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(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 170-171 of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
23 For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an
image of his own eternity.
24 Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the
world: and they that do hold of his side do find it.
the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there
shall no torment touch them.
2 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure
is taken for misery,
3 And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are
4 For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their
hope full of immortality.
5 And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded:
for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself.
6 As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them
as a burnt offering.
7 And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run
to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
8 They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people,
and their Lord shall reign for ever.
9 They that put their trust in him shall understand the truth:
and such as be faithful in love shall abide with him: for grace
and mercy is to his saints, and he hath care for his elect.
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated
unto the gospel of God,
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of
the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to
the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience
to the faith among all nations, for his name:
6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace
to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that
your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel
of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always
in my prayers;
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have
a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual
gift, to the end ye may be established;
12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the
mutual faith both of you and me.
Ps 33. Exultate, justi.
14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice
with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine
enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of
thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to
Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love,
he will joy over thee with singing.
18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly,
who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and
I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven
out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where
they have been put to shame.
20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that
I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all
people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your
eyes, saith the LORD.
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week,
when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for
fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith
unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and
his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath
sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith
unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and
whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with
them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen
the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the
nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas
with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in
the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold
my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side:
and be not faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have
life through his name.
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Ps 1. Beatus vir qui non abiit.
Ps 3. Domine, quid multiplicati?
3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which
ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength
of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall
no leavened bread be eaten.
4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.
5 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land
of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to
give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt
keep this service in this month.
6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh
day shall be a feast to the LORD.
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall
no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven
seen with thee in all thy quarters.
8 And thou shalt show thy son in that day, saying, This is done
because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth
out of Egypt.
9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for
a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in
thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee
out of Egypt.
10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from
year to year.
11 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land
of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers,
and shall give it thee,
thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix,
and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the
males shall be the LORD'S.
13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb;
and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck:
and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying,
What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand
the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:
15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go,
that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both
the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I
sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males;
but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets
between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought
us forth out of Egypt.
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time
past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he
hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image
of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power,
when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right
hand of the Majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance
obtained a more excellent name than they.
unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son,
this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a
Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the
world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits,
and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and
ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore
God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness
above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation
of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall
wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be
changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my
right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Ps 4. Cum invocarem.
Ps 11. In Domino confido.
1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her
warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she
hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.
voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way
of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill
shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and
the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh
shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh
is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of
7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit
of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our
God shall stand for ever.
9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high
mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy
voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the
cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm
shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the
lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently
lead those that are with young.
1 Peter 1:1-12
1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of
the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which
according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a
lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need
be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold
that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found
unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your
10 Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched
diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ
which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the
sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto
us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto
you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy
Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to
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Ps 5. Verba mea auribus.
17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that
God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines,
although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people
repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness
of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed
out of the land of Egypt.
19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly
sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you;
and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
20 And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in
Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give
them light; to go by day and night:
took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar
of fire by night, from before the people.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp
before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against
Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea.
3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled
in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after
them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host;
that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which
at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed
unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according
to his own will?
5 For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world
to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man,
that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst
him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For
in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that
is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Ps 24. Domini est terra.
12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and
meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of
the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales,
and the hills in a balance?
13 Who hath directed the spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor
hath taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught
him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed
to him the way of understanding?
15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted
as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles
as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof
sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted
to him less than nothing, and vanity.
1 Peter 1:13-25
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope
to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the
revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according
to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in
all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons
judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your
sojourning here in fear:
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible
things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received
by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the
dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through
the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love
one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the
flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof
25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
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Ps 22: 23-31
Exodus 14:5-14, 19-21, 24-28, 30
And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the
heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people,
and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel
go from serving us?
6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots
of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and
he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of
Israel went out with an high hand.
9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots
of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them
encamping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted
up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them;
and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out
unto the LORD.
11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in
Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore
hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying,
Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been
better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die
in the wilderness.
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still,
and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you
today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see
them again no more for ever.
14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel,
removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went
from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp
of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave
light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other
all the night.
21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD
caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night,
and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked
unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and
of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily:
so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel;
for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over
the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon
their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea
returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians
fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the
midst of the sea.
28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the
horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea
after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the
Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels
for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that
he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are
all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain
of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are
all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst
of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the
children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through
death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that
is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their
lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he
took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto
his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest
in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins
of the people.
in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to
succour them that are tempted.
Ps 25. Ad te, Domine, levavi.
Isaiah 40:18, 21-31
18 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare
21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told
you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations
of the earth?
22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the
inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out
the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges
of the earth as vanity.
24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown:
yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall
also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind
shall take them away as stubble.
25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith
the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these
things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them
all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong
in power; not one faileth.
27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is
hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting
God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth
not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men
shall utterly fall:
they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not
be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
1 Peter 2:1-10
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies,
and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that
ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of
men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house,
an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable
to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I
lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that
believeth on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them
which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed,
the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them
which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also
they were appointed.
9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises
of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous
in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God:
which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
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Ps 28. Ad te, Domine.
20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel
in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels
and with dances.
21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath
triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown
into the sea.
22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out
into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the
wilderness, and found no water.
23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters
of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was
24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall
25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree,
which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made
sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and
there he proved them,
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of
the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight,
and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes,
I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought
upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and
threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was
faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch
as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all
things is God.
5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant,
for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we,
if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope
firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his
not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation
in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They
do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest
any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning
of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden
not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all
that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with
them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest,
but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Ps 29. Afferte Domino.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul
delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth
judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard
in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall
he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment
in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched
them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh
out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and
spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the
LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,
and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the
prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give
to another, neither my praise to graven images.
the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare:
before they spring forth I tell you of them.
1 Peter 2:11-17
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain
from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that,
whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your
good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's
sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the
punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put
to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness,
but as the servants of God.
17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 40.1-16 Expectans expectavi.
Exodus 16:1-7, 13b-15
1 And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation
of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which
is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second
month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured
against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we
had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we
sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full;
for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this
whole assembly with hunger.
4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from
heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain
rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk
in my law, or no.
5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall
prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much
as they gather daily.
6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel, At
even, then ye shall know that the LORD hath brought you out from
the land of Egypt:
7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD;
for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what
are we, that ye murmur against us?
13 An in the morning the dew lay round about the host.
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face
of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as
the hoar frost on the ground.
when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another,
It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto
them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering
into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:
but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with
faith in them that heard it.
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said,
As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest:
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this
wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein,
and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after
so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice,
harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward
have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased
from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any
man fall after the same example of unbelief.
the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul
and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner
of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but
all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom
we have to do.
Ps 39. Dixi, Custodiam.
Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of
the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein;
the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,
the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of
the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise
in the islands.
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up
jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall
prevail against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained
myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy
and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their
herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I
will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make
darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These
things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust
in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
1 Peter 2:18-25
18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only
to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God
endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults,
ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer
for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.
ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the
Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
1 And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed
from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to
the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there
was no water for the people to drink.
2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us
water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide
ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?
3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured
against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought
us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle
4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto
this people? they be almost ready to stone me.
5 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and
take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith
thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb;
and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out
of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight
of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because
of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted
the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed
into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with
the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted
like as we are, yet without sin.
us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may
obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for
men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts
and sacrifices for sins:
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are
out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for
himself, to offer for sins.
4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is
called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest;
but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, today have I begotten
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedec.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers
and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that
was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things
which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation
unto all them that obey him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered,
seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need
that one teach you again which be the first principles of the
oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and
not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of
righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even
those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern
both good and evil.
Ps 93. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 111. Confitebor tibi.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he
that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee,
I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou
walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall
the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:
I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable,
and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and
people for thy life.
5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the
east, and gather thee from the west;
6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not
back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends
of the earth;
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created
him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
1 Peter 3:1-12
1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands;
that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word
be won by the conversation of the wives;
2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting
the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is
not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit,
which is in the sight of God of great price.
5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also,
who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto
their own husbands:
6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters
ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge,
giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as
being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers
be not hindered.
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another,
love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise
blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should
inherit a blessing.
10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain
his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and
the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are
open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against
them that do evil.