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(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 173-174
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 138. Confitebor tibi.
2 Samuel 12:15b-23
15 And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto
David, and it was very sick.
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted,
and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise
him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread
18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died.
And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was
dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we
spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how
will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived
that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants,
Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.
20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed
himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of
the LORD, and worshipped: then he came to his own house; and
when he required, they set bread before him, and he did eat.
21 Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou
hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was
alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread.
he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for
I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that
the child may live?
23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him
back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe
also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so,
I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest;
and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and
from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and
yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath
seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father
in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:
but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:
or else believe me for the very works' sake.
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that
I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he
do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that
the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Ps 68:1-20 Exsurgat Deus.
Isaiah 26:12-16, 19
12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought
all our works in us.
LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over
us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they
shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them,
and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased
the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto
all the ends of the earth.
16 LORD, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a
prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise.
Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the
dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
2 Corinthians 5
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with
hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon
with our house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened:
not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality
might be swallowed up of life.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God,
who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we
are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from
the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may
be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things done in his body, according
to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;
but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made
manifest in your consciences.
12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you
occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to
answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether
we be sober, it is for your cause.
the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that
if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not
henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for
them, and rose again.
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea,
though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth
know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto
himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed
unto us the word of reconciliation.
then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech
you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that
we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 85. Benedixisti, Domine.
Exodus 25:1-11, 17-22
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering:
of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall
take my offering.
this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver,
4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats'
5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,
6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet
7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the
8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
9 According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the
tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even
so shall ye make it.
10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and
a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the
breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without
shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold
17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits
and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half
the breadth thereof.
18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work
shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on
the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims
on the two ends thereof.
20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high,
covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall
look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of
the cherubims be.
21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and
in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.
22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee
from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which
are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will
give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that
by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that
were under the first testament, they which are called might receive
the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be
the death of the testator.
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise
it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without
19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people
according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats,
with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both
the book, and all the people,
20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath
enjoined unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and
all the vessels of the ministry.
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and
without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in
the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands,
which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now
to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest
entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation
of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared
to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto
them that look for him shall he appear the second time without
sin unto salvation.
Ps 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are
escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the
wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together:
who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from
that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside
me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:
for I am God, and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in
righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee
shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and
strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed
against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the
saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the
Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before
him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made
us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness
of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according
to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might
gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in
heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after
the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the
purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 86. Inclina, Domine.
Exodus 28:1-4, 29-38
1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with
him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister
unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu,
Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
2 And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for
glory and for beauty.
3 And thou shalt speak unto all that are wisehearted, whom I
have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's
garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the
4 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate,
and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and
a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother,
and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in
the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in
unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.
30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim
and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he
goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of
the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.
31 And thou shalt make the robe of the ephod all of blue.
32 And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst
thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the
hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not
33 And beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make pomegranates
of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, round about the hem thereof;
and bells of gold between them round about:
34 A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate,
upon the hem of the robe round about.
35 And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound shall
be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD,
and when he cometh out, that he die not.
36 And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it,
like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
37 And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon
the mitre; upon the forefront of the mitre it shall be.
38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear
the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel
shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always
upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not
the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices
which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto
2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because
that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience
3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of
sins every year.
4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats
should take away sins.
5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice
and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written
of me,) to do thy will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings
and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure
therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away
the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of
the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes
the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins
for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are
Ps 84. Quam dilecta!
Ps 117. Laudate Dominum.
Isaiah 46:3-4, 9-13
3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the
house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which
are carried from the womb:
4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will
I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry,
and will deliver you.
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there
is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things
that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I
will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth
my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will
also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and
my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion
for Israel my glory.
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord
Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye
may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches
of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward
who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion,
and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also
in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be
the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 89:1-19. Misericordias Domini.
Exodus 32:1-7, 15-20
1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out
of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron,
and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us;
for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the
land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which
are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters,
and bring them unto me.
3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were
in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a
graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said,
These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the
land of Egypt.
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron
made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.
6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings,
and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and
to drink, and rose up to play.
7 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people,
which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted
15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two
tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written
on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they
16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the
writing of God, graven upon the tables.
17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted,
he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery,
neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome:
but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp,
that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed
hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them
beneath the mount.
20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in
the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water,
and made the children of Israel drink of it.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after
that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those
days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and
in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the
blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,
through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our
bodies washed with pure water.
us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for
he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner
of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more,
as ye see the day approaching.
