Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! (2)
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! (3)
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! (4)
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore! (5)
Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, (6)
O seed of Abraham His servant, You children of Jacob, His chosen ones! (7)
He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth. (8)
He remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, (9)
The covenant which He made with Abraham, And His oath to Isaac, (10)
And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute, To Israel as an everlasting covenant, (11)
Saying, 'To you I will give the land of Canaan As the allotment of your inheritance,' (12)
When they were few in number, Indeed very few, and strangers in it. (13)
When they went from one nation to another, From one kingdom to another people, (14)
He permitted no one to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, (15)
Saying, 'Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.' (16)
Moreover He called for a famine in the land; He destroyed all the provision of bread. (17)
He sent a man before them -- Joseph -- who was sold as a slave. (18)
They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. (19)
Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him. (20)
The king sent and released him, The ruler of the people let him go free. (21)
He made him lord of his house, And ruler of all his possessions, (22)
To bind his princes at his pleasure, And teach his elders wisdom.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.
Gorgias took 5,000 infantry and 1,000 of his most experienced cavalry and left camp by night, (2)
with men from the fort in Jerusalem as his guides. He had planned to make a surprise attack on the Jewish army, (3)
but Judas learned of the plan and moved out with his men to attack the king's army at Emmaus (4)
while Gorgias and his troops were still away from the camp. (5)
When Gorgias and his army reached Judas' camp that night, they found no one there. They thought Judas and his men were trying to escape, so they started looking for them in the mountains. (6)
At dawn Judas appeared in the plain with 3,000 men, not all of them as well armed as they would have liked. (7)
They saw the huge Gentile army of experienced troops wearing armor and protected by cavalry. (8)
But Judas said to his men, 'Don't worry about the size of their army, and don't be frightened when they attack. (9)
Remember how our ancestors were saved at the Red Sea when the king of Egypt was pursuing them with his army! (10)
Now let us ask the Lord to have mercy on us. Let us pray that he will honor his covenant with our ancestors and crush this army when we attack today. (11)
Then all the Gentiles will know that Israel has a God who rescues and saves them.' (12)
When the Gentiles saw Judas and his men preparing for battle, (13)
they moved out of their camp to fight. Then Judas and his men sounded their trumpets (14)
and attacked. The Gentiles broke ranks and fled to the plain, (15)
but all the stragglers were killed. The Israelites pursued the enemy as far as Gezer, the plains of Idumea, and the towns of Azotus and Jamnia. Altogether they killed about 3,000 of the enemy. (16)
When Judas and his army came back from the pursuit, (18)
he said to his men, 'Don't be greedy for loot. Gorgias and his army are nearby in the mountains, so there is still heavy fighting ahead of us. We must stand firm and fight. After that, you can safely take all the loot you want.' (19)
Judas was just finishing his speech when an enemy patrol on a scouting mission looked down from the mountains (20)
and saw that their army had been put to flight; they could tell from the smoke that their camp was burning. (21)
When they saw all this, they were terrified, and when they also saw that Judas' army was in the plain ready for battle, (22)
they all fled to Philistia. (23)
Then Judas returned to loot the enemy camp; he took large amounts of gold and silver, blue and purple cloth, and other rich plunder. (24)
When the Jews came back to their own camp, they sang a hymn: 'The Lord is worthy of praise; his mercy endures forever.' (25)
That day brought a great victory to the people of Israel. The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. (23)
The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. (24)
And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. (25)
Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). (26)
And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. (27)
But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. (1)
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. (2)
In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. (3)
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. (4)
They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. (5)
There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' (2)
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, (3)
and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. (4)
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (5)
Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. (6)
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (7)
Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! (8)
If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. (9)
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
8 The Song of Moses
Exodus 15:1-6, 11-13, 17-18, Thursday
Can be read after the Old Testament Reading
Especially suitable for use in Easter Season
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 Apostles' Creed *Officiant and People together, all standing
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 People stand or kneel Officiant :
The Lord be with you.People :
And with your Spirit.Officiant :
Let us pray.
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.
Then follows one of these sets of Suffrages
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.
Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
Govern and uphold them, now and always.
Day by day we bless you;
We praise your name forever.
Lord, keep us from all sin today;
Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
Lord, show us your love and mercy;
For we put our trust in you.
In you, Lord, is our hope;
And we shall never hope in vain.
The Collect of the Day: Proper 28 The Sunday closest to November 16
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for
our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn,
and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever
hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have
given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for Guidance(Thurs)
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our
being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by
your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our
life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are
ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.A Prayer for Mission:
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.
A Time for Personal Prayers Authorized intercessions and thanksgivings may follow.
Consider praying for yourself, your family and friends, lay your burdens on Jesus Christ, intercede for those hurting, pray in tongues when you lack the words.
Before the close of the Office, one or both of the prayers below may be used
The General Thanksgiving
Officiant and People
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.
A Prayer of St. Chrysostom
Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.
Then may be said The Officiant may then conclude with one of the following
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God
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 ---or---
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Romans 15:13---or---
Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from
generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord