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Daily Office Readings
Week of Sunday, August-26-2012 - Proper 16 (8-24)
Daily Morning Prayer: Rite One
Officiant begins with the following:Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Confession of Sin
Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of Almighty God our heavenly Father, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear His holy Word, and to ask, for ourselves and on behalf of others, those things that are necessary for our life and our salvation. And so that we may prepare ourselves in heart and mind to worship him, let us kneel in silence, and with penitent and obedient hearts confess our sins, that we may obtain forgiveness by his infinite goodness and mercy.or this
Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.
Silence may be kept.
Officiant and People together, all kneeling
Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep,
we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
we have offended against thy holy laws,
we have left undone those things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us,
spare thou those who confess their faults,
restore thou those who are penitent,
according to thy promises declared unto mankind
in Christ Jesus our Lord;
and grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
to the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
The Almighty and merciful Lord grant you absolution and remission of all your sins, true repentance, amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of his Holy Spirit. Amen.
*A deacon or lay person using the preceding form remains kneeling, and substitutes "us" for "you" and "our" for "your."
The Invitatory and Psalter
Officiant O Lord, open thou our lips.
People And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Officiant and People
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
One of the following Antiphons may be sung or said with the Invitatory Psalm
On other Sundays and weekdays
The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: O come, let us adore him.
On Feasts of the Incarnation
[Alleluia.] The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us: O come, let us adore him. [Alleluia.]
On all Saints and other Major Saints' Days
[Alleluia.] The Lord is glorious in his saints: O come, let us adore him. [Alleluia.]
Be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands; * serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. [Antiphon, if used] Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; * it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. [Antiphon, if used] O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; * be thankful unto him and speak good of his Name. [Antiphon, if used] For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting; * and his truth endureth from generation to generation.
The Psalm or Psalms Appointed:
Exaudiat te Dominus
1May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble, * the Name of the God of Jacob defend you;
2Send you help from his holy place * and strengthen you out of Zion;
3Remember all your offerings * and accept your burnt sacrifice;
4Grant you your heart's desire * and prosper all your plans.
5We will shout for joy at your victory and triumph in the Name of our God; * may the LORD grant all your requests.
6Now I know that the LORD gives victory to his anointed; * he will answer him out of his holy heaven, with the victorious strength of his right hand.
7Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, * but we will call upon the Name of the LORD our God.
8They collapse and fall down, * but we will arise and stand upright.
9O LORD, give victory to the king * and answer us when we call.
1The king rejoices in your strength, O LORD; * how greatly he exults in your victory!
2You have given him his heart's desire; * you have not denied him the request of his lips.
3For you meet him with blessings of prosperity, * and set a crown of fine gold upon his head.
4He asked you for life, and you gave it to him: * length of days, for ever and ever.
5His honor is great, because of your victory; * splendor and majesty have you bestowed upon him.
6For you will give him everlasting felicity * and will make him glad with the joy of your presence.
7For the king puts his trust in the LORD; * because of the loving-kindness of the Most High, he will not fall.
(8Your hand will lay hold upon all your enemies; * your right hand will seize all those who hate you.
9You will make them like a fiery furnace * at the time of your appearing, O LORD;
10You will swallow them up in your wrath, * and fire shall consume them.
11You will destroy their offspring from the land * and their descendants from among the peoples of the earth.
12Though they intend evil against you and devise wicked schemes, * yet they shall not prevail.
13For you will put them to flight * and aim your arrows at them.
14Be exalted, O LORD, in your might; * we will sing and praise your power.)
At the end of the Psalm is sung or said
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
The Old Testament Reading
Reader: A Reading (Lesson) from Job 9:1 && Job 10:1-9,16-22
1Then Job answered and said: -- NKJV
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1"My soul loathes my life; I will give free course to my complaint, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. 2I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Show me why You contend with me. 3Does it seem good to You that You should oppress, That You should despise the work of Your hands, And smile on the counsel of the wicked? 4Do You have eyes of flesh? Or do You see as man sees? 5Are Your days like the days of a mortal man? Are Your years like the days of a mighty man, 6That You should seek for my iniquity And search out my sin, 7Although You know that I am not wicked, And there is no one who can deliver from Your hand? 8'Your hands have made me and fashioned me, An intricate unity; Yet You would destroy me. 9Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again? 16If my head is exalted, You hunt me like a fierce lion, And again You show Yourself awesome against me. 17You renew Your witnesses against me, And increase Your indignation toward me; Changes and war are ever with me. 18'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Oh, that I had perished and no eye had seen me! 19I would have been as though I had not been. I would have been carried from the womb to the grave. 20Are not my days few? Cease! Leave me alone, that I may take a little comfort, 21Before I go to the place from which I shall not return, To the land of darkness and the shadow of death, 22A land as dark as darkness itself, As the shadow of death, without any order, Where even the light is like darkness.'" -- NKJV
Reader:The Word of the Lord.
