Friday after Trinity Sunday

Morning Prayer
Psalm 10. Ut quid, Domine?

1 WHY standest thou so far off, O LORD, * and hidest thy face in the needful time of trouble?
2 The ungodly, for his own lust, doth persecute the poor: * let them be taken in the crafty wiliness that they have imagined.
3 For the ungodly hath made boast of his own heart’s desire, * and speaketh good of the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
4 The ungodly is so proud, that he careth not for God, * neither is God in all his thoughts.
5 His ways are alway grievous; * thy judgments are far above out of his sight, and therefore defieth he all his enemies.
6 For he hath said in his heart, Tush, I shall never be cast down, * there shall no harm happen unto me.
7 His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and fraud; * under his tongue is ungodliness and vanity.
8 He sitteth lurking in the thievish corners of the streets, * and privily in his lurking dens doth he murder the innocent; his eyes are set against the poor.
9 For he lieth waiting secretly; even as a lion lurketh he in his den, * that he may ravish the poor.
10 He doth ravish the poor, * when he getteth him into his net.
11 He falleth down, and humbleth himself, * that the congregation of the poor may fall into the hands of his captains.
12 He hath said in his heart, Tush, God hath forgotten; * he hideth away his face, and he will never see it.
13 Arise, O LORD God, and lift up thine hand; * forget not the poor.
14 Wherefore should the wicked blaspheme God, * while he doth say in his heart, Tush, thou God carest not for it?
15 Surely thou hast seen it; * for thou beholdest ungodliness and wrong, that thou mayest take the matter into thy hand.
16 The poor committeth himself unto thee; * for thou art the helper of the friendless.
17 Break thou the power of the ungodly and malicious; * search out his ungodliness, until thou find none.
18 The LORD is King for ever and ever, * and the heathen are perished out of the land.
19 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the poor; * thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth;
20 To help the fatherless and poor unto their right, *that the man of the earth be no more exalted against them.

First Lesson:
Num. 20:14

14)And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: 15)How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers: 16)And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border: 17)Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s highway, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders. 18)And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword. 19)And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet. 20)And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. 21)Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him. 22)And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. 23)And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying, 24)Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah. 25)Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor: 26)And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there. 27)And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 28)And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. 29)And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Second Lesson:
Luke 1:67

67)And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68)Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69)And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70)As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71)That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72)To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 73)The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, 74)That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75)In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 76)And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77)To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78)Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79)To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 80)And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Evening Prayer
Psalm 6. Domine, ne in furore.

1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine indignation, * neither chasten me in thy displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am weak; * O LORD, heal me, for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul also is sore troubled: * but, LORD, how long wilt thou punish me?
4 Turn thee, O LORD, and deliver my soul; * O save me, for thy mercy’s sake.
5 For in death no man remembereth thee; * and who will give thee thanks in the pit?
6 I am weary of my groaning; * every night wash I my bed, and water my couch with my tears.
7 My beauty is gone for very trouble, * and worn away because of all mine enemies.
8 Away from me, all ye that work iniquity; * for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my petition; * the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 All mine enemies shall be confounded, and sore vexed; * they shall be turned back, and put to shame suddenly.

Psalm 26.
Judica me, Domine.

1 BE thou my Judge, O LORD, for I have walked innocently: * my trust hath been also in the LORD, therefore shall I not fall.
2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; * try out my reins and my heart.
3 For thy loving-kindness is ever before mine eyes; * and I will walk in thy truth.
4 I have not dwelt with vain persons; * neither will I have fellowship with the deceitful.
5 I have hated the congregation of the wicked; * and will not sit among the ungodly.
6 I will wash my hands in innocency, O LORD; * and so will I go to thine altar;
7 That I may show the voice of thanksgiving, * and tell of all thy wondrous works.
8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, * and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
9 O shut not up my soul with the sinners, * nor my life with the blood-thirsty;
10 In whose hands is wickedness, * and their right hand is full of gifts.
11 But as for me, I will walk innocently: * O deliver me, and be merciful unto me.
12 My foot standeth right: * I will praise the LORD in the congregations.

First Lesson:
Zech. 1:7-17

7)Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, 8)I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white. 9)Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. 10)And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. 11)And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. 12)Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? 13)And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. 14)So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. 15in )And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. 16)Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. 17)Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

Second Lesson:
Acts 8:5-25

5)Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6)And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7)For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8)And there was great joy in that city. 9)But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10)To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 11)And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 12)But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13)Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 14)Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 15)Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16)(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 17)Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 18)And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19)Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. 20)But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. 21)Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 22)Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23)For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 24)Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. 25)And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

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