Evening Prayer Readings
Monday after Quinquagesima

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 20


The Twentieth Psalm

Exaudiat te Dominus.


THE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; * the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee:
 
Send thee help from the sanctuary, * and strengthen thee out of Sion:
 
Remember all thy offerings, * and accept thy burnt sacrifice:
 
Grant thee thy heart's desire, * and fulfil all thy mind.
 
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and triumph in the Name of the Lord our God: * the LORD perform all thy petitions.
 
Now know I that the LORD helpeth his anointed, and will hear him from his holy heaven, * even with the wholesome strength of his right hand.
 
Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses; * but we will remember the Name of the LORD our God.
 
They are brought down and fallen; * but we are risen and stand upright.
 
Save, LORD; and hear us, O King of heaven, * when we call upon thee.


Psalm 21:1-6


The Twentieth-First Psalm

Domine, in virtute tua.


THE King shall rejoice in thy strength, O LORD; * exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation.
 
Thou hast given him his heart's desire, * and hast not denied him the request of his lips.
 
For thou shalt meet him with the blessings of goodness, * and shalt set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
 
He asked life of thee; and thou gavest him a long life, * even for ever and ever.
 
His honour is great in thy salvation; * glory and great worship shalt thou lay upon him.
 
For thou shalt give him everlasting felicity, * and make him glad with the joy of thy countenance.
 

 
vs 7 And why? because the King putteth his trust in the LORD; * and in the mercy of the Most Highest he shall not miscarry.
 
All thine enemies shall feel thine hand; * thy right hand shall find out them that hate thee.
 
Thou shalt make them like a fiery oven in time of thy wrath: * the LORD shall destroy them in his displeasure, and the fire shall consume them.
 
Their fruit shalt thou root out of the earth, * and their seed from among the children of men.
 
For they intended mischief against thee, * and imagined such a device as they are not able to perform.
 
Therefore shalt thou put them to flight, * and the strings of thy bow shalt thou make ready against the face of them.
 
Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength; * so will we sing, and praise thy power.



 

The First Lesson


Hosea 5:10-6:6


The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water. Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment. Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound. For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.



 

The Second Lesson

Galatians 6:1-10

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.



 

The Collect

Quinquagesima

O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.



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