I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. (2)
For I have said, 'Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.' (3)
I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: (4)
Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations.' ' Selah (5)
And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. (6)
For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD? (7)
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him. (8)
O LORD God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. (9)
You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them. (10)
You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. (11)
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them. (12)
The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name. (13)
You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. (14)
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. (15)
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance. (16)
In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted. (17)
For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our horn is exalted. (18)
For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of 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 for ever. Amen.
And it came to pass, after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal Hazor, which is near Ephraim; so Absalom invited all the king's sons. (24)
Then Absalom came to the king and said, 'Kindly note, your servant has sheepshearers; please, let the king and his servants go with your servant.' (25)
But the king said to Absalom, 'No, my son, let us not all go now, lest we be a burden to you.' Then he urged him, but he would not go; and he blessed him. (26)
Then Absalom said, 'If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us.' And the king said to him, 'Why should he go with you?' (27)
But Absalom urged him; so he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him. (28)
Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, 'Watch now, when Amnon's heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, 'Strike Amnon!' then kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and valiant.' (29)
So the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and each one got on his mule and fled. (30)
And it came to pass, while they were on the way, that news came to David, saying, 'Absalom has killed all the king's sons, and not one of them is left!' (31)
So the king arose and tore his garments and lay on the ground, and all his servants stood by with their clothes torn. (32)
Then Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, answered and said, 'Let not my lord suppose they have killed all the young men, the king's sons, for only Amnon is dead. For by the command of Absalom this has been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar. (33)
Now therefore, let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's sons are dead. For only Amnon is dead.' (34)
Then Absalom fled. And the young man who was keeping watch lifted his eyes and looked, and there, many people were coming from the road on the hillside behind him. (35)
And Jonadab said to the king, 'Look, the king's sons are coming; as your servant said, so it is.' (36)
So it was, as soon as he had finished speaking, that the king's sons indeed came, and they lifted up their voice and wept. Also the king and all his servants wept very bitterly. (37)
But Absalom fled and went to Talmai the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day. (38)
So Absalom fled and went to Geshur, and was there three years. (39)
And King David longed to go to Absalom. For he had been comforted concerning Amnon, because he was dead. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. (18)
And when they had come to him, he said to them: 'You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you, (19)
serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews; (20)
how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house, (21)
testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (22)
And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, (23)
except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. (24)
But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (25)
And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. (26)
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. (27)
For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. (28)
Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (29)
For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. (30)
Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. (31)
Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears. (32)
So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (33)
I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. (34)
Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. (35)
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' ' (36)
And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. (37)
Then they all wept freely, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, (38)
sorrowing most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. (43)
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched -- (44)
where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.' (45)
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched -- (46)
where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.' (47)
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire -- (48)
where 'Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.' (49)
For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. (50)
Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.' The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
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 to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
9 The First Song of Isaiah       Kyrie Pantokrator
Surely, it is God who saves me; *
I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold
and my sure defense, *
and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing *
from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, *
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; *
see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord,
for he has done great things, *
and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, *
for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of 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 for ever. 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 for ever.
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 14 The Sunday closest to August 10
Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always
those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without
you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for the Renewal of Life (Monday)
O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the
night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive
far from us all wrong desires, incline our hearts to keep your
law, and guide our feet into the way of peace; that, having
done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, we may,
when night comes, rejoice to give you thanks; 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 for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord