Daily Bible Reading

19th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Green

Introit

SAY TO || my soul, “I Am your Sal- | va- | tion.” *

The righteous cry out, | and | the | Lord | hears.

|| He delivers them out of all their | trou- | bles. *

For this is God, our God forev- | er | and | ev- | er. (Psalm 35:3b; 34:17; 48:14a)

|| Give ear, O my people, to my | law; | - *

Incline your ears to the | words | of | my | mouth.

|| I will open my mouth in a | par-a- | ble; *

I will utter dark | say- | ings | of | old,

|| Which we have heard and | known, | - *

And our fa- | thers | have | told | us.

|| Telling the generation to come the praises of the | Lord, | - *

And His strength and His wonderful works | that | He | has | done. (Psalm 78:1–3, 4b)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| Say to my soul, “I Am your Sal- | va- | tion.” *

The righteous cry out, | and | the | Lord | hears.

|| He delivers them out of all their | trou- | bles. *

For this is God, our God forev- | er | and | ev- | er. (Psalm 35:3b; 34:17; 48:14a)

First Reading: Eph. 4:22-28

that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin” : do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.

Gradual

|| Let my prayer be set before You as | in- | cense, *

The lifting up of my hands as the eve- | ning | sac- | ri- | fice. (Psalm 141:2)

Verse

|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | — | le- |lu- | ia!

|| Oh, sing to the Lord a new | song! | - *

For He has done marvelous things. | Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 98:1a)

Second Reading: Matt. 9:1-8

9  So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” —then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house. Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

Collect

O Almighty and Most Merciful God, of Thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech Thee, from all things that may hurt us, that we, being ready, both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that Thou wouldst have done; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.