Morning Prayer Readings
Tuesday after Trinity 20

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 125


The One Hundred Twenty Fifth Psalm

Qui confidunt.


THEY that put their trust in the LORD shall be even as the mount Sion, * which may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.
 
The hills stand about Jerusalem; * even so standeth the LORD round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
 
For the sceptre of the ungodly shall not abide upon the lot of the righteous; * lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.
 
Do well, O LORD, * unto those that are good and true of heart.
 
As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness, * the LORD shall lead them forth with the evil doers; but peace shall be upon Israel.


Psalm 126


The One Hundred Twenty Sixth Psalm

In convertendo.


WHEN the LORD turned again the captivity of Sion, * then were we like unto them that dream.
 
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, * and our tongue with joy.
 
Then said they among the heathen, * The LORD hath done great things for them.
 
Yea, the LORD hath done great things for us already; * whereof we rejoice.
 
Turn our captivity, O LORD, * as the rivers in the south.
 
They that sow in tears * shall reap in joy.
 
He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth good seed, * shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.



 

The First Lesson


II Kings 4:18-25a


And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him today? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well. Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee. So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel.



 

The Second Lesson

I Timothy 4:6

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.



 

The Collect

Twentienth Sunday after Trinity

O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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