Morning Prayer Readings
Monday after Lent 5

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The Second Lesson
The Collect
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The Psalter


Psalm 119:1-16 (Section I - II)


The One Hundred Nineteenth Psalm

I. Beati immaculati
(vs 1-8)

IX. Bonitatem fecisti
(vs 65-72)

XVII. Mirabilia
(vs 129-136)

II. In quo corrigit?
(vs 9-16)

X. Manus tuae fecerunt me
(vs 73-80)

XVIII. Justus es, Domine
(vs 137-144)

III. Retribue servo tuo
(vs 17-24)

XI. Defecit anima mea
(vs 81-88)

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo
(vs 145-152)

IV. Adhaesit pavimento
(vs 25-32)

XII. In aeternum, Domine
(vs 89-96)

XX. Vide humilitatem
(vs 153-160)

V. Legem pone
(vs 33-40)

XIII. Quomodo dilexi!
(vs 97-104)

XXI. Principes persecuti sunt
(vs 161-168)

VI. Et veniat super me
(vs 41-48)

XIV. Lucerna pedibus meus
(vs 105-112)

XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio
(vs 169-176)

VII. Memor esto verbi tui
(vs 49-56)

XV. Iniquos odio habui
(vs 113-120)

 

VIII. Portio mea, Domine
(vs 57-64)

XVI. Feci judicium
(vs 121-128)

 
 

I. Beati immaculati (vs 1-8)
 

BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way, * and walk in the law of the LORD.
 
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, * and seek him with their whole heart;
 
Even they who do no wickedness, * and walk in his ways.
 
Thou hast charged * that we shall diligently keep thy commandments.
 
O that my ways were made so direct, * that I might keep thy statutes!
 
So shall I not be confounded, * while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
 
I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, * when I shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
 
I will keep thy statutes; * O forsake me not utterly.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

II. In quo corrigit? (vs 9-16)
 

WHEREWITHAL shall a young man cleanse his way? * even by ruling himself after thy word.
 
With my whole heart have I sought thee; * O let me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
 
Thy word have I hid within my heart, * that I should not sin against thee.
 
Blessed art Thou, O LORD; * O teach me thy statutes.
 
With my lips have I been telling * of all the judgments of thy mouth.
 
I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies, * as in all manner of riches.
 
I will talk of thy commandments, * and have respect unto thy ways.
 
My delight shall be in thy statutes, * and I will not forget thy word.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

III. Retribue servo tuo (vs 17-24)
 

O DO well unto thy servant; * that I may live, and keep thy word.
 
Open thou mine eyes; * that I may see the wondrous things of thy law.
 
I am a stranger upon earth; * O hide not thy commandments from me.
 
My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire * that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
 
Thou hast rebuked the proud; * and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
 
O turn from me shame and rebuke; * for I have kept thy testimonies.
 
Princes also did sit and speak against me; * but thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
 
For thy testimonies are my delight, * and my counsellors.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

IV. Adhaesit pavimento (vs 25-32)
 

MY soul cleaveth to the dust; * O quicken thou me, according to thy word.
 
I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me: * O teach me thy statutes.
 
Make me to understand the way of thy commandments; * and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
 
My soul melteth away for very heaviness; * comfort thou me according unto thy word.
 
Take from me the way of lying, * and cause thou me to make much of thy law.
 
I have chosen the way of truth, * and thy judgments have I laid before me.
 
I have stuck unto thy testimonies; * O LORD, confound me not.
 
I will run the way of thy commandments, * when thou hast set my heart at liberty.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

V. Legem pone (vs 33-40)

 
TEACH me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, * and I shall keep it unto the end.
 
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; * yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
 
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; * for therein is my desire.
 
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, * and not to covetousness.
 
O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; * and quicken thou me in thy way.
 
O stablish thy word in thy servant, * that I may fear thee.
 
Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; * for thy judgments are good.
 
Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; * O quicken me in thy righteousness.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

VI. Et veniat super me (vs 41-48)
 

LET thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD, * even thy salvation, according unto thy word.
 
So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; * for my trust is in thy word.
 
O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of my mouth; * for my hope is in thy judgments.
 
So shall I alway keep thy law; * yea, for ever and ever.
 
And I will walk at liberty; * for I seek thy commandments.
 
I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before kings, * and will not be ashamed.
 
And my delight shall be in thy commandments, * which I have loved.
 
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; * and my study shall be in thy statutes.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

VII. Memor esto verbi tui (vs 49-56)
 

O THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, * wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust.
 
The same is my comfort in my trouble; * for thy word hath quickened me.
 
The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; * yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
 
For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O LORD, * and received comfort.
 
I am horribly afraid, * for the ungodly that forsake thy law.
 
Thy statutes have been my songs, * in the house of my pilgrimage.
 
I have thought upon thy Name, O LORD, in the night season, * and have kept thy law.
 
This I had, * because I kept thy commandments.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

VIII. Portio mea, Domine (vs 57-64)
 

THOU art my portion, O LORD; * I have promised to keep thy law.
 
I made my humble petition in thy presence with my whole heart; * O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
 
I called mine own ways to remembrance, * and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
 
I made haste, and prolonged not the time, * to keep thy commandments.
 
The snares of the ungodly have compassed me about; * but I have not forgotten thy law.
 
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee, * because of thy righteous judgments.
 
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, * and keep thy commandments.
 
The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: * O teach me thy statutes.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

IX. Bonitatem fecisti (vs 65-72)
 

O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, * according unto thy word.
 
O teach me true understanding and knowledge; * for I have believed thy commandments.
 
Before I was troubled, I went wrong; * but now have I kept thy word.
 
Thou art good and gracious; * O teach me thy statutes.
 
The proud have imagined a lie against me; * but I will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
 
Their heart is as fat as brawn; * but my delight hath been in thy law.
 
It is good for me that I have been in trouble; * that I may learn thy statutes.
 
The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me * than thousands of gold and silver.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

X. Manus tuae fecerunt me (vs 73-80)
 

THY hands have made me and fashioned me: * O give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
 
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; * because I have put my trust in thy word.
 
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, * and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
 
O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, * according to thy word unto thy servant.
 
O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may live; * for thy law is my delight.
 
Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly about to destroy me; * but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
 
Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies, * be turned unto me.
 
O let my heart be sound in thy statutes, * that I be not ashamed.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XI. Defecit anima mea (vs 81-88)
 

MY soul hath longed for thy salvation, * and I have a good hope because of thy word.
 
Mine eyes-long sore for thy word; * saying, O when wilt thou comfort me?
 
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; * yet do I not forget thy statutes.
 
How many are the days of thy servant? * when wilt thou be avenged of them that persecute me?
 
The proud have digged pits for me, * which are not after thy law.
 
All thy commandments are true: * they persecute me falsely; O be thou my help.
 
They had almost made an end of me upon earth; * but I forsook not thy commandments.
 
O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; * and so shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XII. In aeternum, Domine (vs 89-96)
 

O LORD, thy word * endureth for ever in heaven.
 
Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another; * thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
 
They continue this day according to thine ordinance; * for all things serve thee.
 
If my delight had not been in thy law, * I should have perished in my trouble.
 
I will never forget thy commandments; * for with them thou hast quickened me.
 
I am thine: O save me, * for I have sought thy commandments.
 
The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; * but I will consider thy testimonies.
 
I see that all things come to an end; * but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XIII. Quomodo dilexi! (vs 97-104)
 

LORD, what love have I unto thy law! * all the day long is my study in it.
 
Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine enemies; * for they are ever with me.
 
I have more understanding than my teachers; * for thy testimonies are my study.
 
I am wiser than the aged; * because I keep thy commandments.
 
I have refrained my feet from every evil way, * that I may keep thy word.
 
I have not shrunk from thy judgments; * for thou teachest me.
 
O how sweet are thy words unto my throat; * yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!
 
Through thy commandments I get understanding: * therefore I hate all evil ways.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XIV. Lucerna pedibus meus (vs 105-112)
 

THY word is a lantern unto my feet, * and a light unto my paths.
 
I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, * to keep thy righteous judgments.
 
I am troubled above measure: * quicken me, O LORD, according to thy word.
 
Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please thee, O LORD; * and teach me thy judgments.
 
My soul is alway in my hand; * yet do I not forget thy law.
 
The ungodly have laid a snare for me; * but yet I swerved not from thy commandments.
 
Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage for ever; * and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
 
I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes alway, * even unto the end.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XV. Iniquos odio habui (vs 113-120)
 

I HATE them that imagine evil things; * but thy law do I love.
 
Thou art my defence and shield; * and my trust is in thy word.
 
Away from me, ye wicked; * I will keep the commandments of my God.
 
O stablish me according to thy word, that I may live; * and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
 
Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; * yea, my delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
 
Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes; * for they imagine but deceit.
 
Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth like dross; * therefore I love thy testimonies.
 
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; * and I am afraid of thy judgments.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XVI. Feci judicium (vs 121-128)
 

I DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right; * O give me not over unto mine oppressors.
 
Make thou thy servant to delight in that which is good, * that the proud do me no wrong.
 
Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy health, * and for the word of thy righteousness.
 
O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving mercy, * and teach me thy statutes.
 
I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, * that I may know thy testimonies.
 
It is time for thee, LORD, to lay to thine hand; * for they have destroyed thy law.
 
For I love thy commandments * above gold and precious stones.
 
Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments; * and all false ways I utterly abhor.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XVII. Mirabilia (vs 129-136)
 

THY testimonies are wonderful; * therefore doth my soul keep them.
 
When thy word goeth forth, * it giveth light and understanding unto the simple.
 
I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; * for my delight was in thy commandments.
 
O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, * as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.
 
Order my steps in thy word; * and so shall no wickedness have dominion over me.
 
O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men; * and so shall I keep thy commandments.
 
Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant, * and teach me thy statutes.
 
Mine eyes gush out with water, * because men keep not thy law.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XVIII. Justus es, Domine (vs 137-144)
 

RIGHTEOUS art thou, O LORD; * and true are thy judgments.
 
The testimonies that thou hast commanded * are exceeding righteous and true.
 
My zeal hath even consumed me; * because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
 
Thy word is tried to the uttermost, * and thy servant loveth it.
 
I am small and of no reputation; * yet do I not forget thy commandments.
 
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, * and thy law is the truth.
 
Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me; * yet is my delight in thy commandments.
 
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: * O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XIX. Clamavi in toto corde meo (vs 145-152)
 

I CALL with my whole heart; * hear me, O LORD; I will keep thy statutes.
 
Yea, even unto thee do I call; * help me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
 
Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; * for in thy word is my trust.
 
Mine eyes prevent the night watches; * that I might be occupied in thy word.
 
Hear my voice, O LORD, according unto thy loving-kindness; * quicken me, according to thy judgments.
 
They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, * and are far from thy law.
 
Be thou nigh at hand, O LORD; * for all thy commandments are true.
 
As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long since, * that thou hast grounded them for ever.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XX. Vide humilitatem (vs 153-160)
 

O CONSIDER mine adversity, and deliver me, * for I do not forget thy law.
 
Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; * quicken me according to thy word.
 
Health is far from the ungodly; * for they regard not thy statutes.
 
Great is thy mercy, O LORD; * quicken me, as thou art wont.
 
Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me; * yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.
 
It grieveth me when I see the transgressors; * because they keep not thy law.
 
Consider, O LORD, how I love thy commandments; * O quicken me, according to thy loving- kindness.
 
Thy word is true from everlasting; * all the judgments of thy righteousness endure for evermore.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XXI. Principes persecuti sunt (vs 161-168)
 

PRINCES have persecuted me without a cause; * but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
 
I am as glad of thy word, * as one that findeth great spoils.
 
As for lies, I hate and abhor them; * but thy law do I love.
 
Seven times a day do I praise thee; * because of thy righteous judgments.
 
Great is the peace that they have who love thy law; * and they have none occasion of stumbling.
 
LORD, I have looked for thy saving health, * and done after thy commandments.
 
My soul hath kept thy testimonies, * and loved them exceedingly.
 
I have kept thy commandments and testimonies; * for all my ways are before thee.
 
Go to the end of Psalm 119
 
 
 

XXII. Appropinquet deprecatio (vs 169-176)
 

LET my complaint come before thee, O LORD; * give me understanding according to thy word.
 
Let my supplication come before thee; * deliver me according to thy word.
 
My lips shall speak of thy praise, * when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
 
Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; * for all thy commandments are righteous.
 
Let thine hand help me; * for I have chosen thy commandments.
 
I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD; * and in thy law is my delight.
 
O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; * and thy judgments shall help me.
 
I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; * O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
 

 

The First Lesson


Exodus 3:1-15


Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.



 

The Second Lesson

I Corinthians 15:12-19

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.



 

The Collect

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday)

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Ash Wednesday

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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