lord, make haste to help me.
Leader: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
All: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world with out end, Amen.
Leader: Let us begin our day by thanking God for his goodness to us. Think of one or two things you are thankful for and thank God silently in your heart.
All: Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard the sound of my pleadings.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts;
so I am helped, and my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
O save your people, and bless your heritage;
be their shepherd, and carry them forever.
Leader: Let us praise the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.