In the United States, there is a history of using Morning Prayer as the main service on Sundays. This dates back to a little scuffle we had with England called the Revolutionary War. Prior to the Revolution, the Church of England had a prominent place in the faith life of the colonies and was the established church in Virginia, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
- How can the Church be the "Church of England" now that we've broken away from England?
- What do we call this thing since it can't be the "Church of England" anymore?
- The Church lost its established position and thus its income from church taxes
- Most of the clergy left which meant empty pulpits, no one available to consecrate the bread and wine for Communion on Sundays, and no bishops (who were all in England anyway) to confirm or ordain
- No way to ordain priests or deacons since they all had to take the Oath of Supremacy and could no longer do so
While the issue of consecrating bishops resolved itself by 1785, there continued to be a priest shortage in the colonies for some time, hence Morning Prayer became established as a normative practice in the United States.