AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun Your daily stage of duty run; Shake off dull sluggishness, and joyful rise to pay your morning sacrifice. Bishop Ken, 1637-1711.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought us to the beginning of this day; Defend us in the same with Your mighty power; and grant that this day we do not fall into sin, nor run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by Your governance. Grant up strength to do all that is righteous in Your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.— Gelasian Sacramentary 494; ”Book of Common Prayer 1549.
O GOD … the fountain of blessings, open to us this day, the sea of Your love, and water us with abundant streams from the riches of Your grace. Make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace. Kindle in us the fire of Your love; sow in us Your fear; strengthen our weakness by Your power; bind us closely to You and to each other in one firm bond of unity; for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen. – Syrian Clementine liturgy A. D. 95
Revised by: Karrol Sneed 2013