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Today Readings

Psalm 44:1– 26
Genesis 14:1– 24
Hebrews 8:1– 13
John 4:43– 54

Epiphany
I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Isaiah 49:6b

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.


The Absolution

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 Invitatory and Psalter
O God make speed to save us, O Lord make haste to help us

O Gracious Light,
pure brightness of everliving Father in heaven
O Jesus Christ holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun
and our eyes behold the vesper light
we sing your praises O God: Father Son and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices
O Son of God, O Giver of Life
and to be glorified through all worlds.

The Lord has shown forth his glory: Come let us adore him.
?The Psalms are unique for the evening, the other lessions can be read in total or those you have not included in Morning Prayer

The Lessons



Psalm Chapter 44

(1) We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago. (2) With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our fathers; you crushed the peoples and made our fathers flourish. (3) It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. (4) You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.

(5) Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. (6) I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; (7) but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. (8) In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. Selah

(9) But now you have rejected and humbled us; you no longer go out with our armies. (10) You made us retreat before the enemy, and our adversaries have plundered us. (11) You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations. (12) You sold your people for a pittance, gaining nothing from their sale.

(13) You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us. (14) You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us. (15) My disgrace is before me all day long, and my face is covered with shame (16) at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me, because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.

(17) All this happened to us, though we had not forgotten you or been false to your covenant. (18) Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path. (19) But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals and covered us over with deep darkness. (20) If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

(21) would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart? (22) Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. (23) Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. (24) Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression?

(25) We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground. (26) Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.



Genesis Chapter 14

(1) At this time Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goiim (2) went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). (3) All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (the Salt Sea). (4) For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

(5) In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim (6) and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert. (7) Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazazon Tamar. (8) Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim

(9) against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar-- four kings against five. (10) Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. (11) The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. (12) They also carried off Abram's nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

(13) One who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshcol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. (14) When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. (15) During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. (16) He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

(17) After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley). (18) Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, (19) and he blessed Abram, saying, 'Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. (20) And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.' Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

(21) The king of Sodom said to Abram, 'Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.' (22) But Abram said to the king of Sodom, 'I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, and have taken an oath (23) that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the thong of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, 'I made Abram rich.' (24) I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me-- to Aner, Eshcol and Mamre. Let them have their share.'

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



Hebrews Chapter 8

(1) The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, (2) and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man. (3) Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. (4) If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already men who offer the gifts prescribed by the law.

(5) They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: 'See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.' (6) But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. (7) For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. (8) But God found fault with the people and said: 'The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

(9) It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. (10) This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (11) No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. (12) For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.'

(13) By calling this covenant 'new,' he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.



John Chapter 4

(43) After the two days he left for Galilee. (44) (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.) (45) When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there. (46) Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum.

(47) When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death. (48) Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders,' Jesus told him, 'you will never believe.' (49) The royal official said, 'Sir, come down before my child dies.' (50) Jesus replied, 'You may go. Your son will live.' The man took Jesus at his word and departed.

(51) While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. (52) When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, 'The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.' (53) Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, 'Your son will live.' So he and all his household believed. (54) This was the second miraculous sign that Jesus performed, having come from Judea to Galilee.

The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


?A canticle is a hymn, or other Christian song of praise with lyrics taken from biblical texts

The Canticles


The Song of Moses
      Kyrie Pantokrator Exodus 15:1 to 6, 11 to 13, 17 to 18

I will sing to the Lord, for he is lofty and uplifted;
the horse and its rider has he hurled into the sea.
The Lord is my strength and my refuge;
the Lord has become my Savior.
This is my God and I will praise him,
the God of my people and I will exalt him.
The Lord is a mighty warrior;
Yahweh is his Name.
The chariots of Pharoah and his army has he hurled into the sea;
the finest of those who bear armor have been drowned in the Red Sea.
The fathomless deep has overwhelmed them;
they sank into the depths like a stone.
Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in might;
your right hand, O Lord, has overthrown the enemy.
Who can be compared with you, O Lord, among the gods?
who is like you, glorious in holiness,
awesome in renown, and worker of wonders?
You stretched forth your right hand;
the earth swallowed them up.
With your constant love you led the people you redeemed;
with your might you brought them in safety to
your holy dwelling.
You will bring them in and plant them
on the mount of your possession,
The resting-place you have made for yourself, O Lord,
the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hand has established.
The Lord shall reign
forever and forever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


The Song of Simeon      
Nunc Dimittis Luke 2:29-32
 
Lord, you now have set your servant free
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior,
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations,
and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord.
  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
  He descended to the dead.
  On the third day he rose again.
  He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
  He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
  the holy catholic Church,
  the communion of saints,
  the forgiveness of sins,
  the resurrection of the body,
  and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers


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.

Suffrages  
?a short intercessory prayer
  

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.
Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.
Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.
Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.
Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all nations.
Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.
Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.

The Collect of the Week:  Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

The Collect of the Day:  A Collect for Peace (Monday) Most holy God, the source of all good desires, all right judgements, and all just works: Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, so that our minds may be fixed on the doing of your will, and that we, being delivered from the fear of all enemies, may live in peace and quietness; through the mercies of Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen.

A Prayer for Mission: O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen. 2 Corinthians 13:14



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