The Order for Morning and Evening Prayer
Daily to Be Said and Used Throughout the Year
From the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, edited slightly in the Reformed Anglican tradition for households.
- Preparation for worship
- First Lesson
- Canticles (morning) (evening)
- Second Lesson
- Responses (morning) (evening)
- Creeds and Confessions
- The Litany
- Common Prayer
- Occasional Prayers
THE Morning and Evening Prayer shall be used in the accustomed Place of the Church, Chapel, or Chancel; except it shall be otherwise determined by the Ordinary of the Place. And the Chancels shalt remain as they have done in times past.
And here is to be noted, that such Ornaments of the Church, and of the Ministers thereof, at all Times of their Ministration, shall be retained, and be in use, as were in this Church of England, by the Authority of Parliament, in the Second Year of the Reign of King Edward the Sixth.
Readers and such other lay persons as may be authorized by the Bishop of the diocese may, at the invitation of the Minister of the parish or, where the Cure is vacant, or the Minister is incapacitated, at the invitation of the Churchwardens, say or sing Morning or Evening Prayer (save for the Absolution): and in case of need, where no clerk in Holy Orders or Reader or lay person authorized as aforesaid is available, the Minister or (failing him) the Churchwardens shall arrange for some suitable lay person to say or sing Morning or Evening Prayer (save for the Absolution).