Evening Prayer Readings
Tuesday after Trinity 8

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 118


The One Hundred Eighteenth Psalm

Confitemini Domino.


O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; * because his mercy endureth for ever.
 
Let Israel now confess that he is gracious, * and that his mercy endureth for ever.
 
Let the house of Aaron now confess, * that his mercy endureth for ever.
 
Yea, let them now that fear the LORD confess, * that his mercy endureth for ever.
 
I called upon the LORD in trouble; * and the LORD heard me at large.
 
The LORD is on my side; * I will not fear what man doeth unto me.
 
The LORD taketh my part with them that help me; * therefore shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.
 
It is better to trust in the LORD, * than to put any confidence in man.
 
It is better to trust in the LORD, * than to put any confidence in princes.
 
All nations compassed me round about; * but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.
 
They kept me in on every side, they kept me in, I say, on every side; * but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.
 
They came about me like bees, and are extinct even as the fire among the thorns; * for in the Name of the LORD I will destroy them.
 
Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall; * but the LORD was my help.
 
The LORD is my strength, and my song; * and is become my salvation.
 
The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings of the righteous; * the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.
 
The right hand of the LORD hath the pre-eminence; * the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.
 
I shall not die, but live, * and declare the works of the LORD.
 
The LORD hath chastened and corrected me; * but he hath not given me over unto death.
 
Open me the gates of righteousness, * that I may go into them, and give thanks unto the LORD.
 
This is the gate of the LORD, * the righteous shall enter into it.
 
I will thank thee; for thou hast heard me, * and art become my salvation.
 
The same stone which the builders refused, * is become the head-stone in the corner.
 
This is the LORD'S doing, * and it is marvellous in our eyes.
 
This is the day which the LORD hath made; * we will rejoice and be glad in it.
 
Help me now, O LORD: * O LORD, send us now prosperity.
 
Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the LORD: * we have wished you good luck, we that are of the house of the LORD.
 
God is the LORD, who hath showed us light: * bind the sacrifice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.
 
Thou art my God, and I will thank thee; * thou art my God, and I will praise thee.
 
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is gracious, * and his mercy endureth for ever.



 

The First Lesson


Daniel 6:9-15


Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not. Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day. Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.



 

The Second Lesson

Acts 26:24 - 27:8

And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar. And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.



 

The Collect

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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