The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. (2)
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. (3)
Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. (4)
His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles. (5)
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. (6)
The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory. (7)
All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idols-- worship him, all you gods! (8)
Zion hears and rejoices and the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments, O LORD. (9)
For you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. (10)
Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. (11)
Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. (12)
Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.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 LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake. (2)
Great is the LORD in Zion; he is exalted over all the nations. (3)
Let them praise your great and awesome name-- he is holy. (4)
The King is mighty, he loves justice-- you have established equity; in Jacob you have done what is just and right. (5)
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy. (6)
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the LORD and he answered them. (7)
He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud; they kept his statutes and the decrees he gave them. (8)
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds. (9)
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.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.
Joab son of Zeruiah knew that the king's heart longed for Absalom. (2)
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, 'Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don't use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead. (3)
Then go to the king and speak these words to him.' And Joab put the words in her mouth. (4)
When the woman from Tekoa went to the king, she fell with her face to the ground to pay him honor, and she said, 'Help me, O king!' (5)
The king asked her, 'What is troubling you?' She said, 'I am indeed a widow; my husband is dead. (6)
I your servant had two sons. They got into a fight with each other in the field, and no one was there to separate them. One struck the other and killed him. (7)
Now the whole clan has risen up against your servant; they say, 'Hand over the one who struck his brother down, so that we may put him to death for the life of his brother whom he killed; then we will get rid of the heir as well.' They would put out the only burning coal I have left, leaving my husband neither name nor descendant on the face of the earth.' (8)
The king said to the woman, 'Go home, and I will issue an order in your behalf.' (9)
But the woman from Tekoa said to him, 'My lord the king, let the blame rest on me and on my father's family, and let the king and his throne be without guilt.' (10)
The king replied, 'If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he will not bother you again.' (11)
She said, 'Then let the king invoke the LORD his God to prevent the avenger of blood from adding to the destruction, so that my son will not be destroyed.' 'As surely as the LORD lives,' he said, 'not one hair of your son's head will fall to the ground.' (12)
Then the woman said, 'Let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.' 'Speak,' he replied. (13)
The woman said, 'Why then have you devised a thing like this against the people of God? When the king says this, does he not convict himself, for the king has not brought back his banished son? (14)
Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him. (15)
And now I have come to say this to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid. Your servant thought, 'I will speak to the king; perhaps he will do what his servant asks. (16)
Perhaps the king will agree to deliver his servant from the hand of the man who is trying to cut off both me and my son from the inheritance God gave us.' (17)
And now your servant says, 'May the word of my lord the king bring me rest, for my lord the king is like an angel of God in discerning good and evil. May the LORD your God be with you.'' (18)
Then the king said to the woman, 'Do not keep from me the answer to what I am going to ask you.' 'Let my lord the king speak,' the woman said. (19)
The king asked, 'Isn't the hand of Joab with you in all this?' The woman answered, 'As surely as you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or to the left from anything my lord the king says. Yes, it was your servant Joab who instructed me to do this and who put all these words into the mouth of your servant. (20)
Your servant Joab did this to change the present situation. My lord has wisdom like that of an angel of God-- he knows everything that happens in the land.' The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Cos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. (2)
We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. (3)
After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. (4)
Finding the disciples there, we stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. (5)
But when our time was up, we left and continued on our way. All the disciples and their wives and children accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. (6)
After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home. (7)
We continued our voyage from Tyre and landed at Ptolemais, where we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for a day. (8)
Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven. (9)
He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. (10)
After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. (11)
Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, 'The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.'' (12)
When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. (13)
Then Paul answered, 'Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.' (14)
When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, 'The Lord's will be done.' The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them. (2)
Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?' (3)
What did Moses command you?' he replied. (4)
They said, 'Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.' (5)
It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,' Jesus replied. (6)
But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' (7)
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, (8)
and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. (9)
Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.' (10)
When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. (11)
He answered, 'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. (12)
And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.' (13)
People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. (14)
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (15)
I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.' (16)
And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. 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, *
forever and forevermore.
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 forever.
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 forever.
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 forever.
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 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, forever and ever. 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 forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord