Morning Prayer Readings
St. Andrew the Apostle

The First Lesson
The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 34


The Thirty-Fourth Psalm

Benedicam Dominum.


I WILL alway give thanks unto the LORD; * his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
 
My soul shall make her boast in the LORD; * the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
 
O praise the LORD with me, * and let us magnify his Name together.
 
I sought the LORD, and he heard me; * yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
 
They had an eye unto him, and were lightened; * and their faces were not ashamed.
 
Lo, the poor crieth, and the LORD heareth him; * yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles.
 
The angel of the LORD tarrieth round about them that fear him; * and delivereth them.
 
O taste, and see, how gracious the LORD is: * blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
 
O fear the LORD, ye that are his saints; * for they that fear him lack nothing.
 
The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; * but they who seek the LORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.
 
Come, ye children, and hearken unto me; * I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
 
What man is he that lusteth to live, * and would fain see good days?
 
Keep thy tongue from evil, * and thy lips, that they speak no guile.
 
Eschew evil, and do good; * seek peace, and ensue it.
 
The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, * and his ears are open unto their prayers.
 
The countenance of the LORD is against them that do evil, * to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.
 
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth them, * and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
 
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart, * and will save such as be of an humble spirit.
 
Great are the troubles of the righteous; * but the LORD delivereth him out of all.
 
He keepeth all his bones, * so that not one of them is broken.
 
But misfortune shall slay the ungodly; * and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
 
The LORD delivereth the souls of his servants; * and all they that put their trust in him shall not be destitute.



 

The First Lesson


Isaiah 55:1-5


Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.



 

The Second Lesson

St. John 1:35-42

Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.



 

The Collect

St. Andrew the Apostle

ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay; Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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