Evening Prayer Readings
Monday after Sunday Next before Advent

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 131


The One Hundred Thirty First Psalm

Domine, non est.


LORD, I am not high-minded; * I have no proud looks.
 
I do not exercise myself in great matters * which are too high for me.
 
But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as a child that is weaned from his mother: * yea, my soul is even as a weaned child.
 
O Israel, trust in the LORD * from this time forth for evermore.


Psalm 133


The One Hundred Thirty Third Psalm

Ecce, quam bonum!


BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is, * for brethren to dwell together in unity!
 
It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, * even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
 
Like as the dew of Hermon, * which fell upon the hill of Sion.
 
For there the LORD promised his blessing, * and life for evermore.


Psalm 134


The One Hundred Thirty Fourth Psalm

Ecce nunc.


BEHOLD now, praise the LORD, * all ye servants of the LORD;
 
Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD, * even in the courts of the house of our God.
 
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, * and praise the LORD.
 
The LORD that made heaven and earth * give thee blessing out of Sion.



 

The First Lesson


Wisdom 9:1-4, 9-11


O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word, And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made, And order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with an upright heart: Give me wisdom, that sitteth by thy throne; and reject me not from among thy children. And wisdom was with thee: which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments. O send her out of thy holy heavens, and from the throne of thy glory, that being present she may labour with me, that I may know what is pleasing unto thee. For she knoweth and understandeth all things, and she shall lead me soberly in my doings, and preserve me in her power.



 

The Second Lesson

Revelation 1:1-8

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.



 

The Collect

Sunday Next before Advent

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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