Answer: Thanks be to God.
1 A Song of Creation Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65
This Canticle may be shortened by omitting section II or III.
I Invocation O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O ye angels of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. II The Cosmic Order O ye heavens, bless ye the Lord; * O ye waters that be above the firmament, bless ye the Lord; O all ye powers of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O ye sun and moon, bless ye the Lord; * O ye stars of heaven, bless ye the Lord; O ye showers and dew, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O ye winds of God, bless ye the Lord; * O ye fire and heat, bless ye the Lord; O ye winter and summer, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O ye dews and frosts, bless ye the Lord; * O ye frost and cold, bless ye the Lord; O ye ice and snow, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O ye nights and days, bless ye the Lord; * O ye light and darkness, bless ye the Lord; O ye lightnings and clouds, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. III The Earth and its Creatures O let the earth bless the Lord; * O ye mountains and hills, bless ye the Lord; O all ye green things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O all ye fowls of the air, bless ye the Lord; * O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord; O ye children of men, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. IV The People of God O ye people of God, bless ye the Lord; * O ye priests of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; O ye servants of the Lord, bless ye the Lord; * praise him and magnify him for ever. O ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless ye the Lord; * O ye holy and humble men of heart, bless ye the Lord. Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; * praise him and magnify him for ever.
The New Testament Reading
Reader: A Reading (Lesson) from Acts 11:1-18
1Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him, 3saying, "You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!" 4But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying: 5"I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me. 6When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 7And I heard a voice saying to me, 'Rise, Peter; kill and eat.' 8But I said, 'Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.' 9But the voice answered me again from heaven, 'What God has cleansed you must not call common.' 10Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven. 11At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea. 12Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered the man's house. 13And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, 'Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, 14who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.' 15And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. 16Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, 'John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' 17If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?" 18When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, "Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life." -- NKJV
Reader:The Word of the Lord.
Answer: Thanks be to God.
19 The Song of the Redeemed Magna et mirabilia
O ruler of the universe, Lord God, great deeds are they that you have done, * surpassing human understanding. Your ways are ways of righteousness and truth, * O King of all the ages. Who can fail to do you homage, Lord, and sing the praises of your Name? * for you only are the Holy One. All nations will draw near and fall down before you, * because your just and holy works have been revealed. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: * as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The Apostles' Creed
Officiant and People together, all standing
I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
The People stand or kneel
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Officiant and People
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
V. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
R. And grant us thy salvation.
V. Endue thy ministers with righteousness;
R. And make thy chosen people joyful.
V. Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
R. For only in thee can we live in safety.
V. Lord, keep this nation under thy care;
R. And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
V. Let thy way be known upon earth;
R. Thy saving health among all nations.
V. Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
R. Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
V. Create in us clean hearts, O God;
R. And sustain us with thy Holy Spirit.
V. O Lord, save thy people and bless thine heritage;
R. Govern them and lift them up for ever.
V. Day by day we magnify thee;
R. And we worship thy name ever, world without end.
V. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin;
R. O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
V. O Lord, let thy mercy be upon us;
R. As our trust is in thee.
V. O Lord, in thee have I trusted;
R. Let me never be confounded.
The Collect of the Day:
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen
A Collect for Saturdays
Almighty God, who after the creation of the world didst rest from all thy works and sanctify a day of rest for all thy creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of thy sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to thy people in heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then, unless the Eucharist or a form of general intercession is to follow, the following prayer for mission is added.
Prayer for Mission
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of thy faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before thee for all members of thy holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.
Before the close of the Office one or both of the following may be used
The General Thanksgiving
Officiant and People
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication unto thee; and hast promised through thy well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name thou wilt be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
Then may be said
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Officiant concludes with:
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore.
2 Corinthians 13:14
Scripture taken from the New King James Version.
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