Hear my prayer, O LORD, And let my cry come to You. (2)
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily. (3)
For my days are consumed like smoke, And my bones are burned like a hearth. (4)
My heart is stricken and withered like grass, So that I forget to eat my bread. (5)
Because of the sound of my groaning My bones cling to my skin. (6)
I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. (7)
I lie awake, And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop. (8)
My enemies reproach me all day long, Those who deride me swear an oath against me. (9)
For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping, (10)
Because of Your indignation and Your wrath; For You have lifted me up and cast me away. (11)
My days are like a shadow that lengthens, And I wither away like grass. (12)
But You, O LORD, shall endure forever, And the remembrance of Your name to all generations. (13)
You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come. (14)
For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, And show favor to her dust. (15)
So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD, And all the kings of the earth Your glory. (16)
For the LORD shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. (17)
He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer. (18)
This will be written for the generation to come, That a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. (19)
For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; From heaven the LORD viewed the earth, (20)
To hear the groaning of the prisoner, To release those appointed to death, (21)
To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, And His praise in Jerusalem, (22)
When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve the LORD. (23)
He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days. (24)
I said, 'O my God, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; Your years are throughout all generations. (25)
Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. (26)
They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, And they will be changed. (27)
But You are the same, And Your years will have no end. (28)
The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You.'Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. (23)
He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had. (24)
Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. (25)
Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. (26)
And He said, 'Let Me go, for the day breaks.' But he said, 'I will not let You go unless You bless me!' (27)
So He said to him, 'What is your name?' He said, 'Jacob.' (28)
And He said, 'Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.' (29)
Then Jacob asked, saying, 'Tell me Your name, I pray.' And He said, 'Why is it that you ask about My name?' And He blessed him there. (30)
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.' (31)
Just as he crossed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip. (1)
Now Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and there, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two maidservants. (2)
And he put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last. (3)
Then he crossed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. (4)
But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. (5)
And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, 'Who are these with you?' So he said, 'The children whom God has graciously given your servant.' (6)
Then the maidservants came near, they and their children, and bowed down. (7)
And Leah also came near with her children, and they bowed down. Afterward Joseph and Rachel came near, and they bowed down. (8)
Then Esau said, 'What do you mean by all this company which I met?' And he said, 'These are to find favor in the sight of my lord.' (9)
But Esau said, 'I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.' (10)
And Jacob said, 'No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me. (11)
Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.' So he urged him, and he took it. (12)
Then Esau said, 'Let us take our journey; let us go, and I will go before you.' (13)
But Jacob said to him, 'My lord knows that the children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing are with me. And if the men should drive them hard one day, all the flock will die. (14)
Please let my lord go on ahead before his servant. I will lead on slowly at a pace which the livestock that go before me, and the children, are able to endure, until I come to my lord in Seir.' (15)
And Esau said, 'Now let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.' But he said, 'What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.' (16)
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. (17)
And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, built himself a house, and made booths for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. (2)
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. (3)
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (4)
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. (5)
And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. (6)
Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. (7)
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. (8)
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. (9)
Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. (10)
In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. (32)
Jesus answered them, 'Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?' (33)
The Jews answered Him, saying, 'For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.' (34)
Jesus answered them, 'Is it not written in your law, 'I said, 'You are gods' '? (35)
If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), (36)
do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'? (37)
If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; (38)
but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.' (39)
Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand. (40)
And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was baptizing at first, and there He stayed. (41)
Then many came to Him and said, 'John performed no sign, but all the things that John spoke about this Man were true.' (42)
And many believed in Him there. The Gospel of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.Canticles can be prayed or sung after each reading or after all readings.
10 The Second Song of Isaiah       Quaerite Dominum
Seek the Lord while he wills to be found; *
call upon him when he draws near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways *
and the evil ones their thoughts;
And let them turn to the Lord, and he will have compassion, *
and to our God, for he will richly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, *
nor your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, *
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as rain and snow fall from the heavens *
and return not again, but water the earth,
Bringing forth life and giving growth, *
seed for sowing and bread for eating,
So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; *
it will not return to me empty;
But it will accomplish that which I have purposed, *
and prosper in that for which I sent it.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. 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 for ever.
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: Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you:
Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness
we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your
grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please
you both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Collect of the Day: A Collect for Fridays
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but
first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he
was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way
of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and
peace; through 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 for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20,21This concludes the Daily Morning Prayer, Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord