Morning Prayer Readings
Tuesday after Septuagesima

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 135


The One Hundred Thirty Fifth Psalm

Laudate Nomen.


O PRAISE the LORD, laud ye the Name of the LORD; * praise it, O ye servants of the LORD;
 
Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, * in the courts of the house of our God.
 
O praise the LORD, for the LORD is gracious; * O sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.
 
For why? the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, * and Israel for his own possession.
 
For I know that the LORD is great, * and that our Lord is above all gods.
 
Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth; * and in the sea, and in all deep places.
 
He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world, * and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of his treasuries.
 
He smote the firstborn of Egypt, * both of man and beast.
 
He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O thou land of Egypt; * upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
 
He smote divers nations, * and slew mighty kings:
 
Sihon, king of the Amorites; and Og, the king of Bashan; * and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
 
And gave their land to be an heritage, * even an heritage unto Israel his people.
 
Thy Name, O LORD, endureth for ever; * so doth thy memorial, O LORD, from one generation to another.
 
For the LORD will avenge his people, * and be gracious unto his servants.
 
As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver and gold; * the work of men's hands.
 
They have mouths, and speak not; * eyes have they, but they see not.
 
They have ears, and yet they hear not; * neither is there any breath in their mouths.
 
They that make them are like unto them; * and so are all they that put their trust in them.
 
Praise the LORD, ye house of Israel; * praise the LORD, ye house of Aaron.
 
Praise the LORD, ye house of Levi; * ye that fear the LORD, praise the LORD.
 
Praised be the LORD out of Sion, * who dwelleth at Jerusalem.



 

The First Lesson


Genesis 1:20-2:3


And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.



 

The Second Lesson

St. Mark 6:14-29

And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.



 

The Collect

Septuagesima

O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.



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