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WEEKLY READINGS

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

February 24, 2013

 

Psalms and Lessons

Psalm 86, 142, First Lesson *I Kings 8:37-43, Second Lesson Col. 3:12-17

As found in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer on page xviii

(First Set of Propers)

 

The Book of Psalms

 

Psalm 86 Inclina, Domine.

BOW down thine ear, O LORD, and hear me; * for I am poor, and in misery.

Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy: * my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.

Be merciful unto me, O Lord; * for I will call daily upon thee.

Comfort the soul of thy servant; * for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, * and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Give ear, LORD, unto my prayer, * and ponder the voice of my humble desires.

In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee; * for thou hearest me.

Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; * there is not one that can do as thou doest.

All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord; * and shall glorify thy Name.

For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: * thou art God alone.

Teach me thy way, O LORD, and I will walk in thy truth: * O knit my heart unto thee, that I may fear thy Name.

I will thank thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; * and will praise thy Name for evermore.

For great is thy mercy toward me; * and thou hast delivered my soul from the nethermost hell.

O God, the proud are risen against me; * and the congregations of violent men have sought after my soul, and have not set thee before their eyes.

But thou, O Lord God, art full of compassion and mercy, * long-suffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.

O turn thee then unto me, and have mercy upon me; * give thy strength unto thy servant, and help the son of thine handmaid.

Show some token upon me for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed, * because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

 

Psalm 142 Voce mea ad Dominum.

I CRIED unto the LORD with my voice; * yea, even unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaints before him, * and showed him of my trouble.

When my spirit was in heaviness, thou knewest my path; * in the way wherein I walked, have they privily laid a snare for me.

I looked also upon my right hand, * and saw there was no man that would know me.

I had no place to flee unto, * and no man cared for my soul.

I cried unto thee, O LORD, and said, * Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living.

Consider my complaint; * for I am brought very low.

O deliver me from my persecutors; * for they are too strong for me.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy Name; * which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company.

 

Here beginnith the 1st lesson 37th verse 8th chapter of

The First Book of Kings

 

If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be; What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house; Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.

 

Here endeth the 1st lesson.

 

Here beginnith the 2nd lesson 12th verse 3rd chapter of

The Letter of Paul to the Colossians.

 

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

 

Here endeth the 2nd lesson.

 

The Collect

 

Second Sunday in Lent

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ash Wednesday

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.