Morning Prayer Readings
Tuesday after Trinity 6

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 45


The Forty-Fifth Psalm

Eructavit cor meum.


MY heart overfloweth with a good matter; I speak the things which I have made concerning the King. * My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
 
Thou art fairer than the children of men; * full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
 
Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Most Mighty, * according to thy worship and renown.
 
Good luck have thou with thine honour: * ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
 
Thy arrows are very sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, * and the people shall be subdued unto thee.
 
Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever; * the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
 
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; * wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
 
All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia; * out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
 
Kings' daughters are among thy honourable women; * upon thy right hand doth stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.
 
Hearken, O daughter, and consider; incline thine ear; * forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.
 
So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty; * for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.
 
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; * like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
 
The King's daughter is all glorious within; * her clothing is of wrought gold.
 
She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: * the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.
 
With joy and gladness shall they be brought, * and shall enter into the King's palace.
 
Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children, * whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
 
I will make thy Name to be remembered from one generation to another; * therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.



 

The First Lesson


I Samuel 1:21-28, 2:11


And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the Lord the yearly sacrifice, and his vow. But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, and there abide for ever. And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the Lord establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him. And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the Lord in Shiloh: and the child was young. And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli. And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord. For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there. And Elkanah went to Ramah to his house. And the child did minister unto the Lord before Eli the priest.



 

The Second Lesson

St. Luke 12:1-12

In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.



 

The Collect

Sixth Sunday after Trinity

O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man's understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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