Evening Prayer Readings
Friday after Advent 4

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 148


The One Hundred Forty Eighth Psalm

Laudate Dominum.


O PRAISE the LORD from the heavens: * praise him in the heights.
 
Praise him, all ye angels of his: * praise him, all his host.
 
Praise him, sun and moon: * praise him, all ye stars and light.
 
Praise him, all ye heavens, * and ye waters that are above the heavens.
 
Let them praise the Name of the LORD: * for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
 
He hath made them fast for ever and ever: * he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
 
Praise the LORD from the earth, * ye dragons and all deeps;
 
Fire and hail, snow and vapours, * wind and storm, fulfilling his word;
 
Mountains and all hills; * fruitful trees and all cedars;
 
Beasts and all cattle; * creeping things and flying fowls;
 
Kings of the earth, and all peoples; * princes, and all judges of the world;
 
Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the LORD: * for his Name only is excellent, and his praise above heaven and earth.
 
He shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints shall praise him; * even the children of Israel, even the people that serveth him.


Psalm 150


The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm

Laudate Dominum.


O PRAISE God in his sanctuary: * praise him in the firmament of his power.
 
Praise him in his noble acts: * praise him according to his excellent greatness.
 
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: * praise him upon the lute and harp.
 
Praise him in the timbrels and dances: * praise him upon the strings and pipe.
 
Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: * praise him upon the loud cymbals.
 
Let every thing that hath breath * praise the LORD.



 

The First Lesson


Jeremiah 23:5-8


Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.



 

The Second Lesson

Revelation 22:10

And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.



 

The Collect

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

O LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

The First Sunday in Advent
(to be said throughout Advent)

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.



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