Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. (2)
Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. (3)
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. (4)
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. (5)
The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. (6)
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. (7)
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. (8)
Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. (9)
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue. (10)
Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You. (11)
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. (12)
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.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.
O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. (2)
Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. (3)
My soul also is greatly troubled; But You, O LORD -- how long? (4)
Return, O LORD, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake! (5)
For in death there is no remembrance of You; In the grave who will give You thanks? (6)
I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. (7)
My eye wastes away because of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies. (8)
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. (9)
The LORD has heard my supplication; The LORD will receive my prayer. (10)
Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.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.
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, 'Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?' (2)
And the woman said to the serpent, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; (3)
but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.' ' (4)
Then the serpent said to the woman, 'You will not surely die. (5)
For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.' (6)
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (7)
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (8)
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. (9)
Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, 'Where are you?' (10)
So he said, 'I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.' (11)
And He said, 'Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?' (12)
Then the man said, 'The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.' (13)
And the LORD God said to the woman, 'What is this you have done?' The woman said, 'The serpent deceived me, and I ate.' (14)
So the LORD God said to the serpent: 'Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. (15)
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.' (16)
To the woman He said: 'I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.' (17)
Then to Adam He said, 'Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': 'Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. (18)
Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. (19)
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.' (20)
And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. (21)
Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. (22)
Then the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever' -- (23)
therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. (24)
So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. (2)
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, (3)
how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, (4)
God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? (5)
For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. (6)
But one testified in a certain place, saying: 'What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him? (7)
You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands. (8)
You have put all things in subjection under his feet.' For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. (9)
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. (10)
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, 'Who are you?' (20)
He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, 'I am not the Christ.' (21)
And they asked him, 'What then? Are you Elijah?' He said, 'I am not.' 'Are you the Prophet?' And he answered, 'No.' (22)
Then they said to him, 'Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?' (23)
He said: 'I am 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Make straight the way of the LORD,' ' as the prophet Isaiah said.' (24)
Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. (25)
And they asked him, saying, 'Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?' (26)
John answered them, saying, 'I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. (27)
It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.' (28)
These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
18 A Song to the Lamb       Dignus es
Revelation 4:11, 5:9-10, 13
Splendor and honor and kingly power *
are yours by right, O Lord our God,
For you created everything that is, *
and by your will they were created
and have their being;
And yours by right, O Lamb that was slain, *
for with your blood you have redeemed for God,
From every family, language, people, and nation, *
a kingdom of priests to serve our God.
And so, to him who sits upon the throne, *
and to Christ the Lamb,
Be worship and praise, dominion and splendor, *
for ever and for evermore.
16 The Song of Zechariah
Luke 1: 68-79
Glory to you, Lord God of our fathers; *
you are worthy of praise; glory to you.
Glory to you for the radiance of your holy Name; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you in the splendor of your temple; *
on the throne of your majesty, glory to you.
Glory to you, seated between the Cherubim; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
Glory to you, beholding the depths; *
in the high vault of heaven, glory to you.
Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; *
we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever.
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: First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River
Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him
with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his
Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly
confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy
Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for Peace(Tuesday)
O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know
you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend
us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that
we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of
any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.A Prayer for Mission:
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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