From earliest times, Christians gathered at regular hours during each day and night to respond to God's word with praise on behalf of creation and with intercession for the salvation of the world. By the fourth century, if not earlier, morning and evening had emerged as the pre-eminent hours for the offering of this sacrifice of praise.
The services of Morning and Evening Prayer help Christians to continue the cycle of prayer and focus on God. Each service is based on a standard form and the prayers change each day according to the season of the Church Year.
The services and prayers are available in two versions, so that you can choose the type of language you prefer:
Common Worship is written in modern English so that it is easy for everyone to understand. Click the links below to select a prayer:
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer uses an older type of English. It's more traditional and many people prefer it becuase of its poetic style. Click the links below to select a prayer:
Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004.