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Todays Readings

Today's Readings

Psalm 10:1– 18
Jeremiah 31:10– 17
1 Corinthians 15:19– 26
John 14:1– 6


Confession of Sin

Most merciful God,
I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. I am truly sorry and I humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on me and forgive me; that I may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen

The Lessons

Select one or more of the readings



Psalm 10

(1) Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? (2) In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. (3) He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD. (4) In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

(5) His ways are always prosperous; he is haughty and your laws are far from him; he sneers at all his enemies. (6) He says to himself, 'Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble.' (7) His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. (8) He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent, watching in secret for his victims.

(9) He lies in wait like a lion in cover; he lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. (10) His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength. (11) He says to himself, 'God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees.' (12) Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.

(13) Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, 'He won't call me to account'? (14) But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (15) Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out. (16) The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.

(17) You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, (18) defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.


Jeremiah 31

(10) Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: 'He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.' (11) For the LORD will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. (12) They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD-- the grain, the new wine and the oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. (13) Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

(14) I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,' declares the LORD. (15) This is what the LORD says: 'A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.' (16) This is what the LORD says: 'Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,' declares the LORD. 'They will return from the land of the enemy. (17) So there is hope for your future,' declares the LORD. 'Your children will return to their own land.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



1 Corinthians 15

(19) If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. (20) But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (21) For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. (22) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

(23) But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. (24) Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. (25) For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. (26) The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



John 14

(1) Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. (2) In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. (3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (4) You know the way to the place where I am going.'

(5) Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' (6) Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.



Seasonal Collect:  

The Lord's Prayer   

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,
  forever and ever. Amen.

Personal Prayers and Reflection

This is a time to pause, consider and listen. Pray for yourself and others.



Closing Prayers   

The General Thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable 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 pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory throughout all ages. Amen.

Conclude with following
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.



This concludes the Daily Prayer
Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord