O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. (2)
For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me. (3)
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. (4)
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. (5)
My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly. (6)
I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning. (7)
My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. (8)
I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart. (9)
All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. (10)
My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes. (11)
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. (12)
Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception. (13)
I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth; (14)
I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply. (15)
I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God. (16)
For I said, 'Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips.' (17)
For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me. (18)
I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. (19)
Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous. (20)
Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good. (21)
O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God. (22)
Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.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 sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) (19)
These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth. (20)
Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. (21)
When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. (22)
Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father's nakedness and told his two brothers outside. (23)
But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father's nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father's nakedness. (24)
When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, (25)
he said, 'Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.' (26)
He also said, 'Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. (27)
May God extend the territory of Japheth; may Japheth live in the tents of Shem, and may Canaan be his slave.' (28)
After the flood Noah lived 350 years. (29)
Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, and then he died. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, (2)
instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. (3)
And God permitting, we will do so. (4)
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, (5)
who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, (6)
if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. (7)
Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. (8)
But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. (9)
Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case-- things that accompany salvation. (10)
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. (11)
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. (12)
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. (23)
Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized. (24)
(This was before John was put in prison.) (25)
An argument developed between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. (26)
They came to John and said to him, 'Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan-- the one you testified about-- well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.' (27)
To this John replied, 'A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. (28)
You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him.' (29)
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. (30)
He must become greater; I must become less. (31)
The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. (32)
He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. (33)
The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. (34)
For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. (35)
The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. (36)
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.' The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
20 Glory to God
Gloria in excelsis
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. 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: Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light
of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word
and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s
glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the
ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with
you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for Grace(Wednesday)
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have
brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your
mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome
by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of
your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.A Prayer for Mission:
Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. 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