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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
Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, *
nor stand in the way of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, *
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season
and whose leaf does not wither. *
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so; *
but they are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, *
nor the sinner in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the wicked will perish.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; *
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; *
of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers advance against me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and my foes, *
it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, *
my heart shall not fear;
Though war should arise against me, *
even then I will be confident.
One thing I have asked of the LORD, *
that will I seek after:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life, *
to behold the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will hide me in his shelter; *
he will conceal me in the cover of his tent;
he will set me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up *
above my enemies all around me,
And I will offer in his tent sacrifices of shouts of joy; *
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Hear my voice, O LORD, when I cry aloud; *
have mercy on me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.” *
My heart says to you,
“Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
Hide not your face from me,
nor turn your servant away in anger. *
You have been my help;
do not abandon me nor forsake me
O God of my salvation!
Though my father and my mother forsake me, *
the LORD will take me in.
Teach me your way, O LORD, *
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
Deliver me not into the will of my adversaries; *
for false witnesses have risen against me;
they breathe out violence.
I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD *
in the land of the living!
Wait for the LORD; *
be strong and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
After the Psalms, the Officiant begins
A brief silence is kept.
The Lessons for Friday
|Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you, and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, “Here I am.”
|For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV
|Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God, and such we are! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; and what we will be has not yet been revealed, but we know that when he is revealed, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:1-2
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