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1st Sunday in Lent
(If you can, go to mass today. If you can't, read the mass propers
for today, found on pages 125-127
of the Book of Common Prayer.)
PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 50. Deus deorum.
1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and
show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their
2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation
that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their
God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight
in approaching to God.
3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore
have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold,
in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your
4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the
fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make
your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is it
such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his
soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread
sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and
an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not
this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness,
to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free,
and that ye break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring
the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the
naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from
thine own flesh?
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine
health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall
go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rearward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt
cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the
midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the
afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy
darkness be as the noonday:
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy
soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like
a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail
12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:
thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and
thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer
of paths to dwell in.
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy
pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the
holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing
thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking
thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause
thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee
with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD
hath spoken it.
1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you,
They have their reward.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret
himself shall reward thee openly.
5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in
the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily
I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen
do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance:
for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men
to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy
18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall
reward thee openly.
Ps 15. Domine, quis habitabit?
Ps 92. Bonum est confiteri.
5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the
6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not
see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in
the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope
the LORD is.
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth
out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the
year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
who can know it?
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give
every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of
11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so
he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in
the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of
13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be
ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the
earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living
me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved:
for thou art my praise.
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant,
how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed
through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank
of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were
overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should
not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The
people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed,
and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted,
and were destroyed of serpents.
murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed
of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and
they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the
world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest
hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above
that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way
to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 36. Dixit injustus.
1 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD
had blessed Abraham in all things.
Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled
over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven,
and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto
my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
4 But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take
a wife unto my son Isaac.
5 And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will
not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring
thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
6 And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not
my son thither again.
7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house,
and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and
that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land;
he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife
unto my son from thence.
8 And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou
shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither
9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his
master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
10 And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master,
and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand:
and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
11 And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a
well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that
women go out to draw water.
12 And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee,
send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master
13 Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters
of the men of the city come out to draw water:
14 And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say,
Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she
shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let
the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac;
and thereby shall I know that thou hast shown kindness unto my
15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold,
Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the
wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
16 And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither
had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled
her pitcher, and came up.
17 And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray
thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
18 And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down
her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
19 And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw
water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and
ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
21 And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether
the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that
the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two
bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is
there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?
24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son
of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender
enough, and room to lodge in.
26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham,
who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth:
I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's
1 Corinthians 3:1-7
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual,
but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye
were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and
strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos;
are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom
ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that
watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Ps 42. Quemadmodum.
Ps 43. Judica me, Deus.
19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give
thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations?
and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn
away from me.
20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband,
so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications
of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way,
and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold,
we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from
the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the
salvation of Israel.
24 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our
youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we
have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from
our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of
the LORD our God.
1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this
man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents:
but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day:
the night cometh, when no man can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay
of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with
7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is
by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed,
and came seeing.
8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him
that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he
said, I am he.
10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay,
and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam,
and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened
15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received
his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and
I washed, and do see.
16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God,
because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can
a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division
17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him,
that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been
blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents
of him that had received his sight.
19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say
was born blind? how then doth he now see?
20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our
son, and that he was born blind:
21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened
his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak
words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the
Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he
was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 37. 1-24 Noli aemulari.
Genesis 24:28-38, 49-51, 58-67
28 And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these
29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban
ran out unto the man, unto the well.
30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets
upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah
his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came
unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
31 And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore
standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room
for the camels.
32 And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels,
and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash
his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
33 And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will
not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.
34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become
great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and
gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she
was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
37 And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a
wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land
38 But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred,
and take a wife unto my son.
49 And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell
me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or
to the left.
Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from
the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
51 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let
her be thy master's son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
58 And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with
this man? And she said, I will go.
59 And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and
Abraham's servant, and his men.
60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our
sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let
thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
61 And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the
camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and
went his way.
62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he
dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide:
and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she
lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh
in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master:
therefore she took a veil, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took
Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac
was comforted after his mother's death.
1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to
be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For
it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that
they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life,
or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ,
and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you,
or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified:
but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come,
who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and
will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall
every man have praise of God.
Ps 46. Deus noster refugium.
Ps 47. Omnes gentes, plaudite.
1 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto
me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight,
then shalt thou not remove.
2 And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment,
and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves
in him, and in him shall they glory.
thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break
up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins
of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem:
lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench
it, because of the evil of your doings.
5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow
ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble
yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.
6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will
bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.
7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of
the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to
make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without
8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the
fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the LORD, that
the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes;
and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.
24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto
him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know
not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened
he thine eyes?
27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not
hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?
28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but
we are Moses' disciples.
29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we
know not from whence he is.
30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous
thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened
31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be
a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened
the eyes of one that was born blind.
33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born
in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found
him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe
37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is
he that talketh with thee.
he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that
they which see not might see; and that they which see might be
40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these
words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but
now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated Version)
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 26. Judica me, Domine.
1 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
will speak unto thee.
2 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set
me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children
of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against
me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even
unto this very day.
they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto
them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD.
5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear,
(for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there
hath been a prophet among them.
thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of
their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou
dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor
be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
7 And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will
hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious
like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give
9 And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo,
a roll of a book was therein;
10 And he spread it before me; and it was written within and
without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning,
1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into
his own city.
2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying
on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of
the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves,
This man blasphemeth.
4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil
in your hearts?
5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or
to say, Arise, and walk?
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth
to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise,
take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified
God, which had given such power unto men.
9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto
him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold,
many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples,
Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
Ps 4. Cum invocarem.
Ps 16. Conserva me, Domine.
16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying,
of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel:
therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from
18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou
givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from
his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die
in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness,
nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou
hast delivered thy soul.
20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness,
and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he
shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall
die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall
not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous
sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he
is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto
me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with
23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold,
the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by
the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet,
and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within
25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon
thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out
26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth,
that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover:
for they are a rebellious house.
27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou
shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth,
let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they
are a rebellious house.
2 Corinthians 4
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy,
we faint not;
have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by
manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency
of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed,
but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus'
sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written,
I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise
up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace
might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh
for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which
are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but
the things which are not seen are eternal.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but
Rebekah loved Jacob.
29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he
30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same
red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
31 And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what
profit shall this birthright do to me?
33 And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him:
and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.
Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat
and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised
1 Corinthians 4:6-21
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred
to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn
in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no
one of you be puffed up for one against another.
7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou
that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why
dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings
without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might
reign with you.
9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as
it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto
the world, and to angels, and to men.
are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are
weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and
are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we
bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the
world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons
I warn you.
though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye
not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through
16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved
son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance
of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every
18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will
know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love,
and in the spirit of meekness?
Ps 49. Audite haec, omnes.
11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem,
A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter
of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now
also will I give sentence against them.
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall
be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto
us! for we are spoiled.
14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest
be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction
from mount Ephraim.
16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem,
that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice
against the cities of Judah.
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because
she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.
18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee;
this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth
unto thine heart.
19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart
maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast
heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land
is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in
21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the
my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish
children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to
do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the
door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the
same is a thief and a robber.
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and
he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and
the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for
they know not the voice of strangers.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not
what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the
sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 95. Venite, exultemus.
Ps 84. Quam dilecta!
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy,
and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds;
Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should
not the shepherds feed the flocks?
3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them
that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed
that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was
broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away,
neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and
with cruelty have ye ruled them.
5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and
they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every
high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the
earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became
a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field,
because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search
for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds;
and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to
cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed
themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth,
that they may not be meat for them.
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both
search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is
among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep,
and will deliver them out of all places where they have been
scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them
from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and
feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in
all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains
of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good
fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith
the Lord GOD.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which
was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and
will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat
and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
Matthew 10:24-33, 37-42
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and
the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the
house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall
not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what
ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to
kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both
soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also
before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy
of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not
worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me,
is not worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth
his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth
me receiveth him that sent me.
41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall
receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous
man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little
ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily
I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Ps 77. Voce mea ad Dominum.
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the
spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley
which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there
were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And
I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto
them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause
breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you,
and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall
live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there
was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together,
bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon
them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son
of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from
the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that
they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into
them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding
he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house
of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope
is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause
you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your
graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall
place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD
have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
1 Timothy 4
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared
with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats,
which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them
which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused,
if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou
shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the
words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself
rather unto godliness.
bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable
unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and
of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because
we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially
of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers,
in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee
by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that
thy profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in
them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them
that hear thee.
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MORNING PRAYER (Full Version)
Ps 101. Misericordiam et judicium.
Ezekiel 34:17-25, 30-31
17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold,
I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he
18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good
pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of
your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must
foul the residue with your feet?
19 And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with
your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even
I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed
all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them
22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be
a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed
them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall
be their shepherd.
24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince
among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the
evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely
in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them,
and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith
the Lord GOD.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am
your God, saith the Lord GOD.
2 Timothy 2:1-15
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach
therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised
from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evildoer, even unto bonds;
but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that
they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with
is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also
live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him,
he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before
the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to
the subverting of the hearers.
to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
Ps 23. Dominus regit me.
21 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children
of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will
gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains
of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall
be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two
kingdoms any more at all:
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols,
nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions:
but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein
they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my
people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all
shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments,
and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob
my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell
therein, even they, and their children, and their children's
children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall
be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them,
and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of
them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their
God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel,
when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
1 Timothy 6:6-21
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can
carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows.
thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto
thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all
things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed
a good confession;
14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable,
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only
Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no
man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to
whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not
highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living
God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready
to distribute, willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against
the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding
profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely
21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace
be with thee. Amen.
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