Morning Prayer Readings
Wednesday after Trinity 21

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 9


The Ninth Psalm

Confitebor tibi.


I WILL give thanks unto thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; * I will speak of all thy marvellous works.
 
I will be glad and rejoice in thee; * yea, my songs will I make of thy Name, O thou Most Highest.
 
While mine enemies are driven back, * they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
 
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; * thou art set in the throne that judgest right.
 
Thou hast rebuked the heathen, and destroyed the ungodly; * thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
 
O thou enemy, thy destructions are come to a perpetual end; * even as the cities which thou hast destroyed, whose memorial is perished with them.
 
But the LORD shall endure for ever; * he hath also prepared his seat for judgment.
 
For he shall judge the world in righteousness, * and minister true judgment unto the people.
 
The LORD also will be a defence for the oppressed, * even a refuge in due time of trouble.
 
And they that know thy Name will put their trust in thee; * for thou, LORD, hast never failed them that seek thee.
 
O praise the LORD which dwelleth in Sion; * show the people of his doings.
 
For when he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them, * and forgetteth not the complaint of the poor.
 
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider the trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, * thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
 
That I may show all thy praises within the gates of the daughter of Sion: * I will rejoice in thy salvation.
 
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made; * in the same net which they hid privily is their foot taken.
 
The LORD is known to execute judgment; * the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands.
 
The wicked shall be turned to destruction, * and all the people that forget God.
 
For the poor shall not alway be forgotten; * the patient abiding of the meek shall not perish for ever.
 
Up, LORD, and let not man have the upper hand; * let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
 
Put them in fear, O LORD, * that the heathen may know themselves to be but men.



 

The First Lesson


II Kings 9:1-6, 10b-16


And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead: And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber; Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not. So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramothgilead. And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain. And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over Israel. And he opened the door, and fled. Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication. And they said, It is false; tell us now. And he said, Thus and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramothgilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria. But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel. So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.



 

The Second Lesson

II Timothy 2:14

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.



 

The Collect

Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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