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Led by Fr. Michael Thorne Jarrett
|Officiant||O God, make speed to save us.|
|All||O Lord, make haste to help us.|
The following Psalms are read
I lift up my eyes to the mountains. *
From where is my help to come?
My help comes from the LORD, *
the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; *
he who watches over you will not slumber.
Behold, he who watches over Israel *
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you; *
the LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, *
nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all evil; *
he will watch over your life.
The LORD will watch over your going out and your coming in *
from this time forth, and forevermore.
In the LORD I have taken refuge; *
how then can you say to my soul,
“Flee like a bird to the mountains,
For behold, the wicked bend the bow;
and fit their arrow upon the string *
to shoot in a moonless night at the upright in heart;
If the foundations are destroyed, *
what can the righteous do?”
The LORD is in his holy temple; *
the LORD’s throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold, *
his eyelids try the children of man.
The LORD examines the righteous and the wicked; *
his soul hates the one who loves violence.
On the wicked he will rain snares and fire; *
sulfur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
For the LORD is righteous and he loves righteousness; *
the upright shall behold his face.
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. *
O my God, in you I trust;
Let me not be put to shame; *
let not my enemies triumph over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; *
but shame will come to those who are treacherous without cause.
Show me your ways, O LORD; *
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, *
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you do I wait all the day long.
Remember, O LORD, your tender mercies and your faithful love, *
for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; *
according to your faithful love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!
Good and upright is the LORD; *
therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right, *
he teaches the humble his way.
All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness *
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
For the sake of your Name, O LORD, *
pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
Who is the man who fears the LORD? *
Him will he instruct in the way he should choose.
His soul shall abide in prosperity, *
and his offspring shall inherit the land.
The LORD confides in those who fear him; *
he reveals to them his covenant.
My eyes are ever toward the LORD, *
for he will free my feet from the net.
Turn to me and be gracious to me, *
for I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; *
bring me out of my distresses.
Look upon my affliction and my pain, *
and forgive me all my sin.
Consider how many are my foes, *
and with what violent hatred they have hated me.
O guard my soul and deliver me! *
Let me not be put to shame,
for I have taken refuge in you.
May integrity and uprightness protect me, *
for I wait for you.
Redeem Israel, O God, *
out of all his troubles.
After the Psalms, the Officiant begins
A brief silence is kept.
The Lessons for Thursday
|He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
|Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
|By this we know love, that Jesus Christ laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. But if anyone has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with action and in truth.
1 John 3:16-18
A brief silence is kept after the readings.
Please pause the service if you would like more time.
|Officiant||Lord, have mercy|
|All||Christ, have mercy|
|Lord, have mercy|
|All||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,
for ever and ever. Amen.
|Officiant||Lord, hear our prayer|
|All||And let our cry come to you.|
Silence is kept and free intercessions or petitions may be offered
The Officiant concludes
|Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.|
|O||Let us bless the Lord.|
|A||Thanks be to God.|
|O||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