Ps 90. Domine, refugium.
12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I
am the first, I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and
my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them,
they stand up together.
14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath
declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his
pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought
him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret
from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and
now the Lord GOD, and his spirit, hath sent me.
saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the
LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee
by the way that thou shouldest go.
18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy
peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of
19 Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy
bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been
cut off nor destroyed from before me.
20 Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a
voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the
end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant
21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts:
he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave
the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit
that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in
the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and
of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith
he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together
with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches
of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 91. Qui habitat.
Exodus 32:21-24, 30-34
21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee,
that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest
the people, that they are set on mischief.
23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before
us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of
the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break
it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and
there came out this calf.
30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the
people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto
the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people
have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ; and if not, blot
me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against
me, him will I blot out of my book.
34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which
I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee:
nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation,
which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought
worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath
counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified,
an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me,
I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall
judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye
were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches
and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them
that were so used.
34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully
the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have
in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great
recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.
the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul
shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of
them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Ps 97. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 98. Cantate Domino.
1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far;
The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my
mother hath he made mention of my name.
2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow
of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in
his quiver hath he hid me;
3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I
will be glorified.
4 Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength
for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD,
and my work with my God.
5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be
his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not
gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and
my God shall be my strength.
6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my
servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved
of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles,
that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One,
to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth,
to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also
shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the
Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee,
and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve
thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish
the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that
are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways,
and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor
sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them,
even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the
north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in
the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called
the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from
the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants
of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken
down the middle wall of partition between us;
abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments
contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one
new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the
cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and
to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto
an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of
God through the Spirit.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 94. Deus ultionum.
7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp,
afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation.
And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went
out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without
8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle,
that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent
door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle,
the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle,
and the LORD talked with Moses.
10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle
door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in
his tent door.
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh
unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant
Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the
12 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring
up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt
send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou
hast also found grace in my sight.
13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight,
show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace
in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give
15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry
us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have
found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us?
so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people
that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that
thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and
I know thee by name.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.
19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee,
and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will
be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on
whom I will show mercy.
20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no
man see me, and live.
21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou
shalt stand upon a rock:
22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that
I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with
my hand while I pass by:
23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back
parts: but my face shall not be seen.
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence
of things not seen.
by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by
the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made
of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than
Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God
testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;
and was not found, because God had translated him: for before
his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that
cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder
of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house;
by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness
which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place
which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and
he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange
country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs
with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder
and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive
seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because
she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead,
so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand
which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and
embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims
on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence
they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath
prepared for them a city.
Ps 103. Benedic, anima
13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into
singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people,
and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
14 But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath
a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion
on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not
16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy
walls are continually before me.
17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that
made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather
themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD,
thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament,
and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy
destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants,
and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
20 The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the
other, shall say again in thine ears, The place is too strait
for me: give place to me that I may dwell.
21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these,
seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and
removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I
was left alone; these, where had they been?
22 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand
to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they
shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be
carried upon their shoulders.
23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy
nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face
toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou
shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed
that wait for me.
1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which
is given me to you-ward:
3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as
I wrote afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the
mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,
and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the
grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable
riches of Christ;
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who
created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers
in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold
wisdom of God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ
Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the
faith of him.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 99. Dominus regnavit.
Ps 100. Jubilate Deo.
Exodus 34:1-10, 29-35
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone
like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words
that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.
2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto
mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the
3 And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be
seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds
feed before that mount.
4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses
rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as
the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables
5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there,
and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD,
The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant
in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression
and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's
children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth,
he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let
my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people;
and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.
10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people
I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth,
nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall
see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will
do with thee.
29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai
with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came
down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his
face shone while he talked with him.
30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold,
the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh
31 And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of
the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
32 And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he
gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him
in mount Sinai.
33 And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil
on his face.
34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him,
he took the veil off, until he came out. And he came out, and
spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the
skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the veil upon his face
again, until he went in to speak with him.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and
he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the
dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed both the sons
of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing
of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of
his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they
were not afraid of the king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called
the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God,
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures
in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king:
for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of
blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which
the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed
about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed
not, when she had received the spies with peace.
Ps 23. Dominus regit me.
Ps 30. Exaltabo te, Domine.
4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that
I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary:
he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear
as the learned.
5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious,
neither turned away back.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked
off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
7 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I
shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let
us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to
9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn
me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat
10 Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice
of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light?
let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for
you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above
all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end. Amen.