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Join me, Ben Ward, as we pray, sing and worship together. We'll read a Psalm and Scripture passage from the Daily Office in the Book of Common Prayer. We'll also say the Apostles' Creed and Lord's Prayer as we pray for ourselves and others and give thanks to Jesus. Every week from Mobile, Alabama.

Morning Prayer and Worship Ben Ward

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Join me, Ben Ward, as we pray, sing and worship together. We'll read a Psalm and Scripture passage from the Daily Office in the Book of Common Prayer. We'll also say the Apostles' Creed and Lord's Prayer as we pray for ourselves and others and give thanks to Jesus. Every week from Mobile, Alabama.

    Wrongs Made Right – Morning Prayer for the First Thursday of Advent

    Wrongs Made Right – Morning Prayer for the First Thursday of Advent

    It’s the First Thursday of Advent in the Church Calendar



    This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.



    Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing my song “Your Name.” We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 18:1-20 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 20:27-40 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.



    If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list.



    Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift.



    Art: Glass by Dana Boussard



    Collect of the Day
    First Sunday of Advent, Rite Two
    Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    • 19 min
    Free from Shame – Morning Prayer for the First Wednesday of Advent

    Free from Shame – Morning Prayer for the First Wednesday of Advent

    It’s the First Wednesday of Advent in the Church Calendar



    This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.



    We are celebrating Andrew the Apostle today.



    Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “O Taste and See” by Brian Johnson and Jenn Johnson. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 19:1-6 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Matthew 4:18-22 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.



    If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list.



    Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift.



    Art: Glass by Dana Boussard



    Collect of the Day
    Saint Andrew, Rite Two
    Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your Holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    • 16 min
    Making Room – Morning Prayer for the First Tuesday of Advent

    Making Room – Morning Prayer for the First Tuesday of Advent

    First Tuesday of Advent in the Church Calendar



    This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.



    Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing a song I wrote: “Making Room (Let Every Heart).” We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalms 5 and 6 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 20:9-18 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.



    If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list.



    Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift.



    Art: Zarina (Indian American, 1937–2020), Beyond the Stars, 2014. Woodcut printed on BFK light paper collaged with gold leaf and Urdu text, mounted on Somerset Antique paper, 24 × 23 in. Photo: Farzad Owrang.



    Collect of the Day
    First Sunday of Advent, Rite Two
    Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    • 16 min
    Evermore – Morning Prayer for Advent, Monday, Week 1

    Evermore – Morning Prayer for Advent, Monday, Week 1

    First Week of Advent, Monday, in the Church Calendar



    This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.



    Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalms 1, 2, and 3 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 20:1-8. We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.



    If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list.



    Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift.



    Art by Vonda Drees



    Collect of the Day
    First Sunday of Advent, Rite Two
    Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    • 16 min
    What is not yet known – Morning Prayer, Wednesday, Proper 29

    What is not yet known – Morning Prayer, Wednesday, Proper 29

    The Season After Pentecost, Wednesday, Proper 29, in the Church Calendar



    This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Wednesday. Off Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.



    Celebrating the life of Clement, Bishop of Rome today.



    Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “When I Look Upon Your Holiness” by Cathy Perrin and Wayne Perrin. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 85:8-13 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is Luke 6:37-45 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.



    If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list.



    Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift.



    Art: 11th-century mosaic of St. Clement from St. Sophia of Kyiv



    Collect of the Day
    Clement, Bishop of Rome, c. 100, Rite Two
    Almighty God, you chose your servant Clement of Rome to recall the Church in Corinth to obedience and stability: Grant that your Church may be grounded and settled in your truth by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; reveal to it what is not yet known; fill up what is lacking; confirm what has already been revealed; and keep it blameless in your service; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    • 18 min
    Sanctified Imagination – Morning Prayer, Tuesday, Proper 29

    Sanctified Imagination – Morning Prayer, Tuesday, Proper 29

    The Season After Pentecost, Tuesday, Proper 29, in the Church Calendar



    This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.



    Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “I Need You Lord,” a song I wrote. We’ll then offer a Prayer of Confession. We’ll read Psalm 139:1-9 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Scripture Lesson is John 16:7-15 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.



    If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list.



    Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift.



    Art: Perelandra | C.S. Lewis, Bino Maia



    Collect of the Day
    Clive Staples Lewis, 1963, Rite Two
    O God of searing truth and surpassing beauty, we give you thanks for Clive Staples Lewis, whose sanctified imagination lights fires of faith in young and old alike. Surprise us also with your joy and draw us into that new and abundant life which is ours in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    • 16 min

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Beautiful and authentic time of worship, prayer, reflection, confession and rejoicing.

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I have been listening to Morning Prayer for the past 3 years and it truly has been life changing, this morning prayer podcast has strengthened my faith and has changed my morning routines as I make time every morning to worship which has been the best thing I could have done. Thank you Ben for what you do 🙏🏻 sending you many blessings

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