I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise. (2)
I will be careful to lead a blameless life-- when will you come to me? I will walk in my house with blameless heart. (3)
I will set before my eyes no vile thing. The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me. (4)
Men of perverse heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with evil. (5)
Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, him will I not endure. (6)
My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he whose walk is blameless will minister to me. (7)
No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. (8)
Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD.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.
O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, (2)
for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. (3)
With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. (4)
In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. (5)
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship. (6)
Appoint an evil man to oppose him; let an accuser stand at his right hand. (7)
When he is tried, let him be found guilty, and may his prayers condemn him. (8)
May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership. (9)
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. (10)
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. (11)
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. (12)
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children. (13)
May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation. (14)
May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out. (15)
May their sins always remain before the LORD, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth. (16)
For he never thought of doing a kindness, but hounded to death the poor and the needy and the brokenhearted. (17)
He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come on him; he found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him. (18)
He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil. (19)
May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him. (20)
May this be the LORD's payment to my accusers, to those who speak evil of me. (21)
But you, O Sovereign LORD, deal well with me for your name's sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. (22)
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. (23)
I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust. (24)
My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt. (25)
I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads. (26)
Help me, O LORD my God; save me in accordance with your love. (27)
Let them know that it is your hand, that you, O LORD, have done it. (28)
They may curse, but you will bless; when they attack they will be put to shame, but your servant will rejoice. (29)
My accusers will be clothed with disgrace and wrapped in shame as in a cloak. (30)
With my mouth I will greatly extol the LORD; in the great throng I will praise him.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.
Judas and his brothers saw that their situation was getting more and more difficult, with foreign armies camped within their own borders. They also learned that the king had commanded the complete destruction of the people. (43)
So they determined to rebuild their ruined nation and fight for their country and the Temple. (44)
Then the whole community came together to prepare for war and to pray for God's mercy. (45)
Jerusalem was as empty as a wilderness; no citizens left or entered the city. The holy Temple was profaned by foreigners, and Gentiles camped in the city's fort; so joy departed from the people of Israel, and the sound of music was heard no more. (46)
Then Judas and his men assembled and marched to Mizpah, opposite Jerusalem, because the people of Israel had previously had a place of worship there. (47)
In deep mourning, they fasted all that day, put on sackcloth, threw ashes on their heads, and tore their clothes. (48)
The Gentiles would have consulted their idols in such a situation, but the Israelites unrolled the book of the Law to search for God's guidance. (49)
They brought the priests' robes, the offerings of the first grain, and the tithes, and then they brought in some Nazirites who had completed their vows. (50)
The whole community prayed, 'Lord, what shall we do with these things' Where shall we take them, (51)
now that your holy Temple has been trampled and profaned by Gentiles, and your priests mourn in disgrace' (52)
The Gentiles have come to attack and destroy us. You know what they plan to do! (53)
If you don't help us, how can we stand up against them? (54)
Then they blew trumpets and shouted loudly. (55)
After that, Judas divided his men into groups of ten, fifty, a hundred, and a thousand, placing officers in charge of each group. (56)
Then, in obedience to the Law, he sent home everyone who had recently been married, built a house, or planted a vineyard, as well as anyone who was afraid. (57)
Finally, the army marched out and took up positions south of Emmaus, (58)
where Judas said to them: 'Prepare yourselves for battle and be courageous! Be ready early tomorrow morning to fight these Gentiles who have joined forces to attack us and destroy us and our Temple. (59)
It is better for us to die fighting than to stand idly by and watch the destruction of our nation and our Temple. (60)
But the Lord will do what he pleases.' The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, 'Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.' (10)
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. (11)
It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. (12)
It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. (13)
There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. (14)
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (15)
The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. (16)
The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. (17)
He measured its wall and it was 144 cubits thick, by man's measurement, which the angel was using. (18)
The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. (19)
The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, (20)
the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. (21)
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, 'The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. (23)
They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.' And the disciples were filled with grief. (24)
After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, 'Doesn't your teacher pay the temple tax?' (25)
Yes, he does,' he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. 'What do you think, Simon?' he asked. 'From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes-- from their own sons or from others?' (26)
From others,' Peter answered. 'Then the sons are exempt,' Jesus said to him. (27)
But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.' 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 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 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 forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord