EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) , Eve
Ps 1. Beatus vir qui non
Ps 19. Caeli enarrant.
He that giveth his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied
in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the
ancient, and be occupied in prophecies.
2 He will keep the sayings of the renowned men: and where subtil
parables are, he will be there also.
3 He will seek out the secrets of grave sentences, and be conversant
in dark parables.
4 He shall serve among great men, and appear before princes:
he will travel through strange countries; for he hath tried the
good and the evil among men.
5 He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made
him, and will pray before the most High, and will open his mouth
in prayer, and make supplication for his sins.
6 When the great Lord will, he shall be filled with the spirit
of understanding: he shall pour out wise sentences, and give
thanks unto the Lord in his prayer.
7 He shall direct his counsel and knowledge, and in his secrets
shall he meditate.
8 He shall shew forth that which he hath learned, and shall glory
in the law of the covenant of the Lord.
9 Many shall commend his understanding; and so long as the world
endureth, it shall not be blotted out; his memorial shall not
depart away, and his name shall live from generation to generation.
10 Nations shall shew forth his wisdom, and the congregation
shall declare his praise.
Galatians 1:1-5, 11-24
1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus
Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our
Lord Jesus Christ,
gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this
present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached
of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it,
but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews'
religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of
God, and wasted it:
14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in
mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions
of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's
womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the
heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles
before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,
and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God,
I lie not.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria, and Cilicia;
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which
were in Christ:
23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times
past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
24 And they glorified God in me.
1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make
now unto you.
2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to
them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in
Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel,
and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the
fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering
into prisons both men and women.
5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate
of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren,
and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto
Jerusalem, for to be punished.
6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come
nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven
a great light round about me.
7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me,
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I
am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
9 And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid;
but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto
me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee
of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being
led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having
a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive
thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that
thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest
hear the voice of his mouth.
15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast
seen and heard.
16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem,
even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly
out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning
19 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in
every synagogue them that believed on thee:
20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also
was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the
raiment of them that slew him.
21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence
unto the Gentiles.
MORNING PRAYER (Abbreviated
MORNING PRAYER (Full Version) (Saint Paul - Januaryh 25)
Ps 66. Jubilate Deo.
18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself
that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the
LORD; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth:
I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the
LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that
are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up
the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot
21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together:
who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from
that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside
me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth:
for I am God, and there is none else.
have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness,
and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every
tongue shall swear.
24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and
strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed
against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and
2 Corinthians 12:1-9
1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come
to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in
the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot
tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the
body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable
words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory,
but in mine infirmities.
6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool;
for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should
think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance
of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart
he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon
EVENING PRAYER (Abbreviated + Full) (Saint Paul, January 25)
Ps 67. Deus misereatur.
Ps 138. Confitebor tibi.
4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou
camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained
thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am
7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou
shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command
thee thou shalt speak.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver
thee, saith the LORD.
9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And
the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the
kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and
to throw down, to build, and to plant.
10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints
did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief
priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against
11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled
them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I
persecuted them even unto strange cities.
12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission
from the chief priests,
13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above
the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which
journeyed with me.
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice
speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul,
why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against
15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom
16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto
thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness
both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things
in the which I will appear unto thee;
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto
whom now I send thee,
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness
of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith
that is in me.
19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the
20 But showed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem,
and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles,
that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for
21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went
about to kill me.
22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this
day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things
than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first
that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the
people, and to the Gentiles.